For me, the ENCATC Congress is a unique opportunity to meet many members of (not only) European cultural management community in person. It’s a best time and place to start new international partnerships. – Michal Lázňovský, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic

The ENCATC Congress is the place to be for academics, trainers, researchers, and operators in the cultural field, open to Europe and beyond, ready to embrace the future. Claire Giraud-Labalte, Art Historian, France

As an artist, I think that it is very important to know the culture field much better in order to improve the artistic practice with local communities. The ENCATC Congress is excellent for sharing ideas, experiences with different organisations, persons… culture is really important and crucial for improving our experience. – Savina Tarsitano, Espronceda Center for Art & Culture, Italy/Spain. – Cristina Cotenescu, Ministry of Culture and National Identity, Romania

The ENCATC Congress is one of the most valuable opportunities available to network with an international body of academics, practitioners, and researchers in cultural management and policy fields. – Alan Salzenstein, DePaul University, USA

The ENCATC Congress was important for broadening horizons on trends and approaches related to cultural public policies and management, including critical thinking in the direction of contesting the status quo of the culture seen too often as instrumental and too little as a scope in itself. – Cristina Cotenescu, Ministry of Culture and National Identity, Romania

The ENCATC Congress is the unique possibility to meet colleagues and to advance knowledge about new challenging research issues. – Milena Dragićević-Šešić, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

The world is changing very fast. There are new ethical issues we must discuss at the ENCATC Congress. It is important to decide which kind of topics we must research. – Lluís Bonet, University of Barcelona, Spain

The ENCATC Congress helps to meet professionals in different fields (academics, educators and practicioners) and from different backgrounds (history, sociology, management, economics,…) from different countries. – Barbara Delft, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Attending ENCATC’s Annual Congress is an opportunity to discuss, network and gain new knowledge about international trends and projects! –  Marie Elena Santagati, University of Bologna, Italy

I return every year to the ENCATC Congress because I can connect with wonderful colleagues from around the world, hear excellent keynote speakers and panel discussions, and learn about the latest research in the field. – Richard Maloney, New York University, United States