We are happy to announce the 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award will be presented to Athens Biennale from Athens and Visual Culture Research Center from Kiev in Brussels on 31 March 2015.

We are happy to announce that the 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award laureates are Athens Biennale from Athens and Visual Culture Research Center from Kiev. They have been chosen for their work building on the public sphere, creating sorely needed open space for artistic imagination. By choosing to honour these two laureates, ECF is sending a strong signal for the future of independent cultural initiatives in wider Europe that are showing us how transformative culture can be, even in the most challenging political and economic circumstances. 


On 27 November the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation organises The Arab Future and the Role of Europe, a conference in accordance with their vision to act as a bridge between Europe and the Arab world to promote dialogue and mutual understanding through debate, educational scholarships and cultural exchange.

Panels will range from Understanding the political transitionEconomic challenges, opportunities and employment to Society: education and social justice

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As one of the partners in the New Pact for Europe initiative to foster and promote the European debate, we share the second report of the New Pact for Europe project: Towards a New Pact for Europe

The report proposes a New Pact between Member States and between the EU and its citizens: a Pact based on three main pillars – an Enabling Union, a Supportive Union and a Participatory Union. Read more about the project and download the report.