Photo by Share on Bazaar

Photo by Share on Bazaar

Earlier this summer we announced the 2017 R&D grantees – the 25 Idea Makers, participants of the Idea Camp in Madrid, who received a grant to develop their idea into a project. Some of them will be traveling to complete residencies at Subtopia, one of the Connected Action for the Commons hubs, and Medialab Prado, 2016 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture laureate.

In the upcoming months, ECF introduces you to the projects and grantees who are participating in this programme.

We are starting the series with Volunteer Palestine and Share on Bazaar who will be working at Subtopia. Read more.



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Idea Camp 2017, by Connected Action for the Commons. Photo by César Lucas Abreu.

Idea Camp 2017, by Connected Action for the Commons. Photo by César Lucas Abreu.

ECF has been at the forefront of fighting for an EU closer to its citizens. By sharing and promoting good practice examples of citizen engagement and participatory governance, we contribute to local and EU policy. Our advocacy work has focused on bringing culture closer to the heart of EU politics.

On 13 September, the President of the European Commission (EC) Jean Claude Junker gave the State of the Union Address 2017.  In his speech announced the strategic directions of the EC for the upcoming year.

How does ECF's work relate to the plans of the EC? Find out more.

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ECF, MitOst and Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 (LF2018) present Tandem Fryslân – a cultural collaboration programme that aims to strengthen regional communities in Fryslân (NL) and elsewhere in Europe. In 2018, Leeuwarden-Fryslân will be the European Capital of Culture. Through LF2018, ideas from the communities of the Frisian region will travel across Europe and new European ideas will come to Fryslân.

Are you working in the field of arts and culture and longing to tackle community challenges in your region? Do you and want to engage internationally to grow your work? Would you like to collaborate with peers facing similar issues in their home regions and learn from their experiences? Then Tandem Fryslân is for you!

Application is now open! Find out more on the Tandem website.