Francesca Imperiale

ENCATC President and Associate Professor, University of Salento, Italy

Francesca Imperiale has her PhD in business administration and management from the University of Salento, Italy where she is Associate Professor. Since 2008, she teaches management of cultural organizations, with a focus on heritage assets management, in the master degrees of the Department of Management and Economics and the High School of Archaeology, University of Salento. She specialized in research activities in the field of cultural heritage management and cultural network performance. The main topics of investigation in these fields are: public-private governance, community engagement, co-creation processes, heritage asset accounting and network performance evaluation systems. Francesca is also interested in catastrophic risk management related to heritage assets and has written about 40 publications on these topics. Furthermore, she participates as principal investigator in several research and local development projects on cultural heritage management which she designed, developed or proposed for funding in partnerships with public institutions in Italy and in the Mediterranean area (particularly Greece, Croatia, Albania). She has served on the ENCATC Board since 2015 and in the role of ENCATC President since the end of 2017.

11:30 - 12:00

20 october 2021 - Day 2

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11:00 - 11:05

19 october 2021 - Day 1


15:00 - 15:35

19 october 2021 - Day 1

ENCATC Fellowship Award Ceremony

The Fellowship Award Ceremony is open to the public and all who wish to assist to this online event!


Welcome and introduction by Dea Vidović followed by the announcement of the Laureate by Francesca Imperiale. The Fellowship Award speech will be delivered by Rod Fisher.