The Abuja/Enugu Cluster of EUNIC welcomes two new members
The second meeting of the newly created cluster of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) Abuja/Enugu was held on the 2nd of March 2018, at the office of the EU delegation in Abuja.
Two new members joined the cluster at this occasion: The Embassy of Sweden in Nigeria and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Nigeria.
The cluster was established in June 2017 with the French Embassy/Institut Français du Nigéria, Alliance Française Enugu and the Spanish Embassy/AECID (Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation). The cluster was recently joined by the Goethe-Institut as a full member and by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany as an associate member.
It is a collaborative platform which can operate citywide or on a larger scale (with the EUNIC Cluster in Lagos). It will pool resources, exchange best practices and collaborate with local, national and international organisations.
A 3-year Cluster strategy has been designed with 3 main focus points:
- Strengthen cultural industries in Nigeria, particularly in Abuja;
- Extend cultural diplomacy to the Middle-Belt and Northern regions of Nigeria;
- Increase the visibility of member states as cultural actors.
The cluster is currently working on a mapping of the cultural industries in Abuja.
- Signature of the EUNIC charter by the Swedish Ambassador, H. E. Mrs. Inger Ultvedt (With Arnaud Dornon, Head of the cooperation and cultural affairs and Aude Urcun, Cultural attaché / French Embassy ; Ludwig Jung, First Secretary / Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany ; Juan Payá Bover, First Secretary / Spanish Embassy)