European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC)


We are a small international team of professionals headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Do you have a question? Are you interested in partnering with us or would you like to know more about our membership? Feel free to contact us at our general office email, or to reach out to one of us directly. You are also welcome to come visit us in Rue des Alexiens 16B, 1000 Brussels - just let us know beforehand. NB: the office is currently not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Sara Turra

Sara Turra


Sara is Italian. She has a background in International and Diplomatic Sciences and long experience in the coordination of international networks, as well as in managing programs, projects and teams. She speaks Italian, English, Spanish, and some French.

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Cigdem Ozdemircelik

Administration and project officer

Cigdem is Turkish-Australian. She has a background in corporate communications, journalism, interpreting, and translation. She speaks English, Turkish, intermediate French, and basic Dutch.

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Irene Fici

Communications and publications officer

Irene is Italian, she has a background in communication and cultural management for the public and the non-profit sector, and an active interest in community building. She speaks Italian, English, French, and (rusty) Spanish.

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Martina Fraioli

Project and research manager

Martina has expertise in research on the cultural and creative sectors and in the writing and management of European projects. At the ENCC, she leads various cooperation projects and the CUBE research on the role of socio-cultural centers in societal systemic change. She is also responsible for finding new collaboration and advocacy opportunities for the network. Martina speaks Italian, English, and French.

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Lucille Griffon

Membership officer

Lucille is French and has a background in political science, with specific expertise on gender equality and anti-discrimination policies. She has experience in coordination and membership-based networks, and a particular interest in arts and culture, specifically when it comes to food. She speaks French, English, intermediate Spanish, and basic German.

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Ingrid Danckaerts

Capacity building manager

Ingrid is Belgian and has a background in education and socio-cultural work. She has extensive experience in international youth work and local community development. She has worked for several international networks while organising a variety of local cultural events. Ingrid speaks Dutch, English, Catalan, and Spanish.