News on Cultural Diplomacy


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