Peace through Culture - a Citizen's Dialogue
May
10
9:00 am09:00

Peace through Culture - a Citizen's Dialogue

  • Vredespaleis

ECF’s Citizen’s Dialogue at the Peace Palace in The Hague on 10 May brought together around 200 different stakeholders to work together on solutions and actions to find ways of fostering more inclusive and just societies. 

2017 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture Ceremony
May
9
2:00 pm14:00

2017 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture Ceremony

  • Paradiso

On Europe Day (9 May) the European Cultural Foundation will present four outstanding laureates with the 2017 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture: writer and journalist Aslı Erdoğan (Istanbul), writer and scholar Navid Kermani (Cologne), musician Luc Mishalle (Brussels), and visual artist Marina Naprushkina (Berlin).

Idea Camp 2017: Moving Communities
Mar
1
Mar 3

Idea Camp 2017: Moving Communities

  • Madrid Spain

ECF is delighted to announce that the next Idea Camp will take place in Madrid, Spain, co-hosted and co-produced with our Connected Action for the Commons hub Platoniq.

Another Europe * More Europe
Feb
27
2:00 pm14:00

Another Europe * More Europe

  • Atelier Vlaams Bouwmeester

Flanders Arts Institute will hold a round-table discussion on cultural and artistic collaboration within Europe, with a special focus on Eastern Europe and the Balkans, including a presentation of our publication Another Europe by editors Philipp Dietachmair and Milica Ilic. 

CANCELLED - Conflicting Memories: Ukraine
Feb
16
8:00 pm20:00

CANCELLED - Conflicting Memories: Ukraine

  • Castrum Peregrini

Ivan Krastev (Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia) and Vasyl Cherepanyn (Visual Culture Research Centre, Kyiv - Laureate of the 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture), will be back at Castrum Peregrini in Amsterdam to follow up the initial discussion they had here in February 2015, looking at the Ukrainian conflict from a cultural perspective.  At that time, the images of the Maidan clashes were still fresh in mind. What has happened since, what is the perspective for Ukrainian identity internally and internationally at the moment? On 16 February 2017, they will be joined by Fleur de Weerd, journalist and former correspondent in Ukraine

Call for applications: Global Cultural Leadership Programme
Feb
13
Mar 25

Call for applications: Global Cultural Leadership Programme

After an inspirational pilot edition in Malta in October 2016, the second edition of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform's Global Cultural Leadership Programme will take place on 19-23 June 2017 in Athens.The programme is designed to support young practitioners from all over the world with acquiring new skills in the field of cultural leadership and international cultural collaboration. Apply now. Deadline is 25 March.    

Europe Calling!
Jan
21
May 6

Europe Calling!

  • Various Locations

In 2017, it will be 25 years since the signing of the Maastricht Treaty: the birth certificate of the European Union and the euro. The Europe Calling! programme wants to contribute to the dialogue about Europe.

9th ENCATC Young Researchers' Forum
Dec
16
9:45 am09:45

9th ENCATC Young Researchers' Forum

For its 9th edition, the Forum will focus on MENA region - Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. It will also experiment for the first time a new format that we believe will give a unique opportunity to the invited researchers to enhance their own skills by being challenged by experienced researchers, academics and practitioners and at the same time gain visibility in an international context.

European Commons Assembly
Nov
16
2:30 pm14:30

European Commons Assembly

ECF is delighted to support the European Commons Assembly, together with the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation and Lunt Foundation. This event is to gain visibility and credibility for the commons movement, make concrete legislative and funding proposals and promote direct democratic participation in EU institutions. Some of our Connected Action for the Commons hubs, as well as R&D grantees, will join the assembly, which will be documented by our partner ZEMOS98.

The 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Nov
4
Nov 6

The 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals

  • Europejskie Centrum Solidarności

We are very happy to contribute to the 27th European Meeting of Cultural Magazines in Gdansk. The programme focuses on issues of solidarity, questions of inequality, grass-roots mobilization and commons. ECF initiated Connected Action for the Commons network will be present. We will screen some Doc Next Network films and the Commonspoly tool will be on spot.

How does Culture Impact Democracy? Launch Event for the Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy (IFCD)
Oct
14
10:30 am10:30

How does Culture Impact Democracy? Launch Event for the Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy (IFCD)

  • Hotel Bloom

The Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy (IFCD), which is an innovative tool to assess and optimise cultural policies using reliable data and an online application, will be presented at a launch event at Hotel Bloom in Brussels on 14 October 2016. The IFCD tool has been developed by the Council of Europe in collaboration with the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and ECF. 

Read My World Festival: Literature and Politics
Oct
7
5:30 pm17:30

Read My World Festival: Literature and Politics

We are very happy to support this event part of the Read My World Festival, taking place from 6 to 8 October in Amsterdam. In a public talk Ja Kapela of ECF's Connected Action for the Commons hub Krytyka Polityzcna Poland and Anna Kravets of Krytyka Polityzcna Ukraine will discuss the questions around literature and politics with writers Olga Tokarczuk and Andrey Kurkov whom both lived through various political regimes in their countries.

Public Space Days 2016 in Chisinau, Moldova
Sep
13
Sep 18

Public Space Days 2016 in Chisinau, Moldova

  • Various locations

Between 13 and 17 September 2016, our Connected Action for the Commons hub Oberliht Association organises the second edition of Public Space Days, which will take place in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova. The Public Space Days provide a framework and space for discussion and action on public space.

A Lighthouse for Lampedusa: Film Evening
Sep
8
8:00 pm20:00

A Lighthouse for Lampedusa: Film Evening

  • BOZAR

On the occasion of the closing night of the ECF supported exhibition and project A Lighthouse for Lampedusa on 8 September, BOZAR Brussels will screen the two films Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) by Gianfranco Rossi and the documentary Lampedusa Mirrors by Tandem Shaml Micaela Casalboni, followed by a Q&A with Casalboni. 

Deadline extended! Call for Participants: Global Cultural Leadership Programme
Jun
28
Aug 7

Deadline extended! Call for Participants: Global Cultural Leadership Programme

Are you a young cultural practitioner looking to develop and strengthen your cultural leadership skills in an international working context? Then the Global Cultural Leadership Programme is designed for you. ECF is part of the consortium to support the implementation of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform, organising this Global Cultural Leadership programme. The Platform aims to carry out activities in order to enhance the EU’s cultural engagement with third countries and their citizens.

ECFR Annual Council Meeting
Jun
27
Jun 28

ECFR Annual Council Meeting

  • The Hague The Netherlands

ECF is partnering with the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) during the 2016 Council meeting in The Hague. 

Boekmanlezing: De culturele dimensie in de stad van de toekomst
Jun
23
3:30 pm15:30

Boekmanlezing: De culturele dimensie in de stad van de toekomst

  • Pakhuis de Zwijger

Cultural Dimension in the City of the Future: a debate and lecture with Hans Mommaas, Karolina Spaic (ZID Theater), Kristian Koreman (Bureau ZUS, Zones Urbaines Sensibles) and Kajsa Ollongren (alderman  Amsterdam Municipality, a.o. for Economy and Culture). Please note that this event is in Dutch. 

 

CitizensLab Kick-off meeting
Jun
23
Jun 26

CitizensLab Kick-off meeting

  • Berlin Germany

The first CitizensLab meeting will take place in Berlin on 23-26 June 2016. ECF is one of the partners of this project creating the opportunity for local actors of change to create a new European network. The aim is to strengthen and connect active citizens from all sectors that are passionate about their local community. They engage in finding innovative solutions to challenges in their neighbourhoods – be it as volunteers or in their jobs.

Holland Festival: De Komst van Xia by Wunderbaum
Jun
22
Jun 25

Holland Festival: De Komst van Xia by Wunderbaum

  • FABCITY

ECF is partner of Holland Festival 2016, supporting the performance De Komst van Xia (The Coming of Xia) by renowned Dutch actors’ collective Wunderbaum, which will perform the first part of their The New Forest series at FabCity Amsterdam / Kop van Java. 

Public Space: How to keep the public space public?
Jun
22
7:30 pm19:30

Public Space: How to keep the public space public?

By definition public space should belong to the public. However, there are more and more examples of public spaces that are now privatised. This directly affects the influence of the ‘public’ on the space. Who decide whether a public space can be privatised? And how can ‘the public’ take back control? Join the debate with Idea Camp participant and R&D grantee Reem Khedr and Els Leclercq, Studio Aitken Urbanism. 

 A Lighthouse for Lampedusa exhibition
Jun
19
Sep 8

A Lighthouse for Lampedusa exhibition

  • BOZAR (Rooftop)

As part of World Refugee Day, BOZAR, the Goethe-Institut Brüssel, the Italian Cultural Institute and ECF put on the A Lighthouse for Lampedusa exhibition with German artist Thomas Kilpper building a lighthouse on the roof of BOZAR. After Brussels, the lighthouse will be erected in the Dresden Kunsthaus in Germany