2021 the ENCATC Research Award Winner:

Solène Marié

Doctoral Thesis: At the centre of the edge: the development of cross-border cultural networks in border cities between Brazil and Uruguay and France and Germany” defended at the University of Brasília (Brazil) and Paris 8 University (France).


Alongside the 2021 winner, the finalists were praised for their relevant and important contributions to the field of cultural management and policy research: 

Jon Alvarez Fernandez

Doctoral Thesis: The Shift of Valuation and Management in ‘Denken Chiku’ Protected Townscapes in Japan: Comparative Analysis with Contemporary Western Protection Policies” defended at Waseda University (Japan).


Dimitra Kizlari

Doctoral Thesis:Foreign Cultural Policy through the work of the National Institutes of Culture: a comparative study on instrumentalism” defended at the University College London (United Kingdom).


Meike Lettau

Doctoral Thesis: Artists as agents of change. Civil Society engagement and foreign cultural policy in transformation processes” defended at the University of Hildesheim (Germany).