EUNIC cluster Kazakhstan
Prize giving ceremony for the video competition - My view of modern Europe by EUNIC Almaty, 22 September
EUNIC Almaty was holding European Day of Languages in Chukotka bar in Almaty on the 22nd of September. The programme included an exhibition on European education, theatre performances in several European languages, performance of the opera singers and various games and competitions. A prize giving ceremony for the winner of the EUNIC video competition, ‘My view of modern Europe’ was also held at the event. The winner of the contest - the creator of the best and most original video - was presented with return flight tickets to Turkey. The winner of the 2nd place got a tablet and 2 people who won 3d places received ipods. There was also a raffle with some great prizes, including language courses and exams.
Between 12-19 May EUNIC Almaty will organise European Film Festival in the Caesar cinema, jointly with Oleg Boretskiy’s Cinema Club. During the Festival ten countries will present the 10 films from various European countries, going from Hungary and France to Turkey and Sweden. This film festival will start on the 12th of May with a movie from Switzerland and end on the 19th with one from Latvia. EUNIC Almaty was established by the Alliance Française Almaty, British Council, Comitato “Dante Alighieri” Almaty, Goethe-Institut Almaty and Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary in May 2011.
On 23 September EUNIC Kazakhstan organised CAFÉ.EUROPE to celebrate the 2012 European Day of Languages. The programme of CAFÉ.EUROPE included an exhibition of European education, theatrical and musical performances, prize awarding ceremony and a concert.
A prize awarding ceremony for winners of the EUNIC video competition “TwoFaces of Europe”, a prize draw for language courses and exams and a concert by The Powell’s, one of the most popular bands in Almaty formed the highlight of the day.
The event was supported by the Delegation of the European Commission to Kazakhstan and Czech Airlines.
EUNIC Almaty welcomes the Swiss Embassy Astana as a new member. Ms. Marina Kochetova (4th from left) will participate actively in our next big activity, the celebration of the European Day of Languages with Café Europe on 23 September.
The presidency of EUNIC was transferred from the British Council to the Goethe-Institut Almaty on the 18.06.2012.. Barbara Fraenkel-Thonet, Director of the Goethe-Institut (left) thanks Lena Milosevic, Marina Gayevskaya (right), and the team of the British Council for the leadership in the past year.
Between the 13th and 19th of May 2012 EUNIC Almaty organised the `Week of European Films’ as part of the Year of Culture in Almaty. This was in partnership with Caesar Cinema Club, run by Kazakhstan cinema critic Oleg Boretskiy together with the support of the European Delegation, Almaty City Administration, Czech Airlines and the Honorary Consulates of Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.
Between 13-19 May EUNIC Almaty will organise European Film Festival in the Caesar cinema, jointly with Oleg Boretskiy’s Cinema Club with the support of Almaty Akimat as part of the Year of Culture. During the Festival eight countries will present the following films:
May 13, 18.00 Children of Glory (Hungary, presented by Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary)
May 14, 19.00 Defenders of Riga (Latvia)
EUNIC Almaty is organising a European Film Festival in May, 2012, which takes place in Caesar cinema theatre. This week long event will have one European film showing every day with the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Poland and Latvia all represented. The exact schedule and the titles of the films are to be determined.
On 25 September EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) Almaty organised CAFÉ.EUROPE in ‘Chukotka’ night club to celebrate the European Day of Languages.
EUNIC in Kazakhstan launched on 11 May 2011 with its first event: a concert of European classical music at the Kazakh Kurmangazy National Conservatoire.
The concert, performed by the talented young musicians of the Conservatoire, was enhanced by the presence of the Hungarian pianist György Oravecz who played four pieces by Ferenc Liszt.