News on Cultural Diplomacy

The number of museums in a city was considered for the monitor. Here the Louvre in Paris. Photo: Gael Varoquaux (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Europe’s most cultural and creative cities

The European Commission has released the first ever edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor.

European Commission | 11.07.2017
European flag missing a star. Photo: (CC0 1.0) via Flickr

Advice for Brexit negotiators

A cross-European set of recommendations delivered to Brexit negotiators in the UK and EU is gaining wide support.

British Council | 06.07.2017
Detail of a cello. Photo: celloulm (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.

Estonia kicks off unique cultural programme

More than 150 events will celebrate the Estonian EU Presidency and Estonia’s centenary.

EU2017.EE | 03.07.2017
Four hands. Photo: ChrisL_AK (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Seeking young Europe enthusiasts

“To be or not to be… a European” is the theme of the Young European Awards for the current period. 

Young European Awards | 29.06.2017
One of the workshops in 2019 will focus on creating Braille books. Photo: Salvatore Ciambra (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

World Book Capital in 2019

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) was named World Book Capital for the year 2019 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova.

UNESCO | 27.06.2017
Less money to spend on BBG broadcasting: Photo: M. Keefe (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Budget cuts imminent

The latest budget request from the Broadcasting Board of Governors factors in transmission, program and staffing reductions.

Broadcasting Board of Governors | 23.06.2017
Photo: antonella.beccaria (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

Getting around censorship

A group of international broadcasters is supporting a website that helps internet users access news and information.

Broadcasting Board of Governors | 21.06.2017
Dutch DJs: top export to the US. Photo: The Skyline View (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Cultural presence of the Netherlands in 2016

In comparison to 2015, DutchCulture registered over 400 more activities abroad in 2016.

DutchCulture | 15.06.2017
University students: Photo: University of Essex (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Internationalisation in a post-truth world

University experts discuss their internationalisation agendas from different angles.

British Council | 12.06.2017
Photo: Powellizer (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

The power of music and cultural diplomacy

Conferences in Pafos examine how music can build bridges and be a tool for peace and social cohesion.

European Music Council | 09.06.2017