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Seminar of European and Asiatic culture policy in Hanoi

September 2004 -

With the fifth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) of government leaders just ahead, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is hosting a seminar in Hanoi, Vietnam in collaboration with the Vietnamese and Belgian Ministries of Culture.

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Poetry International Web

september 2004 -

An extensive guide of international poetry on the Internet

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Poetry International Web

Government leaders of ACP countries give culture priority

August 2004 -

Not only are bananas and cashew nuts good for the economy; art can also promote prosperity. During the 4th ACP meeting in Mozambique at the end of June 2004, government leaders discussed culture and development.

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Contemporary dance in Africa the subject of the IETM meeting

juli 2004 -

The Informal European Theatre Meeting (IETM) wants to use a meeting at the end of August in South Africa to build a bridge between the European and African modern dance world.

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Zimbabwe International Book Fair honours national writers

July 2004 -

Starting at the end of July, Harare will be the site of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF). The book fair, whose 2004 theme is Voices: Dialogue Across Nations, has evolved to become the most important platform for African literature.

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Renovation of the Nola Hatterman Institute the capstone of the Fort Zeelandia restoration

July 2004 -

Surinam is receiving almost 112,000 euros from the Dutch HGIS Culture Budget to restore the only wooden officers quarter in the Fort Zeelandia complex in Paramaribo that still needed restoration. This means not only that an important historical monument from the 17th century is being preserved, but also that the Nola Hatterman Institute is getting a new lease on life.

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The South Project: the traditional and modern worlds meet

June 2004 -

What do Argentina, South Africa, Madagascar, East Timor, New Zealand and Samoa have in common? Which way is the 'South' going? The South Project, a four-year art project, wants to answer these questions by 'bringing together and celebrating the creative energies of the Southern hemisphere'.

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Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), partner to the Prince Claus Fund

June 2004 -

'Exploring the Currents, Feeling the Winds.' With these poetic words as its theme, the ten-day Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) of the Dhow Countries will commence on 25 June 2004. The ZIFF is one of the network partners of the Prince Claus Fund.

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'Monument Preservation can give economic impulse'

June 2004 -

How do you bring culture into development cooperation? This was the central theme of the lunch meeting organised by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in May 2004.

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Culture focal point of donor conference

May 2004 -

Culture in development formed the central theme of a donor conference held in Sweden's capital Stockholm on 26 and 27 February. During the meeting, which was organised by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), delegates presented the framework for cultural development cooperation of their countries, and discussed ways that would ensure better donor coordination and efficiency.

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