Report: Boekmanlezing 2016

On 23 June 2016, we have been part of the Boekmanlezing 2016 on the "Cultural Dimension in the City of the Future", a debate and lecture with Hans Mommaas, Karolina Spaic (ZID Theater), Kristian Koreman (Bureau ZUS, Zones Urbaines Sensibles) and Kajsa Ollongren (alderman Amsterdam Municipality, a.o. for Economy and Culture). Read the report (in Dutch). 

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Culture Report / EUNIC yearbook 2014-15

Europe: Closed Doors or Open Arms? The Culture Report/EUNIC Yearbook 2014/2015 discusses migration into Europe, inviting a string of renowned scholars, authors and writers, including Umberto Eco, Francis Fukuyama, Bassam Tibi, Zygmunt Baumann, Richard Sennett, Slavenka Drakulić, Claus Leggewie and Mely Kiyak, to share their views.  

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Featured People: Ruth Mackenzie

Celebrating the new partnership between ECF and the Holland Festival, we are proud to feature the festival’s Artistic Director Ruth Mackenzie. A highlight of the 2015 festival programme is ein tag und eine stunde in urbo kune, the first event of our partnership. We spoke to Ruth about leading the Holland Festival for the first time this year, the partnership with ECF and how culture can offer answers to European issues. 

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A message from our Doc Next Network partner Zemos98

ECF is very sad that our Doc Next Network partner ZEMOS98's festival has been forced to shut down. We are sharing the first paragraphs of a recent article they have published on their website, and we invite you to join the 17th ZEMOS98 Festival: Caring for the City, Reclaim the Commons from 15 to 18 April 2015 in Sevilla where we have no doubt the whole ZEMOS98 team will offer the best possible edition, despite the difficult conditions they are currently facing.

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Featured People: Rob Riemen

Celebrating the partnership between ECF, the Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the Nexus Institute, which will start in 2015, we are proud to feature Rob Riemen. As founder and president, Rob Riemen has a key role in the activities of the Nexus Institute. He is also the author of Nobility of Spirit. A Forgotten Ideal (2008) and The Eternal Return of Fascism (2010). Read a brief profile of Rob Riemen along with a short interview.

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Culture Report / EUNIC yearbook

In Europe from the Outside: Expectations of Europe's External Cultural Relations, 30 authors from 20 countries look at what initiatives are needed in the area of external cultural policy. Our Head of Advocacy and Research & Development Isabelle Schwarz has also contributed with some insights from ECF. 

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