Recent press releases & media coverage:
During the last weeks and months, we have witnessed one of the biggest transnational debates in Europe ever. The debate was about jobs, migration, inequality, tax evasion, crime rates, the climate and about the explosive content of a videotape from Ibiza. Europe has become the subject of primetime TV shows, coffee talks, summer festivals and dinners among friends. Culture can imagine a better Europe beyond pie charts and growth rates. But instead with stories, images, ideas.
Dutch Prime Minister Rutte is adressed with this open letter by ECF director André Wilkens: “On 20 June, when you will discuss Europe’s new Strategic Agenda 2019-2024, we are calling on you to put culture not only on the agenda but make it a priority for Europe.”
Our magazine to accompany the 2018 Annual Report, with interviews, essays and other great stories by our networks.
Our #DemocracyNeedsImagination Action Grants support campaigns that defend the future of an open and democratic Europe and get Europeans to vote. In this overview we present a few of them.
Prior to the European Council meeting of May 22-23 the newly founded Dutch ‘Europe platform’ sends a letter to the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science asking for support for EU cultural policies and more alignment between European and national cultural policies.
A letter to everyone who applied for our Democracy Needs Imagination Action Grants.
With our annual theme ‘Democracy Needs Imagination’ it is no wonder we soon ran into Giuseppe Porcaro. He published the book ‘Disco sour’ and is the man behind the 'Europarama’ podcast series. An interview.
All available material about the laureates of the 2019 Award. Press releases, image material, and more.
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.
The European Cultural Foundation has sent an open letter to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, calling for making culture, and museums, an integral part of the future of Europe at the upcoming summit on 9 May 2019 in Sibiu, Romania.
Culture Action Europe initiated the campaign and urges more cultural networks and organisations to join.
Some of the participants to the 2017 Idea Camp in Madrid found their ideas so similar, they embarked on a common project. Beatriz Barreiro Carril and Mondher Tounsi were two of them. We spoke with Beatriz on their project.
Each week we highlight the work of Democracy Needs Imagination grantees: music, art and European life!
A small report on two events we co-organised with the ACES of the University of Amsterdam: analysing the spaces of the European far-right, and co-creating a speculative fiction scenario for Europe.
Find out all about the second round of selected projects of our new Action Grants!
Our head of advocacy spoke at the book launch of photographer Nico Bick’s book “Parliaments of the European Union”.
Find out all about the first round of selected projects of our new Action Grants!
We spoke with Amber Arcades on “European Heartbreak”, the upcoming #EP2019 elections and why Europe might benefit from some relation therapy.
A study on the skills needed to working in the cultural field in the Arab region, and recommendations for skill development tools.
This mapping aims to shed light on what funders are doing in the field of arts and culture, and looks to identify foundations and other philanthropic organisations who fund, support, advocate and partner in initiatives to advance arts and culture in Europe
Civitates is a philanthropic initiative for democracy and solidarity in Europe. It provides funding for civil society actors to come together, revitalize public discourse, and ensure that all voices are heard. After all, we need a strong civil society to shape vibrant and open European democracies that work for all.
Everything you need to know about the European Parliament Elections in May 2019 - including a guide on how you can actually vote!
An - limited - overview of political campaigns in the run up to the #EP2019 elections
All questions from the application form in an overview so you can prepare before filling in and submitting your application.
All your questions regarding our new 2019 Action Grants answered in this frequently updated section.
After fifteen months in prison without indictment we share Osman Kavala’s statement on his imprisonment.
The European cultural and creative sectors advocate for a culture and Europe that is democratic, diverse, fair, free, human, inclusive and vital. This Culture Action Europe campaign calls on political parties to take on board this campaign’s recommendations in their programs: