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.
WHAT´S NEW?We are very happy to announce that ENCC has a new member!
Welcome Municipal Cultural Centre in Konstantynow Lodzki from Poland.
CULTURE sub-programme and MEDIA sub-programme: the first Calls for Proposals under Creative Europe are now online.
European Commission has announced the first calls for applications under Creative Europe programme
€170 million available in 2014.
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.
News from Care and Culture
Last week in Holland we started with the workshops for elderly in the care- house round the corner. A place where also frail elderly come in every day to share some coffee, talk and warmth.
We sat down, drank a coffee and then started to sing, to dance, to tell stories into far fantasy world!
Amazing how afterwards everybody felt more comfortable, more connected to each other and had more positive energy.
Some days ago we had as 'the Care&Culture project' our KickOf in Brussels with our European partners for the Life Long Learning Program.
Amazing what happens in an open, transparant, energetic and pleasant exchange of ideas and sharing experiences. Presentations of partners by photo's, film and stories were really interesting.
Now we have done the application, we really can start working out all the plans and opportunities.
Thanks to the team of ENCC for the wonderful congratulatory cake for starting the project!