Organisations and initiatives

All organisations related to the sector and initiatives that emerged due to COVID-19

The State of Places – Lo Stato dei Luoghi

The association State of Places – Lo Stato dei Luoghi , the first Italian urban regeneration network unites about 90 (now) organisations and people who define themselves as “activators of places and managers of regenerated spaces” transformed into inclusive and empowering cultural centers in many territories throughout Italy.

Trans Europe Halles

TEH is repurposing abandoned buildings for arts, culture and activism since 1983. Based in Sweden with more than 127 members in 36 different countries across Europe – from Spain to Ukraine, center around three founding pillars: People, Arts and Buildings.


UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation that seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.

Union des Théâtres de l’Europe (UTE)

The Union des Théâtres de l’Europe unites 34 members, amongst which 16 major theatres with national and international influence from all over Europe and beyond. An alliance of European theatres combining artistic and political goals, and using existing artistic platforms in order to strengthen professional exchange and to promote an open Europe of culture.

Union Internationale des Cinémas / International Union of Cinemas (UNIC)

The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas is the European grouping of cinema trade associations and key operators, covering 38 territories across the region. It aims to promote the cultural, social and economic benefits of a vibrant cinema-going culture in Europe and to provide a strong and influential voice for European cinema operators on issues of shared interest.


VAUNET is the leading organisation for audiovisual media in Germany. The fields of business in which its 150 member companies operate are highly varied, ranging from TV and radio to internet and streaming offerings. VAUNET represents the interests of the commercial audiovisual industry, which is one of the largest business sectors in Germany. The aim of VAUNET trade association is to create acceptance for the economic concerns of audiovisual media and raise awareness of the major sociopolitical and cultural significance of this industry in the digital age.