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.

Europa Nostra was founded on 29 November 1963 in Paris. For over 50 years, we have celebrated, protected and lobbied for cultural heritage. Europa Nostra is today recognised as the most representative heritage organisation in Europe with members from over 40 countries.

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 was founded on 29 November 1963 in Paris. For over 50 years, we have celebrated, protected and lobbied for cultural heritage. Europa Nostra is today recognised as the most representative heritage organisation in Europe with members from over 40 countries.

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 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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