ENCATC Congress 2024

Culture that matters: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Futures 18-20 September 2024, Lecce, Italy

Culture that matters: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Futures

The 2024 Congress is not just a forum for discussion but a hub for action and transformation in the cultural sector’s drive for sustainability. By participating, you gain a unique opportunity to exchange and network with the cultural management and policy community from all around the world, fostering new connections and sparking future collaborations.

At the heart of this event lies a desire to transform the discourse on sustainability, exploring its varied dimensions: environmental, economic, and social. The Congress brings together theoretical insights with real-world applications, aiming to take tangible steps towards a sustainable future. Recognising the complexities of the challenges we face, we prioritise an interdisciplinary approach, combining cultural, ecological, and social perspectives to create holistic solutions. Through interdisciplinary knowledge and practical experience, we aim to shape new pathways to tackle the most pressing issue of our time.

The 2024 Congress will focus on the following objectives:

  • Embracing a notion of a capable and sustainable economic transition that requires a conscious transformation of economic behaviors towards the creation of shared value.
  • Discussing issues and challenges for organisations in the cultural and creative sectors to embrace such a transition.
  • Foresighting culture and creative people as agents of change in innovation processes where identity diversity and sustainability values are intrinsically embedded.
  • Spotlighting the critical need for inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches to research and education.

The 2024 Congress is an initiative from ENCATC, in partnership with Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Economia and Scuola Superiore ISUFI of the University of Salento and Tecnopolis PST, with the support of the European Commission.

Join educators, researchers, cultural actors, policy makers, artists and students from all around the world as we shape together a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable cultural landscape, demonstrating how culture matters and can be a key proactive agent for change!