The European External Action Service (EEAS) is strongly engaged in international cultural relations. Culture is at the heart of EU international relations and the Joint Communication adopted on 8 June 2016 aims at encouraging cultural cooperation between the EU and its partner countries.

The EEAS has developed various tools and programmes to promote EU external cultural relations:

  • The EEAS Culture Website presents the latest news in the field of EU international cultural relations and described the most recent activities implemented by the EEAS and EU Delegations worldwide.
  • The EEAS organizes regular regional seminar for EU Delegations, with cultural joint sessions held by EUNIC – EU National Institutes for Culture.
  • Joint-webinars between the Commission services (DG INTPA, DG NEAR, DG EAC) and EUNIC are also implemented by the EEAS.
  • The EEAS is leading and piloting the global network of cultural focal points of EU Delegations.