This Foundation was constituted in Amsterdam in 1954 (www.eurocult.org); its goals are to carry out initiatives dedicated to cultural cooperation in the process of European integration, create programmes and donate contributions for innovations in cultural policy.
The Compagnia di San Paolo supports ECF - LabforCulture project (www.labforculture.org), an Observatory for the cross border exchange of information and communications in order to create better policies in the culture sector. The Laboratory, which was created in February 2004, gathers and analyses data to create and propose new projects. It is also an instrument for building new networks, stimulating European cooperation and formulating pilot projects. To date, the Compagnia has donated contributions for the development of the project totalling approximately 600,000 Euros.