Vas

Vas

Slovenja - Foto: Stane Jersic

Slovenja - Foto: Stane Jersic

Karlovac

Karlovac

Krapina Zagorje

Varazdin

Varazdin

Steiermark - Foto: Steiermark Tourismus

Steiermark - Foto: Steiermark Tourismus

Kärnten - Foto: Kärnten Tourismus

Kärnten - Foto: Kärnten Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Foto: LPD/Fritzpress

 

Alps-Adriatic-Council: Chairmanship handed over to Varaždin County

On November 22nd 2017 the Alps-Adriatic-Council met for its third meeting since the foundation of the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance (AAA) in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (Carinthia).
In his function as chairman for 2016 and 2017 Carinthia´s Governor Peter Kaiser congratulated all members of the AAA to 177 projects which were supported since 2014. Among these are 17 which were co-financed by the EU. Five best practice projects (Alps-Adriatic Golden Wines, CROWD, INCLUSIA, SIGG 2017, Youth in Europe) were presented to the political level.
Governor Kaiser also pointed out that 2018 will be an anniversary year for the AAA: Considering the foundation of the Alps-Adriatic Working Community in 1978 the AAA-members will look back to “40 years of institutional cooperation in the Alps-Adriatic-Area” in the coming year.
The final highlight of the meeting was the hand-over of the chairmanship for 2018 and 2019 to Varaždin County (Croatia). In his first statement Varaždin County´s Prefect Radimir Čačić pointed out that his goal will be “an even more visible AAA so that the term `Alps-Adriatic´ becomes a brand in the best sense of the word”.
Photo Credits: LPD/Eggenberger

Alps-Adriatic Beekeepers met in Đurđevac

„Honey Day“ is an important event in Koprivnica Križevci County (CRO)! That´s why beekeepers from Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia met in Đurđevac on October 14th and 15th 2017. During the two-day meeting, they attended professional lectures in the Old Town-fortification of Đurđevac, where they gained insight into Croatian beekeeping traditions as well as information on quality and quality assessment of honey and other beekeeping products. Another focus was laid on modern technological bee breeding measures, beekeeping business associations, product branding and product placement on the market.
During a visit to the family farm „Pintar“ the beekeepers exchanged their experiences and also had a chance to see the newly renovated building of „Klaster pčelara Podravina“ where honey-filling is planned in the near future.

FACES: Women in Media 20 years of interactions, connections and collaborations

“FACES”, a network of women in media arts was founded in 1997 in Austria, with strong connections to Slovenia and Croatia. Since then, the network has been growing continuously and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

FACES has built its base from meetings with communities of women around the world, in person and virtually, bringing a borderless sense of communication, giving new possibilities for creative online projects – performance, spoken word, sound, and theoretical discussion. On the initiative of the TCp on Art & Culture and the TCP on Equal Opportunities Celebrating the AAA supports a series of events in order to celebrate this 20th anniversary:

On the 1st of September at 20:00 Eva Ursprung will present the history of FACES and show some examples of the works of its members att Galerija Makina in Pula (Istria/CRO). There will be audio interviews with Boryana Rossa (Bulgaria), Helen Varley Jamison (New Zealand) and Nina Sobell (USA) followed by videos by Marina Grzinic / Aina Smid (Croatia/Slovenia), Varsha Nair (Thailand) and Myriam Thyes (Germany/Switzerland)

From the 13th to the 15th of October 2017 “Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz” will host a symposium and exhibition which will be curated by Kathy Rae Huffman and Eva Ursprung.
The opening of the exhibition and symposium will be on October 13t at 19:00.

There will also be presentations and videoscreenings at the International Festival of Computer Arts (IFCA) in Maribor (SLO) from the 6th to the 16th of October 2017.

Pictures: „FACE SETTINGS“ postcard, 1998; Marina Grzinic / Aina Smid – „Seizure“, installation view; Myriam Thyes – „Sophie Taeuber-Arps Fluchtlinien“, videostill

“Meet the culture – Alps Adriatic Network” visits Ljutomer!

Meet the culture – Alps Adriatic Network” is a project in the Alps-Adriatic area with the aim of acquiring cross-border knowledge of artistic formats, cultural initiatives, artists and events.

On Friday, July 14th 2017 a visit to the Grossmann Fantastic Film & Vine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia is planned with the following schedule:

  • 12:00 Departure from Graz, Freiheitsplatz at the Schauspielhaus – driving groups and networking discussions during the journey with access possibilities along the route!

  • 14:00 Arrival in Ljutomer in the press center

  • Lunch

  • Festival program, open kitchen/street food, wine tasting and movie productions

  • 22:00 Returning to Graz

  • 23:30 Arrival in Graz

Everybody who likes to network, exchange cultural experiences and is interested in EU funding possibilities and not scared from horror movies, is warmly welcome!
To register contact Michaela Zingerle: office@styriansummerart.at or dial +43 664 540 4289
For further information on the festival click http://grossmann.si

Alps-Adriatic Golden Wines 2017

On June 10th 2017 the winners of this year´s Alps-Adriatic Golden Wines were awarded their trophies in the beautiful town of Križevci (Koprivnica Križevci County/CRO). The participating winemakers came from the territory of the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance (AAA) and the Hungarian Counties Győr-Moson-Sopron, Somogy, Veszprém and Zala. A “Traminer” dessert wine from Koprivnica Križevci. County was awarded „Champion of the Exhibition”. Also from Koprivnica Križevci County was the „Best Dry Wine“, a Pinot Blanc. The “Best Red Wine”-award was given to a “Blaufränkischer” from Carinthia/AUT.
All awarded winemakers are listed in the attached spreadsheet.
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