ENCATC Environmental Sustainability Policy

Cultural management is an essential part of sustainable development

In 2015 the historic and legally binding Paris Agreement gave us a road map to address climate change once and for all. 195 nations universally adopted this agreement, committing to holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°c above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature. ENCATC wants to contribute to the achievements of the Paris agreement goals by continuing to build a “green” organisation.

ENCATC: an environmentally responsible organisation

Since 2011, ENCATC has been committed to monitoring and managing its environmental impact as part of its mission to be an environmentally responsible organisation. To this end, the ENCATC General Assembly has voted in the same year a Green Policy that was implemented until 2023, at the time of writing of the new ENCATC Environmental Sustainability Policy.

This new document, based on the SHIFT Eco-guidelines (2022), defines a set of guidelines to reduce in a systematic way the environmental impact of its operations, activities, events and projects. The focus of this Policy is on environmental sustainability and environmental justice which invariably has strong connection with social sustainability and social justice. 

Anyone working with ENCATC is required to ensure that their own actions are consistent with the spirit as well as the contents of this Policy.

This Policy applies to the following ENCATC categories:

-        Staff (employees, freelancers, volunteers and trainees);

-        Board members, International Correspondent Advisors and Advisory Board members;

-        Bodies set for the design and implementation of the activities;

-        Members involved in the implementation of activities, events or projects;

-        Partners involved in the implementation of activities, events or projects;

-        Suppliers of operations or activities, events or projects.


ENCATC Green Team

The team is created in alignment with ENCATC’s Environmental Sustainability Policy. The Green Team is renewed every 2 years to follow the cycle of the Board election. 


  • GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens, Secretary General, ENCATC
  • Leticia Labaronne, Professor for Arts Management, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
  • Ana Zuvela, Researcher, IRMO - Institute for Development and International Relations (Croatia)
  • Toni-Matti Karjalainen, Professor, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland)
  • Dea Vidović, Director, Kultura Nova Foundation (Croatia)
  • Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio, Faculty and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Course on International Cultural Cooperation, University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Pravali Vangeti, Policy Officer, ENCATC