EUNIC Online Talk: Cultural Relations and Covid-19
This online debate brings cultural relations professionals and representatives of the European Commission together to talk about the future of cultural relations in times of Covid-19.
What is the impact of Covid-19 on the European cultural relations sector? The panel will discuss the findings of the EUNIC survey report and exchange ideas on how to move forward. Questions to be tackled 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?
The webinar will take place on Wednesday 15 July from 12 to 1.30 pm CEST. Sign up here.
Speakers include Henriette Geiger, Director People and Peace, DG DEVCO, European Commission; Oliver Rentschler, Director Inter-institutional Relations, Policy Coordination and Public Diplomacy, EEAS; Tamás Szűcs, Director Culture and Creativity, DG EAC, European Commission; 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 Head of ifa (Institute for Cultural Relations, Germany); Randa Hamid, Project Coordinator “Sudan and Europe – Creative Connections” as well as Roberto Vellano, President of EUNIC.