We are now in Marseille for our very first Idea Camp. Follow live-streamed sessions and day to day updates on the Idea Camp event page.


This summer we received an astonishing 813 proposals in response to our call for ideas that engage people in re-defining and shaping public space. We have selected representatives of the 50 most innovative, daring and inspiring ideas to join our first Idea Camp.

The participants come from 23 different countries and represent organisations from a vast array of sectors. Meet the 2014 Idea Camp participants and get to know their ideas.  


We are very happy to share the news that conductor and 2013 ECF Princess Margriet Award Laureate Yoel Gamzou will be among the speakers of the Nexus Institute Symposium: School of Civilization, Bildung in our educational practice on 25 October at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

ECF will support the Nexus Institute as of 2015. We will share further information about our partnership next week. For information about the Symposium visit Nexus Institute's website. 

from our library

The Idea Camp: 50 ideas, 23 countries and 3 days to rethink the place of people in public space.

We have published a booklet gathering the selected ideas, featuring perspectives from the speakers, facilitators, partners and artists about public space. We also published the full programme of the event. You can download both publications (PDF) in our Library.