The Jacana Literary Foundation and The European Union are delighted to be in partnership with the Sol Plaatje University as well as the Northern Cape Department of Sports, Arts and Culture to announce the winner of the 2018 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.
The Latin America & Spain Film Festival (LASFF) is a cultural event dedicated to contemporary cinematographic productions from Latin America and Spain. This year there are 11 participating nations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Uruguay. It aims to bring together Latin America, Spain and other New Zealand communities through the big screen.
Always wanted to know more about Dutch culture? This is your chance! From September to November the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organizes a free film festival across New Zealand. The three films that will be screened are Why We Cycle, Tulipani and Soof 1. The Why We Cycle screenings will be opened by drinks and nibbles and followed by an interactive panel discussion with experts from various perspectives.
"2018 EU-Taiwan Relations" provides an overview of the bilateral trade and investment as well as collaboration on human right issues, climate change, circular economy, and science and technology between EU and Taiwan in 2017.
Ten plus one movies, six cities and three countries
2018 marks a special year for the German Film Festival in New Zealand. The Goethe-Institut, which is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, is proud to celebrate the tenth anniversary of this annual film festival. From the 28th of August, film lovers can see the newest movies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The EU brings together representatives from youth organisations as well as young leaders to build bridges across cultures and borders. By building partnership and trust among young people from all continents, the EU empowers the youth to be both actor of and driver for social and political change. International Youth Day on August 12, celebrates the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and provides an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people worldwide, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. Nevertheless, indigenous peoples contribute to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. The EU, together with the rest of the world, celebrates this contribution on International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples.