Culture 2026 | Competitiveness, innovation and digitalisation
7 and 8 October, Lucca Real Collegio
Culture is the driver of our accelerated transition into the future. Mission number one of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) aims to give a decisive boost to the Country’s competitiveness and productivity. To do so, it places the valorisation of the cultural asset at the forefront, along with digitalisation and tourism.
Therefore, it is time for both Public Administration and companies to adopt a strategic approach in planning interventions for a real cultural transition towards innovative socio-economic and technical-productive systems with respect to vision, processes and products.
LuBeC 2021 aimed to draw the attention on the main challenges, the tools and a few pilot actions, which can be implemented in the whole Country thanks to the integration between PNRR policies and national actions concerning: digitalisation and sustainability; training and competitiveness; cultural welfare and internationalisation; inclusion and new housing dimensions.
The opening conference – 7 October
The main theme of the opening conference of LuBeC 2021 was Recovery Plan, digital transition and new humanism. It was declined through the challenges that the national system must face today and that consider culture as a key element to generate innovation, competitiveness and growth. Several territorial operators, including public administrations, foundations, third sector organisations, training institutes, cultural and creative businesses and new professionals attended this first plenary session and contributed to the implementation of the Country’s great Recovery and Resilience Plan with proposals and concrete guidelines.
As in every edition, there was also be a moment dedicated to the delivery of the LuBeC Award to the personality that has distinguished themselves for the promotion of cultural heritage this year, and the award ceremony for the winners of the Art Bonus 2020 Competition. At the same time, the countdown for the launch of the next edition of the contest was start.
First international summit on immersive art
Immersive art is both an instrument to amplify and shape the impact of the cultural message conveyed by tangible and intangible heritage, and a real artistic expression – with its own language, its own aesthetics and a group of great performers.
The first international summit on immersive art was held at LuBeC. It was structured on three appointments between Thursday 7 and Friday 8 October, and also included an on-site exhibition. Immersiva was an experiential and educational journey that you could experience directly in Lucca.