Another Europe: the Book

Since our beginnings in the 1950s, ECF has been pursuing the idea of a Europe that goes beyond historical, cultural and political borders and proposes new ways of doing things. The Europe ECF imagines extends well beyond the EU, embracing the countries that touch our borders to the east and to the south. These guiding principles run through the pages of our new publication Another Europe, which brings together a treasure trove of insights and experiences from partners and participants working with us in the European Neighbourhood over the past 15 years. 

Read More

Build the City: perspectives on commons and culture

Published in the frame of ECF's Idea Camp 2015, Build the City: perspectives on commons and culture rediscovers, reframes and reconsiders previously published historical, artistic, participatory and theoretical perspectives on the subject by a wide variety of authors from different geographical and professional backgrounds.

Read More

Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice

Christiaan De Beukelaer was awarded the 2012 Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) which lead to the publication of his book Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice. Exploring the connection between culture and broader goals of human development, this research focuses on cultural and creative industries in developing countries.

Read More

Introduction to the 10 years of STEP Beyond Travel Grants eBook

The tenth anniversary of ECF’s Step Beyond Travel Grants programme in 2013 represented a milestone. It was a moment to look back at our results so far but also, more importantly, to start looking ahead at the years to come and the changes we hope to catalyse. This publication takes a look at the past, present and future, and gives a voice to the people involved in the programme as well.

Read More

Arts Management in Turbulent Times

Arts Management in Turbulent Times - Adaptable Quality Management, written by Milena Dragicevic Šesic and Sanjin Dragojevica, is a practical guide on Arts Management in regions in transition. Published in 2005, it is an important source for arts managers, cultural operators, cultural policy makers and others working in the field.

Read More

Guide to Citizen Participation in Local Cultural Policy Development for European Cities

Guide to Citizen Participation in Local Cultural Policy Development for European Cities, by Jordi Pascual and Sanijn Dragojevic, published by Interarts Foundation (Barcelona), ECUMEST Association (Bucharest) and ECF in 2007.

Downloads available in EnglishSpanishFrenchUkrainianRussian and Macedonian

A Cultural Dimension to the EU’s External Policies - from Policy Statements to Practice and Potential

This is the second part of a preliminary examination to ascertain whether there is sufficient interest in Member States, and if the preconditions exist, for the development of a coherent cultural dimension to EU external policies. It builds on an initial literature and web based survey conducted by the Boekman Foundation. Its tasks has been to verify whether the reasonably encouraging findings that emerged from the first study were true in practice, by interrogating stakeholders in six diverse EU counties: Denmark, France, Latvia, Poland, Portugal and the UK.

Read More