By supporting the ENCC you will have the opportunity to:
"Being part of the ENCC means integrating the European perspective into our work, exchanging with colleagues from other countries and learning about opportunities and challenges. The ENCC is such an important network because it unites cultural workers that have the same vision for an inclusive, creative and diverse Europe.” - Jennifer, BVS (German Association of Socioculture), Germany.
► Expand your professional network through our activities, connect with organisations in all fields of socio-culture thanks to the diversity of ENCC members, get a broader view and contribute to European debates at our international meetings. Members enjoy discounted fees to attend our annual meeting, and can apply for travel support.
► Exchange best practices, expertise, work methodologies and knowledge with your European peers, learn from experienced trainers and develop your professional skills through our capacity building programmes (i.e. Lights ON staff exchange programme; Incubator 2.0): members enjoy priority access.
► Learn about European funding, get inspiration, pitch your project idea, connect to other projects, find the best possible partners and build European projects together (i.e. at our Project Fair).
"It's the first ENCC event that we attend, and it's great! I met people from different countries that face the exact same challenges as our organisation and I already have got three different solutions!" - Pal, A Vértes Agorája, Hungary.
► Get your ongoing project granted and give it a European dimension (i.e. UPscale microgrant).
► Discuss and share challenges, best practices and cooperation strategies with the public sector at our Closing the Gap roundtables with local policymakers.
► Enjoy priority access to our publications and resources (research, policy cheat sheets, toolkits and guides i.e. on local networks, mobility for cultural professionals, project evaluation, etc.) to better understand the current challenges faced by the European socio-cultural sector. Get our members-only newsletter, featuring all the latest news and opportunities from the sector.
► Join our working groups: think-tank platforms gathering members and sector experts for sharing and building know-how, launching new research and discussing new approaches towards different topics (i.e. WG on Ethical Digitalization; WG on Cultural Centres and Non-Urban Areas);
► Co-organise and host ENCC events, and bring your community/territory's relevant topics to the attention of cultural managers and stakeholders from throughout Europe; co-design and contribute to our research activities.
"Being part of the ENCC has given me a broader view on local matters. I got a better connection to Europe. I'm just grateful for how approachable the ENCC is. Thank you!" - Kay, ArtWash, UK.
► Make your organisation's voice heard in Europe and boost its visibility: promote your events, best practices and activities at the European level through our newsletter, website, social network channels and events.
► Participate in our General Assembly every year and put your concerns and needs on the network's agenda.
"For me, the ENCC means great and enlightening conferences, great material to get ideas from, and great opportunities to make new contacts for possible future collaborations." - Arnis, Association of Latvian Culture Centres, Latvia.
► Interact with a dedicated coordination team available for you and open to new ideas.
► Last but not least, be part of the greatest strength of the ENCC: its people. Managers, directors, technicians, activists, artists, researchers, animators, policy-makers, change-makers and others, from throughout Europe, have believed in us since 1994, and the community is constantly growing!
Learn more about the ENCC, its community, its activities and its statutes.