On 15 November, the European Commission published the communication Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture to contribute to the European leaders meeting in Gotenburg.

Finally, education and culture have become part of the EU social agenda. 

Read our statement about the key role of education and culture in the ambitious vision of a European Education Area, harnessing the full potential of education and culture as drivers for jobs, social fairness, active citizenship as well as a means to experience European identity in all its diversity.




Looking at different artistic platforms, activist groups and new forms of citizen initiatives, The Art of Civil Action asks how cultural and art initiatives can question and strengthen the civil domain; how their approaches put the ‘art’ of civil action into practice? 

Edited by Pascal Gielen and ECF programme manager Philipp Dietachmair.

Find out more & order your copy.

Join the book launch in Arnhem on 30 November.

open calls for grants & projects

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Apply now for our 2018 Workshop on World Heritage, Sustainable Development and Civil Society

This workshop identifies concrete approaches and models for implementing the UNESCO Policy on Sustainable Development and World Heritage, covering topics such as inclusion, equity, growth, employment, livelihoods, diversity, ecosystem services, environmental sustainability, and conflict resolution.

Application deadline: 6 December 2017.

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