- Ali FitzGibbon for her PhD “The Artist in the Room: An investigation of the independent artist as stakeholder in the decision-making of subsidised theatre in the UK” obtained from the Queen’s University Belfast in the United Kingdom;
- Eman Kandil for her PhD “The EcoMuseums: An Approach for the Preservation of Heritage Attributes in Egypt’s Historic Urbanism” obtained from the Menoufia University in Egypt;
- Rocío Nogales for her PhD “Social transformation and social innovation in the field of culture: The case of the SMart model and its adaptation across Europe” obtained from University of Barcelona in Spain;
- Anastasiia Sedova for her PhD “Spaces “Out of Religious Use" and ecclesiastic architecture as marketable real estate assets: A potential solution for Russia's abandoned religious heritage artifacts”, obtained from the Politecnico di Milano in Italy.
The winning PhD researcher will have their work published in the ENCATC Book Series on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education, by international publishing house P.I.E. Peter Lang.
Launched in 2014, this prestigious recognition aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy and cultural management with an emphasis on its applied implications. The ENCATC Award also has the ambition to contribute to the process of creating a network of scholars who are competent in doing comparative research projects in cultural policy and cultural management.
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