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.



ENCC application to the Creative Europe - Support to European Networks selected for EU co-funding!
We would like to say THANK YOU to all who supported us in the preparation of application. Out of the 58 applications submitted 22 have been selected for funding. The list of all selected projects is published on the website of the Executive Agency.

First World Summit of Community Arts Centers and Networks
"Creativity and Well-being for All: Changing the Future!"
24-28 September, 2014, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

International Council for Cultural Centers (I3C) in association with the European Network for Cultural Centers (ENCC) have the pleasure to welcome you to the First World Summit of Community Arts Centers and Networks, under the title of "Creativity and Well-being for All: Changing the Future!". The event brings for the first time networks of community cultural centers from about 50 countries on 5 continents for an exciting and informative conference including expert lectures, working groups, and visits to century-old cultural centers for participants from all around the world!

Welcome CAOS - Centro Arti Opificio Siri new ENCC member from Terni in Italy!

"There are families and communities one was born in, that helps to figure out who and where you are.

Then there are communities one chooses cause he feels he belongs to: these are the communities you share your believes, visions and mission with.

Surfing the same wavelength, these are the groups that let you face what you can really become and change, and empower you the most.

In ENCC we are sure we will find new friends and bridges for fruitful and long lasting collaborations!".
CAOS team

We join the wish and share the message from CAOS to all the colleagues from European culture centres!
CAOS is a cultural centre born from the renovation of a former chemical factory open in 2009 in Terni, Italy...

CAOS, Terni, Italy

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.


Act for culture in Europe!

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



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