The 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award will be presented to Athens Biennale (Athens) and Visual Culture Research Center (Kiev) in Brussels on 31 March 2015.

This week, we feature a Lab from our online community ECF Labs: Occupolitics

This new Lab moderated by Charles Tims collects and discusses new political parties and different forms of activism which seek to defend, reclaim and open up public space. New movements have emerged after the 2008 protests, tackling issues such as housing, democracy and decision making or the struggles for ‘the commons’ in cities. Learn more about these initiatives and take part in the conversation in Occupolitics. 


Following up on the first ECF Idea Camp, the 50 participants – the Idea Makers  - were invited to further develop their ideas on engaging people in re-defining and shaping the public space and submit a proposal for a Research and Development (R&D) Grant.

The selection process has just been completed and we are proud to announce the 25 proposals that have been awarded with an R&D grant of up to 10.000 EUR each.  In January 2015 we will publish a more detailed overview of the selected proposals. 

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REPORT - As one of the partners in the New Pact for Europe initiative to foster and promote the European debate, we are pleased to share the initiative’s second report: 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