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November 13-15, 2023 – International Conference and ENO Meeting, Caldas da Rainha & Lisbon, Portugal

2 Step Registration Process

Step 1 – Conference Registration:

From November 13-14, 2023, the international conference “youth-action-culture: towards cultural democracy” will be held in Caldas da Rainha, jointly organized by National Plan for the Arts, the European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Caldas da Rainha School of Arts and Design, the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture Management, Cities and Creativity of the Polytechnic of Leiria and other stakeholders.

>> Click here for more information and registration!

Step 2 – ENO Meeting Registration:

Following the conference, the ENO Member Meeting will be held November 15, 2023 at the Goethe-Institut in Lisbon.

Registration Form for the ENO Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal

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    July 10-14, 2023 – SUMMER SCHOOL 2023: International and UNESCO related Perspectives of Aesthetic, Arts, and Cultural Education

    Thanks to an initiative of the UNESCO Chair in Digital Culture and Arts in Education 7 partner universities from the ENO network have successfully applied for an ERASMUS+ BIP project. In addition to the mandatory online phases, a key component of this collaboration was the realization of a Summer School, which took place in Nuremberg, Germany, from July 10-14, 2023. The results of the event will be released in 2024 as part of a joint publication project.

    Click here for more information!


    September 14-15, 2022 – “Think_Together ARTS AND CULTURAL EDUCATION, RESILIENCE and SUSTAINABILITY” – International Conference and ENO Meeting, Vienna, Austria

    The OeAD and EDUCULT invite in the framework of ENO to the conference and exchange of practice ”Think_together arts and cultural education, resilience and sustainability” in Vienna. Together with European researchers as well as teachers, artists and cultural educators from Austria, the conference will discuss which practice and perspectives arts and cultural education is developing for a resilient and sustainable approach to transformations.

    Starting from the acute crises with global effects – climate change, pandemic, war in Europe – this question will be explored on a systemic and on a practice level.

    On a systemic level, the concept of resilience – understood here as the robustness, coping capacity and also learning ability of systems – is closely linked to the concept of sustainability. Sustainability can only be achieved if ecological, social, economic and cultural aspects are taken into account. Which sustainable strategies (such as promoting structures instead of promoting projects) can support resilience in the field of cultural education?

    At the same time, arts and cultural education can contribute to the individual resilience of its agents as well as its learners. But what do spaces for action and ways of working in cultural education actually have to look like in order to be able to cope with difficult life circumstances? How have they already changed and what role does the aspect of cooperation play in this?

    >> To the conference documentation!


    Wednesday, September 14, 2022

    Hier der Text

    Thursday, September 15, 2022 - Public Conference and exchange of practice for teachers, artists, cultural educators and researchers

    14:00 / 2 pm


    Sirikit Amann, OeAD, Education and Society (AT)
    Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Chair of ENO, University of Copenhagen (DK)

    14:15 / 2:15 pm


    Markus Jeschaunig, Agent in the Biosphere, artist and architect, Graz (AT)

    14:45 / 2:45 pm

    Panel Discussion: What kind of arts and cultural education is needed in times of transition?

    Ulrike Gießner-Bogner, OeAD, Cultural Education with Schools (AT)
    Susanne Keuchel, Academy of Arts Education (DE)
    Baiba Molnika, University of Latvia, Latvian Commission for UNESCO (LV)
    Edwin van Merkeerk, Radboud University (NL)

    Moderation: Aron Weigl, EDUCULT (AT)

    15:45 / 3:45 pm Break
    16:00 / 4 pm Workshops

    Katharina Anzengruber, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg – Mozarteum
    University Salzburg (AT)
    Sheri Avraham, D/Arts – Projektbüro für Diversität und urbanen Dialog (AT)
    Stephanie Godec, Austrian Commission for UNESCO (AT)
    Mona Jas / Stefanie Fröhlich, KinderKunstLabor St. Pölten 2024 (AT)
    Tanja Klepacki, UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture in Education,
    Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (DE)
    Elmira Shemsedinova, artist and art teacher, Kiev (UA) /
    Anton Lederer, Office Ukraine Graz at: < rotor > (AT)

    17:30 / 5:30 pm Break
    17:45 / 5:45 pm

    Conclusion in plenary session

    Gabriele Stöger, moderation
    Gudrun Jöller, graphic recording

    19:00-21:00 /
    7-9 pm

    Program PDF

    Friday, September 16, 2022

    Hier der Text

    Registration and Further Information

    Venue: Kardinal König Haus, 1130 Vienna

    Conference languages: English and German (plenary sessions: simultaneous translation)

    REGISTRATION until 13 September 2022

    We think about tomorrow: Therefore it is our OeAD goal that this will be an ÖkoEvent!

    Please travel by public transport if possible (tramway line 60 to Jagdschloßgasse,

    The current COVID prevention measures for Vienna apply.

    Wearing an FFP2 mask is recommended!


    October 20-22, 2021 – “Global learning in postcolonial times? New perspectives on arts and culture” – International Conference and ENO Meeting, Remscheid, Germany

    Global learning is an approach to education that aims to take a‚ global, i.e. holistic, multi-perspective and comprehensive view of teaching subjects rather than in a fragmented, particular or discipline-specific way.

    Postcolonialism is a cultural-theoretical approach that ties in with anti-imperialist movements and is directed against the prevailing ethno- and Eurocentrism. The central theme is the continued influence of colonial structures on a formally decolonized present, in order to make clear that the colonial power relations have not been overcome. Didactically, an emancipatory approach is pursued that aims to reconstruct the cultural knowledge base.

    Both approaches aim at a change of perspective on teaching subjects and knowledge stocks in observation and attitude. What do these approaches mean for the arts and arts education? How can we detach ourselves from existing approaches within arts education and maintain an open attitude to grasp the multi-perspectivity of the arts in a variety of dimensions? How do we promote multi-perspective viewpoints in the sense of global learning?

    Based on postcolonial and global learning perspectives, the conference will discuss these questions in order to jointly develop recommendations for new educational perspectives on art and culture. It offers a large number of panel discussions and invited lectures from renowned speakers from all over the world.


    The conference will be a hybrid event allowing for you to choose to attend in person or online. This event will be held in the Academy of Arts Education in Remscheid (Germany) and broadcast live for those attending online. Conference language is English.

    Cultural Diversity Barometer 2017: a video produced by ENO Germany in collaboration with many ENO members. Do take a look!


    March 19-21, 2020 – “Impacts of arts and cultural education: arguments and evidence” – International Conference and ENO Meeting, Riga, Latvia – Cancelled due to COVID restrictions

    9.00-17.30 International research conference “Impacts of arts and cultural education: arguments and evidence”
    (Venue: Riga Latvian Society House, 13 Merkela Street)

    17.30-18.00 Guided walk to the Latvian National Museum of Art
    (Address: Jana Rozentala laukums 1)

    18.15-19.15 Latvian National Museum of Art tours (presentation of educational projects) in Latvian and English

    19.15-21.00 Reception at the Latvian National Museum of Art museum hosted by the Latvian Minister of Culture, Mr. Nauris Puntulis
    (Address: Jana Rozentala laukums 1)


    September 30-October 2, 2019 – “Everybody’s Business – Inclusion in Culture and Arts Education and Implementation of Children’s Cultural Rights” – International Children’s Culture Forum and ENO Meeting, Tampere, Finland

    This year’s fall meeting of ENO took place after the International Children’s Culture Forum in Tampere, Finland.

    “Is culture and arts education inclusive? How do we implement children’s cultural rights in different countries? What does the future of children’s culture and arts education look like?

    The first International Children’s Culture Forum in Finland takes place in the city of Tampere in fall 2019. The forum’s aims are to widen international co-operation and to deepen the shared understanding of the value base of children’s rights and their role in a well-functioning society.

    Keynote speakers for the Forum

    • Professor Anne Bamford OBE, Strategic Director of the Education, Culture and Skills for the City of London. Her presentation carries the title The How Factor: Making culture and arts education a basic right for all children.
    • Dr. Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, associate professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Her presentation carries the title Embodied and Intercultural Learning in Interdisciplinary Arts Education – Advancing Futures of Children in Multi-Cultural Schools?” (Excerpt from the program announcement)

    For more information see:


    April 10-12, 2019 – “More than Bytes: Conference on digitalisation and cultural education” – International Conference and ENO Meeting, Vienna, Austria

    Cultural and digital education are prerequisites for forward-looking, individualized learning that promotes self-competence, creativity and flexibility. Digital education in the context of arts education is a relatively young approach that needs to be tested, also in terms of a reflective distance. How can artists and mediators work with pupils using digital media in the field of arts education? How are teachers prepared for these challenges to engage in creative processes in the context of cultural and digital education? We live in a media society that uses “old” and “new” – analogue and digital – media in a linked and interactive way. Cultural media education, as part of general education, enables children and young people to orient themselves in an increasingly medial and mediated world. Digitalisation strategies in Europe have also triggered discussion in the area of cultural education on how cultural workers work with students in the context of digital media. The conference will cover research findings on the subject area and showcase models of how the practical implementation in different countries in Europe works in the field of cultural education. The spectrum ranges from the education of future teachers, to the use in school, to the informal education of young people in the context of digitalisation.

    >> Call for Papers!

    >> Programm!

    >> To the conference documentation!


    October 17-19, 2018 – “Sharing Arts & Heritage – European conference on cultural education and participation” – International Conference and ENO Meeting, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

    This international conference investigates how cultural education and cultural participation relate to challenges of access, social cohesion, heritage and cooperation. How can we best channel our research and policies to promote an open, inclusive, resilient European society?

    We invite professionals, researchers and policy makers in cultural education and participation to join us in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

    Conference themes
    Access for everyone in a diverse Europe
    The ideal scenario sketches us a Europe in which participation in cultural life is open to each citizen. But are we there yet? Or is the truth that some communities have limited or no access to cultural life? If so, how can these groups be identified and how can they be reached? Which best practices or documented policies are available and can be shared to stimulate equal and sustainable access on cultural education and participation in Europe?

    Arts & culture for social challenges
    Arts and culture can bridge the gaps between heterogeneous groups and promote social cohesion. Art education can be a mechanism to foster creative, innovative, open-minded citizens and bestow the population in deprived urban areas or sparsely populated rural regions an improved quality of life.

    What can the existing research, practice and policy in Europa teach us about this social potential of arts and culture? And how should cultural education and participation be organised to fully activate all this potential?

    Arts, culture, heritage and identity
    Arts and heritage play an important role in both forming strong identity awareness as well as paralyzing the individual to adapt to new surroundings. Especially in social developments like migration, globalization and individualization. This asks for new stories and ideas for welcoming diversity whilst allowing everyone to cherish the past.

    How can cultural and heritage education and participation help to conserve and hold onto traditional cultural identity and at the same time promote diversity, dialogue and mutual understanding?

    European cooperation
    The last decades we have seen a variety of European projects (such as ‘Europe in Perspective: International Cooperation in Cultural Learning’ or the ‘Cultural Awareness and Expression Handbook’) and networks (such as AMATEO, ACEnet and ENO) promoting cultural education and cultural participation.

    What are the lessons learned? And  how can we improve this cooperation in the future to ensure that cultural education and participation can be an important force in building an open, inclusive, resilient and sustainable Europe?

    ENO Netherlands