Culture and Foreign Policy

Selected Articles

How to innovate Islamic thinking

Egyptian Mufti and Islamic reformer Mohamad Abdou (1849-1905), source: Wikimedia Commons
Egyptian Mufti and Islamic reformer Mohamad Abdou (1849-1905), source: Wikimedia Commons

Political economist Tarek Osman in The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Tools of destabilization

/ Mike Winnerstig. Totalförsvarets Forskningsinstitut (Stockholm) (ed.)
/ Mike Winnerstig. Totalförsvarets Forskningsinstitut (Stockholm) (eds.)

Russian soft power and non-military influence in the Baltic States

The information portal "Culture and Foreign Policy" provides an important impetus on the cultural diplomacy of tomorrow. Here you find results from research and articles on current themes of the foreign cultural and educational policy of Germany and Europe as well as on the main regions and countries which are in the spotlight of the bilateral cooperation. In addition we procure information on our research program.



30.06.2016 – 02.07.2016 | Amerikahaus, Munich
Cultural Mobility and Knowledge Formation in the Americas
International Conference
Deadline: February 15, 2016
05.07.2016 – 09.07.2016 | Seoul
The International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR)
10.07.2016 – 14.07.2016 | Wiston House, Steyning
What does the EU mean to us in Britain and Germany now?
British German Forum 2016
Registration deadline: April 29, 2016

Calls for Proposals

30.06.2016 |
Developing Cultural and Creative Industries in Eastern Partnership Countries
call for experts for preparing a report
deadline for applications: 30 June 2016
30.06.2016 |
ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management
Call for Applications
Deadline: 30 June 2016
30.06.2016 | Berlin
Rest and Refuge Scholarship
for journalists from countries in crisis or war
End of application: 30 June 2016

ifa Events

01.07.2016, 15:00 h - 16:00 h | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Giving Yesterday a Tomorrow. Iran: Architecture and Art
Guided tour through the exhibition
02.07.2016 | Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock
Günther Uecker. The Human Abused. 14 Pacified Implements
Exhibition opening
16.10.2018, 08:46 h | New York
2016 Armory Focus: African Perspectives
Art Fair

News on Cultural Diplomacy

Part of the forum includes hands-on activities working with timber and stone. Photo: tamaki (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via Flickr

World Heritage Youth Forum 2016

Young representatives, aged from 22 to 28 and from 35 countries, come together in Istanbul for the World Heritage Youth Forum 2016.

UNESCO | 29.06.2016
Iconic Caribbean musician Bob Marley. Photo: jeso.carneiro (CC BY-NC 2.0) via Flickr

A boost for the Caribbean creative industry

For three days, UNESCO is holding a forum in Bridgetown, Barbados, on how the region can better benefit from UNESCO’s 2005 Convention on cultural diversity.

UNESCO | 28.06.2016
View of Piran, Slovenia. Photo: eigirdaz (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via Flickr

Translation for Dialogue

Around 100 experts and cultural actors discuss the connection between intercultural dialogue and translation at the Translation for Dialogue conference in Slovenia on 23 and 24 June.

Anna Lindh Foundation | 23.06.2016

Network Europe

Countries and flags of Europe; © Joebloggsy
© Joebloggsy
Online directory of governmental institutions and organisations of the countries in Europe and of the European Union that are concerned with foreign cultural and educational policy

Internship guide

generation internship, Berlin Wall; © Patrick Conley, CC BY 3.0
© Patrick Conley, CC BY 3.0

Online directory of institutions offering internships for students in the field of cultural diplomacy and cultural exchange (in German)

Artguide Germany

Artguide Germany

Collection of links that presents Germany’s diverse art landscape providing information about structures and services in the field of art.

Basics on Foreign Cultural Policy

Documents, conventions and treaties crucial for the Cultural Relations and Education Policy of the Federal Republic of Germany.


Tasks and fields of activity of German and international organisations active in foreign cultural work.