EUNIC News

Applications for EUNIC colleagues open until 3 June

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May 5, 2019

EUNIC Job Shadowing Initiative launched

Have you ever wondered how other EUNIC members plan their programmes worldwide? How the Tunisia cluster is implementing the “Tfanen” project together with the EU Delegation and local partners? How EUNIC Global collaborates with colleagues working in EU institutions in Brussels? Then the EUNIC Job Shadowing Initiative is just for you. Applications for hosting offers based from Mexico to Japan are open until 3 June.

International cultural relations of the EU

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April 11, 2019

Conclusions on an EU strategic approach to international cultural relations adopted by Council of the EU

On 8 April 2019 the Council of the EU adopted conclusions on an EU strategic approach to international cultural relations that propose a concrete framework for action requiring a well-coordinated, cross-sectoral and inclusive approach by the EU institutions and Member States including the network of EUNIC.

Preparative Action on European collaboration in culture in non-EU countries

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April 3, 2019

European ‘Houses’ of Culture: Call for Ideas open until 23 June

The time for creative thinking has come: EUNIC Global has launched the Call for Ideas within the European ‘Houses’ of Culture. We are inviting our network to submit their innovative ideas for a cultural relations project to be implemented in 2020.

Interview with Walter Zampieri on the project "European 'Houses' of Culture"

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March 5, 2019

“Europe is a house where everybody is welcome”

Walter Zampieri, Head the unit for culture policy and intercultural dialogue at the European Commission, talks in the interview about the policy background of "European 'Houses' of Culture", what the long term vision of the project is - and why he is convinced that "houses" is an aptly chosen term for this project.

EUNIC in film

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March 4, 2019

"UNIQUE EUNIC: EU Cultural Relations" now available as documentary

Twelve years after its creation, EUNIC has evolved into a global network and a strategic partner of the EU, delivering transnational collaborative projects. A new documentary features EUNIC's work for the first time in film. It is now available in three version of different length on the internet.

Second call of 2018

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February 6, 2019

EUNIC Cluster Fund Call: Results published

For the October 2018 call EUNIC Global received a total of 27 applications for its internal instrument to support project implementation worldwide, the Cluster Fund. Twelve projects were chosen for funding.

A new project looking at innovative collaboration models

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January 24, 2019

European ‘Houses’ of Culture launched

The project seeks to research and identify innovative collaboration models between EU actors and stakeholders in third countries. As a first step, the survey to find past and current models of collaboration has just been published.

EUNIC-EU partnership

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September 30, 2018

Report on the EUNIC-EU relationship presented at Senior Officials Meeting in Linz, Austria

On 6 and 7 September 2018 an senior officials meeting was organised by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU in Linz. Experts on culture from EU Member States as well as from the European Commission and the European External Action Service took part. EUNIC Global presented the "Report on the current state of the partnership between EUNIC clusters and EU delegations".

EUNIC-EU Partnership

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November 6, 2018

Report on the current state of the partnership between EUNIC clusters and EU Delegations

The Joint Communication drafted in 2016 and since adopted by both the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament proposed an ‘enhanced cooperation with Cultural Institutes through a new form of partnership between the EEAS, commission services, national cultural institutes and their umbrella organisation (EUNIC)’. This led to the signing of the administrative agreement between EUNIC and the EU, in May 2017.

EUNIC-EU to further enhance cooperation

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June 1, 2017

Administrative arrangement signed between EUNIC and the European Union

On 16 May 2017, EUNIC and the European Union made a strong commitment in their working relationship towards an improved cooperation in the field of cultural activities, by the signing of an administrative agreement. The arrangement outlines joint principles, values and objectives for cooperation as well as practical arrangements for its implementation.