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Logo for the International Conference on African Cultures

"Mapping the future"

The theme of the 2nd International Conference on African Cultures from 11 to 12 September is "Mapping the Future".

International Conference on African Cultures | 11.09.2017
Photo: caixa de luz (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Cinema from the Pacific Rim

A film festival starting tomorrow in Vladivostok features cinematic works from countries along the Pacific Rim.

Pacific Meridian Film Festival | 08.09.2017
An extract of the logo for endorsed events for the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan.

Denmark and Japan: 150 years

Cultural events commemorate 150 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan.

Embassy of Japan in Denmark | 05.09.2017
Threatened by rising sea levels: the Republic of Kiribati. Photo: TheTerraMarProject (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Social media as a way to preserve culture

Science diplomacy comes up with ideas to preserve the culture of the Republic of Kiribati as sea levels rise.

American Association for the Advancement of Science | 01.09.2017
Korean Foreign Affairs Minister Kang Kyung-wha. Photo: UN Geneva (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via Flickr

Plan for public diplomacy

The Republic of Korea’s first basic plan on public diplomacy has been issued for the Moon Jae-in government.

Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs | 30.08.2017
Australia’s New Colombo Plan helps students explore the Indo-Pacific region. Photo: Sean MacEntee (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

More funding for studies abroad

Australia has increased funding to help its students study and work in the Indo-Pacific region.

New Colombo Plan | 29.08.2017
Dancers come together in Kolkata for the Dance Bridges Festival. Photo eschipu (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Dancers descend on Kolkata

"New Panoramas, In you I see my dance" is the theme for the second edition that starts in Kolkata today.

Dance Bridges Festival | 22.08.2017
Time to tell stories of Europe. Photo: Bruce Guenter (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

What's your European story?

A new website allows users to discover stories of Europe as well as share their own experiences.

European Parliament | 16.08.2017
Aborigine performer from a past Darwin Festival. Photo: Stephen Michael Barnett (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Darwin Festival 2017

For the 18-day international celebration, Australian artists are joined by colleagues from as far away as the UK.

Darwin Festival | 10.08.2017
Among the target audience are game creators. Photo: Sole Treadmill (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Residency for media artists

A Japanese residency programme seeks to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue.

Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs | 07.08.2017