Open call for participants for a Workshop on World Heritage, Sustainable Development and Civil Society.
International and interdisciplinary conference organized by Kultura Nova Foundation, in partnership with Rijeka 2020 LLC and in collaboration with ECF.
Almost four years after the Euromaidan protests have started in Kyiv the violent conflict in Eastern Ukraine remains a fundamental geopolitical challenge for Europe, and continues to show repercussions in many EU member states, including the Netherlands.
Since January this year, Ukrainian citizens can travel to the European Union without visa. On the ground however, the conflict continues. Clashing memory politics and opposing (media) constructions of cultural identities seem to have further deepened the rifts in the country and the whole region.
This evening follows up on a similar discussion in spring 2015, when the images of the Euromaidan were still fresh. More than two years later panellists will discuss what has happened since. Is there a perspective for cultural reference points and narratives that would bridge rather than expand divides in Ukrainian society?
Price: 7.50 euro, or reduced fee 5.00 euro
ECF director Katherine Watson will open the academic year 2017-2018 at the University of Groningen with the Arts Lecture.
Join Tandem on a bike tour, discussions and workshops, guided by the Tandem participants.
ECF in partnership with Holland Festival present Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate, a documentary musical theatre performance about digital migration management and outsourcing our discomfort with social selection.
Open Call: Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies. Do It Together
Kultura Nova Foundation, in partnership with Rijeka 2020 and in collaboration with the European Cultural Foundation, is organizing the "Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies. Do It Together" conference.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
The UK and the EU seem to be drifting apart. The cultural sector has been united in defending the permanence of the UK in the EU. What lies ahead of us?
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.