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The Vahramaberd fortress in Armenia’s Shirak region. Photo: Hastat – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia

Armenia to benefit from an EU grant

Proposals are being sought under a grant to promote culture and creative sectors for citizens in Armenia’ Shirak region.

Delegation of the European Union to Armenia | 22.02.2017
Grand Tour 2017 for an atmosphere of openness and mutual understanding. Photo: COD Newsroom (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

A year of the French language

In a time of nationalism and identitarian closure, Grand Tour 2017 seeks to engender an atmosphere of openness and mutual understanding.

France Diplomatie | 20.02.2017
Photo: Bankenverband – Bundesverband deutscher Banken (CC0 1.0) via Flickr

Life after Brexit

Arts, science and education experts from across Europe discuss the long-term impact of Brexit in a new conference series.

British Council | 15.02.2017
The Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges

Silver screen: Japanese-Indian love story

Coinciding with the Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges, production has started on "Love in Tokyo", a film with characters from India and Japan.

The Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges | 13.02.2017
A performance from a previous PIAF. Photo: eightysixx (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

Perth International Arts Festival begins

From 10 February to 5 March, 700 artists from all over the world will perform in more than 240 events, one-third of which are free.

Perth International Arts Festival | 10.02.2017
Photo: ** RCB ** (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Truthful, current and real news

The newly launched digital network Current Time provides Russian-speaking audiences with an alternative to the Moscow-controlled media.

Broadcasting Board of Governors | 09.02.2017
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EUA expresses concern over US travel restrictions

Last week the European University Association urged the new US administration to acknowledge the importance of global mobility.

European University Association | 07.02.2017
Photo: Peter Alfred Hess (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Festival for contemporary movement arts

Dance companies from across the world perform at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 from 3 to 12 February in Bengaluru. 

Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 | 03.02.2017
Preformance artist Constant Dullaart is participating in Collecting Europe with "The European Classes". Photo: Sebastiaan ter Burg (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

The perspective from the year 4017

For the Collecting Europe festival in London, 12 artists have imagined themselves in the year 4017, looking back and making sense of where we are now.

V&A and Goethe-Institut London | 01.02.2017
Swedishness host Kattis Ahlström. Photo: Bengt Oberger (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikipedia

Podcast explains Sweden

Swedish phenomena like fika and parental leave may fascinate and/or confuse non-Swedes. The podcast "Swedishness" provides explanations.

Swedish Institute | 31.01.2017