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18 May 2011

European Cultural Foundation

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) was founded in Geneva in 1954 upon the belief that culture is a vital ingredient for Europe’s post-war rebuilding and healing. ECF strives for an open, democratic and inclusive Europe within which culture is a valued and key contributor.

ECF's work continues to initiate and support cultural exchange and creative expression across wider Europe, to share knowledge across the cultural sector, and to campaign for the arts at all levels of political decision-making. By identifying, connecting, nourishing and illuminating a network of local cultural change-makers, ECF fosters the growth of new visions of Europe that are the result of bottom-up action and creativity. ECF partners with organisations to advocate for change. ECF is involved with campaigns to promote culture across Europe. ECF's grants support artistic and cultural expression across wider Europe.