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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:
Nico Bick has been travelling to all European parliaments to photograph them. In our #democracyneedsimagination series we ask him why?
A report on the first of five Idea Incubator Workshops for the 2018 Research and Development grantees, which took place in Liverpool in September 2018.
A report by Charles Tims on the Displaced in Media policy Forum which took place in Marseille, October 2018.
In an interview with initiator Ulrike Guérot of the European Democracy Lab she explains the becoming of ‘The European Balcony Project’
The annual report on cultural policies in the Arab region has been published, featuring recent developments and trends in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.
In our series of portraits of Research and Development grantees this time SUPER, the festival of peripheries, in Milan. After participating in the 2017 Idea Camp ‘Moving Communities’ they have been very active in Milan and soon present a festival on their findings.
A report - including recommendations - following the Monday 24 September 2018 event bringing together more than 60 leading experts from the cultural and creative sectors from across Europe.
In the series of interviews with #RDgrantees, this time we feature Colectivo Warehouse - who joined the 2017 Idea Camp in Madrid. The Colectivo Warehouse organised the first Habitabis Festival.
This booklet is a way of gathering learning from those people and organisations who are working for greater participation by – and representation of – those with refugee backgrounds in the media. It is based on the work of nine organisations from across Europe that were part of an Erasmus+ project called Displaced in Media in 2017-18.
The foundation’s supervisory board announces the new director and chair of the board.
#OccupyGuguta is a protest movement that started in the summer of 2018 in Chisinau, Moldova. Vitalie Sprinceana - of Connected Action for the Commons hub Oberliht - tells us why.
An interview with Tabea Grzeszyk - of Hostwriter - on the occassion of Hostwriter winning the German Google Impact Challenge.
ECF Princess MArgriet Award for Culture Shortlist: Learn more about Marika Schmiedt.
ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture 2018 Shortlist: Meet Kuratorisk Aktion