Encatc is the leading European network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy education. It is the only European network gathering together higher educational institutions and training organizations dealing with cultural management education and training.
It was established in Warsaw in 1992, and the network counts over 100 members in 40 countries across Europe and beyond.
Encatc have the status of an international non-profit organisation, an NGO with association status to UNESCO, and of “observer” to the Steering Committee for Culture of the Council of Europe. It’s a 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.
Encatc voice the views of the 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.
Close partners are UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the European Parliament as well as with the European Cultural Foundation.
Encatc has four people in staff with one Secretary General leading the work. Encatc has a board, elected by the members at the yearly Annual Conference. Encatc is a membership run organization, which makes it’s agenda always in line with members needs and challenges.
Encatc is a network with 133 members consisting of both the academia through the main universities in Europe, as well as cultural institutions running educational initiatives. There is a large competence of cultural leadership and cultural management in Encatc, who are, with their position in the European context, a crucial partner for this project. Relevant for this project is on one hand the position in the European context, with a large network within the main European institutions, universities and cultural organizations within cultural management, but also with the total knowledge and experience of leadership, running European projects, and cooperation across national boarders. Encatc will be a key partner also when it comes to spreading the results.