Aid to fight Ebola and help victims of the conflict in Syrian and Iraqi Kurdistan.
A border of lights in the heart of Berlin. To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall, from 7 to 9 November Berlin will be lit up by a 15-km border made of light-filled balloons that traces the wall's exact location through the city. On the night of 9 November, the balloons will be released into the sky above Berlin to the sound of the 9th Symphony by German composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
For the third consecutive year, Paris, capital of the birthplace of human rights, will light up Victor Hugo's house on 30 November 2014 to demonstrate its opposition to the death penalty.
On 8 December, Paris City Hall will host the FIDH's annual dinner for the third year.
Paris is supporting the 4th Le Temps Presse festival as part of its commitment to promoting freedoms and upholding fundamental rights. The concept is simple: topical subjects, and a prestigious panel of judges. The 4th Le Temps Presse short film festival continues to raise awareness of current challenges, while at the same time recognising new talent.
Paris’ immersion in contemporary Roman art and culture continues apace this autumn. On the bill, a whole host of events and the promise of some memorable encounters.
Each year, cities around the world join Paris in organising a Nuit Blanche ('White Night') festival. 30 cities have held their own versions of Nuit Blanche, either on the same night as Paris or on different dates. From Kyoto to Port-au-Prince, find out more about the 2014 events.
The London Design Museum is putting 25 powerful women under the spotlight through their clothing. Anne Hidalgo represents powerful French women in this retrospective that presents the outfit she wore the day she was elected.
The École Estienne, the City Hall of the 13th arrondissement and the CIDAL (Germany Information Centre) are presenting a series of events to make students and audiences think about the impact of walls, boundaries and political and cultural barriers.
The writer-directors Alexandra Badea and Till Kleinert have been selected by the City of Paris and the Berlin-Brandenburg Medienboard, with the support of the French Institute in Germany, for a residency exchange programme. The goal of the operation: to develop exchanges between young film-makers, encourage their freedom of expression and promote their dissemination in the partner country.
Paris is celebrating the 10th anniversary of "My 1st Festival" and is forging links with Amsterdam and Montreal.
Vietnam has been widely exhibited across France for more than 6 months. We take a look back at a cultural year that has been full of discoveries and rediscoveries.
Paris is the focus of the exhibition held at the Galerie des Bibliothèques. Between private and public spaces, the centre and the periphery, artists attempt to capture the outline of Paris while reflecting on the city's urban and social developments.
Paris spent over € 6.7 million on the development of southern cities and countries in 2013 and is among the most generous French authorities in terms of contributions.
Anne Hidalgo went to New York in September to take part in the World Climate Summit. A trip that was packed with meetings and events.
On 14th October Anne Hidalgo and Melinda Gates signed the Paris Appeal for the health of women and children in the world, in the presence of numerous eminent women from the world of politics, academia and civil society.
On the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the massacre of 17th October 1961, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Amar Bendjama, Algerian ambassador to Paris, laid a wreath in front of the commemorative plaque dedicated to the memory of victims.
20 years after the genocide in Rwanda, a headstone was inaugurated on 31st October at the Père Lachaise cemetery. It pays homage to more than 800,000 victims of the genocide.
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul, signed an agreement on 23rd September which will strengthen cooperation between their two global cities, on the fringes of the climate Summit held in New York.
Paris has launched a new call for projects this autumn, open to all French associations governed by the French Law of 1901, and related to access to water and sanitation in developing countries. Applications can be submitted until 16th November via a SIMPA application.