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). All of the laureates are committed to striking a chord with people who do not necessarily agree with them—to question presumptions, to listen— and they challenge us to do the same. Together, these four extraordinary individuals bring an incredible richness to the European cultural landscape. They embody exemplary cultural responses to today’s urgencies and show how culture is a vital part of the conversation to create tomorrow’s societies. Learn more about the laureates and the Award.

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From 27 March to 2 April, a group of 27 participants takes part in a course focusing on how to build an infrastructure that supports increased refugee perspectives in public discourse. Chosen by our Displaced in Media partners, the participants, including refugees, come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from journalism, filmmaking, media education, social work and refugee inclusion.
Throughout the five-day training workshop, participants will work with different methodologies, such as simulations, good practice presentations, site visits, case clinics and a world cafe. Learn more about Displaced in Media and our current focus on Migration, Solidarity, Inclusion, Imagery and Human Rights on our dedicated In Focus page

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REPORT - Idea Camp 2017: A Common Effort in Bringing Upon a Brighter Future

Entitled ‘Moving Communities,’ the Idea Camp 2017 brought together individuals from across Europe and its neighbouring countries, who are willing to “move” their communities through their creative and progressive ideas. During three days, 50 selected Idea Makers, guest experts, the hubs in the Connected Action for the Commons network and a group of representatives from European municipalities have exchanged thoughts and challenges, learned from one another, and further developed ideas. Their ambition: to contribute to building societies with greater equality; to translate common sense into sustainable inclusive policies. Read our short report.