ENCATC Congress 2024: 'Culture that Matters' to Explore Sustainable Futures

The European network on cultural management and policy, ENCATC, is gearing up to host its annual congress in Lecce, Italy from September 18-20, 2024

By Creatives Unite Newsroom
April 25, 2024
The 2024 ENCATC Congress, “Culture that matters: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Futures”, will take place in Lecce, Italy, from 18-20 September 2024, in partnership with the Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Economia and Scuola Superiore ISUFI of the University of Salento, and Tecnopolis PST.
The Congress is not just a forum for discussion but a hub for action and transformation in the cultural sector’s drive for sustainability. By participating, you gain a unique opportunity to exchange and network with the cultural management and policy community from all around the world, fostering new connections and sparking future collaborations.
This year, we will work towards practical solutions and critical dialogue on climate action within the cultural and creative sectors. Committed to environmental resilience and restoration, ENCATC aims to deepen awareness and knowledge of sustainability across disciplines, enhance professional competencies, and champion evidence-based, sustainability-focused policies.
At the heart of this event lies a desire to transform the discourse on sustainability, exploring its varied dimensions: environmental, economic, and social. The Congress brings together theoretical insights with real-world applications, aiming to take tangible steps towards a sustainable future. Recognising the complexities of the challenges we face, we prioritise an interdisciplinary approach, combining cultural, ecological, and social perspectives to create holistic solutions. Through interdisciplinary knowledge and practical experience, we aim to shape new pathways to tackle the most pressing issue of our time.

The 2024 ENCATC Congress will feature several sessions, including:

Keynotes speeches
Global Conversation
Policy Debate
2024 ENCATC Education and Research Sessions
2024 ENCATC Research Award
Projects showcase
Study Visits
Live Members Talks
ENCATC Research Interest Clusters
Music performances

In addition, an ENCATC Study Tour in Lecce will be organised on 21 September to explore its main cultural spots and learn about its cultural ecosystem. 

Register now and benefit from early bird tickets until 15 July 2024!