Dear friends, EUNIC members,
In January, on the occasion of the New Year, I talked of my enthusiasm with regard to the upcoming events for our network. I am delighted to see that the dynamism of our office in Brussels and of our Clusters meets our expectations.
Last month the Europe regional meeting was held in Warsaw. Several points for action were identified for the coming months, including the finalization of the Handbook (the EUNIC reference document), the framing of a new communication plan (particularly the launch of the new website and its intranet) and cooperation with Creative Europe, on the basis on a call for participation in a common project focused on literary translation, which will be proposed to the Clusters in late March at the latest.
The “Cities for Europe” Working Group is delighted to announce the launch of their new website www.citiesforeurope.eu. At the beginning of the European Year of Citizens 2013, the initiative “Cities for Europe” invites you to this new platform, which has been developed in cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung). It is available for presenting exciting projects and initiatives that show just how lively and colourful Europe is on the ground as well as how Europe is lived out and experienced across national borders.
The 43rd edition of Brussels Book Faire is getting to its final day and we would like to thank our EUNIC colleagues, partners and to those of you who participated to the launching of the EUNIC Yearbook 2012/2013 at TOUR et TAXIS, yesterday.
EUNIC in Tanzania is organising on the 20th of March the EUNIC Languages Day. Participants are invited to get a taste of learning English, French, and German in the free taster classes, sampling all three languages in one hour. Online materials will also be available, as well as opportunity to sign up for courses at Alliance Française, Goethe-Insitut and British Council. The event will be held at the British Council Building. For online registration, please click here. More information also on facebook.
The aim of the symposium was to present various practices and approaches in supporting art. At the same time, it was interesting to observe the way those practices evolved and how they function in the present-day on the European and national levels. Likewise, we also wanted to establish a connection with traditional and new practices that evolved in Croatia, a soon-to-be member of the European Union.
As part of its breakfast/debates "Culture and Development", EUNIC in Senegal invites you to a meeting with Professor Eric Huysecom (Laboratory of Archaeology and Colonisation of Africa, University of Geneva ) on the theme: "The traffic of antiquities and the
On February 20th 2013 ends the second term of the Romanian Presidency of EUNIC in Lebanon. (European Union National Institutes for Culture). The Romanian Cultural Institute, through dr. Dan Stoenescu, cultural attaché of the Romanian Embassy to Beirut, held the presidency of EUNIC in Lebanon for 2012-2013, for a second time in a row. EUNIC aims at establishing partnerships and networks amongst the European cultural institutes in different countries around the world. The main objective of EUNIC in Lebanon is to improve the coordination between European Cultural centers, start new initiatives, organize joint activities and events, and respond collectively to European open calls for proposals in order to generate additional funding.
The EUNIC Cluster Thailand is supporting the street art festival BUKRUK/THAI-EUROPE CONNECTION in Bangkok. BUKRUK is the first large-scale collaboration of Thailand and Europe in street art and illustration: 16 European artists from 10 European countries and 11 Thais, all most talented and with cutting-edge in their fields, will come together to paint live and exhibit their work.
The first year of More Europe – external cultural relations has already come to an end. On behalf of all the board of More Europe, we thank you for your support to this initiative, all along 2012. The potential and reach out of the initiative has been confirmed through the increasing support coming from actors of the cultural, academic, diplomatic, political field as much as the civil society sphere. The need to continue More Europe´s work was stressed by an increasing number of partners´ voices, especially in this highly critical conjuncture.
on the Move (OTM) is a cultural mobility information network with more than 30 members in over 20 countries across Europe and beyond. Their mission is to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation, contributing to building up a vibrant and shared European cultural space that is strongly connected worldwiden. Here are some of their latest contributions: