ENCATC Congress 2024

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

ENCATC environmental commitments

Since 2011, ENCATC has set the goal to be an environmentally responsible organisation. For this scope, we work hard to reduce the environmental impact of our activities and we are dedicated to understanding, measuring, improving and communicating our environmental performances and engaging with our members and followers in this process.

ENCATC is one of the first fifteen European cultural networks to achieve the SHIFT Eco-Certification, granted by Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS), together with their auditing partner Green Leisure Group (GLG). To know more information about our green commitments, please visit our Green Policy!


At ENCATC we encourage travels that minimize carbon footprint. There is no genius solution for a sustainable and slow travel but please consider alternatives whenever possible. In case you travel to Italy by car you might want to connect with other ENCATC members attending the 2024 Congress from your vicinity for a potential carpool. In case of flying, consider a direct connection (if available), which has a lower carbon emission than a flight with a change-over. Walking, cycling, or public transportation should be used for travel within Lecce.


In the process of organising its events, ENCATC is committed to work with venues/partners who hold satisfactory environmental policies and to make them commit to our Green Policy. 

Waste management

Participants of the Congress will be required to sort waste adapting to the local recycling infrastructure. Reusable, recycled or compostable items will be used such as cups, crockery and cutlery to avoid acquiring plastic/single serve disposables for food & beverages, plastic bags and plastic water bottles, as well as event badges.


ENCATC and its partners commit to purchase sustainable options for breaks and catering, such as organic and/or fair trade and/or vegan and/or vegetarian and/or local products. This includes using water bottled from local taps when possible.