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The European Cultural Foundation strenghtens the European sentiment by developing and supporting cultural initiatives that let us share, experience and imagine Europe.

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Open call: The Europe Challenge 2024

Open call: The Europe Challenge 2024

5 Sep 2023
ECF news

Meet the jury for The European Pavilion 2024 call

18 Sep 2023

Libraries on Prescription

15 Sep 2023
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“EU and member state leaders need to regain confidence in liberalism and in their own citizens”

14 Sep 2023

Meet the Global Cultural Relations Programme 2023 participants

14 Sep 2023

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Highlighted programmes & projects

The Europe Challenge for Libraries

The Europe Challenge is a collaborative process with public libraries across Europe and their communities to identify and address some of Europe's pressing challenges that are relevant both for the local contexts and on a European level.

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Culture of Solidarity Fund

Grant mechanism to support cultural organisations and individuals reinforcing pan-European solidarity in times of crisis (e.g. Covid-19, war in Ukraine, climate emergencies).

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The European Pavilion

Together with partners, ECF launches an initiative for The European Pavilion in order to encourage a critical and creative debate on the future of Europe and stimulate alternative imaginaries beyond the national.

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Re:framing Migrants in European Media

The pilot Re:framing Migrants in the European Media supports the development of a European public sphere, inclusive to the perspectives of refugees and migrants.

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CrAFt Cities - Creating Actionable Futures

An EU-funded project supporting 60 European cities to become carbon-neutral, inclusive and even more beautiful by 2030.

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“Support from the Culture of Solidarity Fund enabled us to produce The Walk – a theatre project featuring Little Amal, a 3.5 metres tall puppet of a 9-year-old girl. Walking 8,000 kilometres across Europe in search of her mother, Amal’s journey during the Covid-19 pandemic was enabled by relays of puppeteers. In a visionary act of solidarity with the plight of refugees, the project bore a single message on behalf of thousands of displaced children: Don’t forget about us.“

— Walk with Amal (UK), grantee

"Participating in the Europe Challenge has helped our local library to create a new vision for our city of Sant Boi de Llobregat, just miles from Barcelona’s busy international airport. By installing beehives at our library, we were able to champion biodiversity and experiment with our local community on ways of greening our city."

— La Biblioteca Jordi Rubió i Balaguer (Spain), grantee

“Over the years, we have collaborated with ECF on many successful projects - from i-Portunus (supporting green mobility of cultural professionals across Europe) to the European Pavilion (bringing together artists and thinkers for a pan-European alternative to the Venice Biennale's national pavilions). Working with ECF, we have forged a strong, mutually respectful partnership - and made a bunch of life-long international friends in the process!”

— Kultura Nova Foundation (Croatia), partner

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