European Culture Forum
Dec
7
to Dec 8

European Culture Forum

Can culture help to tackle European and global challenges? Does cultural heritage matter to Europeans? How can culture in cities and regions help to shape more cohesive and inclusive societies? Come to Milan to discuss, listen, think and get inspired.

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Ukraine in Conflict II
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Ukraine in Conflict II

A public conversation between Ivan Krastev, Vasyl Cherepanyn and Fleur de Weerd.

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?

In collaboration with Castrum Peregrini. Please see their dedicated webpage for reserving your seat.

Language: English
Price: 7.50 euro, or reduced fee 5.00 euro

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2017 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture Ceremony
May
9
2:00 PM14:00

2017 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture Ceremony

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).

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CANCELLED - Conflicting Memories: Ukraine
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

CANCELLED - Conflicting Memories: Ukraine

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

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Call for applications: Global Cultural Leadership Programme
Feb
13
to 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.    

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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.

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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.

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

The 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals

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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.

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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)

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. 

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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.

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