Monaco looking for applicants for Expo 2025 in Osaka

With a huge selection of positions to be filled, organisers of the Monaco Pavilion at Expo 2025 in Osaka have put out a call for people who might be interested in working at the “sustainable society” themed event.  

The Monegasque delegation in charge of the Principality’s participation at Expo 2025 is now actively looking for recruits to work at the sensational six-month-long event, which will be held in Osaka from 13th April to 13th October 2025.  


This thrilling opportunity to live and work in the vibrant city of Osaka, the second largest in the country after Tokyo and Japan’s economic hub, is open to roughly 30 people, says Mirielle Martini, the Monaco Pavilion’s deputy president. 

“We’re looking for dynamic, motivated people who can adapt to a culture different from our own and who can promote the Principality on the other side of the world,” adds Martini. “Teamwork and versatility are also assets.”  

Fluent English language skills are a requirement for all potential employees and a good level of Japanese is necessary for certain positions. Recruiting is open to Monegasque citizens and residents, as well as those from Monaco’s neighbouring French villages.  


The theme for Expo 2025 is “Designing Future Society for Our Lives” and the event has three sub-themes: Saving Lives, Empowering Lives and Connecting Lives. The latter is Monaco’s chosen focus, and the Principality’s delegation will present sections on diet, exercise, lifestyle choices, sanitation, childhood inoculations and extending lives to name a few.  

As of 14th November, 160 nations and nine international organisations had already confirmed that they will be part of the event, according to organisers in Japan. 

The previous World Expo, held in Dubai from October 2021 to April 2022, had been delayed from its original 2020 time slot due to the pandemic. The Monegasque presence there made a big splash, with its impressive polygonal structure inspired by The Rock of Monaco.  

Those wishing to apply must send a CV and cover letter by email to before 31st December.  


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Basketball: AS Monaco overcomes Olympiacos in EuroLeague battle

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AS Monaco achieved a notable 85-77 victory over Olympiacos Piraeus in the 2023-24 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 11 that was held at their home court of Salle Gaston Médecin on 30th November, moving their record to 7-4. The win served as a redemption for their last season’s Final Four loss and has strengthened their position in the race for the playoffs. 

AS Monaco’s coach, Saša Obradović, reflected on the team’s performance at the press conference after the game, where he emphasised their defensive efforts.  

“We defended pretty good, but we still failed on some situations,” he said, acknowledging both the team’s strengths and areas needing improvement.  

The game saw Monaco finishing strong with a 12-4 run in the final two minutes, a testament to their resilience and tactical skills. 

A need for sustained intensity 

Mike James was instrumental, scoring 10 of his 24 points in the final three minutes, while Elie Okobo contributed 11 points. Obradović also praised the team’s rebounding ability, which was crucial in maintaining their lead. 

Despite individual standouts, the game was a collective victory. Olympiacos, though they fought hard, saw their three-game winning streak snapped, dropping to 6-5. Isaiah Canaan led their scoring with 20 points, supported by Thomas Walkup and Alec Peters. 

Obradovic highlighted the need for sustained intensity in his comments, saying, “[It] can be a bit mentally draining after this win as we’ve put all the energy in, but we have to keep the same intensity and aggressiveness throughout the season.” 

The victory was a combination of strategic execution and teamwork for AS Monaco. With this morale-boosting win, they avenged a past defeat and solidified their position in the EuroLeague standings. Under Obradović’s leadership, the team is ready to tackle the challenges of a long and unpredictable season. 


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Tickets on sale now for 40th edition of Monaco’s inspiring Printemps des Arts festival

The programme for the 40th anniversary edition of the “living art” Printemps des Arts festival has been released, and the ticket office has opened too. Here are all the details.  

For 18 days next spring, the Principality will be filled with music and creativity when the Printemps des Arts festival returns for its landmark 40th edition.  

“After 39 springs, the Festival remains faithful to what constitutes its essence: creation, the meeting between the arts, the rediscovery of works from the past which challenge us differently every day,” says Princess Caroline of Hanover, the ever-dedicated president of the event. “These works are neither immutable nor timeless: they are the fruit of a living art which is perpetually renewed, according to the style of the performers, according to the imagination of the listeners, according to the context in which the music is heard.” 


Running from 13th March to 7th April, this celebration of the arts will place a heavy focus on our collective home – the planet Earth – and our relationship with nature, the environment and the circle of life.   

This will be apparent in many aspects, but perhaps none so directly as through the works of Brazilian photographer, Sebastião Salgado, which can be explored at the screening of ‘Le Sel de la Terre’ on 17th March at the Cinéma des Beaux-Arts.  

“Sebastião Salgado makes us understand that art is not limited to the beauty of light or the power of contrast; Salgado informs us, his way of fixing the ephemeral stirs our reflection, leads us to consider our world differently,” says the Princess of his unique talent.  

It is a theme to be heard as well as seen and another highlight of the programme will be the iconic Gustav Mahler orchestral masterpiece, ‘Song of the Earth’, which will be performed in three different ways on three dates: 16th, 29th and 31st March.  

As Bruno Mantovini, the Festival’s Artistic Director, so colourfully explains, “Nature and the animal world will also be in the spotlight during concerts offered by The Amazing Keystone Big Band [on 31st March], which will give a swinging vision of Camille Saint-Saëns’ ‘Carnival of the Animals’, by the Parisii Quartet [on 6th April], who will play the music of Joseph Haydn, the most earthly of all composers, and by the Unisoni Ensemble [on 30th and 31st March] who will introduce us to a veritable musical bestiary at the crossroads of the 17th and 18th centuries.” 


Music is, of course, central to the event, and next spring’s programme will see some of today’s best performers taking on works by the musical geniuses of the past, from Johann Sebastian Bach, and Johannes Brahms to Maurice Ravel, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn.  

One particularly special event on the agenda, which is also very likely to sell out quickly, is an enchanting dinner-concert, where several musical works will intermingle with the delectable dishes of Chef Yannick Alléno . The sense of smell will be brought into the mix as, courtesy of perfume maker Clémence Besse, an olfactory interpretation of the ‘Song of the Earth’ using scent will be portrayed. 

The programme in full can be found here and tickets are available now on the Printemps des Arts website. Click here for reservations. 


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