A litearary happening organised by Czech Centers in collaboration with the Prague EUNIC cluster, representatives of international offices, and the publishing house Labyrint. It takes place every year on the evening before the opening of World of Books, the biggest book fair in the country.
The project has been run by Czech Centers since 2006. Seven years ago, the Union of Librarians and Information Workers came on board, and in 2013 the event expanded into other Czech cities beyond Prague. It is now organised in 50 Czech cities, and in more than 30 cities internationally.
Literature Night is a cultural event which offers the wider public the chance to get acquainted with the work of contemporary European writers. It has presented dozens of works to an ever-growing audience.
In partnership with Korzo Narodni, which organises a yearly day-long happening on Narodni Trida on November 17th, Czech Centers, together with cultural institutes from Poland, Hungary, and Austria, organised a photography exhibition covering the events of 1989 in Europe, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of communism. The open-air exhibition ran from 17th-26th November on Jungmannovo Namesti.
In May 2019, Czech Centers and the EUNIC Brussels office collaborated on a workshop in Prague focused on monitoring and evaluation with a focus on cultural relationships in the EU. The two-day workshop was attended by 17 members of the EUNIC network, from Germany, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, and the EUNIC Global Brussels office.
Watch a video from the event here.
Ideas Yard is a project of the Prague EUNIC group, and one in which the Czech Centers HQ is actively involved. It presents a series of debates with experts from European countries on various contemporary themes (environment and sustainability, the role of gender in society, education) with the unifying theme being European-ness. The project supported financially by the EUNIC Cluster Fund.