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.

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ECF joins the Protect the EU Campaign

Inspired by Wolfgang Tillmans' anti-Brexit campaign, Dutch designers Jop van Bennekom and Geert Jonkers have adapted his posters for the upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany. The campaign's focus is the protection of the EU against the current wildfire of political negativity.
 

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Rien Van Gendt’s appeal to funds: ‘Help change attitudes towards refugees’

Rien van Gendt is Deputy Chair of the ECF Board and Vice President of ECF, and a fellow of the Major Alliance responsible for the area of refugees and migration.  On 15 February 2017 in The Hague, during an afternoon of discussion organised by the Bernard van Leer Foundation and the Major Alliance, Dr Van Gendt gave a brief speech highlighting the importance of investing in the children of refugees and of taking on a long-term approach focussing on potential rather than deficits. You can read the English translation of his speech in our Library.

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Communiqué de presse : 2017 Prix Princesse Margriet pour la Culture de l'ECF

Façonner les sociétés par la culture.
Lors de la Journée de l’Europe (9 mai), la Fondation Européenne de la Culture remettra à quatre lauréats exceptionnels le Prix Princesse Margriet pour la Culture 2017 : l’écrivaine et journaliste Aslı Erdoğan (Istanbul), l’écrivain et intellectuel Navid Kermani (Cologne), le musicien Luc Mishalle (Bruxelles), et l’artiste visuelle Marina Naprushkina (Berlin).

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Idea Camp 2017 Booklet

With its focus on “Moving Communities”, the 2017 Idea Camp follows an open call for daring ideas to build societies with greater equality, sustainability and solidarity, and a stronger sense of social justice. Download the Moving Communities booklet, presenting all participants to the Idea Camp 2017, including the Idea Feeders, Facilitators & Digital storytellers, and local organisations and collectives in Madrid.

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Featured People: Idea Camp 2017 Digital Storytellers

A team of four Digital Storytellers will be on hand at the Idea Camp, capturing insights from the encounter and translating these into narratives of all types: data visualisation, written content and audio-visual materials. Their role will be to record meaningful data and to coax unforeseen answers from the Idea Makers to bring back home.

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Featured People: Idea Camp 2017 local organisations and collectives

For the 2017 Idea Camp, the Idea Camp team has drawn on the rich social fabric of the city of Madrid, working hand in hand with local organisations and collectives on the ground not just to plan the programme for this year’s Idea Camp but also to design the space for the event and to shape the communications around it. We are delighted that 2017 Idea Makers will have the chance to meet some of these inspiring local organisations and collectives, to exchange experiences with them and to share the visions and challenges that inform their work. 

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