The results of the European Parliament elections are in. Continue reading to find out how our #DemocracyNeedsImagination grantees helped shape the European debate.

Let’s keep this momentum, and let’s keep on working for a better and fairer Europe where everyone has a voice. After all, democracy needs all of us imaging new futures!

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Our director André Wilkens on the lead up to the European Parliament elections, the nascent public debate and the role of culture in further shaping European identities.

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Democracy needs imagination


An overview listing all the #DemocracyNeedsImagination grantees. We are happy to present you these initiatives, ranging from local voter turn out campaigns to pan-European media campaigns. Click through and find out how you could be supporting them too.

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Lost in Media

Our book ‘Lost in Media: Migrant Perspectives and the Public Sphere’ gathers critical responses to the representations of migrants in the media in Europe through nine essays by prominent writers, artists and journalists. Ever since the 'migrant crisis' hit the headlines in 2015, migrant perspectives have been lost in mainstream media. If migrants do appear in media coverage they are represented as characters in other people’s stories, or as something other.

Edited by Ismail Einashe and Thomas Roueché. Published together with Valiz.