The “European Union National Institutes of Culture” (EUNIC) is a global network of EU's Cultural Institutes, which unites 36 cultural Institutes from 28 member states. EUNIC members work in the arts, languages, youth, education, science, society, and development. At a local level, EUNIC members join together in over100 clusters - in cities and countries - to collaborate on common projects and programmes and to promote the role of culture in the EU’s internal and external relations.
EUNIC Armenia cluster was launched on 2 October, 2018 at Byurakan Art Academy. The event held under the slogan of establishing trust and mutual understanding through culture between Europe and different nationalities, brought together Ambassadors of EU member states, representatives from local and European cultural and educational institutions.
The official EUNIC Charter was signed by the founding members of EUNIC Armenia Cluster: British Council, Goethe Institute, Yerevan Committee of "Dante Alighieri" Associations, the Embassies of France, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria. The founding members agreed to combine efforts to present the best European practices in the field of culture, promote the ideas of diversity and mutual understanding among cultures as well as coordinate the dialogue between European and Armenian cultures.
In 2018-2019, the presidency of EUNIC Armenia is fulfilled by the British Council confirmed by the signature of Memorandum of Understanding between EUNIC Armenia and the EU Delegation in Armenia.
One of the latest initiatives of EUNIC Armenia cluster has been the organisation of European Film Festival 2018 held in collaboration with the EU Delegation in Armenia and British Council Armenia.