The European challenges, dynamics and cooperation areas will increasingly concern not only the 28 EU members, but also the Eastern and Southern European regions.
This will bring new and interesting challenges in terms of shared stakes, cooperation and networking.
The ENCC Antennas will play an active role in this development of not only national networks, but also regional and cross-European dynamics.
From the current European context, we can foresee that these regions of Europe will be more and more key to address and will challenge European models and integration. In order to prepare and anticipate these enlargements, it is important to develop sustainable networks of interest and cooperation in these zones.
The Antennas rely on the development of regional offices coordinated by ENCC board members in the region, which act as connectors between local and national networks and the ENCC.
- Support regional networking and cooperation in the Mediterranean and South-Eastern Europe regions;
- Connect stakeholders around ENCC topics (citizenship, informal education, arts and culture, capacity building, social innovation); address and debate shared topics;
- Provide a platform for the development of cooperation and transnational projects in the region;
- Identify and connect potential members; sustain structuration of the sector and capacity building.
The Mediterranean Antenna
Hosted by Puertas de Castilla, ENCC member in Murcia, the Mediterranean Antenna began its work by mapping Spanish cultural centres. They identified those most interested in cooperating and/or becoming members of ENCC.
- Organisation of a meeting in January 2016 in Murcia, gathering 70 Spanish and European participants on the topic of networking;
- Launch of a Spanish network of cultural centres (SNCC) conceived as a virtual space where issues affecting both private and public cultural centres in Spain can be studied and discussed, a place where experiences and solutions can be exchanged, enabling access to international cooperation while acting as a bridge between Spain and the rest of the European Union through the ENCC;
- Launch of an website acting both as platform for the SNCC and more largely as an information node for the Mediterranean region;
- Three new membership applications for ENCC;
- Initiation of a regional cooperation project with Italian organisations, focussing on creating new cross-Mediterranean dynamics.
Ana López Meseguer
Puertas de Castilla, Murcia, Spain
ES- 30009 Murcia I Avda Miguel de Cervantes 1 I
Tel: + 34 968 274 110
The South-Eastern European Antenna
Hosted by the Centar za kulturu Trešnjevka, ENCC member in Zagreb, the SEE Antenna started its work by mapping the region, creating an extensive database of cultural centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
- Launch of an website acting as a platform for the SEE available in Croatian and in English. Its content is complementary with ENCC website, but its main goal is to be an informative platform on South-Eastern Europe regions’ culture. The SEE website, in collaboration with the ENCC, also provides European and international information.
- Mapping of 181 centers: 56 in Croatia, 55 in Serbia, 23 in Slovenia, 24 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 15 in Montenegro, 8 in FYROM and identification of potential members in the region. In AY3, research will be continued throughout other SEE countries (Albania, Kosovo and Greece);
- Participation in the First World Summit of Community Arts Centers, in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
Centar za kulturu Trešnjevka
HR- 10 000 Zagreb Park Stara Trešnjevka 1
Tel: +385 1 3027 411
+385 1 3024 247