An EU-funded conference is coming up in Cologne, Germany, on 4 - 5 May. On disucssion will be how inclusion can be implemented in a qualitative manner in cultural practice and how cultural policy, culture instructions and actors can open up to the diversity of abilities. Translation available in German sign language, German plain language and English.
Not satisfied with its busy 2015 after hosting European Capital of Culture, Plzeň, Czech Republic, will be swinging again this April when it hosts the Spring Forward festival. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Robert Przybysz
On 13 April 2016, the nine new European Heritage Label sites will be recognised at a ceremony in Brussels, Belgium.
Registrations are open for the final conference of ADESTE on 10 - 11 March in Bilbao, Spain. The ADESTE proejct, funded under the Lifelong Learning programme, is a project dedicated to equipping the staff of cultural institutions and organisations with skills and knowledge in the area of audience development.
The European Commission will have a stand at the Foire de Bruxelles, 18-22 February, providing information about the European Union Prize for Literature and Creative Europe.
Take part in the debate on the future of Europe this 9 February with people from around the world, discuss the issues that are important to you, and find out more about the New Narrative for Europe!
Donostia / San Sebastián kicked its 2016 as European Capital of Culture on 20 January. The opening celebrations are set to continue over 5 days until 24 January.
The year-long celebration of art and culture that is the European Capital of Culture kicks off on the weekend of 15-17 January in Wrocław, Poland. On 17 January, the opening ceremony will be held with a concert dedicated to the works of composer Iannis Xenakis.
The EBBA ceremony takes place on Wednesday January 13th 2016 in Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Netherlands. The event is invite-only but will be recorded and broadcast on public TV stations throughout Europe.
Venue: Bozar Horta Hall, Brussels
Due to security concerns and on the advice of the Belgian authorities, the European Culture Forum 2015 has, unfortunately, been cancelled. Updates will be provided of the new date of the Forum (in 2016) in due course.
The First European Spectators Day, 21 Novemebr 2015, will not only celebrate audiences across Europe but also help them in being more aware of the creative impact they may have on the artistic process.
An event to present European Capital of Culture 2016, San Sebastian, Spain, will be held in Brussels on 12 November 2015.
The annual international conference on cultural heritage will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Photo: Shutterstock.com / phant
On 22 September EC Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva will host a conference on EU budget performance and added value, with senior figures from across Europe debating some of the key issues of performance-based budgeting theory. The event is open for registration, and will take place in Brussels.
The exibition, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, will showcase the winners of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. The event will consist of a series of talks and debates on architecture and urban renewal. Photo: © Simon Menges
The 2015 European Film Forum will be from 20-21 August at the Hotel Europe, in Sarajevo.
Before the SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art starts its September-October-November marathon of showcases, August sees the platform calmly preparing for attack with three smaller events in Berlin and Ljubljana featuring the Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir (right) and post-techno producer Ketev.
See some of the highlights coming up over the month of August in Mons, European Capital of Culture 2015. Photo: Mons 2015
Be SpectACTive!, a project supported by Creative Europe, is holding the first international conference on active spectatorship. The event will be a unique opportunity to meet performers, practitioners and cultural organisations and to discuss the ways in which a more participatory approach from the public may enrich performing arts programming all over Europe.
Explore some of the summer's highlights in store this July in Mons, Belgium, European Capital of Culture 2015.
EUNIC, the European network of National Institutes for Culture, invites the public to meet 7 of this year's winning authors at an an evening in Brussels.
The winners of this year's European Union Prize for Literature are celebrated at a ceremony in Brussels on 23 June.
The prize highlights the best achievements in the care of Europe's precious cultural heritage. A Public Choice Award, decided by an online poll, and the 7 Grand Prix laureates will also be announced at the ceremony.
The 68th Cannes Film Festival, will be held 13-24 May with a record number of 25 Creative Europe-MEDIA backed films in the different selections. Photo: Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
At Cannes 2015, the European Film Forum and the European Commission invite professionals in the sector to a conference on the challenges of the film industry in the digital era. Photo: Shutter Stock/ Ints Vikmanis
The European-Union-backed platform LIVEUROPE is lauching the first edition of Europe Day at the Ancienne Belgique venue in Brussels. Partners of this project are the European Commission, Euroradio and the European Youth Forum.
The award ceremony of the most prestigious European architecture award will be held on 8 May in Barcelona, Spain.
From Athens in 1985 to Plzen Mons and Mons in 2015, 50 cities across Europe have been European Capitals of Culture. Over the past 30 years, European Capitals of Culture have grown into one of the most ambitious cultural projects in Europe. They have become some of the best known – and most appreciated – activities of the EU.
On 15 April 2015, a ceremony is to be held in Brussels, Belgium, to commemorate the sixteen sites awarded the European Heritage Label in 2015.
This EU Prize awards new emerging European authors and helps spread their works across Europe to new audiences.
From Athens in 1985 to Mons and Pilsen in 2015, 50 cities across Europe have been European Capitals of Culture. Over the past 30 years, European Capitals of Culture have grown into one of the most ambitious cultural projects in Europe. They have become some of the best known – and most appreciated – activities of the EU.
The winners of 2015 European Borders Breakers Awards (EBBA) will receive their awards in a ceremony hosted by TV personality and musician Jools Holland at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen, Netherlands, on 14 January, 2015.
Premiere of the Exhibition - European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture 2013 - Mies van der Rohe Award at the National Gallery in Prague on 18 December at 19:00.
Constructing Europe: 25 Years of Architecture European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award. Opening on 11 December.
The aim of this event, co-organised by the Mies van der Rohe Foundation and the Commission Representation in Barcelona on 28 November, is to discuss the ideas and values which define European Architecture and consider what these can tell us about the future of the EU.
On 19 November four of this year's winners of the EU Prize for Literature take part in an event at Passa Porta in Brussels. The laureates from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Turkey will recite from their work.
Venue: MEDIMEX, Bari, Italy
"Europe is ours to make or break, never to take for granted," European Commission President José Manuel BARROSO affirmed in his presentation of a new book, "The mind and body of Europe: A New Narrative", which documents the activities carried out during the pilot phase of the "New Narrative for Europe" project.
On October 15, 2014, the curtains will rise: The “Connect” debate takes place in the European Parliament in Brussels – and it will all be about European cinema.
The forty projects selected in last year’s edition of ‘European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award’ are presented in a travelling exhibition which can be found in M – Museum Leuven, Belgium 10 October - 30 November 2014.
The 2014 European Union Prize for Literature will be held on 8 October 2014 in Frankfurt am Main at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Τhe EU funded project @diversity– innovative ideas for the cultural and creative sectors in Europe is closing with a high-level exchange forum in Brussels on 29 September. Apply for participation by 9 September.
The Best in Heritage Conference will be held in Dubrovnik from 25-27 September 2014. Organised in partnership with Europa Nostra and under special patronage of the International Council of Museums, the event will showcase award-winning museum, heritage, and conservation projects from around the world.
On 7 September, President Barroso participated in a Domino Conversation organized in the framework of the New Narrative for Europe project at La Biennale di Venezia.
The Creative Europe programme is organising a Regional Forum, in collaboration with the Sarajevo Film Festival, from 20-22/08/2014 on current issues for the film industry in Southeast Europe. Key points for discussion include the new, international aspect of the MEDIA sub-programme, a new European Commission study entitled "Reaching the Audience", and a French report calling for pan-European film literacy action.
From 6 June to 4 August 2014, the exhibition "Made in Europe" will present the best examples of 25 years of European contemporary architecture.
During the 67th Cannes Film festival the EU Commission will invite European professionals to the annual Rendez-Vous. The Creative Europe/MEDIA conference will take place in Salon des Ambassadeurs in the Festival Palace on Friday 16 May. Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth will open the conference. The focus of this year's conference is on European Audiences.
The winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards will be honoured on 5 May 2014 during a ceremony in Vienna.
The Akademie der Künste in Berlin will host the 1st March the 3rd general assembly of the project “New narrative for Europe”. This event will mark the completion of the first stage of process to elaborate such narrative. President Barroso and Chancellor Merkel will take part in this assembly.
Milan will host the 8 and 9 December the second assembly on forms of imagination and thinking for Europe in the framework of the project “New Narrative for Europe”. President Barroso and Prime Minister Letta have confirmed their attendance to this important gathering which represents a new stage in the process of elaborating such a new narrative.
The aim of the 2013 European Culture Forum was to bring together cultural policy makers, stakeholders, artists, and culture sector professionals to address some of the key issues at the centre of European culture policy.
Commissioner Vassiliou delivered the key note speech in the launch event of Creativity Works! Coalition on 16 October 2013.
The winners of the 2014 European Border Breakers Awards celebrating the top new talents in European pop music were announced on 15 October by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth and the European music conference and showcase festival Eurosonic Noorderslag.
The winners of the 2013 European Union Prize for Literature, recognising the best emerging authors in Europe, were announced on 26 September at the opening of the Göteborg Book Fair in Sweden by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
A series of discussions were held on the future of Europe, including the cultural values of Europe, European soft power, the image and role of Europe in the word, and the symbols, imagery, and events that shape Europe's New Narrative.
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On 21-22 May, EU and Brazilian experts, decision-makers and cultural professionals met in Brasilia to discuss the role of culture as a catalyst for global governance and development.
On 29 April, the European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation announced that Harpa from Reykjavik, Iceland and Nave de Música from Madrid, Spain are the winners of the 2013 EU Prize for contemporary architecture and the Emerging architect special mention.
Following a proposal adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in 2012, the European Commission launched the pilot project “New Narrative for Europe” on 23rd April 2013, at the Centre for Fine Arts of Brussels (BOZAR), in the presence of President José Manuel Barroso, Vice-President Viviane Reding and Androulla Vassiliou, the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
Authors Anna Kim (Austria) and Sara Mannheimer (Sweden), who were among the winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Literature, have been invited to the London Book Fair, which opens on Monday 15 April.
This MIPTV marks the 50th time that the MEDIA Programme of the European Union has hosted European independents on a stand at MIPTV or MIPCOM. Get a glimpse of European productions.