European Cultural Foundation
50 years of spreading the culture
This year, the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), with headquarters in Amsterdam, Holland, is celebrating a very important jubilee - half a century of its existence and work. On the occasion of its fiftieth birthday, ECF has organized a big celebration in Amsterdam, which was attended by the Dutch Princess Margareta who is also president of the foundation. On the occasion of its anniversary, ECF presented two special awards for cultural localities that accomplished big successes in the field of international cultural cooperation - "Truc Sperique" in Slovakia and "Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Centre" in Turkey.
This Foundation, which has supported a series of projects in Macedonia, is one of the biggest donors in the field of culture in Europe. It is independent, non-governmental and unprofitable organization that promotes the cultural participation and cooperation in Europe.
It was founded in 1954 with the goal to help the promotion of the principle of cultural dimension in the processes of European integration. It gives grants for innovative projects and implements its own programmes. In Europe, it is considered one of the most influential cultural representatives.
The European Cultural Foundation implements programmes for encouraging the intercultural dialogue, encouraging the participation through art, strengthening the cultural sector, and it also supports different pan-European activities.
For more information you can see the web-site of the European Cultural Foundation www.eurokult.org.