Blue Met, in partnership with Lisez l’Europe, brings together both established and emerging writers from more than six countries and regions of contemporary Europe, to discuss issues as wide-ranging as African/Franco Writing and Stories of Berlin, French Feminism and Italian Fascism. The festvial offers a wide agenda with more than 15 events and a dozen of writers.
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Working together in Europe - An article by Nigel Bellingham, country director of British Council in Tunisia
Apologies for my silence over the last couple of weeks – I’ve been snowed under with work and feeling a little bit under the weather (I always like to throw into this blog a bit of colloquial English as I know a lot of English teachers read it). Anyway, I hope you haven’t missed me.
“Do you feel European? Does Mr O’Keeffe in Ireland feel more or less European than Mrs Stylianou in Cyprus? And if so, why? What is the idea behind Europe and do Europeans feel included? Do Europeans trust their leaders? Maybe there are as many different answers on these questions as there are citizens in Europe. - 'A traveling exhibition on the European identity and citizenship and on Europe today.'
Viva Europa, the European Union's annual distinctive, rich and exciting cultural showcase will be launched today, 11 April. This year's celebrations bring to Manila the best of European art, music, dance, film, languages, food and poetry. For the first time it will include a culinary festival to highlight Europe's incredibly diverse cuisine and food culture that continues to be appreciated across the globe. Events will include chef demonstrations, special European menus at select restaurants, pub quizzes, food tasting, culinary film screenings and tongue-twisting language quizzes.
So you think you can animate? Would you like to win a once in a lifetime internship opportunity at Rubicon, and show your talent to one of the best international animation companies? Submit a 2D, 3D, or Stop-motion animation that you have made already (max. 7 minutes). For more detailed information about the competition, including how to submit, go to www.facebook.com/CreativeIndustriesJordan.
For the third consecutive year, the European network of cultural institutes EUNIC in Amsterdam organizes a European Literature Night. This year, twelve authors have written an essay on the theme of Montaigne: 'As we weep and laugh at the same thing' or 'Comme nous pleurons et rions d'une même chose': Nicolas Ancion (Belgium Wallonia), Marcel Beyer (Germany), Laurent Binet (France), Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė (Lithuania),
On the 8th of March, the Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism (CSPM) had a meeting in Brussels; it gathered its 23 members and four representatives of the European Commission. Three main objectives of the CSPM were set by Pierre Mairesse (Director Europe 2020, Directorate General Education and Culture) as follows:
In April the series Europa literarisch presents British novelist and poet Joe Dunthorne with his debut novel Submarine (in German Ich, Oliver Tate), published in 2008. “This is a brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent”. The Times
23 April was declared “World Book and Copyright Day” at the 28th UNESCO general assembly in 1995. The date goes back to a Catalan tradition. On 23 April, Saint George’s Day, book stands are set up at the side of the street and the day is celebrated as a festival of books and reading. The Instituto Cervantes and other members of EUNIC Berlin want to continue this tradition by hosting an international book market in front of the Instituto Cervantes in Berlin. Beyond this, EUNIC Berlin is also presenting a diverse programme of live literature events including:
As part of breakfast / discussion "Culture and Development" EUNIC in Senegal, the Austrian Embassy in Dakar invited in March Sylvia Amann, consultant and expert in cultural and creative economy (Member of the European Expert Network on Culture,