EUNIC Cluster Bosnia and Herzegovina
The EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) cluster BIH was established in February 2008, gathering the four European Cultural Institutes in BiH and the cultural services of most of the Embassies of EU countries. A representative of the EU-Delegation BiH is also participating at the EUNIC BiH meetings. The aims of EUNIC BiH are to facilitate networking and contacts between its members and other cultural actors in BiH, to organize common projects in cooperation with partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina and to promote European values and mainly the value of cross-European cooperation and the diversity of European culture.
The cluster is organized around three types of activities: regular general meetings of its members, project and working groups, and other activities.The current chairperson of EUNIC BiH cluster is Domique Geslin, director of the Institut français de Bosnie-Herzegovine, elected in June 2011.
INPUT (INternational PUblic Television screening conference) was founded in 1977 and since then has been organised each year in a different country. In 2011 it took place from 17th to 19th November.
At INPUT TV programs from all over the world are presented and discussed. INPUT is a global meeting place for TV professionals and the interested public. To reach TV professionals all over the world so called Mini-INPUTs or ‘Best of’-INPUTs are organised in more than 30 countries.
Each September EUNIC in BiH organises a celebration of the European Languages Day in September. To mark this event a language festival is held in different parts of BiH each year. The venues chosen so far were the National Library in Banja Luka (2009), the Portrait Gallery in Tuzla (2010) and the City Museum in Zenica (2011).
Mini-Input Bosnia and Herzegovina will take place from 17 to 19 November 2011 at the Art House Cinema Kriterion Sarajevo. 4 Productions from the previous INPUT Conference will be screened and discussed. INPUT representatives from Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Slovenia, Sweden (among others) will moderate the sessions which are all based on the sessions that was held in Seoul.
An impressive 60 Bosnian TV professionals at the opening evening and 30 at the screenings and debates, along with three guests from Croatia and Montenegro, attended the mini-INPUT conference in Sarajevo (19-21. November 2009) organised by EUNIC in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Bosnia has recently joined INPUT, a global, voluntary organisation aiming to showcase, inspire and lead television programmes in the public service.
An impressive number of 90 Bosnian TV professionals at the opening evening and 30 at the daily screenings and debates attended the third Mini-INPUT conference in Sarajevo (18-20. November 2010) organised by the EUNIC Mini-INPUT working group in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The organisers invited INPUT representatives from their countries as shopstewards. They helped voices, views and experience from many countries to be heard.