As part of the Danish EU Presidency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of Culture are hosting a ‘Meeting of Cultural Directors’ from 13-15 June. The meeting involves senior officials from member and candidate countries' ministries of culture and ministries of foreign affairs responsible for cultural affairs and public diplomacy. The meeting will contribute to the formulation of a comprehensive European strategy for culture and has a special focus on the relationship between the EU and China.
To day the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission agreed on a Directive that makes it possible for cultural institutions to give access to Europe’s cultural heritage across borders in the EU.
As part of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, The Danish Minister for Culture, Uffe Elbæk, has together with the Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou taken the initiative to start a dialogue on the role of culture in a time of crisis.
Movie buffs in Sofia will soon get to see two Danish Oscar Winners at close range. In Copenhagen, young European filmmakers met in April during the film festival CPH PIX for five days of inspiration and networking. And in June the mobile film studio FILM-Y travels to Transylvania to give Romanian children a unique film experience. These are some of the film events launched during the Danish Presidency, which has a special focus on Danish cinema.
On 19-20 March 2012, a total of 375 decision-makers and experts from a number of EU Member States convened for the SportVision2012 conference in Copenhagen. The conclusion is clear: Sport for all has the potential to play a significant role as a dynamo in a number of societal areas that go beyond sport in a narrow sense.
Together with the Danish sports organisations, the Danish EU Presidency will place the qualities and the challenges of sport for all on the agenda of the EU. Sport for all holds opportunities and perspectives that go far beyond the participation in sport as such.
Young people are our future. That is why their active citizenship is on the agenda at a major EU youth conference in Denmark 18 – 21 March 2012.
On Monday and Tuesday, the Danish Minister for Culture, Mr Uffe Elbæk, convened 13 European notables in Copenhagen to investigate the way in which culture and art can play a decisive role for Europe in the midst of the financial crisis. All agree that the challenges of the current crisis are global and that Europe has a responsibility to lead the way.
”What can art and culture do in a time of crisis?” That is the assignment given by the Danish Minister for Culture, Mr Uffe Elbæk, to 12 European cultural notabilities when they meet in Copenhagen on February 27-28.
Minister for Children and Education Christine Antorini chaired today’s Council meeting, when EU Ministers for Education discussed education and youth unemployment.
Jeder fünfte Jugendliche in der EU hat keine Arbeit, und viele besitzen auch keine berufsbezogene Ausbildung.
This week, BOZAR, the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, will open a major exhibition of the internationally-acclaimed Danish artist, Per Kirkeby.
On Monday the 30 January the EU Heads of State or Government will convene in Brussels for an informal meeting of the European Council. An agreement on the fiscal compact may be reached. In addition, growth and employment policies, and especially youth unemployment will be on the agenda. The meeting in the European Council will be chaired by the Permanent President, Herman van Rompuy.
24 presentations by 15 ministers in 16 EP Committees over 3 days
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Minister for Economics and the Interior Margrethe Vestager, Minister for Foreign Affairs Villy Søvndal and Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen will present the Presidency programme.
Today Denmark’s Minister for European Affairs, Nicolai Wammen, presented the priorities of the upcoming Danish EU Presidency at a press conference in Brussels.