The next events of the International Spring organized by the Centre for International Relations, UP are the European Days from 16-19 April 2018.
French Evening – 16 April
The International Spring goes on with the European Days and we are inviting you to the French Evening on April 16th.
At 6pm we will show you the animation film „Aya of Yop City” in French with English subtitles at the Department of Communication of the University (Zsolnay Cultural Center, E25 building, 001 room). After the film, we will be able to talk about it with Gyula Maksa, specialist of comics, with a glass of wine.
At 9pm, Jean-Christophe Giraud from the Alliance Francaise will play French music in Szabadkikötő ranging from Piaf to Gainsbourg going through Daft Punk.
Summary of the film:
Aya of Yop City (French title: Aya de Yopougon) is a 2013 French animated film directed by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie and based on the graphic novel Aya of Yop City by the same authors.
The Ivory Coast, at the end of the 1970s, in Youpougon, a working class neighborhood in Abidjan, renamed Yop City, to be "like in an American film." 19-year-old Aya lives here. This serious young woman prefers to stay home studying instead of going out with her girlfriends. Aya divides her time between school, her family, and her two best friends, Adjoua and Bintou, who only think of hotfooting it to the bush as soon as night falls. Aya classifies these girls, who always find a way to chase after guys, despite their fathers keeping a close watch over them, as the Series H type: Hairdos, Hot fashions, Husband-hunting.
Things go awry when Adjoua becomes pregnant. Should she tell her family or see a "woman who removes pregnancies"? When Moussa, Sissoko's son, learns that he's the future father, he is stunned. How can he announce this terrible news to his father, the great Bonaventure Sissoko, one of the country's richest and most formidable men?
Day of Croatia – 17 April
House of Art and Literature
17.00 The wonderful Croatia - lecture by General Consul Vesna Haluga (in English by Hungarian translation)
17.30 Croatians in Hungary - lecture by Stepan Balzetin (Head of Department, Institute of Slavology - University of Pécs)
18.00 Papuk, the Geopark - lecture by Goran Radonic (Head of Papuk Geopark) (the lecture will be inEnglish by Hungarian translation)
19.00 Opening ceremony of the exhibition of University North
21.00 Croatian Music selection by Dj Dubravko Vrbesič
Also on 17 April: HE Iain Lindsay, the British Ambassador to Hungary presents:
15.30 The ambassador gives a presentation with the title „In focus: UK an Europe – The United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union and Hungary” at József Halasy-Nagy Aula of the Faculty of Business and Economics, UP (Pécs, Rákóczi str. 80., 2nd floor)
18.00 Diplomats' Club: As part of an informal discussion with Tamás Baranyi, Head of Research of the Knowledge Centre, the ambassador will talk about his diplomatic career and share his observations regarding current affairs in international politics.
Portuguese Evening – 18 April
18.00 Opening ceremony by prof. dr. Ferenc Fischer (Head of PTE Ibero-American Center)
18.10 "Parallel to the history of Portugal and Hungary" - lecture by Evelin Hargitai (Institute Camoes)
Other programs: Fado exhibition, Portuguese food tasting and Portuguese music night till midnight
German Day – 19 April
A German City quiz and a retro music evening organized together with the Lenau Association are completing the International spring / European Days as a final event.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Lenau-Haus
- City quiz about German historical memorials of Pécs
Teams consists of 4-5 persons are supposed to start their journey from the Lenau House walking around the city center, where they get to know historical memorials which connect to German culture and to the German minority.
The quiz can be solved between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. But attention: All results have to be handed in until 5 p.m. in the Lenau House.
Announcement at 7 p.m. in Café Nappali.
Start/Destination: Lenau-Haus (Pécs 7621, Munkácsy Mihály St. 8.)
You receive the quiz (in Hungarian/German/English) at the location above.
More Info: 30 / 571-0699
9 p.m. Nappali
- German dance night with the best German music of the last decades.
The students of the Faculty of Humanities, UP and Lenau House are organizing a German retro disco together. During the evening we take care of the best German hits from the 60-70-80-90s! If you are interested in German music, or if you just want to have fun, you have to be there!
Organizers: Faculty of Humanities, UP; Lenau House; Café Nappali; Centre for International Relations (University of Pécs)
All programs are free! For further information visit https://www.facebook.com/InternationalSpringPTE/ .