ECF is delighted to announce the 50 Idea Makers who have been selected to attend this year’s Idea Camp in Botkyrka, Sweden from 23 to 25 September 2015. 

I care about the establishment of a community that shares newsworthy information as a habit and the R&D grant is helping us make this real."

For this featured people piece, we speak with Engin Önder, 2014 Idea Camp participant and R&D Grantee. Engin recently appeared in TIME Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders series. He tells us about the origins of his citizen journalism initiative 140Journos, what working with ECF meant for him and reflects on their future plans.  

On 25 June 2015, ECF President HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands was in Athens to speak next to Mayor of Athens Mr Yorgos Kaminis, at the event announcing the partnership between the Municipality of Athens and 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award Laureate Athens Bienniale. 

The next edition of Athens Biennale will be symbolically entitled "OMONOIA” (Concord). It will start in October 2015 and in contrast to the typical model of a Biennale, will run through 2017. 




from our library

BOOK – Europe: Closed Doors or Open Arms? The Culture Report/EUNIC Yearbook 2014/2015 discusses migration into Europe, inviting a string of renowned scholars, authors and writers, including Umberto Eco, Francis Fukuyama, Bassam Tibi, Zygmunt Baumann, Richard Sennett, Slavenka Drakulić, Claus Leggewie and Mely Kiyak, to share their views. Find out more in our Library.