|07 12 2016
ENCC - BECC Staff exchange call for junior professionals is open!
Deadline: 31st December 2016
This call is addressed to young staff members of cultural centres planning their first professional mobility period within a peer organisation in Europe. The BECC programme is a minimum of 10 days staff exchange between cultural centres and it provides the selected participants with trainings, coaching, mentoring and overall assistance to the learning process. ENCC contributes financially to the mobility.
For 2016/2017 edition, the following priorities have been published:
? Applications of young professionals (below 35 year old), from Eastern, Southern, South-Eastern Europe and neighbourhoods;
? First experience in international mobility;
? Professionals working on ENCC topics;
? Applications with an interest in cultural political strategies.
From 2008, BECC facilitated the international mobility of 110 cultural operators from 82 cultural centres and within 15 European countries
BECC ToolkitBECC Toolkit for cultural centres professionals and not only! - our newest ENCC publication
BECC Toolkit for cultural centres professionals and not only! is dedicated to young professionals from cultural centres at the beginning of their international mobility experience.
The Toolkit articles’ authors Dagna Gmitrowicz and Marie le Sourd will guide the student through a learning journey: to map her/his skills and resources, to gain most out of intercultural learning, to design international project, to manage with international experience and finding out where to look for mobility opportunities. The BECC Toolkit is an interactive tool, available in digital and printable format and is available together with online Resource base.
This toolkit follows up the BECC Seminar organised in April 2016 in Brussels.
encc.eu: new website launched
We are very happy to invite you to our brand new website. The encc.eu reflects who is the ENCC community and how we work. It has a new design and we hope you will easily explore it finding more about:
? Arts and Culture, Territorial development, Culture and rural areas, Capacity building, Social innovation etc. in our resource database related to these topics and reflecting the ENCC activities;
? the ENCC community while browsing the members dedicated space: you will find there local, regional and national networks of cultural centres from 16 European countries;
? ENCC Programmes, Projects, Working groups and Partners
We are looking forward to make this website a tool of representation, dissemination and information for the ENCC community!
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Invitation to ENCC Travelling Academy
Artistic processes and cultural participation - new perspectives for rural development
Hildesheim (DE) 08-10 February 2017
In a context of globalisation, urbanisation and crisis, rural areas in Europe face specific and significant economic, demographic and social challenges.
Their vitality is nevertheless essential to the well-being and development of both rural and urban populations and regions; they need to re-think, at a local level, their own models of sustainable development and resilience. Strengthening local stakeholders to connect, cooperate and imagine in a European perspective is at the heart of these challenges.
What role should cultural centers play in innovative, sustainable and place-based modes of development and local empowerment? How to sustain more democratic and imaginative territorial governance, and contribute to interconnections between European territories?
ENCC Travelling academy co-organised with the strong support and contribution of the University of Hildesheim will provide a format for peer-to-peer learning and sustain interaction between a diversity of European stakeholders – culture & civil society, local authority, Research, Policy making and advocacy. A variety of topical trainings will be offered: Impact evaluation; Conflict resolution; Transactionality and prototyping.
Manifesto on “Culture for Shared, Smart, Innovative Territories - Towards 2020 European Regional Development”
One of the main aims of the Manifesto is to call on culture as one of the most important catalysts for the empowerment of local communities in fostering territorial development. The recently released UNESCO “Global Report, Culture: Urban Future” points clearly that “culture lies at the heart of urban renewal and innovation”. The UNESCO report complements the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our Manifesto, created within this context, will focus on coherent territorial development through culture. The Manifesto is directed to regional, national and european stakeholders and follows up ENCC conference “Culture for Shared, Smart, Innovative Territories - Towards 2020 European Regional Development” held in Oleśnica, 27-28 October 2016 in the framework of ECOC Wroclaw 2016.
We are looking forward for to discuss your suggestions, questions and recommendations. Participate in the The Manifesto drafting process will be followed-up by the Hildesheim Travelling Academy, February 2017.
Next ENCC meetings
08-10 February 2017 ENCC Travelling Academy:
Artistic processes and cultural participation - new perspectives for rural development, Hildesheim University