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20 - 21/08/2018

Prague Spring 50th Anniversary - RADIO


On 20-21st August Czech Radio and the City of Prague will commemorate the events of August 1968. During the two days a series of commemorative and cultural gatherings will take place throughout the city. A concert organised by Czech radio and Prague’s Municipal Authority will be held in Wenceslas square on 21st of August at 8pm.

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25 - 26/08/2018

Pope Francis visits Ireland - World Meeting of Families


In a statement the Irish Catholic bishops said “Pope Francis, who is 81 years of age, will arrive in Dublin on Saturday, August 25th, and will take part in the ‘Festival of Families’ in Croke Park, describing the event as a “faith-based cultural concert”. “The next day, Sunday August 26th, Pope Francis will be the chief celebrant at Holy Mass in the Phoenix Park and this liturgy will bring to a conclusion the World Meeting of Families 2018,” the bishops added.

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29/08 - 09/09/2018

75th Venice International Film Festival


The star-studded 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival runs at from 29 August through September 8 this year, with films featuring international stars including Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn and Ryan Gosling being showcased. Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” has already been set as the opening film at the festival. This year’s competition jury is led by Guillermo del Toro, who won the Golden Lion at the festival last year with “The Shape of Water".

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06 - 07/09/2018



UN envoy Martin Griffiths confirms Yemen peace talks. Negotiations are due to begin at the UN in Geneva on 6 September. The talks will be a potential breakthrough to resolve a conflict that has claimed over 10000 lives and left millions on the brink of starvation. A joint Saudi and United Arab Emirate coalition has been fighting to win back control of Yemen from Iran-backed Houthi rebels since March 2015. Yemen has widely been described as the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis.

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09 - 10/09/2018

Swedish General Elections


The 2018 Swedish general election, scheduled for Sunday 9 September 2018, will elect the members of the Riksdag which in turn will elect the Prime Minister of Sweden.

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11 - 13/09/2018

Eastern Economic Forum 2018


Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to attend the 2018 edition of the Eastern Economic Forum. Established by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in 2015, the Eastern Economic Forum takes place each year in Vladivostok in Russia's Far East.

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Catalan National Day 2018


Demonstrations to take place in Barcelona in support of Catalan independence a year on from the estimated 1 million strong March held last year on the Catalonian National Day.

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Austrian EU Presidency - Informal Meeting of Heads of State or Government


The meeting will be hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, and bring together the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union. It will be chaired by the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, who will represent the EU together with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.

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24 - 29/09/2018

73rd United Nations General Assembly


The General Debate of the 73rd annual United Nations General Assembly will begin in New York on Tuesday, September 25th. On Monday, 24 September, the UNGA will hold a high-level plenary meeting on global peace in honor of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, known as the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit.

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Macedonia Name Change Referendum


Macedonia's referendum to change the country's name to Republic of North Macedonia would pave the way for the former Yugoslav republic to join NATO and the EU. The change could resolve the dispute with neighbouring Greece. Athens cannot accept its neighbour being called Macedonia as it has a northern province with the same name and is concerned of territorial ambitions. The proposed change has triggered protests in both countries. The vote is to take place on September 30.

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18 - 19/10/2018

EU Council Summit + Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)


The European Council summit will take place on 18-19 October 2018 at the Europa building in Brussels.

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18 - 20/09/2018

Annual Meeting of the New Champions


The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is the foremost global summit on innovation, science and technology, promoting entrepreneurship in the global public interest. This year for the first time, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions will also convene experts and decision-makers in the World Economic Forum’s newly launched Fourth Industrial Revolution Councils.

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02 - 14/12/2018

COP24 - United Nations Climate Change Conference


The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC will take place from 3-14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland.

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13 - 14/12/2018

EU Council Summit


Operation: EUROVISION Special Events will offer the following facilities onsite: Facilities: HD/SD Standup position for Live programme inserts HD/SD Playout Non-equipped workspaces with HD/SD Host Broadcaster signal HD/SD Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network HD/SD FLEX Hybrid IP Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network

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