Cultural Exchanges

European Film Festival Taiwan (EFFT)

The European Film Festival Taiwan has been organised annually since 2005. It started from a classical film festival profile: 35 mm film format, public advertising, and tickets sales, and evolved into today's format of using free of charge DVD screenings at universities, local governments and cultural centres. In 2015, there were 17 films being screened in 30 venues with a total of 438 screenings in 15 cities all across Taiwan. The TEFF not only showcases the rich, diverse cultures of the European countries, but also offers Taiwanese movie goers an excellent opportunity to enjoy free European movies from different countries.

The TEFF is organised by the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) and Infine Art and Culture Exchange (INFINE), with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (MOFA). For more information, please visit http://www.teff.tw/

Book Exhibition

The European Economic and Trade Office started to take part in the Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE), one of the largest book fairs both in Asia and in the Chinese speaking world, by hosting an EU pavilion since 2013. The objectives of the EU pavilion are to introduce the richness of EU cultures to the Taiwanese public through literature and books.

Small events and activities are also held in the EU pavilion to engage with the public. For instance we organised 9 sessions of 'Authors' Salon' for Taiwanese authors who wrote about life, culture, travel or study in the EU to share their experiences with the public; and the 'EU board game' was played at the pavilion. If you ever go to the book fair, don't forget to visit the EU pavilion to see what activities are on!

European Education Fair in Taiwan (EEFT)

The European Education Fair in Taiwan is an initiative devoted to promoting high quality education opportunities in Europe. It has been organised since 2002, giving European countries a chance to introduce their higher education institutions and to provide Taiwanese students with information regarding visa regulations, travelling and scholarships. Taiwanese students can also find suitable academic institutions, amongst more than 120 exhibitors from up to 10 European countries that would develop their knowledge and skills to equip themselves with the necessary competencies to pursue better careers.

The EEFT is jointly organised by the British Council Taiwan, Campus France Taiwan / French Office in Taipei, DAAD German Academic Exchange Service Information Centre Taipei, and European Economic and Trade Office. It is the largest foreign education fair in Taiwan and one of largest European education fairs organised by official institutions in the Asia Pacific region.

For more information, please visit http://www.eef-taiwan.org.tw/