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ProEtnica 2019 - Intercultural Festival Sighișoara

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The Center for Interethnic Youth Education Sighişoara (ibz), together with the National Minorities Organizations, organizes the 17th edition of the "ProEtnica - Intercultural Festival Sighişoara" festival between the 21st and 25th of August 2019. The project is implemented in partnership with the Department for Interethnic Relations and the Mures County Council as partners with financial contribution, as well as by the Romanian Government through the Ministry of Culture and National Identity as financer.

The project is also supported by the German Embassy in Romania, the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the Brandenburg Land in Germany, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Sighisoara Municipality, the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN), the Institute for Foreign Relations in Stuttgart (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen Stuttgart), Divers Association and PEN Romania.

The artistic program includes traditional dance and music, with more than 50 performances, presented on the Citadel’s Stage with the presence of 15.000 visitors. This year we introduced a new category, the literary salon, where writers who belong to national minorities, as well as writers who write about minorities, present their works, organize debates, readings, presentations, exhibitions, book launches. The festival also includes the sections: Agora of intercultural dialogue, theater, art exhibitions, various booths that can be visited daily.

ProEtnica 2019 Festival evenings are full of surprises. Thus, on Thursday, August the 22nd, a Greek evening with a recital by Ionut Galani will be held. On Saturday evening, Bucharest Klezmer Band will perform together with Maia Morgenstern.

More details about the program can be found here:


The Center for Interethnic Youth Education and ProEtnica - Intercultural Festival Sighişoara are partners in two important cultural projects: Interkultural 2019, organized by Stuttgart Institute for Foreign Relations (ifa Stuttgart), August 18-23, 2019 and Intercultural ”ProEtnica” Summer Academy, organized by Divers Association, August 19-26, 2019.

This project aims at enhancing interethnic peace in a pluralistic and democratic society, promoting intercultural dialogue and artistic interaction at European level. Thus, over 600 representatives of national minorities in Romania and 15,000 visitors take part in this festival. The presence of the national minority of the German sorbs develops the international side of the festival.


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Radio România Actualităţi

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Radio România Cultural

Radio România Târgu Mureş

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Allgemeine Deutsche Zeitung

Hermannstädter Zeitung

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