Five speakers against a blue background; Eunic Online Talk; Photo N. Ginwala: Victoria Tomaschko
Eunic Online Talk; Photo N. Ginwala: Victoria Tomaschko

EUNIC Online Talk: Cultural Relations And Covid-19

15 Jul 2020
12:00 - 13:30 | Registration necessary


What is the impact of Covid-19 on the European cultural relations sector? In this online debate, we will discuss the findings of the EUNIC survey report and exchange ideas on how to move forward. Questions tackled will include: How can we ensure that, after this crisis, cultural relations continue to build trust and understanding between the people of Europe and the wider world? How to do inclusive digital cultural relations? And how to strengthen advocacy for cultural relations when EU foreign policy seems to heavily focus on defence and security policy?

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  • Oliver Rentschler, Director Inter-institutional relations, policy coordination and public diplomacy, EEAS
  • Henriette Geiger, Director People and Peace, DG DEVCO
  • Tamás Szűcs, Director Culture and Creativity, DG EAC
  • Natasha Ginwala, Artistic Director Colomboscope Festival in Sri Lanka
  • Lyubov Kostova, EUNIC representative in Bulgaria
  • Ulf Hausbrandt, EUNIC representative based in Ukraine
  • Sebastian Körber, Deputy Secretary General of ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
  • Randa Hamid, Project Coordinator 'Sudan and Europe – Creative Connections'
  • Roberto Vellano, President of EUNIC