Menno Weijs (1981) is Project Manager at the European Cultural Foundation (ECF). He is responsible for programmes and projects related to European Public space, a portfolio which also includes Culture for Solidarity and Culture Lab Europe. Menno is interested in the way media defines borders and spaces, centers and peripheries – literally, but also in people’s minds. During his studies of history and journalism, he specialized in the role of the media in national identification processes on the Balkans. Before joining ECF in 2010, he worked for a small association facilitating cultural encounters between young people from all corners of Europe.