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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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Europe Day 2024 – Anyone Can Europe Day!

Europe Day 2024 – Anyone Can Europe Day!

9 Apr 2024
ECF news

Invitation to Meet Display Europe at the International Journalism Festival

11 Apr 2024
Press

Alum Initiative of The Europe Challenge Continues to Harness the Healing Power of Stories

11 Apr 2024
Stories

100 Magnolias, Planted on the “Station Road” in Vladimir

11 Apr 2024
Events

European Dialogues: ‘Writing the war’ and ‘Europe at war?’

5 Apr 2024

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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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Display Europe

As part of the Initiative for European Public Space, ECF has built a coalition to shape a European media landscape.

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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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