Cultural Relations & Diplomacy

Albanian Institute is a member of European Union National Institute for Culture (EUNIC) – the largest EU cultural network spanning across 90 countries worldwide. The Albanian Institute has held the EUNIC New York rotating presidency for three consecutive years from 2014 to 2017 through director Dino Korca. 


The European Union National Institutes for Culture mission is building trust and understanding between the peoples of Europe and the rest of the world through culture. The EUNIC cluster in New York consist of a partnership network of 46 members, including cultural organizations, embassies, consulates, EU Delegation to the UN, and arts institutions based in New York.

The Arts & Culture NYC Forum 2016

Arts and Culture NYC Forum 2016 Share on facebook Share on twitter The Arts & Culture NYC Forum is an annual gathering presented by Albanian Institute in collaboration with a network of New York City’s most ambitious arts and cultural institutions, governments, embassies, and …

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The Arts & Culture NYC Forum 2015

Directed by Dino Korca, the forum brings together a diverse range of speakers, artists and diplomats, and engages experts from across numerous fields, aiming to challenge old ideas, spark new ones, and catalyze potent partnerships across disciplines.


The Arts & Culture NYC Forum 2014

Great art and culture at its best, opens our imagination, develops a critical mind and helps us to understand and accept our differences. And although the impact of art and culture may not be easily measured, the lack of it, always can.


The British Council and Goethe-Institut define cultural relations as follows (1):

Cultural relations are understood as reciprocal transnational interactions between two or more cultures, encompassing a range of activities conducted by state and/or non-state actors within the space of culture and civil society. The overall outcomes of cultural relations are greater connectivity, better mutual understanding, more and deeper relationships, mutually beneficial transactions and enhanced sustainable dialogue between people and cultures, shaped through engagement and attraction rather than coercion.