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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
The Golubac fortress is being inaugurated as part of the Cultural Heritage Route activities. Photo: Sasha SB (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikipedia

Cultural Heritage Route

Diverse EU initiatives stress the common history and rich cultural heritage between the European Union and Western Balkans.

European External Action Service | 19.02.2018
Typical street scene in Cartagena. Photo: Reg Natarajan (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Spain comes to Colombia

Until mid-2019, Spain is presenting its culture to audiences in Colombia, for example at the Cartagena International Film Festival.

Spain’s Public Agency for Cultural Action | 16.02.2018
UK/Germany 2018 season starts with a launch party. Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash

UK/Germany 2018 season

A year-long celebration of Britain and Germany's friendship and cultural connection launches today with a party in Berlin.

British Council | 14.02.2018
Flag of Poland. Photo: Kpalion, Public Domain, via Wikipedia

Poland celebrates centennial and more

Aside from POLSKA 100, two Polish personalities are also being honoured in 2018.

Adam Mickiewicz Institute | 12.02.2018
Overpass-turned-park Seoullo 7017. Photo: Youngjin (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikipedia

Connection through art

An art project uses images, lighting, photography and sound to connect Seoul and PyeongChang, host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

PyeongChang Winter Olympics | 09.02.2018