The 2016 Joint Communication "Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations" called relevant EU stakeholders at all levels to join forces to ensure synergies in advancing cultural cooperation outside the EU.

In this spirit, on 16 May 2017 EAC and the EEAS signed an Administrative Arrangement with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC); it will provide impetus to strengthen cooperation between Commission, EU delegations and national Cultural Institutes. 

To find out more: https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/26249/national-institutes-culture-and-eu-further-enhance-cooperation_en