For the fourth consecutive year, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York has teamed up with the Argento New Music Project’s director, Michel Galante, to produce Moving Sounds, a festival dedicated to music, visual media and aesthetic dialogue that features emerging and pioneering artists who focus on electronically generated music, and those who are at the interface of classically instrumented and electronic music. This year was coproduced by the Czech Center New York and the German Consulate General.
The online version of the brochure ‘Culture and Development – Action and Impact' has been published on capacity4dev.eu website. The objective is to demonstrate the fundamental role culture has to play in the area of development and the leading role EUNIC members can take in this field.
Poliglotti4.eu, a EUNIC- led project co-funded by the European Commission and developed by the Civil Society Platform to promote multilingualism in Europe, is entering into its final but very exciting phase this autumn.
TRANSPOESIE is an event created in 2011 by the EUNIC network (European Union National Institutes for Culture) in collaboration with STIB and Loterie Nationale. Taking place for the second year now, the event still aims to give poetry pride of place on the Brussels metro: 24 European countries have joined forces to present 24 poems in their original language (22 different languages) on the Brussels metro, with these same poems also translated into French and Dutch.
The 2012 edition of TRANSPOESIE
"Beyond markets: culture and creative industries in the EU’s external relations" is the title of the next More Europe debate.
This debate will discuss culture and economy in the EU's external relations: how can culture and creative industries foster cultural diplomacy and cultural relations? what added value culture and creative industries bring to the EU’s external relations?
26 September 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the Eu- ropean Day of Languages (EDL) celebrated at the Council of Europe and throughout its 47 member states. The Council of Europe hopes that this Day will be celebrated both by autho- rities in its member states and all potential partners (politi- cal, public and voluntary).
The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:
The art of speaking a language: Multilingualism and its opportunities. Discussion by EUNIC in Berlin, 25 September
As part of the 11th European Day of Languages, EUNIC Berlin is hosting a panel discussion on the topic of “The art of speaking a global/regional language: Multilingualism and its opportunities”. The discussion will focus on the opportunities and disadvantages of living in a country where a global language is spoken and will compare this to the situation in countries where a regional language is spoken, which frequently necessitates proficiency in several languages.
EUNIC Cluster Jordan will be organising events to mark the European Day of Languages 2012. These will include language lesson samples held at Cultural Institutes and a “Speak-Dating” event that will involve native speakers of European languages having quick exchanges in their own languages with a wide range of Jordanian participants. Both events will be promoted to the local media.
European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) will hold its Conference on Multilingualism on the occasion of the European Day of Languages on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade.
The Conference consists of two parts: plenary and workshops. During the plenary, respected speakers will share their views on multilingualism in Europe. In the second part, the participants, teachers and students of languages, will have the opportunity to get involved in professional development workshops and exchange their thoughts and experiences.
Europe’s Golden Bears. Six decades of the Berlinale – A film series presented by EUNIC in Berlin, 13 September – 29 November
The film series Europe’s Golden Bears presents a selection of over 30 feature-length and short films which have been awarded the highest prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Golden Bear. Europe’s Golden Bears takes us on a journey through the history of the Berlinale from its beginning in 1951 to the present day. The film series enables a comparison of international film history across borders and across decades and provides proof of the increasingly common cultural connections between the countries of Europe.