ECF is delighted to announce the 50 Idea Makers who have been selected to attend this year’s Idea Camp in Botkyrka, Sweden from 23 to 25 September 2015. 

I care about the establishment of a community that shares newsworthy information as a habit and the R&D grant is helping us make this real."

For this featured people piece, we speak with Engin Önder, 2014 Idea Camp participant and R&D Grantee. Engin recently appeared in TIME Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders series. He tells us about the origins of his citizen journalism initiative 140Journos, what working with ECF meant for him and reflects on their future plans.  

On 25 June, ECF President HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands (pictured above with the Mayor of Athens Mr Yorgos Kaminis) was in Athens to speak at the announcement of an exciting collaboration between the City of Athens and the 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award Laureate, Athens Biennale. The event took place at the Municipality of Athens, where Mr Kaminis made the official announcement. 

Read more about this new collaboration, see the press release, photos and media coverage 

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ARTICLE: Empowered by Culture: Examples from Greece by Rana Zincir Celal. 

My first visit to Thessaloniki left me amazed at how this city is putting arts and culture at the forefront of its development strategy. 

Following her visit to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy and Sustainability in Athens and the Thessaloniki Biennale, long time ECF advisor and friend Rana Zincir Celal shares her insights about these cities and their thriving efforts to include citizens into daily cultural life.