What to expect at ECF 


ECF Europe takes place in a cosy Berlin venue and has a focus on connecting, sharing and learning together.

ECF Europe

25-26 October 201809:00 - 19:30 Ufafabrik BerlinStandard rate ticket: € 400 + VATEarly bird ticket: € 300 + VAT

ECF is a 2-day event for eCampaigners and fundraisers to come together to connect, share, learn.

Most of the agenda is shaped around you, as participants set the topics of the Open Space sessions together. Are you wondering how testing could make your email list work harder, how you can make your campaign target really notice your campaign, or how the latest technology can help you reach new donors? Whatever your questions, the ECF is a fantastic opportunity to answer them, together with skilled practitioners from across Europe.

It’s also a great chance to hear new and exciting ideas that could boost your campaigning and fundraising impact. There will also be two keynote speakers to inspire ideas and discussion.


2018 Keynote speakers

In 2017 we heard from Kasia Jagiełło of Greenpeace Poland (PL), and Siniša Šikman of CANVAS (SRB), and in 2016 Gabe Winn of the UK Remain campaign and Orsolya Jeney of Amnesty Hungary shared their knowledge and experience.

What participants say about the event



We know that it may seem daunting booking an event with such an open agenda! But we've found from experience that crafting a participant-generated agenda means we end up with the most relevant, and most interesting content. Participants will propose presentations and skillshare sessions in the run up to the event, and we'll generate the live agenda using the tried and tested Open Space methodology. Take a look at last year's agenda to get an idea of how things come together.

The agenda

on Wednesday, October 24th

18:30-19:30 ECF pre-meeting In this optional pre-meeting we’ll be starting to generate agenda topics and session ideas. Come along and help us get the event off to a strong start. UfaFabrik Seminar room
19:30-21:00 Pre-event dinnerIncluded in the participation fee - a great chance to kick start the conversations and connections of ECF. Ufafabrik Foyer Bar
ab 21:00 Drinks Café Olé - UfaFabrik

The agenda

Thursday, October 25th

08:00-09:00 Breakfast (included in the event fee) Foyer Bar
09:00-09:15 Welcome + agenda review Seminar room
09:15-10:15 Group activities Seminar room
10:15-10:30 Introduction to Open Space and agenda-setting Seminar room
10:30-10:45 Coffee Foyer Bar
10:45-12:00 Open Space A We’ll build the agenda from the participants interests, questions and challenges. Let us know what YOU would like to see on the agenda. Seminar room
12:00-12:45 Building a people's campaign to #Repealthe8th Linda Kavanagh, Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland (IRL) Seminar room
12:45-13:30 Lunch Vegan lunch courtesy of our lovely caterers, Playing with eels. Foyer Bar
13:30-14:00 Walk/free time Meet outside
14:00-14:15 Pulse check and review Seminar room
14:15-14:45 Open Space B - short slot Seminar room
14:45-15:30 Open Space C - short slot Seminar room
15:30-16:00 Coffee and cake Foyer Bar
16:00-17:00 Skillshare session Seminar room
17:15-18:00 Ignite talks Inspired by the popular Ignite events (slogan ‘Enlighten us, but make it quick!’), these quick-fire, energising talks are limited to just 7 minutes each. Please let us know if you’d like to propose an Ignite presentation. Last year's topics included 'GDPR', 'Digital tools for interactive storytelling', 'Taking the people to the forest', and 'Innovative engagement tools'. Seminar room
18:30-19:00 Speed pitching A fast-paced and fun chance to hear from agencies and consultants about what they can offer, over drinks. Seminar room
19:30-21:00 Evening meal (included in the event fee) A delicious vegan menu – guten Appetit! Foyer Bar
21:00-01:00 Drinks & get together Foyer Bar

The agenda

on Friday, October 26th

08:00-09:00 Breakfast (included in the event fee) Foyer Bar
09:00-09:15 Agenda review and pulse check Seminar room
09:15-10:00 Keynote speaker tbc Seminar room
10:00-11:00 Open Space D Seminar room
11:00-11:15 Coffee break Foyer Bar
11:15-12:30 Parallel presentations OR additional open space A longer slot for participants to present a case study or share some research or ideas – please let us know if you would like to propose a presentation. Last year's sessions looked at 'Design for campaigners', 'Political advertising' and 'How to grow your email list' Various
12:30-13:15 Lunch Foyer Bar
13:15-14:00 Walk/Tour of UfaFabrik Discover the fascinating past and present of our amazing Berlin venue. Meet outside
14:00-15:30 Teach-in sessionsInteractive workshops. Last year's sessions included 'Using play to unlock creative campaigning', 'Developing great integrated supporter journeys' and Reaching the right audiences to smash your campaign objectives. Various rooms
15:30-15:45 Coffee and cake! Foyer Bar
15:45-16:30 Ignite talks and closing session Seminar room
19:00 Post ECF dinner Offsite

Want to know what happened at last year's event? You can find the agenda here.