2012 is the EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue. The Year will see a large number of events and projects hosted by EU Member States and China, with the aim of strengthening intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding through cultural exchanges and people-to-people contacts. The EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue also offers opportunities for Chinese and EU cultural institutions, organisations and other stakeholders to establish and develop structured and sustainable cooperation during 2012 and beyond.
Events and actions which contribute to one or more of the objectives of the EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue will be able to apply for a label showing that they have signed up to its targets. To be eligible for the label and part of the official calendar of the Year, the events must take place between 1 February and 30 November 2012, and involve partners or participants from two or more EU Member States. The labelled activities will cover all cultural sectors as well as other fields which contribute to mutual understanding and civil society exchanges, in particular education, research, multilingualism, and youth.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/eu-china-intercultural-dialogue-2012