News on Cultural Diplomacy

European Council President Donald Tusk. Photo: Kancelaria Premiera (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via Flickr

More support for education and culture

European Council President Donald Tusk chairs a debate on education and culture with EU leaders today.

European Council | 17.11.2017
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Asian films debut in Poland

The 11th edition of Five Flavours Asian Film Festival runs 15-22 November with titles mostly unknown in Poland. 

Five Flavours Asian Film Festival | 16.11.2017
A sense of belonging offers a much needed anchor. Photo: riklomas (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

Conference centring on wanting to belong

Participants at the Beyond the Obvious Conference will be looking to answering some hard questions.

Beyond the Obvious Conference | 15.11.2017
Audrey Azoulay, new Director-General of UNESCO © UNESCO/Christelle Alix

Audrey Azoulay is the new Director-General of UNESCO

Former French Minister of Culture and Communication has been selected to lead the organisation.

UNESCO | 13.11.2017
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World Science Day for Peace and Development

Celebrated every 10 November, this year’s theme is Science for Global Understanding. 

UNESCO | 10.11.2017
Stage lights. Photo: Lepti (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Theatre from the fringe

This year’s SPEILART festival in Munich features unusual forms of expression and aesthetics from south and east Asia, and South Africa.

SPIELART | 07.11.2017
Part of the Blue House Cluster in Hong Kong. Photo: Pedist (own work, CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikipedia.

Accolades for Hong Kong preservation project

The revitalization of the "Blue House Cluster" in Hong Kong has received a UNESCO Heritage Award.

UNESCO | 06.11.2017
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Against the culture of impunity

"Stop attacking the media" is UNESCO's message for International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

UNESCO | 02.11.2017
Robin Campillo, director of Lux finalist fim BPM. Photo: BT (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikipedia

Who will the winner be?

Sámi Blood, Western and BPM are the three finalists films for the Lux Prize. The winner will be announced on 11 November.

European Parliament | 27.10.2017
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A space for exchange

Science and cultural diplomacy was the topic of a German Academic Exchange Service seminar in Brussels today.

German Academic Exchange Service | 26.10.2017