2023 ENCATC Research Award


The 2023 Research Award ceremony took place in Helsinki on 12 October 2023, during the second day of the 31st ENCATC Congress.

At the end of the second day of the ENCATC Congress, the ENCATC Research Award Ceremony took place. This annual award recognizes outstanding research contributions in the field of cultural management and policy.

At this year’s edition, two finalists presented their work in front of a Jury composed by chief academics in the field. The final prize went to Carlotta Scioldo, a researcher and consultant focusing on EU cultural policies, presenting a thesis on “Transnational Networks between European Governance and Local Chance in the Cultural and Creative Sector, if not for harmonizing Policy, then what?”. 

The Jury awarded Scioldo for the quality of the research and the research methodology, the innovative character of the research design, as well as the relevance and potential to be an inspiration for the field and policymakers.  A truly original research work, which offers new theoretical developments, while providing a practical application of the research results.

As per tradition, the winner will have her work published in the form of a book inside the ENCATC Advances in Cultural Management and Policy, published by Routledge, the world’s leading academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM.

2023 ENCATC Research Award