Cultural work and events

Goethe Sculpture brought to Hafezieh – Opening

The most famous German poet was a great fan of the Iranian poet Hafez. Inspired by Hafez, Goethe wrote the volume of poems “West-östlicher Divan”. Goethe was not able to get to know his idol who was born over 400 years earlier, and he never made the journey to the tomb of Hafez in the Iranian city of Shiraz. That was meant to be changed. EUIRANC was a proud partner of the opening of a Goethe light sculpture exhibition by the artists Knut und Ingrid Reinhardt, which was brought to the Hafezieh in Shiraz.

May 2022, Shiraz, Iran

EUIRANC Culture Weekend

For the Yalda Culture Weekend 2021, EUIRANC proudly announced: a focus on Iranian women – through exhibitions, documentary viewings, a discussion on football, a book launch and a folklore concert by Maestra Sima Bina. The Culture Weekend was planned to show new perspectives on Iran usually not seen in the European media. It was akso meant to include the annual awarding of the Arvand Prize. The two-day event was postponed to fall 2022 due to the pandemic.

December 2021, Berlin, Germany

Film Screenings

“European-Iranian perspectives in the shadow of the past” panel discussion following the Germany film premiere of Coup 53

EUIRANC had the pleasure of welcoming prominent panelists in Berlin following the Germany premiere of the film “Coup 53”. The panelists of the event were Volker Schlegel (former Ambassador of Germany and State Councillor, and member of the Advisory Board of EUIRANC), Taghi Amirani (director of Coup 53), and Amir Alizadeh (former Managing Director of the German Chamber of Commerce in Tehran). The panelists discussed how Europeans and Iranians can achieve better mutual understanding, whilst taking into account the European-Iranian history.

September 2020, Berlin, Germany