Every week, we showcase a key cultural player in our featured people section; we highlight all the latest news and events in the ECF calendar; and we bring everything together in our Library

Below is a list of our latest news & events. To see the full list of upcoming events, check our calendar or the dedicated events page


Library
In the EU We (Mis)Trust: on the road to the European elections - an account of the debate

On 10 April 2014, in collaboration with De Balie, we organised a public debate about the EU and its future titled: “In the EU We (Mis)Trust: on the road to the European elections”. This debate was part of the New Pact for Europe project, that examines the challenges Europe is facing today, and the strategic choices that need to be made. 

Philippe Legrain - Keynote speech "In the EU We (Mis)trust: towards the European elections"

On 10 April 2014, together with De Balie we have organised a public debate about the EU and its future: “In the EU We (Mis)Trust: on the road to the European elections”. This debate was part of the New Pact for Europe project, that examines the challenges facing Europe today, and the strategic choices that need to be made. One of the keynote speakers was Philippe Legrain. You can download his speech from our Library.

Drawing Citizenship: towards the 2014 European elections through comics & cartoons - 2nd week

As part of our open call for cartoonist and comics artists to reflect on the European elections, we present a weekly selection of work. Our second selected work is EurHope by Zurum. European integration started out as an endeavor to create lasting peace, stability and prosperity in Europe, but many feel it has become a neoliberal project more interested in catering to big business than to the average European citizen. Is Europe still our best hope for a prosperous future?

In the EU we (Mis)trust - on the road to the EU elections - debate panelists

There is a growing mistrust of the EU among Europeans. Many citizens perceive the EU as being too distant and too bureaucratic. This question will be debated during the In the EU We (Mis)Trust – on the road to the EU elections event on 10 April at De Balie. 

The discussion will include distinguished experts George Pagoulatos, Philippe Legrain, Jet de Ranitz, Bas Eickhout, Dirk Gotink, Kati Piri, Gerben Jan Gerbrandy and Eric Smaling.  

Drawing Citizenship: towards the 2014 European elections through comics & cartoons - 1st week

We are joining forces with The Cartoon Movement to explore perspectives on the upcoming European elections through comics and cartoons. Between 31 March and 25 May 2014, we are inviting comic artists and cartoonists to reflect on European citizenship and the various issues that are currently facing Europe. Everyone is welcome to submit their work. We are selecting one cartoon or comic every week to showcase on our respective websites. Our first selected work is EU ElectionS by Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu. 

A profile of Philippe Legrain as part of the "In the EU We (Mis)Trust: on the road to the European elections" debate

A critically acclaimed thinker and communicator who has also been a senior policymaker, Philippe Legrain will be a speaker at the “In the EU We (Mis)Trust: on the road to the European elections” we organise in De Balie on 10 April.

 

Preparatory Action "Culture in EU External Relations" : country reports

As a member of the Consortium supporting the Preparatory Action "Culture in EU External Relations" initiative, we are happy to share the first country reports resulting of the mapping and consultation process of the project which during the last year and a half has included a total of 54 countries. 

Download Culture Action Europe’s toolkit on the European elections 2014

In order to support its members’ and supporters’ actions in the framework of the European elections 22-25 May 2014, CAE has produced an advocacy toolkit. 

Behind the scenes of the 2014 ECF Princess Margriet Award

Look behind the scenes of last week's ECF Princess Margriet Award with this video featuring lovely (and fun!) moments with members of Teatro Valle Occupato, Teodor Celakoski, Ugo Mattei and other guests of the award ceremony and debate.

Damien Helly on culture in EU external relations

As a member of the Consortium supporting the Preparatory Action "Culture in EU External Relations" initiative, we are happy to introduce you to one of the experts involved in the project: Damien Helly. 

Vernissage Reframe: Perspectives on Europe through comics from Algeria, Turkey and the UKrspectives on Europe through comics from Algeria, Turkey and the UK

The exhibition Reframe: Perspectives on Europe through comics from Algeria, Turkey and the UK opened on 19 March at Philanthropy House in Brussels. Here are some images from the opening event. 

2014 ECF Princess Margriet Award laureates in the media

Browse through the media coverage around the announcement of Sixth ECF Princess Margriet Award laureates Teatro Valle Occupato and Teodor Celakoski. 

Events
Call for application for TANDEM alumni: Network projects / Mobility funding

In order to support the networking amongst  TANDEM participants from various rounds and components of the TANDEM programme, alumni may apply for funding through the network in two categories.

Reframe: Perspectives on Europe through comics from Algeria, Turkey and the UK

Bringing together new voices from Turkey, Algeria and the UK, the exhibition Reframe invites nine emerging artists to use their distinctive styles and viewpoints to 'reframe' perspectives through a series of new graphic short stories that examine the cultural, social and political dynamics between Europe and each of the participating countries.

Drawing citizenship: Towards the 2014 European elections through comics & cartoons

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the Cartoon Movement are joining forces to explore perspectives on the upcoming European elections through comics and cartoons. ‏Between 31 March and 25 May 2014, we are inviting comic artists and cartoonists to reflect on European citizenship and the various issues that are currently facing Europe. We are not just interested in the EU, but we would like to hear perspectives from countries that are part of European citizens’ daily lives across the continent and beyond.

€urovisions, a live cinema performance about migrants chasing a European dream

Mainstream media often shows one side of migration. But what is the story told by the people who migrate to Europe? Running up to the upcoming European elections in May 2014, €urovisons, a new show by European Souvenirs, proposes a glimpse on migration from the migrant perspective.