Our meetings and our red thread topic for the year.
This year our network is focusing on a new topic that we're calling "From Hubs to Nodes - Developing Local Networks". We're looking at fluid types of cooperation that allow each local organization (or node) to contribute to a common strategy, mutualize competences and skills, reach out to new audiences and, once in movement, connect with similar networks at the European level. This local focus is present in many of our 2018-1019 meetings.
24-25 October 2018, Timisoara, Romania: Travelling Academy on creating local cultural networks. This is a small, peer-to-peer meeting for those of you who are striving to connect with other territorial actors in order to have a greater impact in your work for the local community. We will see how to formulate a strategy, negotiate cooperation, align on values, work together, evaluate and adjust to changes. Our meeting will be hosted in Timisoara by Ambasada. Read more and register here.
12 November 2018-15 December 2018: BECC 2019 call for applications. This year's edition of our flagship staff exchange/training programme will be on building local networks & cooperating with other organisations for more impact on your communities. The kickoff seminar will be hosted by Termokiss in Prishtina, Kosovo, in March 2019.
22-23 November, Warsaw, Poland: CoHERE International Conference. The final conference of our partner CoHERE research project on European heritage & divided identities will gather participants from 12 European institutions & NGOs. Interesting for academics & heritage professionals. Read more here.
4-5-6 June 2019, Lisbon and Convento da Arrabida : Project Fair. We have about 15 slots for organisations or individuals seeking international partners for a European collaboration. Participants will present a draft project to other attendees ahead of the meeting.
Spring 2020, Denmark: Summit of Cultural Centres organised in partnership with Trans Europe Halles network. This conference will bring together (mostly public-funded) ENCC members and (fiercely independant) TEH members for a look at our similarities, contrasts & futures. Should be interesting.