June – Eve Reincke

This month, meet Eve Reincke, Adviser at the Estonian Embassy in The Hague and valued member of EUNIC Netherlands. This year, the Estonian Embassy will participate in not one but two of our flagship events: the European Literature Night and the European Day of Languages. Find out more about what Eve does at the embassy and why she values being a member of EUNIC below.

1) What role do you play in your institute/embassy?

I cover four different but complementary sectors: politics, media, business diplomacy and – last but not least culture. I love this combination because it enables me to connect different experiences and come up with interesting combinations – for example involving successful Estonian companies to support young Estonian artists and getting the media enthusiastic about it, as well. Cultural diplomacy is really rewarding because it can work wonders in difficult times and offer people consolation and hope.

2) How do you contribute to EUNIC?

We participate in different inspiring projects with cultural highlights from Estonia. For example, the European Literature Night is a great platform for European writers to share their stories and we are very proud that this year Rein Raud represented Estonia. Personally, besides being a book worm, I am also a movie-freak and that is why I enjoyed participating in the EUNIC Filmdagen movie weekend last year, where movies from nearly 10 European countries could be watched online. And, of course, our embassy values the attention that can be devoted to different European languages via EUNIC. Estonian is a language spoken as a mother tongue by only 1.1 million people around the world but we gladly introduce our beautiful (but beware, somewhat difficult 😊) language to wider audiences – that is why we also participate in the European Day of Languages.

3) What is the best aspect about being a EUNIC Netherlands’ member?

Bringing all the inspiring cultures together, brainstorming on ideas that turn out to be vivid projects and the notion that together we can make things happen that do make a difference. And surely seeing all these happy faces every month during our meetings, whether online or in person!