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26 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018

Bucharest - 26th ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy


The 26th ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy takes place in Bucharest, Romania from 26-29 September. Registration is open.

The ENCATC 26th Congress on Cultural Management and Policy will focus on "Beyond EYCH2018. What is the cultural horizon? Opening up perspectives to face ongoing transformations".

Taking place from 26-29 September in Bucharest, Romania, the ENCATC Congress will gather academics, researchers, decision makers, experts, practitioners, artists, students and media from different world regions.

Culture is changing directions. New beliefs, customs and norms; new symbols and languages; new concepts and paradigms; new demands and expressions, are emerging and impacting the behaviours of individuals and communities, and organisations as well. Indeed, people around the world are changing. They are facing radical challenges that are transforming their ways of thinking, interacting, working and living at different levels. We all are witnesses and protagonists of a wide world transition shaped by various phenomena that are upsetting the main referent points upon which we have built or destroyed values, identities, economies and lives.

This major international gathering will focus on the ongoing cultural transformations and claims according to a socio-anthropological approach to critically analyse and contextualize the role of education and research in shaping the process by which culture and values are built, transmitted and appropriated, and to re-frame with new views, approaches and perspectives their contributions to a common European Cultural Heritage, its sustainability and exploitation for inclusive growth.

Organised in partnership with our member, The National Institute for Cultural Research and Training (INCFC), the Congress will be the opportunity to access the latest advancements in cultural management and cultural policy education, training, practice, and research.

Hosted in the capital city of Bucharest, the programme will includekeynote speeches on the ongoing cultural transformations; exciting debates on the related implications in terms of heritagisation and interdisciplinary dialogue; cultural discoveries and experiences to contextualize the main topics of the Congress; a poster exhibition to exchange knowledge on best practices of heritage-based innovation, arising from synergies between disciplines, sectors and civil society; the 5th Annual ENCATC Research Award Ceremony; the ENCATC Education & Research Session; and the 11th Young and Emerging Researchers' Forum; as well as opportunities to challenge present cultural management and policy education, research and practice. 

Early booking discounts end on 15 June 2018.

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