European Union National Institutes for Culture


European Union National Institutes for Culture

The European Union National Institutes for Culture, (EUNIC), is a partnership of national institutions for culture, engaged beyond their national borders and operating with a degree of autonomy from their governments. The EUNIC membership currently includes organisations from 19 EU countries and it is intended that this will grow in time to include national institutes for culture from all the member states. The total operating budget of the current EUNIC membership is 2.2 billion euro per annum.

The purpose of EUNIC is to create effective partnerships and networks between the participating organisations, to improve and promote cultural diversity and understanding between European societies, and to strengthen international dialogue and co-operation with countries outside Europe.

EUNIC operates at two complementary levels. The first level consists of the Heads or Directors General of the national institutions. The second level comprises clusters of national institutions for culture, based in cities across Europe, cooperating in common projects. EUNIC Brussels represents both the Heads level and the clusters at the EU institutions. Current members of EUNIC (May 2007):

*Alliance Française
*British Council
*Ceska Centra
*Culture Ireland
*Det Danske Kulturinstitut
*Direzione Generale per la Promozione e la Cooperazione Culturale
*Estonian Institute
*Goethe-Institut Zentrale
*Ελληνικό ίδρυμα πολιτισμоύ
*Hungarian Cultural Institutes Abroad
*Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
*Instituto Camões
*Instituto Cervantes
*Latvian Institute
*Lithuanian Institute
*Department of Public Diplomacy
*Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland
*Ministère des Affaires Étrangères
*Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
*The Finnish Cultural & Academic Institutes
*Svenska institutet
*Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren

External links

* [http://www.eunic-europe.eu EUNIC website]


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