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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 More
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.
...tonight is a celebration: not only of the third Idea Camp, but most importantly, of our common effort in bringing upon a brighter future.Read More
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.Read More
Could alternative interlocal forms of mobilisation around the commons revive solidarities and keep the prospect of a common Europe alive in an age of austerity? Read more about the new focal point, created in partnership with the ECF and Eurozine.Read More
50 ideas to foster, to challenge undemocratic practices and to amplify voices that are excluded from public debate | 50 ideeën die
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).
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The Facilitators are representatives of the Connected Action for the Commons Hubs and will, throughout the three days, offer their support to the Idea Makers, the Idea Feeders and Digital Storytellers, ensuring an open and inclusive environment where ideas can blossom.Read More