On the 22nd of January 2020, the Maltese Embassy in Vienna started to officially represent Arts Council Malta in the EUNIC Vienna Cluster.

Long Night of Literature in Vienna 2022

On Friday October 21, 2022, the Czech Center in collaboration with EUNIC Vienna organized a round of readings in various cultural institutes in Vienna as part of the "Lange Nacht der Literatur", or “Long Night of Literature” to mark the Czech EU Council Presidency. The motto of the initiative was “Peace” and featured nine authors from nine countries.

After the official opening, Adrian Grima, who was representing Malta, gave a reading of four of his poems in Maltese. He spoke about the significance of peace and how poetry explores the humanness inside us.

He also spoke about the origins and development of the Maltese language and literature, which the audience particularly appreciated given that Maltese is the only official language of the European Union with Arabic origins. The session was chaired by, Mr Mojmír Jeřábek, director of the Czech Centre, and also featured Nicole Ertl, from the Malta Embassy in Vienna, who read German translations of Adrian's poems.

Adrian Grima's participation was made possible thanks to the  coordination and support of Arts Council Malta in collaboration with the Embassy of Malta in Vienna.

Maltese musicians perform at EUNIC MUSIKFEST 2020
EUNIC Austria held its third European Music Festival in 2020, which comprised of three musical events in three European cultural institutes. The festival was dedicated to "Multilateralism at work in Vienna". On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, they wished to highlight the important role of the European Union as a defender of rules-based effective multilateralism. Maltese musicians Angela Vella Zarb, Karl Galea and Oliver Degabriele performed a 45-minute Jazz set at the Italian Cultural Institute in Vienna.

The full performance may be found here.