Austria's South Western neighbourhood is a priority region for our International Policy, including our International Cultural Policy. This year, Croatia is our focal country.
A proactive and innovative international cultural policy is a quality benchmark of Austria’s foreign policy as formulated in the "International Cultural Policy Concept 2015 - 2018".
The Austria Libraries Abroad in partnership with local institutions offer information specific to the host country about Austrian culture and science.
Contributing to global trust-building and peaceful co-existence through intercultural and interreligious dialogue initiatives marks one of three central goals of Austrian foreign cultural policy which defines the necessity for intercultural and interreligious dialogue.
Intercultural Achievement Award
The network of Austrian Cultural Fora abroad organizes cultural and scientific projects and acts as a service point for austrian creative artitsts as well as scientists.
Austrian Cultural Fora
In the context of the Cultural Year Austria – Croatia 2017, which runs under the slogan "Experiencing Culture Together", more than 100 different and exquisite cultural events will take place: concerts, art exhibitions, theatre and film festivals. The programme aims at giving Austria and Croatia the chance to get to know one another better.
The Multilateral International Cultural Policy focuses on cultural affairs in the context of international organisations like UNESCO, EU or Council of Europe.Multilateral International Cultural PolicyEUNIC - European Union National Institutes for Culture
Besides the yearbook of the Austrian International Cultural Policy the ministry also publishes several brochures on particular key issues. All of these publications though are only available in German and can be downloaded, or in some cases, ordered as hard copy on the German version of this page. Should you wish to enquire about possible publications available in English, please send us an e-mail!
This cooperation between the Foreign Ministry and the Academy of Austrian Films was initiated in 2012 and proved itself very successful. Through the Ministry's network abroad outstanding short movies are presented worldwide as part of the "Austrian Shortmovies Exhibition 2015". With great success and gratifying resonance as shown in the "Review of 2014". And this were the films of the "Austrian Shortmovies Exhibition 2014".
The supporting program of the Ministry, which was launched in 2002, aims at presenting the Austrian musical creativity to young musicians as lively, modern and cultural diverse. Information on the selected soloists and ensembles can be found in the NASOM Catalogue 2014/2015 as well as in the NASOM Catalogue 2016/2017.
Austrian Shortmovies Exhibition (Information only available in German)Tricky Women Film Reel (Information only available in German)
The New Austrian Sound of Music (information only available in German)INTPA - International Network for Dance and Performance Austria (information only available in German)schreibArt AUSTRIA (information only available in German)
Cultural Policy Sponsoring
Cooperation in scientific research and technological development makes an important contribution to enhancing good relations between nations. Scientific and technical cooperation The strongest identification of a cultural area still occurs through language. The Austrian international cultural policy must therefore not disregard this aspect. Education and Language
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