News on Cultural Diplomacy

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Where the cultural sector stands

The UNESCO 2018 Global Report shows what is working well in the cultural sector – and where more needs to be done.

UNESCO | 15.12.2017
Organ craftsmanship and music from Germany are now on the UNESCO list Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

From organ music to a horse game

The UNESCO has inscribed 33 new elements on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

UNESCO | 13.12.2017
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Young, European, solidary

The European Commission reports positive results at the first anniversary of the European Solidarity Corps for young people between 18 and 30.

European Commission | 11.12.2017
Under Secretary Irwin Steven Goldstein. Photo: US Department of State

New Under Secretary

US President Trump appointed communications and marketing executive to head public diplomacy and public affairs.

US Department of State / VOA | 07.12.2017
Parallel to the European Culture Forum, a Game Jam is taking place. Photo by Caspar Rubin on Unsplash

Milan hosts European Culture Forum

On 7 and 8 December, key players in the cultural sectors will debate on EU culture policy and initiatives.

European Commission | 06.12.2017
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A boost for culture in Africa

Arterial Network’s Fonds Arterial will support particularly young people and women in the African arts and culture sectors.

Arterial Network | 28.11.2017
The national flag of the United Kingdom. Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash

UK cities blocked from Culture Capital bids

The European Commission is not accepting bids from UK cities for the 2023 European Capitals of Culture.

ifa / British Council | 27.11.2017
Detail of a traditional Nordic wooden building. Photo. Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Slow culture in the far north

On 25 and 26 November the Arctic Art Forum examines what slow culture entails in regard to design and architecture.

Arctic Art Institute | 24.11.2017
A toolkit from the Council of Europe will help volunteers teach their language and culture. Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

Help for the helpers

The Council of Europe has launched materials to assist volunteers in teaching their language and culture to new refugees and migrants.

Council of Europe | 23.11.2017
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Germany tops the Nation Brands Index

Germany is the leader in the Nation Brands Index, followed by France, the United Kingdom and Canada.

German Foreign Federal Office | 21.11.2017