The 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture will be presented to Athens Biennale (Greece) and Visual Culture Research Center (Ukraine) in Brussels on 31 March 2015.

Bulgarian political scientist Ivan Krastev gave an introduction on the Conflicting Memories: Ukraine event on 26 February at Castrum Peregrini in Amsterdam. In this frame, he has also contributed with opinion pieces to a few Dutch media. 

In his work, Krastev focuses on the numerous challenges faced by the European community, especially in Eastern Europe. In his analyses on the interaction between liberalism and democracy, Krastev explores the potential limits and promises of a democratic society given the growing mistrust against institutions on local, national and supranational levels. Here is an overview of his work, including a video, an audio lecture and links to recent articles. 

Open Call to Participate in ECF’s Idea Camp 2015 – Build the City. Send your innovative ideas involving communities and culture in the shaping, governing and re-inventing of our cities and their surroundings to contribute to our Idea Camp 2015 – Build the City.

We will choose the 50 most exciting and innovative ideas to be represented by the selected applicants, who will be invited to ECF’s second annual Idea Camp in Sweden from 22–25 September. Deadline to apply is 13 April on the dedicated ECF Lab.  


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REPORT - Beyond the Nation State - Culture Makes Europe. On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, ECF decided to reexamine the convictions of its founding father Denis de Rougemont, by the presentation of his 1947 speech “The federalist attitude” by former ECF Secretary General Raymond Georis and relate the passages to today’s EU by French Liberal Member of the European Parliament, Sylvie Goulard. 

In this report, Sabine Frank highlights the key themes of the event that took place on 6 November 2014 at BOZAR in Brussels.