News on Cultural Diplomacy

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are celebrating their centennial this year. Photo: cogdogblog (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

3 countries, 12 film festivals

The centennials of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania coincide with 12 joint film promotion projects.

Latvia 100 | 21.02.2018
The Golubac fortress is being inaugurated as part of the Cultural Heritage Route activities. Photo: Sasha SB (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikipedia

Cultural Heritage Route

Diverse EU initiatives stress the common history and rich cultural heritage between the European Union and Western Balkans.

European External Action Service | 19.02.2018
Typical street scene in Cartagena. Photo: Reg Natarajan (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Spain comes to Colombia

Until mid-2019, Spain is presenting its culture to audiences in Colombia, for example at the Cartagena International Film Festival.

Spain’s Public Agency for Cultural Action | 16.02.2018
UK/Germany 2018 season starts with a launch party. Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash

UK/Germany 2018 season

A year-long celebration of Britain and Germany's friendship and cultural connection launches today with a party in Berlin.

British Council | 14.02.2018
Flag of Poland. Photo: Kpalion, Public Domain, via Wikipedia

Poland celebrates centennial and more

Aside from POLSKA 100, two Polish personalities are also being honoured in 2018.

Adam Mickiewicz Institute | 12.02.2018
Overpass-turned-park Seoullo 7017. Photo: Youngjin (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikipedia

Connection through art

An art project uses images, lighting, photography and sound to connect Seoul and PyeongChang, host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

PyeongChang Winter Olympics | 09.02.2018
Antje Schupp “PINK MON€Y” © Ugo Woatzi

Intercultural festival in Switzerland

Crossroads unites people from the international cultural scene over the course of three days.

Pro Helvetia | 08.02.2018
Photo by Rui Silvestre on Unsplash

Fewer students go to the UK

Global outbound student mobility to slow over the next decade, forecasts new British Council research. 

British Council | 06.02.2018
Photo by Lemur Design on Unsplash

Danish–German cultural exchange

Denmark has initiated a three-year cultural project to strengthen its relationship with Germany.

Danish Cultural Institute | 05.02.2018
The Blue Shield emblem for the protection of cultural property. Image: public domain

Protecting cultural heritage

A symposium in Australia today examines threats to cultural heritage from climate change and natural disasters.

Blue Shield Australia | 30.01.2018