On Thursday, 10 April, ECF will host a public debate about the future of Europe, together with debate centre De Balie in Amsterdam and the New Pact for Europe initiative. Speakers include Ivan Krastev, Jet de Ranitz, Bas Eickhout, Jeroen Lenaers, Kati Piri, Eric Smaling, Philippe Legrain. The debate will be moderated by Lennart Booij.
Remapping Europe is a project coordinated by Doc Next Network, to research and work on the concept and tool of remixing as a method to re-visualize, reconsider, and reinvent the dominant imagery about Europe. One of the activities related to the project is this four-day festival organised by ZEMOS in Sevilla.
The Preparatory Action on the role of culture in EU external relations gathers some of the most influential politicians and know-how heavy professionals on the field from the whole world to an open conference at BOZAR.
On 15 and 16 February, 2014 laureates Teodor Celakoski and Teatro Valle Occupato will participate in a series of events on Culture, commons and beyond in Zagreb to start the debate on the place of culture in shaping democracy that will continue in Brussels.
As part of their Berlinale Talents Panel programme, the international film festival of Berlin will host the discussion “Crossing the Border: Finding New Audiences” with Victoria Broackes, Yoel Gamzou, Chris Torch, Annemie Vanackere.
We are delighted to be part of the State of Europe debates organised by the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. As a prelude to the European elections, IFFR explores the state of Europe through film and discussions asking "Can Cinema save Europe?"
As one of the partners in the New Pact for Europe initiative to foster and promote the European debate, we would like to share the first report of the New Pact for Europe project: "Strategic Options for Europe's Future" (PDF).
About New Pact for Europe
Efforts to overcome the current EU crisis are being hampered by profound disagreements over the future course of reforms. The period leading up to the European elections and the change in EU leadership in 2014 provides an opportune occasion to reflect on these challenges and the reform priorities for the next five years. The goal of the New Pact for Europe project is to develop these reform proposals and generate new thinking and ideas about how to address the many challenges that Europe is facing, and help to close the widening gap between and within EU member states over Europe’s future.
The debate will be fuelled by this report, which analyses the 'state of the Union' and describes the key challenges Europe faces and presents five potential strategic options for the future of European integration. The report has been drawn up by a ‘Reflection Group’ of eminent EU experts from different member states.
The report will be discussed between December 2013 and April 2014 by citizens, politicians, policymakers and key stakeholders in around 50 events in many EU Member States, in order to generate ideas for future action. The Reflection Group will then draw on the outcome of these debates to draft a proposal for a New Pact for Europe, including concrete recommendations, with additional input from an Advisory Group to further enrich their work.
On Monday 3 February 2014, we will organise a ‘closed door policy makers debate’ in The Hague and a public stakeholders meeting on Thursday 10 April in Amsterdam. More information on both debates will soon be published on this website.
The New Pact for Europe project was initiated by the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung (Germany) and is supported by a large consortium of foundations, think tanks and civil society organisations, including: Allianz Kulturstiftung, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, European Cultural Foundation, European Policy Centre, "La Caixa" Foundation, Network of European Foundations, Open Estonia Foundation, Open Society Initiative for Europe, Stiftung Mercator and Svenska Kultur Fonden.
Following up on the 'we are more' campaign for the EU's Creative Europe programme, we continue campaigning for solidly anchored cultural policies for Europe. The next important deadline is 22 May 2014 when the European Parliamentary elections will take place.
Tandem Community & Participation is the latest addition to the Tandem programmes. It is for cultural organisations working in the field of voluntary arts, community arts, (non-formal) arts & citizen education and other forms of creative community development.