News on Cultural Diplomacy

Tirana by night. Photo: ZlatanRas (CC0) via pixabay

Albania and Serbia to cooperate

The first agreement for cultural cooperation between Albania and Serbia was signed last week.

Albanian Ministry of Culture | 27.02.2017
Filmmaker’s Monument in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photo: Sputniktilt (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikipedia

Training for African filmmakers

In the framework of the FESPACO 2017 film festival in Burkino Faso, training will be offered for the continent’s filmmakers.

Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou | 24.02.2017
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
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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
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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
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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