Claudia Luciani is the Director of Democratic Governance at the Council of Europe. ECF spoke to her about the Indicator Framework for Culture and Democracy (IFCD) and why it is a remarkable advocacy tool for anyone in the cultural sector who wants to strengthen democracy and a culture of democracy across Europe and the EU Neighbourhood.

The IFCD is a tool for assessing and optimising cultural policies on the basis of reliable, comparative data and for examining links between culture and democracy within and among the 47 CoE Member States. 

Find out more in our Featured People.

Photo from the EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme website.

Participants from the ongoing Tandem Community & Participation programme are about to approach the end of their Tandem adventures. Throughout their year-long collaborations, they have learned from each other, shared knowledge and they have worked on developing new ideas and methods together.

On Thursday 20 July, four of these tandems will share their stories at various locations in Leeuwarden City, the Netherlands. Bring your bike and join us as we travel from one location to the next, attending discussions and workshops, guided by the Tandem participants.

More information is available on the Tandem website.

Photo: Constanze Flamme

from our library

The ECF Annual Report 2016 is now available, presenting ECF's visions, reflections, and facts & figures  – offering all you need to know about highlights of the past year and strategies for the future.

“We want to create a uniquely diverse community of change-makers across Europe who find constructive answers for more inclusive, just and sustainable societies and turn unconventional thinking into future-proof actions.”
HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, ECF President

Cover visual © Juan Luis Valle de la Rúa, inspired by ECF and InViable's interactive web tool