Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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On July 1st 2018, Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and will have this role until the end of December 2018. The main tasks of the Council Presidency include planning and chairing meetings in the Council and its preparatory bodies and representing the Council in relations with the other EU institutions.

European Union Prize for Literature 10th Anniversary

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Within a special contest, the prize-winners were invited to submit an original short work of fiction. In total 36 authors have entered the contest, including two Slovenians, Gabriela Babnik and Jasmin B. Frelih. The winner will be chosen by both a jury of professional literature experts and by public vote. Support your favourite story before 21 Oct. 2018!

European Heritage Summit 2018

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The European Heritage Summit will be held in Berlin, Germany on June 18-24 2018. This event is supported by the European Union's Creative Europe programme and is part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Translocal: Museum as a Toolbox

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The international partnership is undoubtedly the main benefit, which resulted from the project supported by the Creative Europe programme: the five participating museums from Austria, Poland, Italy, Croatia and Estonia were able to find similarities, share knowledge and exchange experiences. Philippine Loiseau reports from the Creative Synergy+ event (Ljubljana, April 17, 2018).

Take action in CONSULTATION »The European Heritage Label action«

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European Commission welcomes all citizens and stakeholders interested in culture and history of Europe to respond to this consultation, esp. those who have visited any of the cultural heritage sites bearing the European Heritage Label or have been engaged with it either as a partner or a staff member. Consultation period: 2 March 2018-24 May 2018.

European Capital of Culture Forum in Kaunas

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Kaunas introduces EU’s most successful community project – the capital of culture 2022. The heads of ten culture capitals, participants from 15 EU states, politicians, culture operators, artists and other public figures are all guests and speakers at the European Capital of Culture Forum. Among them is Mateja Lazar from Motovila.

Two Slovenian sites on the European Heritage Label list

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In 2017, the European Commission has decided to add nine sites celebrating and symbolising European ideals, values, history and integration to the European Heritage Label list. So far, 38 sites have been designated to the list, including two from Slovenia – Franja Hospital and Javorca Church.