News on Cultural Diplomacy

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Soviet cultural diplomacy

Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin is examining Soviet influence on African and Arabian films in a programme entitled "Saving Bruce Lee".

Haus der Kulturen der Welt | 18.01.2018
2016 winners of the Young Europeans Award. Photo: Horst Wagner via

Dedicated to Europe

Organisations from France, Germany and Poland are calling on young people to participate in the second Young Europeans Award.

Young Europeans Award | 16.01.2018
Fireworks for Maltese <i>festa</i> celebrations. Photo: jennicatpink (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

2018 European Capitals of Culture

From 1 January, Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) and Valletta (Malta) hold the title for one year.

European Commission | 11.01.2018
<i>Imagining Ireland: 21st Century Song</i> will be performed in both Dublin and London. Photo by David Beale on Unsplash

GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain

Culture Ireland’s 2018 special focus is on Great Britain with over 60 projects, from exhibitions to concerts.

Culture Ireland | 08.01.2018
Photo by Neven Krcmarek on Unsplash

Borderline Offensive

The programme kicked off by Creative Europe and Sweden’s Västra Götaland Region is now open for applications.

Boderline Offensive | 03.01.2018
Photo by Denise Johnson on Unsplash

International art event in Bangladesh

"Human Ecology & Art" is the show's motto with works from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Taiwan and Mauritius.

Santaran Art Organization | 27.12.2017
The V&A, pictured here, is displaying over 250 objects from its permanent collection at the gallery in Shekou, China. Photo: aaranged via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

V&A Gallery opens in China

London's Victoria & Albert Museum has opened its first gallery in China as part of a partnership within the Design Society cultural hub.

V&A | 19.12.2017
Photo by Garrett Sears on Unsplash

Where the cultural sector stands

The UNESCO 2018 Global Report shows what is working well in the cultural sector – and where more needs to be done.

UNESCO | 15.12.2017
Organ craftsmanship and music from Germany are now on the UNESCO list Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

From organ music to a horse game

The UNESCO has inscribed 33 new elements on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

UNESCO | 13.12.2017
Photo: James Baldwin via Unsplash

Young, European, solidary

The European Commission reports positive results at the first anniversary of the European Solidarity Corps for young people between 18 and 30.

European Commission | 11.12.2017

Press Review

Morocco’s Religious Diplomacy: To What End? | 07.06.2018

The Ebb and Flow of Digital Diplomacy | 01.06.2018