The Education and Research Session is an annual gathering of the international research community. It provides a unique interdisciplinary environment to get the latest world-class research conducted in the field of cultural management and policy and the most innovative practices in teaching and training.

Open Call

ENCATC has launched the open call for the 2020 Education and Research Session. Learn more here. The deadline for submissions is 26 July 2020.


The 2019 ENCATC Education and Research Session builds on the success of previous edition organised in Brussels (2010), Helsinki (2011), London (2012), Antwerp (2013), Brno (2014), Lecce (2015), Valencia (2016), Brussels (2017), Bucharest (2018), and Dijon (2019). At date, more than 375 researchers and educators from around the world have presented their work.

After the Congress, authors and presenters of the Research Session are invited to submit their work in ENCATC’s scientific publication, the European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy. Launched in October 2011, the Journal’s objective is to stimulate the debate on topics of cultural management and cultural policy among scholars, educators, policy makers and cultural managers. The Journal is based on a multidisciplinary perspective and aims at connecting theory and practice in the realm of the cultural sector.

Presenters in the Education Session are invited to submit their papers to the /encatcSCHOLAR, a unique tool for education and lifelong learning on arts and cultural management and policy. Composed of articles, exclusive interviews, case studies, conference reports and more, / encatcSCHOLAR was born to satisfy the growing demand for the latest teaching material from academics, researchers, cultural operators and students in over 40 countries around the world.