Rijeka, Croatia

Cultural leadership and Decision-making processes

when 3 July 2017 - 16 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 750

Unicult2020 is the International Arts & Culture Management and Policy Programme accredited in 2014 by the University of Rijeka, Croatia. It is in conformity with Bologna Process higher education standards and the European cultural management and cultural policy educational standards. The program is planned in order to increase participant's knowledge and skills related to cultural policy and cultural management and to emphasize the importance of cultivating creative capital in acting as a bridge between education and the community.

Unicult2020 program's intensive structure consists of two parts: theoretical and practical, over the course of two weeks (112 hours in total).

Initiated by the Department of Culture of the City of Rijeka, as a part or Rijeka’s winning Bid Book for the European Capital of Culture in 2020, the program is designed:
- to enhance the participants’ critical skills in cultural policy, programming and organization,
- to emphasize the importance of cultivating creative capital by bridging education with community,
- to increase the intercultural competence of emerging cultural operators and preparing them to guide international actions.

Course leader

Unicult2020 was coordinated by a partnership made up of academics, cultural operators and local authorities.
Produced by the Croatian Cultural Alliance, the program is designed by Daniela Urem.

Target group

- Academics
- Researchers
- Undergraduate students
- Masters and PhD students
- Cultural operators and professionals
- Representatives from international organizations and Institutes of Culture
- Anyone interested in this topic

Course aim

The Unicult2020 program aims to provide professional training from various angles of cultural practice. The structure is a collaborative and applied learning environment, providing an open, flexible, theoretically grounded platform, combined with practical fieldwork experience. A well-rounded education that will cover issues such as cultural identities and rights and professional ethics and develop the competence to define, interpret and implement inclusive and participatory cultural strategies. Unicult2020 will offer insights about strategic thinking, financial and legal challenges, operations planning, programming, human resource management and negotiation.

Fee info

EUR 750: Tuition for Unicult2020’s two week program is 750 euros per participant.
EUR 25: Accommodation fee at the Student Dormitory is 25 Euros / per night.


For the local capacity buildingand career development of Rijeka’s cultural workers the participation at the programme are facilitated through 3 scholarships which include free attendance at Unicult2020_third edition.