Organisers

Culture Action Europe aisbl (CAE) is the major European network of cultural networks, organisations, artists, activists, academics and policy-makers. CAE is the first port of call for informed opinion and debate about arts and cultural policy in the EU. As the major inter-sectoral network, we bring together all practices in culture: from performing arts, literature, visual arts, design and cross-arts initiatives to community centres and activist groups. Culture Action Europe believes in the value and values of culture and its contribution to the development of sustainable and inclusive societies. Culture Action Europe envisions culture as central to inclusive, plural, open and sharing societies.

a-n The Artists Information Company is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 23,000 members. We support artists and those who work with them in many practical ways, acting on behalf of our membership and the visual arts sector to improve artists’ livelihoods. We have a reputation for providing compelling insights and playing a catalytic role in influencing and informing cultural policy.

BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts. 

Creativity, quality, and artistic diversity have been at the heart of the Centre’s mission since its foundation. But for art not to be something abstract and distant, for it to be truly part of the “culture” of a society – and particularly in a city as variegated and international as Brussels – the public must be able to experience it in a way that is both natural and lively. Art and people must find and recognise each other, must interact with and enrich each other. For the greater happiness of all.

ENCATC represents, advocates, and promotes cultural management and cultural policy education, professionalizes the cultural sector to make it sustainable, and creates a platform for discussion and exchange at European and international level.

Europa Nostra is the leading pan-European federation of heritage NGOs active for more than 50 years in over 40 countries. It represents a growing citizens' movement committed to safeguarding and promoting Europe's cultural and natural heritage. Europa Nostra celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards and contributes to the development of heritage-related policies and strategies in Europe. Europa Nostra also coordinates the European Heritage Alliance 3.3.

European Cultural Foundation is an independent, impact driven organisation with more than 60 years of experience. We catalyse, connect and communicate civil society initiatives in arts and culture to work together for an open, democratic and inclusive Europe. We support cultural changemakers through grants, exchanges, and incubator programmes. Our annual ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture highlights culture as a force for positive change. We connect people to people, the local to the European, and grassroots to policy.

Friends of the Earth Europe Freemuse is an independent international organisation advocating for and defending freedom of artistic expression.
Our approach to artistic freedom is human rights-based as it provides an international legal framework and lays out the principles of accountability, equality and non-discrimination, and participation.

Friends of the Earth Europe is the largest grassroots environmental network in Europe, uniting more than 30 national organisations with thousands of local groups. We are the European arm of Friends of the Earth International which unites 75 national member organisations, some 5,000 local activist groups, and over two million supporters around the world.

The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella that gathers 42 European organisations active in the field of education, training and youth, coming from all over Europe and beyond. Currently these networks represent more than 50 000 educational institutions and associations covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. Their members reach out to several millions of beneficiaries.

La Plataforma Assembleària d'Artistes de Catalunya (PAAC) is an artists association of Catalunya, giving voice to the group of artists fighting for social recognition and economic as well as intangible contribution of their work for the society.

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