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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: or dial +43 664 540 4289
For further information on the festival click

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.

AAA-Steering Committee approves 23 new projects

On April 20th 2017 the Steering Committee of the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance (AAA) has met for its spring meeting in Klagenfurt (Carinthia).
23 new project applications were unanimously approved. Among them is – for the first time since the foundation of the AAA – an EU-LEADER-Transnational application that deals with intergenerational art education which was handed in by the Thematic Coordination Point (TCP) on Art & Culture. The AAA also supports the implementation of four ERASMUS+-projects which focus on tolerance and security in the Alps-Adriatic area.
Since its first meeting in March 2014 the Steering Committee has by now approved 162 new projects among which currently 13 are co-financed by the EU.
The TCP on Agriculture & Ethnic Heritage will again invite all EU-LEADER-Local Action Groups (LAGs) within the AAA for a networking seminar this autumn while the TCP Europe intends to invite all “Europe Direct”-offices on the territory of the AAA for a meeting. The TCP on Inclusion invites all members to join forces in preparing a workshop on the topic of “inclusive labor-markets”.

Opatija hosted „SIGG 2017“

The 9th international City Security Conference “SIGG 2017” was held in Opatija (Primorje-Gorski Kotar County/CRO) on March 16th and 17th.
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Tomislav Ivić as State Secretary in the Ministry of Defense opened the conference. He stated that phenomena such as the migrant crisis or the consequences of climate change strongly influence our everyday life and stress the importance of investment in security measures such as prevention of urban risk and the protection of critical infrastructure. The constant migration of people from rural to urban areas -resulting in denser populated cities – further emphasizes the importance of urban safety and also impacts overall national security.
The participants were welcomed by the mayor of Opatija, Mr. Ivo Dujmić, who stressed the security aspects of the town, and also addressed by Mr. Goran Petrc, the head of the Office of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.
The conference which was attended by 113 participants from the Alps-Adriatic area was divided into four modules which dealt with the migrant crisis, new technologies for the protection of critical infrastructure, the prevention of urban risk and urban risks and climate change.
To download the presentations click