This year edition of La Foire Du Livre de Bruxelles will take place at Tour et Taxis from 7 to 11 March. The general theme of the fairs is "Ecrits Meurtriers". Istituto Italiano di Cultura, IFA - Institut für Auslandsbezihungen, Alliance Française de Bruxelles-Europe, Vlaams-Nederlands Huis de Buren, Romanian Cultural Institute Brussels and EUNIC Global will participate in the event. It is a second time that EUNIC is involved in this project.
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EUNIC Cluster presidents from Europe will meet for the EUNIC regional meeting that will take place in Warsaw from 4 to 5 of February. The topics for presentations and discussions include: Creative Europe, EUNIC role model projects, EUNIC flagship project and EUNIC cluster work. During these two days, participants will have an opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices about past and upcoming events, activities and projects. The meeting is organised by the EUNIC cluster in Warsaw and will take place at the Austrian Cultural Forum.
On the 10th of March, 11 am at the Foire du Livre de Bruxelles (Forum no 404), EUNIC in Brussels will hold the debate with the topic Beyond conflicts by culture: towards an European model of international cultural relations? (Au delà des conflits par la culture: vers un modèle européen des relations culturelles internationales?) During the debate new edition of EUNIC Yearbook 2012/2013 will be launched. Charles-Etienne Lagasse, vice-president of EUNIC Global, Beata Podgorska, president of EUNIC in Brussels, Prof. Federiga Bindi, director of Istituto Italiano di Cultura Brussels, and Sebastian Körber, editor of the EUNIC Yearbook will participate in the debate moderated by Robert Adam, director of the Romanian Cultural Institute Brussels and former EUNIC communications manager.
Language Rich Europe: Multilingualism for stable and prosperous societies - Brussels Conference, 5 March
The final Language Rich Europe Conference will take place on the 5th of March in Brussels. This project is run by the British Council involving different partners such as CILT, Tilburg University, the Polish Institute for Quality in Education, EUNIC, the Migration Policy Group and other high level partners. This conference will present a pioneering comparative Index of Multilingualism Policies and Practices.
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Getting smaller project: Time to Talk - European House of Debate. The European dream today, weighed down by the crisis is more like a nightmare. The creation of the single market, and the Euro aimed to stimualte growth and boost the European economy, thus bolstering European political power. But the crisis is now threatening European integration, and it seems that the hope of forging a European identity is losing ground to resurgent national identities, to a patriotism founded on anti-immigration and anti-European sentiment.
There are various opportunities arising in the MENA region. Here are proposals coming from Lebanon, Morocco and Jordan in relation to festivals, open calls and cooperation projects:
Different Egyptian cultural organisations are at the moment presenting various cultural activities and programmes. It goes from trainings to exhibitions and from festivals to open-calls. Here are the details:
The Namibia Youth Book Fair was a project initiated by the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) and the Goethe-Zentrum Windhoek (GZ) in collaboration with Yambeka Children Media.
EUNIC Brussels members, including the Polish Institute, the Instituto Cervantès, the Balassi Institute, and the Goethe-Institut, participated in the BreXpat project. Additionally, the Yunus Emre Cultural Centre was also included in this project. The aim was to have a fruitful collaboration between the partners and to have a linguistic touch during this music festival. The activity was organised in cooperation with Brussels Concertation of Cultural Centres and the Biennale de la chanson française, the Conseil de la Musique, and the ministry of the region of Brussels. This time, the event was hosted by La Villa, which is situated in the middle of Ganshoren and hosts different activities such creative workshops.
A video about this is available here.
On the 17th of November the fourth edition of a literary walk "We read elsewhere" took place in Warsaw, where 17 actresses and actors read excerpts of 25 European books, which are forgotten and/or worth being reminded. That year the event was hold in the Museum of the Earth.