What has changed in Poland after the elections on October 15, 2023, in which the democratic opposition was defeated by the populist-nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS)? 'The dam is cracking and leaking.' Poland has set an example that things can be different.
We invite individual journalists and small media organisations to apply for a micro-grant.
The director of DutchCulture, Kirsten van den Hul, and European Cultural Foundation director, André Wilkens, share their concerns about the absence of art and culture in Dutch election debates so far, while there is more and more scientific evidence that investing in culture strengthens democracy and societies.
Regions all over Europe have been facing the painful consequences of a globally unfettered extraction and use of natural resources. More than ever, communities need to come to a shared understanding on how to prepare for the urgent shift from the prevailing resource - intensive lifestyles to low-carbon green economies and societies. This will require us to reset and recalibrate our lives to meet whatever challenges arise in the transition to living within a socially just and environmentally regenerative society. The arts and creative sectors in Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria and Aosta Valley hold vast resources that allow them to engage with the complexities of ecological transformation agendas in their local contexts.
Following our call to host and curate The European Pavilion 2024 five candidates have been shortlisted to receive the commissioning grant of EUR500,000.
Following the Culture of Solidarity Fund Just Transition call fifteen cultural organisations from all across the continent will receive funding to research and promote global just transitions, offer residencies, build networks, and host public events.
Since 2019 IDFA and the European Cultural Foundation present documentaries that encourage the public debate on Europe, in the pathway Life in Europe.
Follwoing the Polish parliament elections Krytyka Polityczna journalist Michał Sutowski writes: "We have the right to hope again."
This is a key moment to make sure that culture is placed at the very heart of Europe’s future to help bring Europeans together at this pivotal point in our shared history.
Contrary to the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights: Confirmed conviction of Osman Kavala dismays European foundations and cultural mediators.
The Europe Challenge is an annual programme that brings together teams from libraries and communities across Europe to address social isolation, inequality, disinformation, climate crises and other local challenges by developing, sharing and implementing creative solutions with support from the European Cultural Foundation and its partners. This edition runs from January to September 2024.
The final episodes of the Re:framing Migration in European media podcast have now been uploaded. They are a personal companion to and part of the Re:framing Migrants in European Media programme.
New traineeship program focused on promoting and diversifying philanthropy with a European purpose, in close collaboration with Allianz Foundation.
Following on the success of last year’s edition, the Culture of Solidarity Fund is now launching another special call looking to promote the visibility and embeddedness of Ukrainian culture across Europe, in partnership with EUNIC (the network of EU National Institutes for Culture), with funding from the Government of Flanders and the European Cultural Foundation and additional contributions from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Czech Centres.
We are pleased to announce a brand new commissioning grant of up to 500.000 EUR as part of our European Pavilion programme.
The 2023 edition of the European Sentiment Compass, subtitled 'Culture clash: Russia, Ukraine, and the fight for the European public', looks into how Russia’s war on Ukraine is a test of Europe’s values of openness, freedom, solidarity, and individual responsibility.
In their latest episode The Europeans Podcast interview Bojana Grujic of the Novi Sad City Library in Serbia and Myrto Tsilimpounidi from the Feminist Library at the Feminist Autonomous Centre in Athens, both participating in The Europe Challenge that offered them support, resources and funding.
As part of Re:framing Migrants in the European Media tandems between legacy media and migrant-led community media have started. The Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza published the first outcomes.
A joint statement on supporting cultural relief work after the Türkiye & Syria earthquakes by Cultural Emergency Response (CER), Prince Claus Fund, DutchCulture, European Cultural Foundation.
How are journalists and migrant-led media initiatives transforming the way we perceive, debate and report upon migration in Europe? This evening a broader group of (inter)national journalists, mediamakers and media-activists brought together by the Re:framing Migrants in the European Media launch their project’s magazine SHIFT!