Wishing to go European ? Remember that project that you keep thinking about but do not have the time to launch ? Already have a project but looking for partners or expert advice? Join our European Project Fair and learn how to make it happen!
European is Beautiful
Access our resource base on European cooperation projects.
Opening your projects and organisation to European cooperation will bring new, fresh ideas, partners that can help you fulfill your goals and peer exchanges that will improve skills and competences.
If you are considering leading a European project (Creative Europe or Erasmus +) or partnering in one, or if you want to get a better understanding of what European cooperation could bring you and how to approach it, this is a place to learn, connect and discuss with other project leaders or partners, cultural managers and experts.
If you already have a clearly-defined project, this can be a place to flesh it out, meet partners and receive expert advice.
The main principle is simple: whatever phase of development you are at (from early idea to developed project), take the microphone and tell us where you are and how we can support you.
What to expect from the event
- keynotes on European cultural cooperation and policy
- presentations of ongoing European cultural projects
- workshops on Creative Europe and Erasmus+ programmes
- open mike session (pitch your idea)
- expert speed-dating (individual advice)
- peer-to-peer matching session (in small groups with people working on related topics)
- networking cocktail dinner and brunch
- study visits at cultural venues in Lisbon
Who should attend
Professionals from cultural centres and other cultural organisations and NGOS, project managers, artists, researchers and anyone interested in working on a social and cultural European cooperation project, whether they have defined that project or not.
Topics of interest for collaborations with members of our network are arts & disability, youth, heritage, arts & refugees, music, diversity and inclusion, but please feel free to bring ideas related to other cultural and social topics.
About the speakers & experts
Please follow this page closely, we will announce their names in the coming weeks.
What's the process?
First register to participate.
Registration will be open until two weeks before the event. Please note, though, that if we feel that there are too many inscriptions for the event to work, we may close registrations earlier.
When you register, you can opt to present an idea or a project during the open mike session. If you do we'll ask you to supply a brief description of your proposal.
What about financial support to attend the event?
In general, the ENCC cannot offer financial support to attend the Project Fair. Please see our registration fees in the Practical Information section.
We do offer a parallel programme, Incubator. This programme will cover costs for 7 project bearers to travel to the Project Fair and to spend 2 days in a training/consultancy retreat immediately afterwards. Please read more here.