Cultural management and policy education have been particularly shaken by the coronavirus outbreak. Most programmes across Europe being strongly focused on face-to-face formats of teaching, a swift adaptation from both teachers and students has been needed. After the initial turbulence, this conjunctural challenge opens up new perspectives: what does this experience tell us about the way cultural management and policy was/is taught and learnt? What is to be kept as good practices? To what extent is the human dimension in education substitutable? How to make the most of modern online learning tools, e-learning methods, MOOC’s combined with personal, ‘offline’ contact between teacher and student and peer-to-peer learning? How will internationalization look like in a context mobility restriction? What can we learn from critical pedagogy in its intersections with digital technologies?

However, not only the act of teaching has been challenged, but also the curricula may be reviewed in the light of the most recent developments. The current global health crisis has revealed that future cultural managers, policymakers and researchers will most probably face very different challenges than those which were usual in recent times. To what extent do our experiences and historical examples provide relevant lessons for the future of cultural management and politics?