New York, November 3rd, 2014 – The members of the EUNIC New York gathered in October to discuss the ongoing activities, initiate new projects, and elect new leadership for the next rotating presidency. The meeting took place at the New York Times Building, overlooking Manhattan’s skyline, hosted by the Flanders House and chaired by the outgoing President Ms. Rossi, the director of the Finnish Institute in New York. Under Ms. Rossi’s stewardship, EUNIC NY successfully carried out its projects, collaborations between members, art talks, including the European Film Festival –Panorama held at Museum of the Mouving Images (MoMI). Dino Korca, director of Albanian Institute New York was unanimously elected the new President of the European Union National Institute for Culture New York by its members. Dr. Christoph Bartman, executive director of Goethe-Institut and North America was elected Vice-President.
- “I’m honored to be elected to serve as President of the EUNIC in New York” said Dino Korca. "European Cultural Institutions have played an integral role in shaping the social and artistic fabric of New York over the years and EUNIC will continue to act as a catalyst in this endeavor. I plan to continue the great work of my predecessor's and I am grateful to be given this opprtunity. Art has a unique way of bridging cultures and broadening our minds. Culture is the thread that binds Europe together and connects us with the world. I look forward to working with all of you in the year ahead."
EUNIC New York at present comprises a vibrant network of 44 members from the cultural institutes and diplomatic missions of the European Union, including British Council, Goethe-Institut, French Institute Alliance Francaise, Italian Institute, Czech Center, Swiss Institute. Together, they host more than 2,500 artistic events annually, open and free to the general public. EUNIC’s mission is to promote European values and to contribute to cultural diversity inside and outside the EU through collaboration between European cultural institutes. Its members work in over 150 countries with over 2,000 branches globally. They work in the arts, language, youth, education, science, intercultural dialogue and development sector. *Photography Courtesy Of: AVuoria