Tandem Europe

Tandem Europe is tailor-made for people who work on creative solutions that make social innovation possible throughout the EU. The programme stimulates strategic thinking in organisational renewal processes, helps to create and sustain culturally innovative effects across sectors, disciplines and borders, and explores creative and collaborative solutions for contemporary challenges in our societies.

Stories & Collaborations

Participants to the Tandem Europe Final Meeting. Photo by Constanze Flamme

Tandem Europe II: application closed

The application for Tandem Europe - Social Innovation is closed. The extended deadline for submitting the applications ended on 5...

pa.pa.pa! heritage for social innovation

  • Maria Chiara Ciaccheri ABCittà
  • João Pedro Rosa 4iS - plataforma para a inovação social
TandemEurope. Final Meeting. Photo by Constanze Flamme

Next Tandem Europe round with new partners, focus and countries

We are happy to announce that the call for applications for the new round of Tandem Europe will open on...
Eleusis Box Canvas

Go Big or Go Home!

The Tandem project-as-interface workshop and partner canvas method helped Angeliki Lampiri of Motus Terrae (Elefsina, Greece) and Catherine Lenoble of...
Rich Mama Poor Mama presented at the Tandem Europe Final Meeting. Photo by Constanze Flamme

RICH MAMA POOR MAMA: an Alternative Look at Funding the Arts and Culture

Funding is a pressing topic for many cultural organisations. The current political and economic conditions offer little support for cultural...

Hotel Transit: Homes on the move

  • Matina Magkou Ohi Pezoume NPO - UrbanDig Project
  • Yanina Taneva Ideas Factory Association
ShipShape Our Future


  • Gabriele Sutera Hawila Project
  • Kate Strudwick Head4Arts

The Tandem Approach to Social Innovation

The system is broken and rather than fixing it, we propose changing it.

Tandem Europe is an initiative developed by the European Cultural Foundation and MitOst e.V. together with Fondazione Cariplo with additional financial support from Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie. It is implemented together with 4iS (Aveiro), COMM’ON (Athens) and Ideas Factory (Sofia).

All collaborations Tandem Europe


Hatem at C&P Interim Meeting 2017 in Leeds, Photo by Guido Bousa
Julian Bootz