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.
In the run-up to the elections for the European Parliament, 200 people gathered in a packed ‘De Balie’ debate centre in Amsterdam to discuss the state of the European Union (EU). The crowd showed that there is a voracious appetite for debating Europe’s future – and a mini-poll of the audience revealed that the majority of those who took part want to fundamentally rethink the way the EU works rather than abandoning the European project altogether.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.