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 for acting stronger in the local community.



During 2013 the ENCC followed a process of transition to be prepared for the 2014-2020 period.
A new strategic plan was discussed in December 2013 and January 2014. Out of this process, based on clear values, a new vision and mission are formulated.

We are very happy to announce that ENCC has a new member!
Welcome Municipal Cultural Centre in Konstantynow Lodzki from Poland.

ERASMUS + opened up 2014 grant applications to organisations across the fields of education, training, youth and sport.
Erasmus+ aims at boosting skills and employability, and modernising Education, Training and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion.


Act for culture in Europe!

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



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The transition that the ENCC follows in 2014 will bring the new organization Structure. As a result the elections to the ENCC Board are for...
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