EUNIC London is very excited to present its dedicated European selection as part of the 2013 edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest. Sheffield Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in June. Now in its 20th Year, it is one of the top three documentary festivals and markets in the world and often regarded as "Cannes for documentary people" (IndieWire).
Niki Marangou was due to be reading at Europa literarisch in Berlin on 4 June. The Cypriot writer and painter died in a car accident on 7 February in the Egyptian city of Al-Fayyūm. On 4 June, Europa literarisch pays tribute to her life and her work together with her long-time friend Joachim Sartorius.
After the successful first edition last year, this year’s Literature Night in Bucharest goes downtown. The books and the lectors will be looking for the listeners in the city’s crowded cafés, alternative clubs, noisy intersections and totally unexpected (as for literature) venues like a modern petrol station or… the Bucharest Stock Exchange. The lectors are the most prominent Romanian actors, well-known journalists, poets, rappers and among them celebrities and scandalises. It will be loud.
International conference: 'A Harmonious Europe (?) – Integration policy in Europe in 21st century' by EUNIC Latvia, 15-16 May
Every year poses challenges to Europe – to politicians, social workers, historians, academics and of course, our citizenry, with different backgrounds. Can we meet those challenges, and can we say that we live in harmony today, and if not, can we identify the formulas for attempting this.
Polyglot Club is a cultural non-profit association present in the world with nearly 392,000 members and more supporters. Their goal is to gather people from different cultures and different languages around language learning.
On 12 December 2012 around 80 experts from the fields of European cultural affairs and (European) external cultural relations, including representatives of cultural institutions and members of academia, met at the conference “European external cultural relations: Expectations from the outside” in order to discuss the perceptions and expectations for European external cultural relations from the outside, in particular in countries in Asia and Africa, since many European cultural co-operation projects focus on those regions.
EUNIC Senegal organizes on May 23 a breakfast/debate on "Culture and Development". This event marks the first anniversary of this cycle regularly presented by Senegal EUNIC. For this occasion, Professor Achille Mbembé will be the guest of the debate and present a preview of his upcoming book "Critique de la raison nègre". Achille Mbembé is a professor of history and political science at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and launched the first breakfast in 2012, on the occasion of Europe Day and the sidelines of the biennial DAK'ART.
EUNIC Days – Art in Movement is a 10-day film festival organized by EUNIC in Turkey in 4 major cities in the North of Turkey: Sinop, Trabzon, Ordu, and Erzurum. In each city, 15 European films are showed in 10 days. One Austrian, two British, two French, two German, two Greek, two Italian, two Romanian and two Portuguese. (You will find the list and details below). The festival aims at promoting the European culture, and the European cinema in particular, showing its richness and variety in Turkey. It aims at reinforcing the bonds between the inhabitants of these 4 major Turkish cities and Europe.
This one-day symposium will address the issue of supporting art, both financially and organizationally, using good examples from the Central Europe and the United States. In two discussion panels, artists, civil servants, businessmen, art managers and philanthropists will discuss the meaning of art in public diplomacy and business now and in the future. How can we learn from the experience of the USA and Central Europe and secure a sustainable development in the field of art and culture? Is there a space for mutual cooperation of institutions or shall we rely on supportive individuals only?