European Centre for Culture (ECC)

Centre européen de la culture (CEC)
Centro Europeo de la Cultura
Europäisches Kulturzentrum (EKZ)

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1950-10-07 Geneva Switzerland


Founded by Denis de Rougemont and Raymond Silva and under the auspices of D-XD0814 - European Movement International (EMI), following decision of the EM Congress, May 1948, The Hague (Netherlands), and as successor to Bureau d'études pour un Centre européen de la culture, set up Feb 1949. Current statutes adopted 21 Mar 1986. Statutes revised 28 Mar 1996. Ceased to exist Dec 2001 due to lack of finance, with 'Euroateliers', the educational workshops on European citizenship and on democracy continue to take place. Revived when current statutes adopted 26 May 2003.


Identify the content of the common culture of Europeans in its unity and diversity; foster this cultural diversity in the united Europe; strengthen dialogue between European culture and the other cultures of the world; unite European cultural forces, providing a meeting place and means of coordination; study theoretical and practical problems posed by cultural pluralism; consider the interaction between tradition and innovation in the field of culture in the broadest sense; promote cultural exchanges with similar centres in other regions; promote dialogue between world cultures and on civic education.


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General Assembly (at least twice a year). Board of Directors consisting of: President, Vice-President, Public Relations Officer, Programmes Officer, Members and correspondents Officer, Legal matters Officer, Finance Officer, 3 Members and 5 Associate Members. International Secretariat, comprising Executive President, Secretary-General and Administrator.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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