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Gitte Zschoch discussing fair collaboration in international cultural relations during the General Assembly in December 2019, with from left to right: Kateryna Botanova (curator, art critic, and jury member of European Spaces of Culture; Ukraine/Switzerland), Nan van Houte (independent cultural operator; Netherlands), Annemie Vanackere (director of Berlin’s HAU theater; Belgium), Jörgen Tjon A Fong (producer, director and founder of theatre group Urban Myth; Netherlands) / Photo: Pauline Caplet

EUNIC General Assembly held in Brussels

30 EUNIC members met in Brussels for the EUNIC General Assembly on 3 and 4 December 2019. They decided to work on a toolkit on fair international collaboration in the arts, workshopped on the revision of the new EUNIC Strategic Framework, raised extra funds for the EUNIC Cluster Fund and approved the establishment of four new EUNIC clusters.

Gitte Zschoch discussing fair collaboration in international cultural relations during the General Assembly in December 2019, with from left to right: Kateryna Botanova (curator, art critic, and jury member of European Spaces of Culture; Ukraine/Switzerland), Nan van Houte (independent cultural operator; Netherlands), Annemie Vanackere (director of Berlin’s HAU theater; Belgium), Jörgen Tjon A Fong (producer, director and founder of theatre group Urban Myth; Netherlands) / Photo: Pauline Caplet

The General Assembly opened with a panel on fair collaboration in international cultural relations with Kateryna Botanova, Nan van Houte, Annemie Vanackere and moderator Jörgen Tjon a Fong co-organised by DutchCulture.
It was the starting point for discussing the topic within in the network and it was decided to develop a toolkit for fair collaboration in international cultural relations for EUNIC.
EUNIC heads further exchanged on the importance of EUNIC's main global financing instrument, the Cluster Fund, and raised an additional budget both for the call of 2019 as well as for next year.
Moreover, EUNIC heads engaged in a workshop on the revision the EUNIC Strategic Framework, which will be tabled again at the General Assembly in June in Spain.
Four new clusters were approved in Azerbaijan, Kolkata (India), Marseille (France) and Paraguay, enlarging the network to 120 clusters.

The report and conclusions of the General Assembly can be found here.



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