News on Cultural Diplomacy

The first G7 summit for culture in Florence. Photo: Mike Enerio (CC0 1.0) via Unsplash

G7 culture ministers in Florence

"Culture as an instrument for dialogue between nations" is the motto of the first G7 culture summit.

ifa/Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism | 29.03.2017
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Refugees, culture and the arts

At the 6th ENCATC Academy on Culture in External Relations, the focus is on the question of culture in Europe’s refugee crisis.

ENCATC | 27.03.2017
Photo: MokshaDolphin (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Education in emergencies and crises

Mobile Learning Week is exploring how technology can improve access to education for refugee children.

UNESCO | 20.03.2017
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Scandinavia on the silver screen

China’s first Nordic Film Festival is taking place from 18 to 26 March 2017 in Beijing.

Danish Culture | 17.03.2017
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School's in

The EU launches an education programme for 230,000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey.

European Commission | 16.03.2017
Writer Olga Tokarczuk is one of the Polish authors featured at the London Book Fail Market Focus. Photo: Európa Pont (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

London Book Fair: Spotlight on Poland

At this year’s London Book Fair from 14 to 16 March, the Market Focus is Poland.

CULTURE.PL | 14.03.2017
Owen Bonnici, Malta’s Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government. Photo: DOI – Clodagh Farrugia O’Neill © EU2017MT via Flickr

Culture essential for the EU

At an event yesterday in Malta, culture was named 'essential to our union'.

MALTA EU2017 | 10.03.2017
New appreciation for historical sites in the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. Photo: (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Europe celebrates cultural heritage in 2018

Dialogue with civil society on culture in the run-up to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

European Commission | 07.03.2017
Australian Indigenous art. Photo: Biker Jun (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

Australia strengthens ties with Germany

Over the course of 2017, Australian cultures are being showcased in Germany.

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | 02.03.2017
UK/KOREA Creative Futures seeks to support emerging artists. Photo: Liana_Kyle (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

UK reaches to the East

Two events in 2017 strengthen cultural bonds between the UK and Korea and the UK and India.

British Council | 01.03.2017