Vietnam has become one of the links in the
worldwide network of the European Union of National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC)
following the establishment of EUNIC Vietnam in Hanoi on November 18.
An agreement on EUNIC Vietnam inception was signed by representatives of the
British Council of the UK, the Goethe Institute of Germany, the L’Espace Centre
of France, the Brussels-Wallonie delegation of Belgium and embassies of Italy,
the Netherlands, and Austria.
EUNIC Vietnam President, Franck Pezza, who is Chief of the Brussels-Wallonie
delegation, said EUNIC Vietnam will act as a bridge for European and Vietnamese
researchers, artists and audiences through cultural and artistic events and
According to EUNIC Vietnam Vice President, Almuth Meyer-Zollitsch, who also is
the Goethe Institute’s Chief, apart from the organisation of cultural projects
and activities of each European country, EUNIC Vietnam will play a role as
coordinator and organiser for joint activities with various countries.
EUNIC Vietnam will host the European music festival in Ho Chi Minh City later
this month along with the European Balling Days, European Literature Week and
European Language Week.
Established in 2006, EUNIC operates beside the European Commission. With its
headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, the organisation has its branches in 53