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EUNIC members' online offerings during #StayAtHome

EUNIC members are promoting cultural exchange beyond borders, sharing content online for free.

We are sharing this content also on social media, using the hashtag #EuropeForCulture.
Part of EUNIC's members online offerings we present here. There is more out there. Share it with us via social media, using the hashtag #EuropeForCulture or write to us at

  • The Forum on European Culture - co-organised by DutchCulture - relaunched "Europe as a home", a talk about inclusiveness in Europe with feminist Seyran Ates and spoken word artist Jacob Sam-La Rose: listen to it here.
  • FiveFilmsForFreedom, a project coordinated by the British Council which includes five films on worldwide LGBTIQ+ topics, is made available for free until 29 March. Watch it here.
  • As part of the upcoming German EU Council Presidency, the Goethe-Institut launched a quotes competition: the best ones will form part of an interactive installation to be shown in the participating countries across Europe. Find out how to participate by clicking here.

Activities in other EU languages:

  • Institut Français' Culturethéque offers a richness of digitized content in French that you can consult upon registration. In addition to their online initiatives, Institut français will contribute with 20.000€ to the EUNIC Cluster Fund 2020, our primary instrument to financially support collaborative activities worldwide.
  • IFA have a monthly podcast series on all things international cultural relations. Although published in German, digital versions in English are available.
  • Live music is switching online! Österreich Institut in Vienna is promoting the online broadcasting of the State Opera - here - similarly to the initiative of the Polish National Opera who made available the streaming of a number of performances and ballets. The International Spring Orchestra Festival supported by the Arts Council Malta will go fully virtual in April, and quarantine did not stop the Lithuanian ensemble Ratilio either from hosting a concert through Google Hangouts - listen here - or a freshly launched Instagram-based music festival, #EuFicoEmCasa.
  • The Danish music group HeartBeat Group has sent a creative borderless wish to the children in Wuhan in cooperation with the Danish Cultural Institute: watch the video.
  • The Latvian Institute organised a hackathon focused on the role of IT in contributing to stop the Covid-19 outbreak. Find more on their Slack hub.
  • The Spanish Institute for Cinema and Audiovisual Arts is giving free access to recently restored Spanish masterpieces through their national archive, la Filmoteca: watch them on their Vimeo profile.
  • Wallonie-Bruxelles International has opened its doors to let visitors in, at least virtually. You can visit their current exhibition "Infiniment génial" online: more information here.
  • EUNIC Jordan launched the social media campaign "Stay at Home cultural 2 weeks": one online cultural offering per day from the local EUNIC members! Walk through all the campaign here.
  • Each Thursday, EUNIC Romania is airing "Mixers", a series of online talks on how the cultural sector is adapting to #COVID19 featuring artists and creative professionals. Find the calendar with the next events here, and an overview of the first three episodes here.
  • Goethe Institut has grouped its additional learning and entertainment opportunities for children during #StayAtHome at this page.
  • The Ministry of Culture of Cyprus shared "Film from Cyprus" a collection of films realised by Cypriot directors and filmmakers; they are available on its Vimeo channel.
  • This list drafted by the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg collects all the live cultural events by Luxembourgish cultural actors streamed via online platforms
  • The campaign #WeAreItaly launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes Italian cultural and artistic heritage through digital means; likewise, Cineteca Milano is giving free access to its entire catalogue more than 500 films during the crisis.
  • The Slovenian context has been active with several initiatives. The Slovenian Film Centre is offering Slovenian films online with its "All 'films' at home!" initiative ("Vsi (filmi) doma!"); the National Gallery of Slovenia has also moved on-line, together with the Museum of Modern art in Ljubljana.
  • Following the success of the #CultureChezNous initiative, which encouraged French cultural organisations to develop new online cultural offerings or digitise their activities so that they could remain available to the public during the confinement, the French Ministry of Culture set up a digital platform with the same name to gather up all the materials, offerings and learning programmes released under the hashtag.
  • Kulturama by Goethe Institut is a participative streaming platform that collects online cultural offerings in a variety of languages, literally bringing them to your living room! Retrieve the available content here, or add your own offerings!
  • The reports on the 6-week Special Series of Arts Council Malta Lab conferences are available here.
  • Czech Centres realised a series of interviews with Czech artists based in New York who "never give up" and learned how to adapt their artistic activity to the changed conditions; the Paris branch of Czech Centres also organised a virtual bookshop group to share free online literary material in French and Czech.
  • Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of free creativity for children and young people up to 18 years old. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a virtual Cruinniú naÓg will take place this year instead of the multiple physical events. This gives the occasion for everyone from all over the world to celebrate culture and creativity: find more information about the program on the website.

Further additions to this list:

  • The International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam is offering live streaming of over 300 international movies, and there are further 500 accessible through a small fee that will directly support the artists and filmmakers. Find more information and the videos here.
  • Goethe-Institut has put together a series of videos, podcasts and reading suggestions in English and German to enjoy during quarantine days. You can watch them at this link.
  • Goethe-Institut is also offering learning opportunities for children, for example "Kinder University" with many videos and German lessons about science.
  • Get inspired, feel connected! "14 days, 14 artists" is a campaign promoted by Spain Culture New York that will showcase the works of 14 artists during quarantine days have a look on the website of the initiative. You can also participate by posting content on social media with the hashtag #14Dias14Artistas on social media.
  • What role did artists play in shaping political and social change during the 1989 events? The Czech Cultural Centre uploaded the full recordings of the panel discussions that took place in November at the successful “Revolution Is Not A Garden Party” event. The full playlist is available here.

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