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16 May 2011

European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC)

ENCATC is the leading European network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy education.

ENCATC is the only European network gathering together higher educational institutions and training organizations dealing with cultural management education and training.

Established in Warsaw in 1992, the network counts over 100 members in 40 countries across Europe and beyond.

ENCATC has the status of an international non-profit organisation co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. We are also in official partnership with UNESCO, and of  “observer” to the Steering Committee for Culture of the Council of Europe.

ENCATC is a lively and expanding European platform encouraging serious exchange of knowledge, methodologies, experiences, comparative research and regular assessment of the sector’s training needs in the broad field of cultural management from a European point of view through a wide range of working groups, projects, activities and events.

It voices the views of our members through our dialogue with international and European institutions and organisations on legislation, policies and programmes impacting on education and training in cultural management and cultural policy.

It cooperates closely with UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the European Parliament as well as with the European Cultural Foundation.

It fosters - in different forms and at different levels - close co-operation with networks worldwide concerned with the teaching of cultural policy and cultural management, in particular in Africa, the Asia–Pacific region, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.

It believes that highest standards in education and training of cultural operators are essential to generate knowledge, and to develop new approaches to the transformation of today’s society.

Its activities are organised along five complementary strands: