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India welcomes students

The "Study in India" programme has the objective to improve soft power with neighbouring countries, and it even includes fee waivers.

Government of India | 27.03.2018
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Erasmus+ goes virtual

An online offering from the European Commission is intended to promote intercultural dialogue among young people.

European Commission | 22.03.2018
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Award for committed artists

The polish cultural centre Borderland and the research group Forensic Architecture receive the Princess Margriet Award.

European Cultural Foundation | 19.03.2018
Sydney Opera House: one of the venues for the Biennale of Sydney. Photo by Daniel Jacobs on Unsplash

Biennale of Sydney

"SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement" is the theme, featuring works from 70 artists from 35 countries.

Biennale of Sydney | 16.03.2018
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A forum for young people to tell their stories

The literary contest "A Sea of Words" will reward inspiring stories on the value of cultural heritage.

Anna Lindh Foundation | 13.03.2018
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First Africa-US public diplomacy conference

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy and the University of the Witwatersrand are the co-hosts.

USC Center on Public Diplomacy | 09.03.2018
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Em'kal Eyongakpa: first recipient of the Henrike Grohs Award

The award for African artists is going to an intermedia artist from Cameroon. 

Goethe-Institut | 07.03.2018
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Signatures sought for culture

Culture Action Europe (CAE) has started a campaign to ensure that culture is properly funded in the European Union.

Culture Action Europe / ifa | 06.03.2018
The iconic Centre Pompidou in Paris. Photo daryl_mitchell (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

Centre Pompidou goes East

Under construction in Shanghai is the future Centre Pompidou – Shanghai West Bund. Opening is slated for spring 2019.

French Ministry of Culture / ifa | 28.02.2018
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