ECF publishes work related to our arts and cultural activities and advocacy actions, narrative and knowledge sharing initiatives, and cultural development in Europe. You can also find our catalogue of annual reports under our corporate publications menu below. For further information on these publications contact: Jeske van Vossen - jvanvossen[@]eurocult.org
European Capitals of Culture and Everyday Cultural Diversity: A Comparison of Liverpool (UK) and Marseilles (France)
This publication is the result of an ethnographic field research in Liverpool and Marseilles. Collaborating with local art organisations, community groups and individuals, Claire Bullen investigates how narratives about cultural policies within and across European member states are put into practice in particular European cities, and how these circulating dynamics might influence everyday social relations in and across urban neighbourhoods. Cultural Policy Research Award 2010. Download here
Remappings – The Making of European Narratives now available as book and PDF
Remappings – The Making of European Narratives publication is a collection of essays on the changing narratives of Europe, accompanied by comic strips by up-and-coming European comic talents.
The book investigates how narratives emerge, unfold and contribute to re-drawing our "maps" of Europe. The foreword is by writer, journalist and presenter Abdelkader Benali with contributors including Amitav Ghosh, Paul Scheffer, Monica Sassatelli, Milla Mineva, Wolfram Kaiser, Siebe de Boer, Vladimir and Vuk Palibrk and many more.
Download the online version here or to receive a copy of the book, send an email to narratives [@] culturalfoundation.eu indicating: your name - your organisation - your profession / title and the address including street and street number, post code, city, country. (You can order one book per person and a maximum of two as an organisation.) Plus check out our Narratives for Europe site where you will encounter some of the contributors of the book and a group of outspoken Voices from across the world who reflect on topical issues regarding contemporary Europe including David van Reybrouck, Ece Temelkuran, Rodaan Al Galidi, Kinan Azmeh, Kirsten van den Hul and Claude Grunitzky.
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Arts Management in Turbulent Times - Adaptable Quality Management, written by Milena Dragicevic Šesic and Sanjin Dragojevica, is a practical guide on Arts Management in regions in transition. Published in 2005, it is an important source for arts managers, cultural operators, cultural policy makers and others working in the field. To be ordered at Boekmanstudies, Amsterdam. Also available in Arabic and translated by Nihad Salema - complete pdf version available here.
The Lviv Cultural Map publication is the result of a year-long mapping process in Lviv, carried out by the ECF and Centre for Cultural Management, during 2008. Read all about who's who in Lviv’s cultural sector.
Guide to Citizen Participation in Local Cultural Policy Development for European Cities, by Jordi Pascula i Ruiz and Sanijn Dragojevic, published by Interarts Foundation (Barcelona), ECUMEST Association (Bucharest) and ECF in 2007. Download English version, Spanish version, French version, Ukrainian version, Russian version and Macedonian version.
Visions of Cultural Policy in the Kaliningrad Region, published by Tranzit (Agency for the Support of Cultural Initiatives), Kaliningrad and the Kaliningrad branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in 2006. Download here.
The Arts, Politics & Change - Participative Cultural Policy - Making in South East Europe, 2005, with contributions by renowned experts from the fields, to be ordered at Boekmanstudies, Amsterdam.
Arts Management in Turbulent Times - Adaptable Quality Management, published by Boekmanstudies, Amsterdam, 2005.
Supporting Cultural Actors of change in Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine
Culture and change in Belarus
Culture and change in Ukraine
Culture and change in Moldova
An Alternative Gaze - A Shared Reflection on Cross-Mediterranean Cooperation in the Arts, published by the ECF, 2008. Contributors include Basma El Husseiny, Sofiane Hadjadj, Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, Nat Muller, and Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes. Read online or contact Lise Mathol if you want to receive a hard-copy.
The Heart of the Matter - The Role of the Arts and Culture in the Balkans´ European Integration, 2006. This publication is the result of reflection which took place in 2005 and has since led to the setting up of a Balkan Incentive Fund for Culture. Download here
Culture and economy
The Creative Sector - An Engine for Diversity, Growth and Jobs in Europe. The publication is an overview of research findings and debates prepared for the ECF, by Andreas Wiesand, in co-operation with Michael Söndermann, 2005. Download
Artistic Explorations in Cultural Memory – a report on the research workshop at the Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, 3-4 November 2006, conceived by Dr. Dragan Klaic. Report by Dr. Mariangela Lavanga. Read the report.
Local Cultural Policies Handbook – Steps, Tools and Case studies is now available in English. Previously only available in Turkish (Istanbul Bilgi University Press, 2011), this publication pulls together new methodological tools and diverse practical experiences from civic participation in local cultural policy development from across Turkey.
With contributions by renowned experts, and edited by Eylem Ertürk from Anadolu Kültü, it is based on knowledge and field experiences from the ECF, Anadolu Kültür and Cultural Policies and Management Research Center (KPY) at Istanbul Bilgi University. These were gathered from the project Invisible Cities: Building Capacities for Local Cultural Policy Transformation in Turkey.
The project supported three long-term strategic cultural development processes in the cities of Kars, Antakya and Çanakkale and was made possible through the assistance of the Matra Program of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was delivered through ECF's European Neighbourhood programme.
Please download it here.
Çanakkale 2010 – A Story of a Year - This publication tells the story of an unusual year-long civic project that took place in the Turkish city of Çanakkale in 2010, carried out by Anadolu Kültür, who have been closely involved with the ECF European Neighbourhood programme since 2005. Chosen by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) as an example of good practice, the project encouraged the city’s entire population to get involved in cultural policies and activities – through workshops, focus groups, activities and meetings.
Downloadable in English and Turkish, this publication documents the project’s progress from start to finish in the words of the citizens themselves. It includes statements of mission and vision, activities that led to the development of a city-wide manifesto, press coverage showing the project’s visibility and evaluations of the project, as well as some suggested next steps.
The idea for Çanakkale 2010 was developed under the framework of ECF’s ‘(In)visible Cities’ project, which provided arts management training and advice to local cultural operators working on cultural projects in three different Turkish cities, including Çanakkale. The three-year project started in 2008 and has received funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Matra programme.
With a foreword by Odile Chenal and Philipp Dietachmair (ECF) and an introduction by Basma El Husseiny (Culture Resource, Al Mawred Al Thaqafy). This publication has been produced by ECF, Boekmanstichting and Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) and can be ordered at Boekmanstudies, Amsterdam.
Cultural Policy and Management Yearbook 2009, compiled by Boekmanstudies and Istanbul Bilgi University Press, 2009. Editor: Serhan Ada. Available in Turkish and English.
Diversity makes the difference – A European Foreign Policy and Culture Conference, March 2007. A review of the conference edited by David Cameron. Download
A Cultural Dimension to the EU's External Policies from Policy Statement to Practice and Potential by Rod Fischer with a preface by Kathinka Dittrich-Van Weringh, 2007. Info & Order
EU - The Next 50 years of Europe, publication by Financial Times and Agora Projects Ltd, in association with the London School of Economics. Read the contribution by Gottfried Wagner, "Europe - A Cultural Commonwealth." Edited by Maurice Fraser, 2007.
Europe Needs New Cultural Policies, a contribution by Gottfried Wagner to the Conflict and Renewal: Europe Transformed, Essays in Honour of Wolfgang Petritsch publication, 2007. Read the contribution.
A Cultural Component as an Integral Part of the EU's Foreign Policy? written by Diane Dodd, Melle Lyklema, and Kathinka Dittrich-Van Weringh, and published by Boekmanstichting, 2006. Order now
Culture - A Sound Investment in Europe – ECF produced this report in advance of an EU Communication on Culture and Europe in December 2006. Report by Gottfried Wagner. Read report
Europe as a Cultural Project – the final report of the ECF Reflection group (2002-2004). With contributions from Geert Mak, Otto von der Gablentz. Michael Nauman, Dragan Klaic, Nasr Abu Zayd, Andrei Plescu, Zelimir Zilnik, Krzysztof Pomian, Sonja Licht and Maarten van Veen. Published in 2005. Read now
On the Road to a Cultural Policy for Europe by ECF argues for the urgency of making culture the basis of European integration and stimulating genuine cross-border cultural cooperation, 2004. Download
Cultural Cooperation in a Wider Europe written by Jochen Fried, with the aim of gathering factual evidence and content proposals for a strategic cultural policy framework for the wider Europe, 2003. Download
'Cultural Inventory': An Inventory of Projects, Events and Programmes in South Eastern Europe managed and/or funded by the Open Society Network (OSI), with an introduction by Vladimir Milcin, 2003. Download
Guide to Citizen Participation in Local Cultural Policy Development for European Cities, a practice-based sourcebook for cultural managers, city officials and European citizens. By ECF, ECUMEST Association and Interarts Foundation, 2007. Available in 6 languages at Policies for Culture.
Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA)
Governing urban diversity? An exploration of policy tools for cultural diversity in five European capital cities by Dr Davide Ponzini is the result of the 6th Cultural Policy Research Award. The research explores the origins, the design and the implementation of cultural diverse policies in European capitals, taking into consideration the evolution of public and policy discourse on multiculturalism in globalised societies. Ponzini describes cross-cutting theories and examples from Europe and North America, and tests them by analysing concrete policy tools and their impact on culturally
diverse communities in Budapest, Helsinki, Paris, Rome and Tallinn.
Sophia Labadi received the 2008 Cultural Policy Research Award for the research proposal Evaluating the socio-economic impacts of selected regenerated heritage sites in Europe, using four case studies from the UK, France and Poland.
The research makes a timely contribution to the critical analysis of socio-economic impact evaluation methods in the selected sites and draws attention to methods of evaluation and their results, in juxtaposition with the goals and expectations of the community. The publication is especially relevant for those working on the social cohesion and integration of communities.
The annual Cultural Policy Research Award was launched in 2004 as a joint venture of ECF and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and aims at encouraging young European researchers to carry out applied comparative research projects in the cultural policy field.
Crossing Cultural Borders? Migrants and Ethnic Diversity in the Cultural Industries, written by Amanda Brandellero, winner of the CPRA, 2007. Download
Governing Live Classical Music Organizations in Europe: An International Comparison of Funding Frends, Governance Mechanisms and Organizational Structures, written by Marcello M. Mariani, winner of the CPRA, 2006. Download
The Position of Cultural Workers in Creative Industries: The South-Eastern European Perspective, written by Jaka Primorac, winner of the CPRA, 2005. Download
Why We Need European Cultural Policies - The Impact of EU Enlargement on Cultural Policies in Transition Countries, written by Nina Obuljen, winner of the CPRA, 2004. Download
Cultural blogging is not (yet) a well-known category within the blogosphere and LabforCulture wanted to find out more. Who blogs? What are they blogging about? Which audiences and communities are being engaged? What are the economic models and how sustainable are they? These are some of the questions that are explored in the new Cultural Bloggers Interviewed publication.
With Annette Wolfsberger, we delved into the cultural blogging scene in a series of interviews with nine renowned European bloggers including: Anne Helmond, Robert Misik, Alek Tarkowski, Marta Peirano and José de Vicente, Alessandro Ludovico and Régine Debatty.
The bloggers were interviewed in 2009 and were challenged to answer questions about their motivation, business models and subsequent opportunities that came from starting their blogs. With a thought-provoking introduction about the role of blogs by Guardian journalist and blogger Mercedes Bunz, this publication is a must for anyone considering the future role of cultural bloggers and online publishing.
Converging Pathways to New Knowledge, which brings together online and offline conversations facilitated by LabforCulture and Kennisland, looks at the different ways we are all experiencing what can be termed a “digital shift”. The conversations, that include contributions from leading thinkers in science, technology, creative industries and business, consider how our knowledge building has been affected by the digital shift and give both insight and examples of these shifts. Contributors include Ken Arnold, Wellcome Trust (UK); Olivier Schulbaum, Platoniq (ES) and Floor van Spaendonck, Virtueel Platform (NL) ingeniously pulled together by Martijn Arnoldus, Kennisland (NL). Published 2010.
Managing Diversity? Art and [The Art Of] Organisational Change by ECF explores the complexity of managing diversity through essays and stories by practitioners in the arts and cultural field. Neither Here or There explores diversity through art - through the eye of Ahmet Polat who focuses on photographing diversity in society. This compilation of two books is a co-production of the ECF, Ahmet Polat (Fatush Productions) and publishing house Mets & Schilt Publishers, 2008. If you like to obtain a copy of this publication, please contact Lise Mathol, lmathol[@]eurocult.org
Diversities in Perspective, essays written by Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes with the ECF, (2007/2008). These essays give a reflection on cultural cooperation between the EU and its neighbouring regions. The collection of essays is available for download in English and French.
Embracing Cultural Diversities When Promoting European Citizenship and Shared Values, a speech by Odile Chenal, during the European Foundation Centre general assembly, May 2006. Download
How People Live their Lives in an Intercultural Society. The report is the result of conversations between people living in Ireland who have different roots. It becomes apparent that many aspects of an individual’s life – such as being a parent or playing a sport or being a member of a religion – have special effects on one’s attitudes to the cultural environment. Download
Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Cooperation in and with South East Europe. A survey carried out by the ECUMEST Association in partnership with Relais Culture Europe, October 2005, Download
Intercultural Dialogue: Key Challenge for Europe, a interview with Gottfried Wagner by Anthony Garner for 'Europe in the UK', to read interview click here.
ZONA is a publication formed around a project looking to raise awareness of the impact of borders on the lives of Europeans and to promote internationally talented young photographers and journalists from Eastern Europe. Download booklet
The ECF supported research paper Crossing Cultural Borders? Migrants and Ethnic Diversity in the Cultural Industries, written by Amanda Brandellero, is now officially published. Amanda Brandellero is an English-Italian PhD researcher who was awarded the CPRA award in 2007 for this research paper. Download
A focus on mobility by ECF’s e-zine brings an array of cultural and political voices with insightful comments on ‘mobility’, along with a brief guide to the funds and tools available. Download
A report from the ECF Mobility meeting, 28 September 2006, drafting recommendations and conclusions for: The European Community Year of Workers' Mobility / Towards a European Labour Market. Perception of Cultural Labour Mobility by Mobility Funds in Europe. Download
Comments by Mary Ann DeVlieg for ECF, following the Sharing Cultures Conference 2004 in Rotterdam. Download
Recommendations for Mobility of the Cultural Sector, drafted by SICA/Cultural Contact Point (CCP) NL following the conference Artists on the Move, the informal CCP meeting and Expert meeting on Culture 2007, in Rotterdam, 7/8 October 2004. Download
Princess Margriet Award
The 2008 Routes Award publication includes details on the lives and work of laureates Stuart Hall and Jérôme Bell, as well as transcripts of speeches and stunning photography from the event.
In 2009, the Routes laureates were Borka Pavicevic, dramaturge and director of Belgrade’s Centre for Cultural Decontamination which acted as a beacon of hope through troubled times, and the experimental theatre-maker Stefan Kaegi whose documentary-style work reveals the hidden lives of our globalised landscape. Together, their work tackles the twin concerns of ECF’s diversity focus: long-standing regional diversity and new urban realities.
The 2009 Princess Margriet Routes Award publication is available here.
The third ECF Princess Margriet Award publication offers a snapshot of the Award ceremony, including the performances, portraits and speeches of the Award laureates, Šejla Kamerić and Kutluğ Ataman. Please download it here.
The fourth ECF Princess Margriet Award publication gives a thought-provoking impression of the entire day including the debate, speeches and films and portraits of the Award laureates John Akomfrah and Charles Esche. Please download it here.
The History of ECF
The ECF 50 Years - 1954-2004, download the booklet here.