ECF Publications

The Dwarfing of Europe?

In this first of the series Dwarfing of Europe? publication, we turn to our neighbours for an honest view of Europe from the outside in order to boost and broaden the debate on Europe by focusing on culture. Their insights can help us craft new narratives for Europe. The contributors to this first volume of The Dwarfing of Europe? include: Shreela Ghosh, Basma El Husseiny, Peter Vermeersch and Iryna Vidanava. 
The book is dedicated to Odile Chenal, in recognition of more than 23 years of loyal and devoted service to ECF – with gratitude for her unwavering commitment to Europe and to culture. Odile is retiring from ECF in 2013.

To receive a copy of the book please email: narratives[@] or download it here.


Remappings - The Making of European Narratives

Remappings is a publication is a collection of essays on the changing narratives of Europe, accompanied by comic strips by up-and-coming European comic talents. 

The book investigates how narratives emerge, unfold and contribute to re-drawing our "maps" of Europe. The foreword is by writer, journalist and presenter Abdelkader Benali with contributors including Amitav Ghosh, Paul Scheffer, Monica Sassatelli, Milla Mineva, Wolfram Kaiser, Siebe de Boer, Vladimir and Vuk Palibrk and many more. 

Download the online version here or to receive a copy of the book, send an email to narratives [@] indicating: your name - your organisation - your profession / title and the address including street and street number, post code, city, country. (You can order one book per person and a maximum of two as an organisation.) 


Imagining Europe with De Groene Amsterdammer

In the frame of the Imagining Europe event that will take place on the 4–7 October 2012 at the renowned cultural space, De Balie in Amsterdam, weekly magazine DE GROENE AMSTERDAMMER in close editorial collaboration with ECF has published a special supplement including articles from Amitav Ghosh, Iryna Videnava, Erdal Balci, Philip Legrain and more...

You can download the full supplement here. Note that the content is in DUTCH. 

Report - Is the EU Killing Europe?

An ECF-CAS roundtable on Narratives for Europe held at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria, on 18 November 2010.

Report PDF.  


Report - New Narratives for Europe Seminar 10.05.2010

In 2009, the European Cultural Foundation decided to explore what came to be called ‘New Narratives for Europe’.
Our questioning began with: if there are inspiring stories out there now, being shared by the people of Europe, what can these stories tell us? Who are telling these stories – and where and how are they telling them? And which of these narratives are inspiring – and perhaps even mobilising – for the younger generation of Europeans, both within and beyond the EU?
These questions were already in the air. That ‘Europe needs a story to tell’ is often heard in European political and intellectual circles. While the word ‘narratives’ has already been long used among social scientists and those from the art world, it is now emerging in political discourse.




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