INVENT Culture events and other relevant happenings are listed here:

Past events


INVENT presents at Academy of Sociology Conference

This year’s congress of the German Academy of Sociology took place from Sep. 29 to Oct. 01. As part of the session about “European Integration, Identity, and Populism”, INVENT team members presented results from their ongoing project. The presentation is entitled “Does culture foster integration? How the perception of European culture is related to support for European integration” and the authors are Jörg Rössel, Valentina Petrovic, Tally Katz-Gerro, Sebastian Weingartner, Pilar López, and Simon Walo. The session was held online on Thursday, Sep. 30 at 11:30.

23-24 SEPTEMBER 2021


Capturing the societal values of culture: Towards inclusive and participatory European cultural policies

INVENT hosted its first conference at Erasmus University Rotterdam: Capturing the societal values of culture: Towards inclusive and participatory European cultural policies. Click here for more information.


15th ESA Conference

INVENT team members presented at the 15th edition of the European Sociological Association Conference on September 1st, 2021.

18-19 August 2021

Nordmedia Conference

The Danish team presented a paper at the Nordmedia 2021 conference, entitled #Kultur – Mapping conversation about culture in the Danish Twittersphere.


2-3 July 2021

On July 2nd and 3rd,  UK INVENT team members presented at an online conference in Japan entitled “Smart Cities and Creativity: Towards a New Intersection of Urban and Culture Theory – A Challenge after the Pandemic.” It explored fundamental questions relating to a smart city through the lens of arts, culture and creativity.

29-30 June 2021

The Croatian INVENT team gave a presentation entitled “What are Cultural Resources? The importance of teaching for their sustainability” at a workshop “Why is it important to open windows?”, organized by the Croatian national Education and Teacher Training Agency.

11 May 2021

Finnish INVENT team members gave a presentation titled “The multiplicity of the understandings of culture and why it matters for cultural policy and politics” in the Sociology Research Seminar at Tampere University.

13-15 April 2021

The UK INVENT team members presented a paper at the 70th annual conference of the British Sociological Association. “Is it a cultural greeting now to begin with ‘can you hear me’?”: The use of digital platforms during the pandemic and what it means for our future“

23-26 March 2021

Members of the INVENT project participated in the 11th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research  entitled “Resilience of Cultural Policy.”
They gave a panel presentation titled “Cultural Policy in the Age of Globalization, Digitalization, Mass-Migrations and Increasing Social Inequalities: New Concepts, New Approaches, new Methodologies”

10-12 March 2021

Croatian INVENT project team members participated in the 8th mid-term conference of the European Sociological Association’s Sociology of Culture research network (ESA RN7), “En-Compass-ing Culture(s): Beyond East/West and South/North”. The conference was hosted by the University of Helsinki.

10 March 2021

The coordinator of INVENT and the coordinator of UNCHARTED participated in a panel discussion on the manifold opportunities for cultural research in the context of Horizon Europe. The panel was convened by the incoming chair of the ESA Arts Network, Christopher Mathieu, as part of the ESA-ARTS conference The Social Effects of Art in Helsinki.

3 March 2021

The project leaders of INVENT, MESOC, and UNCHARTED presented and discussed their respective projects during a panel debate on The Social Impacts of Cultural Policies. The debate was organized in the framework of the online workshop hosted by the MESOC project.

19 February 2020

Clubture event

The Croatian INVENT team members presented at an event of the Clubture Association in Croatia on February 19th, 2020.

6-7 February 2020

The UK INVENT members presented the framework of the INVENT project in a talk titled “The New European Agenda for Culture and cultural stratification in the age of digital transformations” at a symposium titled “State of the Arts: Towards a new cultural policy for the digital age” organized by Gaîté Lyrique and The University of the Arts, ZHdK, Zurich, in Paris.