The European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (ECCD) is an association of national coalitions which promotes the diversity of cultural expressions.

Founded in 2005 as an informal network, ECCD brings together 11 national coalitions in a federation. Within the coalitions are professional cultural and creative organisations from cinema, audiovisual, performing arts, editing, music, visual arts and multimedia… These organisations cover all professions in the artistic and cultural sectors such as authors, producers, composers, editors, artists-interpreters, broadcasters…
ECCD work in Brussels to uphold the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the protection and the promotion of cultural diversity which the EU has ratified. To this end, ECCD supports and encourages EU cultural policies that are necessary to underpin the creative industries, creators and our diverse cultures to ensure that they thrive and prosper.

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Carole Tongue, Chair of ECCD : A new website and renewed commitments to cultural diversity


“ Cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature.”   One must always return to one’s roots and perhaps even more so on the day of a birth. So it was only natural that with the creation …

General Assembly of the European Coalitions in Paris


The European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (ECCD) met for their General Assembly on December 1st at the headquarters of the French Coalition for Cultural Diversity in Paris. On the agenda: …

ECCD welcome the European Work Plan for Culture


The European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity welcome the European Work Plan for Culture prepared by the Czech Presidency and the Member States, with support from the European Commission. This reference …

European coalitions in action in Brussels


On 29 and 30 March, the European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (ECCD), of which the French Coalition is vice-chair, went to Brussels for a programme of meetings and exchanges. At …

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