Foreign Cultural Policy at a glance

News on Cultural Diplomacy

Photo: 4nitsirk (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

Strategy for the Pacific arts community

Creative New Zealand has defined a strategic direction and priorities for action over the next five years.

Creative NZ | 12.10.2018
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Cultural Relations at Work

This new project intends to foster discussion and reflection on the role of culture in international cultural relations.

Cultural Relations at Work | 04.10.2018
Digitization is one of the transformations impacting culture today. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Understanding cultural transformations

The 2018 ENCATC Congress seeks to explore ongoing cultural transformations across Europe.

ENCATC | 26.09.2018

Selective Bibliography

ifa Library, reading room; photo: ifa / Honzera
ifa Library, reading room; photo: ifa / Honzera

Cultural Conventions

Christian Schnettelker: bureaucracy, (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr
Christian Schnettelker: bureaucracy, (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Bilateral cultural conventions of the Federal Republik of Germany.


Ev. Schuldekanat Schorndorf/Waiblingen, (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr
Ev. Schuldekanat Schorndorf/ Waiblingen, (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr


17.10.2018 to 21.10.2018 | Berlin
War or Peace. Crossroads of history 1918 | 2018
The History Festival is a project of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and the Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin, in cooperation with the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
25.10.2018 to 27.10.2018 | Poznan
Cultural Tourism - Theory and Practice
Conference: Research Status Quo, Practical Applications and Development Perspectives
25.10.2018 to 27.10.2018 | Paphos, Cyprus
Cultural Heritage as an Asset for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism
11th International Conference for Cultural Tourism in Europe

Calls for Proposals

17.09.2018 to 31.12.2019 |
Artists at Risk
Artists at Risk is initiated as a platform and network to support persecuted art practitioners in times of need. Urgent applications at any time
24.10.2018 |
WORTH Partnership Project
Support to transnational collaborations between fashion designers, creative people, manufacturing enterprises and technology firms. Deadline: 24.10.2018
27.10.2018 to 02.11.2018 | Amsterdam
Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2018
EU Leadership Programme for young cultural managers. Application deadline is 15 June

Foreign cultural and educational policy (FCEP) is a central element of foreign policy for the Federal Republic of Germany. It forms the "third pillar" of foreign policy alongside political and economic relations. A constant focus of this policy area is to promote multilateral cultural exchange.
The most important tasks of FCEP are to portray contemporary culture, media and research in Germany, as well as to communicate current social, political and cultural discourse. A further aim is to promote access to the German language across the globe. This work enables German culture to be showcased in foreign countries, and at the same time advocates foreign cultures at home. In addition, by strengthening civil societies, FCEP also has a role to play in overcoming and preventing conflicts arising from cultural, religious or ideological differences. In the context of globalisation, foreign cultural and educational policy actively contributes to shaping cultural exchange. With the aim of promoting peaceful coexistence in Europe and across the world, FCEP provides impetus for integrated cultural policies between European countries, and it is instrumental in establishing and supporting sustainable international relations.