Last year, we featured Engin Önder, 2014 Idea Camp participant and R&D Grantee. He told us about the origins of his citizen journalism initiative 140Journos. In this piece, Engin follows-up on our last conversation, highlighting the transformative power of new media, how the network has been growing across the country, the role the R&D grant played in this endeavour and tells us about a new exciting partnership with Twitter. Read the full piece in our Featured People

Throughout the summer we accompany the launch of our new Idea Camp call with highlights on the works of former Idea Camp participants showing the depth and breadth of our grantees’ networks. You can apply for the 2017 Idea Camp until 20 September 2016.

Call for participants to the first Global Cultural Leadership Programme Malta from 16 to 21 October. Deadline to apply is 1 August 2016
This unique training programme for developing leadership in international cultural collaboration has been designed as part of a new global Cultural Diplomacy Platform. Launched by the European Commission the Platform supports mutual cultural engagement with countries and citizens around the world. ECF is part of a consortium that will deliver the first edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme. In parallel to the 7th IFACCA World Summit on Arts and Culture  (registration now open), the Cultural Diplomacy Platform will offer 40 participants from countries all over the world and Europe to join a comprehensive learning- and networking programme. Learn more and apply.

from our library

BOOK - Another Europe. Since our beginnings in the 1950s, ECF has been pursuing the idea of a Europe that goes beyond historical, cultural and political borders and proposes new ways of doing things. The Europe ECF imagines extends well beyond the EU, embracing the countries that touch our borders to the east and to the south. These guiding principles run through the pages of our new publication Another Europe, which brings together a treasure trove of insights and experiences from partners and participants working with us in the European Neighbourhood over the past 15 years. 

Also join our lab Another Europe - Samizdat
dedicated to the book on ECF Labs. You can join the discussion on issues around these themes and download more texts about our work in the EU Neighbourhood. Read more from our Library.