"I am not working on the moments that are past but on those moments of the past that can be reactivated and thus highlight the situations and the conditions in which we are living now. That’s what motivates me.

Between 1-3 June 2016, ECF is partnering with DutchCulture and De Balie for the Forum on European Culture entitled Re:Creating Europe. We take the opportunity to present you the work of visual artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh who will participate to one of the expert meetings which focuses on our representation of history and cultural heritage, themes dealing with our past and present that are also key in van Oldenborgh’s work. Read more in our featured people

EFC Annual Conference - Imagining and Investing in our Future, 26-28 May in Amsterdam. The European Foundation Centre’s 27th Annual General Assembly and Conference will engage a diverse array of philanthropic actors to find solutions to the most urgent issues within Europe and around the world. Delegates will get to grips with how inequality is in many ways the key challenge when ‘imagining our futures’ and how it undermines our responses to the other global challenges we face. 

Keynote speakers include HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Chair of ECF and UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, and Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission. 

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ECF has recently partnered with the Collège des Bernardins in Paris for the conference A New Narrative for Europe, an event organised under the Presidency of the European Union. Isabelle Schwarz, ECF's Head of Advocacy, R&D and Knowledge Management opened the 2-day conference. 

We take this opportunity to highlight our book
Remappings - The Making of European Narratives, a collection of essays on the changing narratives of Europe, accompanied by comic strips. The book investigates how narratives emerge, unfold and contribute to re-drawing our "maps" of Europe. The foreword is by writer, journalist and presenter Abdelkader Benali with contributors including Amitav Ghosh, Paul Scheffer, Monica Sassatelli, Milla Mineva, Wolfram Kaiser, Siebe de Boer, Vladimir and Vuk Palibrk and many more. Read the book in our Library