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2021 ENCATC Academy on Cultural Relations: International cultural cooperation: Renew, Reimagine, Reconnect?

12-14 May 2021 | 15:30-17:30 CEST | Online

ENCATC, the leading European network on cultural management and policy, invites you for a 3-day Academy on Cultural Relationsprogramme with international speakers covering 3 key themes.

12 May: RENEW – How academic institutions can be multipliers for international cooperation? Develop better research projects among different players

The Academy opens with a focus devoted to discussing roles, mechanisms, mediation and practices helping / enabling academics and researchers to develop international co-operation projects. What are the main issues/challenges in international co-operation in your area of work? What are possible ways to mitigate or solved them? What are the benefits/opportunities arising from international co-operation?

13 May: REIMAGINE – Reimagining Global North and Global South cooperation. Re-balance relations between the global South and North

On the second day, the programme will expand to the topic of international cultural co-operation. Speakers and participants will reflect on the implicit and explicit principles guiding cultural co-operation and the structures, conditions and processes for their development and implementation. Consider how the principles are or not applied in practice and what conditions are indeed shaping the inception, development, and implementation of cultural co-operation projects.

14 May: RECONNECT – Networks enabling people to Re-Connect in pandemic times. Build trust in order to build new networks and open doors and meet the new players

With a focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on international cultural co-operation, speakers and participants will explore the shift to/increase in the use of digital/online means for international cultural co-operation due to the general need for physical distancing, quarantines, and travel restrictions. There will be particular interest in examining the role of networks to create and maintain communities of thinking and practice and understand how this has transferred to the digital world.

Academy participants are strongly encouraged to attend the 2021 ENCATC Policy Debate on How to give an EULAC dimension to EU policies in the cultural, scientific and social domains?” on 6 May as its lively exchanges will be an excellent introduction for the Academy.

The Academy is an initiative of ENCATC done in partnership with New York University, Goldsmiths University of London, the University of Barcelona, the Association of Arts Administration Educators, and with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.