The European Centre for Culture is an international non-governmental pluralist independent organisation, the idea of which was born during the European Congress at The Hague in 1948. It was founded in Geneva in 1949 by the Swiss writer Denis de Rougemont. The ECC has a network of more than 500 members and correspondents from 25 different countries. The ECC’s activities rely on this network as well as the cooperation of over 40 organisations in Europe and throughout the world. Through research, the centre identifies uniting elements, past experiences with future potential, and resources enabling the exchange while focusing on innovation and creativity.