Cultural Policy is a Cornerstone of Austrian Soft Power

More+Events ♦ Published: September 4, 2019; 07:50 ♦ (Vindobona)

The BMEIA Federal Ministry for Europe Integration and Foreign Affairs presented the achievements of Austrian foreign culture in the Vienna Konzerthaus (Auslandskulturtagung). In addition to the highlights of the past year, such as the Year of Remembrance 2018, the Cultural Programme during the Austrian EU Presidency and the bilateral Cultural Year with Albania, the central areas of activity of Austrian foreign cultural work were highlighted.

The Austrian intercultural network consists of 30 cultural forums, 89 embassies and consulates general, 65 Austrian libraries, 10 Austrian institutes for language mediation and two science and technology offices in Beijing and Washington D.C.. / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Andy Wenzel

In 2018, the Foreign Ministry organised a total of 6,883 cultural events at 2,501 locations in cooperation with 6,165 project partners abroad and 9,383 scientists and artists from Austria.

The latest priority programme, entitled "The Art of Encounter", is devoted to dialogue in international relations.

"Art, culture and science shape Austria's image in the world.…