Active in culture and the arts as well as the media, and with an impressive track record in education, the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) is Europe’s only independent, non-national and pan-European cultural foundation. Running its own programmes and awarding grants keep it close to the grassroots cultural sector, and make it a credible advocate of strong cultural policies for Europe.
Areas of exploration include:
the cultural implications of EU enlargement
cross-border cultural cooperation and promotion of intercultural exchange
the possible components of a strong European cultural programme
a cultural component to a future EU foreign policy
The ECF has contributed to the development of European cultural policy through programmes and initiatives on national, regional and local levels. We believe that Europe needs coherent and convincing cultural policies, which will pro-actively involve civil society in democratic decision-making processes.