Welcome to the European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC)!

ENCC is an international network of cultural centres, founded in Turnhout, Belgium in June 1994.

Europe is a beautiful mosaic of cultures; art products and art education can teach us, perhaps more than history itself, about daily life and global culture of a region. Europe becomes smaller as mobility increases and new technologies will lower barriers to co-operate with each other. This, and closer networking, will allow staff members of local cultural institutes to become strong intermediaries between the arts, the artists and the public, not only on a local level but also on a European level.

One of the primary conditions for a better co-operation and an intense cultural exchange is a better knowledge of each other and of the way we operate. Not only national cultural institutes have a mission to fulfil in Europe's future. Also local actors in the cultural field do need a platform where they can meet, talk about their experiences, dream about projects in co-operation with partners all over Europe.

Multi-disciplinary cultural centres have their own way of acting, their own problems and fields of interest. The ENCC wants to be their platform: networking on a global level so as to be more effective in the local community.




Thanks to all the participants, workshop leaders, ENCC-members, ENCC-boards and volunteers for being FIRED UP successfully at the US, OUR ACTION, OUR PEOPLE-meeting in Brussels from 4th till 6th of February.
With 60 participants from 10 countries, we managed not only to exchange good practices and build new networks. Together, we designed two major long-term international cooperation projects: Arts & Disabilities and Vital Villages. The Research project RECcORD was presented and we exchanged, within the Expander project, strategies for audience development. ENCC-members elected
a new board & president. Thank you so much, Gabi Gerbasits and Paul Sergier for their/your long term board membership, directing the ENCC-sh
ip throughout many years into a successful future.



6th February 2015 became historical date for ENCC. The General Assembly, unanimously, elected New Chair and New Board.
ENCC Members Elect New Chair to Lead the Organization in 2015-2018
Brussels, Friday- February 6, 2015 - The General Assembly of the European Network of Culture Centres (ENCC) has elected a new chair for the 2014-2018 term that began on February 6, 2015. Ivo Peeters, becomes Chair of ENCC for the 2015-2018 period.

ENCC Members Elect a New Board to Lead the Organization in 2015-2018
Brussels, Friday- February 6th, 2015 - the New ENCC Board was elected.


Welcome Leen Laconte- new ENCC Coordinator!
We are happy to announce that the board has appointed Leen Laconte as the new ENCC coordinator.


Act for culture in Europe!

ENCC supports the we are more - act for culture in Europe campaing. 



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