ECF, the Connected Action for the Commons network and the City of Madrid gathered fifty changemakers from wider Europe in Madrid in March. During three days they met one another, they met with peers and they worked on their idea. After the Idea Camp we invited them to develop project proposals on their idea. ECF could grant twenty-five of them with a research and development grant. We proudly present the 2017 R&D grantees.Read More
Our friends from InViable created an interactive visualisation tool to grasp the contents, the growth, the interconnectedness and the outreach of the European-wide community of Connected Action for the Commons. Explore the tool and get inspired by the work of this growing movement of people.Read More
We are happy to have supported this publication by Culture Action Europe: Polis and the people: Looking into the future of urban cultural policies, which explores the current status of cultural policy at a local level and the challenges that lay ahead.Read More
On Europe Day (9 May), the European Cultural Foundation has presented four outstanding laureates with the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture. Have a look at the Media Coverage.
You can now download a PDF version of the Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy from our Library. Developed by the Council of Europe in partnership with the Hertie School of Governance and ECF, this publication investigates the link between culture and a democratic, open and trusting society.Read More
The 2017 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture has been presented on 9 May 2017 (Europe Day) in cultural centre Paradiso, Amsterdam. Download a copy of the Jury report.Read More
On Europe Day (9 May), the European Cultural Foundation has presented four outstanding laureates with the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture. Read HRH Princess Laurentien's speech from the Award Ceremony.
In the light of the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture, ECF has organised an interactive dialogue called Peace through Culture – a citizens’ dialogue, on 10 May in the Peace Palace, The Hague. Read the detailed report by Bas Lafleur.Read More
2017 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture presented to four laureatesRead More
ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture 2017 aan vier baanbrekende Europese cultuurmakers uitgereikRead More
Novelist, orientalist scholar and journalist Navid Kermani’s writing spans many forms. His exceptional contribution to cultural debate has been to challenge increasingly extremist narratives of discrimination and racism, arguing instead for greater solidarity in the face of fragmentation.Read More
In this feature, we talk to writer and columnist Aslı Erdoğan, whose literary oeuvre includes novels, novellas and short stories, all of which engage readers as they display humanity in all its fragility. Hers is a defiant literary voice in Turkey, contributing to a vision of a 21st-century society with political and cultural inclusivity at its centre. On 16 August 2016, she was arrested and remained in pre-trial detention until her release in January. She is unable to leave Turkey as her trial continues. This is an edited version of the conversation that took place on 6 March 2017 in Istanbul.Read More