European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers (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 39 countries across Europe and beyond.

They 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.

They are 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.

They voice 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.

They cooperate closely with our partners at UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the European Parliament as well as with the European Cultural Foundation.

They foster - 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.  

Click here to learn about ENCATC's objectives and mission.