EUNIC Netherlands is the Dutch cluster of EUNIC, the European Union of National Institutes for Culture. EUNIC aims to enhance European integration and cultural diplomacy through intensified cultural cooperation. The organisation consists of different national cultural institutes and other cultural representatives from all 27 EU member states. It operates on a general level through EUNIC Heads, and on a country-by-country level through local clusters.
The EUNIC Netherlands cluster was set up in 2009 by the Goethe Institut, the British council, Institut Français and Sica (DutchCulture’s predecessor). Over the years it has grown into a sizeable and active cluster with over 20 members. Amongst other projects, it is responsible for the yearly organisation of the European Literature Night and the European Day of Languages.
DutchCulture is involved in EUNIC in a number of ways. Within the EUNIC Netherlands, it is the Dutch representative and handles the secretariat of the cluster. On a global level, DutchCulture is a member of EUNIC Heads, and the “Focal Point” for the Dutch representation in clusters abroad.