Featured People: Wendelien van Oldenborgh

Between 1-3 June 2016, ECF is partnering with DutchCulture and De Balie for the Forum on European Culture entitled Re:Creating Europe. We take the opportunity to present you the work of visual artist Wendelien van Oldeborgh who will participate to one of the expert meetings which focuses on our representation of history and cultural heritage, themes dealing with our past and present that are also key in van Oldenborgh’s work.  

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Video: Krétakör and Medialab-Prado Presentations

On 15 March 2016, the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture was awarded to theatre-makers and community developers Krétakör (Budapest, Hungary) and citizen laboratory for digital culture Medialab-Prado (Madrid, Spain) during a ceremony that took place at the Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam. You can watch videos of presentations by participants to various projects by the two laureates.

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Video: Tandem Turkey Interim Meeting in Cluj

Tandem Turkey aims to establish long-term collaborations between cultural organisations from Turkey and the EU countries. In this video, you can see participants of Tandem Turkey 2015-16 at the Cluj meeting in February 2016, featuring Alice Fiona Tucker, Hüseyin Recepoğlu, Jeremy Pine, Mehtap von Stietencron, Naz Cuguoğlu, Susanne Ewerlöf and Çiçek Şadiye Tezer. 

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Arts and Activism - Debate

On 16 March, as part of the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture side programme, Árpád Schilling – the Director of Kretakör joined the Art and Activism debate at De Balie in conversation with Teodor Celakoski (Culture 2 Commons, Croatia) and Igor Stokfiszewski (Krytyka Polityczna, Poland) about the political and social reality that activists and cultural operators are forced to work under in their countries. 

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New Democracy: Co-creating the City - REPORT

In the evening of 25 February and as part of ECF’s involvement in the cultural programme of the Netherlands Presidency of the EU Council, we hosted an event to co-create recommendations of good urban governance for the EU Urban Agenda at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. Speakers included Antonija Eremut (Solin, Croatia), Christian Iaione (Bologna, Italy), Sjoerd Feitsma (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands), Pedro Campos Ponce (Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations).

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