In Vilnius, eminent academics and policymakers to discuss the role of culture in the EU external relations

15 October 2013, Last updated at, 10:27 EEST
  • RSS
  • Print
Loading...
author: AFP/Scanpix

On 17 October in Vilnius, the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture will co-host an informal meeting of senior officials of the EU’s Foreign Ministries and Ministries of Culture, who are responsible for culture.

The event will be attended by representatives of the EU Member States, the European Commission, the General Secretariat of the Council, and the European External Action Service.

Lithuanian and foreign academics, public opinion makers and officials from the EU Member States will discuss the European Union’s ability to act in the field of culture and to make a positive impact on neighbouring countries. The meeting is intended to discuss how a common history and a common culture can contribute to the European Neighbourhood Policy, deepen mutual trust, and promote intercultural dialogue. Participants of the meeting will raise questions about how culture can promote political reforms, democratisation and dialogue between representatives of civil society in neighbouring countries and cultural policy makers.

At the meeting, intermediate results of the European Commission’s Preparatory Action “Culture in the EU External Relations” will also be presented.  Based on the outcomes, the strategic role of culture in external relations and the added value of EU’s cooperation in the field will be discussed.

The European Commission commissioned a consortium led by the Goethe Institute to carry out this preparatory action. The consortium is tasked with mapping existing resources, approaches and strategies regarding culture in external relations in 54 EU Member States, neighbouring countries of the EU, other third countries as well as strategic partners of the EU.

Check all

Search by policy areas

  • General Affairs (GAC)
  • Foreign Affairs (FAC)
  • Economic & Financial Affairs (ECOFIN)
  • Justice & Home Affairs (JHA)
  • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO)
  • Competitiveness (COMPET)
  • Transport, Telecommunications & Energy (TTE)
  • Agriculture & Fisheries (AGRI)
  • Environment (ENVI)
  • Education, Youth, Culture & Sport (EYCS)
4.9114227294922E-5

Events calendar

Search All events
Previous Next
December 2013
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
25 26 27 28 29 30
8
14
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
01 02 03 04 05
From 28.11.2013 to 29.11.2013
The 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius

News subscription

About subscription

Social Media

  • Jan 14, President @Grybauskaite_LT presented results of #EU2013LT to EP in Strasbourg. Read press release here: about 231 days ago
  • Watch live press conference of Lithuanian President @Grybauskaite_LT & EP President Schulz about 232 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: @EU2013LT gave all efforts for #EU financial stability, growth&jobs: work should be continued about 232 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: @EU2013LT gave all efforts for #EU financial stability, growth&jobs: work should be continued about 232 days ago
  • RT @EU2013LT: Today #Lithuania President @Grybauskaite_LT will present #EU2013LT results to @Europarl_EN in official closing event http://t… about 232 days ago
  • Watch live at 9am (CET) presentation by @Grybauskaite_LT of #EU2013LT results @ #EP plenary session #EbS+ @EU2013LT about 232 days ago
  • RT @EC_AVService: LIVE 09h00 CET on #EbS+ EP plenary session review of the Lithuanian Presidency @EU2013LT about 232 days ago
  • @Europarl_EN plenary session review of #EU2013LT will be streamed LIVE 9:00 CET on #EbS+ about 232 days ago
  • RT @EC_AVService: LIVE 09h00 CET on #EbS+ EP plenary session review of the Lithuanian Presidency @EU2013LT about 232 days ago
  • Today #Lithuania President @Grybauskaite_LT will present #EU2013LT results to @Europarl_EN in official closing event about 232 days ago
  • RT @Leskevicius: Definite example 2 follow: #GSC "green office" campaign goes digital & offers print on demand 4 @EUCouncil meetings. Natur… about 234 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: #Vilnius becomes a synonym for #Ukraine's European integration- from my meeting w opposition MP @Poroshenko. about 236 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: Lithuania makes the first step in exploring space. Satellites „LitSat-1“ and „LituanicaSat-1“ were successfully launch… about 236 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: One small step for space history, a big leap for #Lithuania - 1st LT satellites take off from @NASA ! #CubeSats @Lituani… about 236 days ago
  • RT @EUCouncilPress: Congratulations to the new Greek EU Council presidency- looking forward to working together! @gr2014eu #GR2014EU about 237 days ago
  • Achievements of #EU2013LT: more credible, growing and open #Europe; infographics about 240 days ago
  • #EU2013LT achievements for credible, growing and open Europe: described, counted up and collected in one place. Here: about 243 days ago
  • RT @PRLTUN: Seeing the name of #Lithuania at the #UN #SecurityCouncil- a moment of great pride for my country about 243 days ago
  • RT @francediplo: Les succès de la présidence du conseil de l'#UE par la #Lituanie qui vient de s'achever : #EU2013LT… about 243 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: First day with #Euro in #Latvia. Congratulations to our #Baltic neighbours! about 244 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: All the success for #Greece taking over the EU Presidency! @GreekPresidency @EU2013LT @gr2014eu about 244 days ago
  • #EU2013LT over, #Lithuania is now non-permanent member of @UN Security Council. For updates, follow @LithuaniaUNNY and @PRLTUN about 245 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: Good New Year' morning #Greece! Most heartfelt wishes for successful @GreekPresidency #EU! about 245 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: Congrats #Latvia! Historic moment, our neighbors is the 18th member of € zone! Hope #Lithuania will join this family next… about 245 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: Good New Year' morning #Greece! Most heartfelt wishes for successful @GreekPresidency #EU! about 245 days ago
  • RT @EU2013LTpress: Having worked for credible, growing, open Europe #EU2013LT hands @EUCouncil Presidency to #GR2014EU. Ευτυχισμένο το... about 245 days ago
  • RT @IrelandRepBru: Congrats and job well done to @EU2013LTpress; and welcome and good luck to @gr2014eu about 245 days ago
  • Having worked for credible, growing, open Europe #EU2013LT hands @EUCouncil Presidency to #GR2014EU. Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος!... about 245 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: First, singing revolution, now- singing Presidency- concluding song by the #EU2013LT team: about 245 days ago
  • As #EU2013LT comes to a close, Perm Rep Karoblis reviews accomplishments, thanks Presidency team and partners. Watch: about 245 days ago