New Role for Culture in External Relations: Re-integrating Cultural Relations and Diplomacy
The project synthesizes ideas how to reintegrate culture into a new, supple diplomatic practice. The creative re-integration of Cultural Relations and ‘mainstream’ diplomacy is a recognition of the fact that most of the burning political questions of today have a strong cultural dimension that needs to be part both of their analysis and their treatment.
Implementation: Martin Rose
Conference: New Role for Culture in External Relations: Re-integrating Cultural Relations and Diplomacy on 20 April 2016 in Brussels
Publication: ifa Input A New Cultural Diplomacy
The effects of sanctions on cultural relations
Sanctions, particularly financial and economic ones, are often imposed in reaction to the breach of international law or to other conflicts. Up until now, the unintended consequences of sanctions on cultural relations have received very little attention. This research project analyzes this question with a comparative study of Iran, Cuba, Belarus, and Russia.
Implementation: Dr. Christian von Soest
Publication: Nebenwirkungen von Sanktionen. Kulturelle Beziehungen mit Iran, Kuba, Russland und Belarus (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik)
How to achieve long-term effectiveness?
The actors of Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy face the challenge that the context of their actions is always in interaction with complex, dynamic political and social contexts. The research project analyzes suitable methods and tools in volatile contexts to generate knowledge about effects in changing conditions.
Implementation: Dr Vera Hennefeld, Dr Jörg Rech
Publication: ifa Input Nachhaltigkeit und Wirksamkeit in der AKBP
Governmental bodies, NGOs, thinktanks, and citizens are increasingly using digital media to articulate ideas, communicate to publics and engage in dialogue about current events, issues, and ideas. The project will use the case of migration to explore how media frame issues, set public agendas, and engage in cultural meaning-making in the digital public sphere.
Implementation: Paul Mihailidis
Workshop: "Digital Crossroads. Civic Media and Migration" on 25 July 2016 in Salzburg
Publication: Digital Crossroads. Civic Media and Migration (ifa Edition Culture and Foreign Policy)
100 years of the Weimar Republic
The Weimar Constitution was created in an international context and has, in turn, clearly influenced public discourse and political structures at the time and far into the 20th century. The project aims to address this deficit, showing the international dimensions and impact of the Weimar Republic and its constitution through case studies. Prior to the centenary in 2018/19, it will present options to promote the perception of the Weimar Republic internationally.
Implementation: Dr Markus Lang
Publication: Erinnern an 100 Jahre Weimarer Verfassung. Internationale Rezeptionen (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik)
The prospects of German-Cuban cultural and scientific relations
Cuba is changing. The project asks for the possibilities these trends hold for German-Cuban relations in the area of culture and science. In which areas is there a particular need for German cultural policy initiatives? Which themes and what formats can be used? Which actors can be partners? To what extent can German-Cuban initiatives in culture and science be useful to successfully accompany the current transformation process of Cuban society?
Implementation: Prof Bert Hoffmann
Panel Discussion: "Deutsch-kubanische Kulturbeziehungen: aktuelle Herausforderungen und Potenziale" on 14 June 2016 in Berlin
Publication: Wandel und Annäherung. Perspektiven deutsch-kubanischer Beziehungen in Kultur und Bildung (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik)
Civil-Society Actors and Foreign Cultural Policy
This project examines players within German civil society, focusing in particular on the practical challenges and the opportunities they would encounter while working together with their counterparts abroad. The theoretical background of the project consists in the Public Diplomacy approach, in connection with an approach based on a narrowly drawn concept of civil society.
Implementation: Prof Dr Daniel Göler, Robert Lohmann
Workshop: "Civil-Society Actors and Foreign Cultural Policy" on 16 June in Berlin
Publication: Zivilgesellschaftliche Akteure in der Außenpolitik. Chancen und Perspektiven von Public Diplomacy (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik)
From Dialogue to Cooperation
Drawing from critical and postcolonial theories, this study investigates whether international cooperation can be legitimised even when it involves a degree of structural asymmetry among participants. To this end, the project reflects on the possibility of a paradigm shift from dialogue to cooperation.
Implementation: Dr Mathieu Rousselin
Publications: Can Asymmetrical Cooperation be Legitimised? (ifa Edition Culture and Foreign Policy); ifa Input Kann Vernunft Macht ausgleichen?
Perspectives on the German-Namibian History of Memory
This project focusses on the memory politics concerning the relationship between Germany and Namibia. It presents several groups of players, and explores a range of possible actions.
Implementation: Prof Dr Reinhart Kößler
German and Chinese Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy – A Comparison
At the moment, many German and European civil-society institutions, such as foundations and cultural institutes, are working to bring about a productive dialogue with Chinese partners and the Chinese public. Taking as an example Global Public Goods, this project shall examine experiences within foreign cultural and educational policy in order to consider points of contact for cooperation.
Implementation: Ines Sieckmann
German – Iranian Cultural Relations
The nuclear deal marks the beginning of a new chapter in relations between the West and Iran. The project explores options for the revitalisation of cultural relations on various levels, taking as its starting point a comprehensive review of those relations.
Implementation: Dr Ali Fathollah-Nejad
Events: "Germany's Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy towards Iran after the Nuclear Deal" and Panel Discussion "The Future of European-Iranian Cultural Relations on 26 November 2016 in Berlin
Cultural Education in International Exchange
In the 21st century, cultural education has grown in importance within the social discourse. The research project surveyed the German actors and networks in the field of cultural education and worked out opportunities for co-operations between national actors and actors of foreign cultural policy.
Implementation: Aron Weigl
Workshop: "Cultural Education in International Exchange" on 15 January 2015 in Berlin
Publication: Kulturelle Bildung im internationalen Austausch (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
Digitisation in Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy
The Web 2.0 provides new spaces for information, for communication, and for exchange – all of which are available to actors in the area of foreign cultural and educational policy. How does real e-participation – beyond the level of "Likes" on Facebook – work? How are the results of an interaction used, and how are these results transmitted back to the institution involved? The project analysed innovative cultural and educational programmes on the internet from actors in the field of Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy.
Implementation: Diana Keppler
Workshop: "Digitisation in Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy" on 16 January 2015 in Berlin
Discussion: "Beyond hashtags and likes – e-participation in foreign policy" on 23 June 2015 in Bonn; Discussion: “Grenzenloses Web – grenzenlose Kommunikation?“ Eine Anleitung für den ‚Global Citizen‘ on 15 October 2015 in Frankfurt
Publications: Mehr als Tweets, Likes und Hashtags? Digitale Partizipation in der Auswärtigen Kultur- und Bildungspolitik (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German); Die Twitter-Könige. In: Ich und die Technik. Kulturausstausch IV/2015 (in German)
Culture as a strategic factor: External cultural policy between Europe and China
On the one hand, Neo-Confucianism is traditionally rooted, while on the other, it defines the structures underlying modern Chinese society. It is hard to overlook the work of the Neo-Confucians in the fields of holistic development and strategic planning, where they play a decisive role, and provide the driving force behind new initiatives. The study surveyed their activities and analysed their strategies and impacts they have, and at the same time described promising routes of access for European policymakers in the fields of culture and education.
Implementation: Dr David Bartosch
Global Leadership as an Educational Objective
Expertise on countries and regions outside of Europe and on the languages spoken in those areas is indispensable if Germany is to meet the challenges of globalisation. The research project considered the expertise found within German institutions of higher education on regions outside of Europe and on the languages spoken there.
Implementation: Stefan Kurzmann
Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy in refugee camps
In certain conflict contexts, e.g. in Lebanon, refugee camps have been in existence for several decades. Cultural activities offer an opportunity to come to terms with traumatic experiences and to create a narrative of the individual conflict experience, in addition to providing a context in which it is possible to (re)define one’s identity and to maintain cultural practices. On the basis of direct experience with activities in the Palestinian and Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon, the project explored the potential for German Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy to support common spaces for articulation and development in refugee camps.
Implementation: Leila Mousa
Workshop: "Culture and Foreign Policy in Refugee Camps" on 13 May 2015 in Beirut
Workshop: "Culture and Foreign Policy in Refugee Camps" on 30 June in Bonn
Discussion: "Freiräume: Kulturarbeit in Flüchtlingslagern" on 14 October in Frankfurt
Publication: Auswärtige Kultur- und Bildungspolitik für Flüchtlingslager? Handlungsfelder und Potenziale in den Flüchtlingslagern des Libanon (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik); Interview: "Creating perspectives and space to grow – cultural projects in Lebanese refugee camps"
Partner: BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion)
The project explored the individual development of students learning German as a foreign language whereas the main focus was put on the effects of new governmental initiatives (for example, the PASCH Initiative) on the biographies of GFL students worldwide.
Implementation: Dr Silvia Demmig
A comparison of science diplomacy
Science diplomacy supports academic exchange and international cooperation in science and research. The project systematically examined the science diplomacy employed by the following countries and drew comparisons with Germany: China, USA, UK, France, Switzerland, Austria, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
Implementation: Dr phil Andreas Obser
Safe Haven in Germany
The importance of international efforts for protection of cultural property becomes evident when we consider today’s conflict regions around the globe. The consequences are far-reaching as the damage is generally irreversible and losses irrecoverable. In light of the upcoming amendment to the German cultural property protection law (Kulturgutschutzgesetz – KultgSchG) the project explored the scope for drafting and inserting such a provision into legislation.
Implementation: Martin Gerner
Partner: DAI (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut/German Archaeological Institute)
Sport, Culture and Foreign Policy: Challenges and Opportunities
Global sport is bound up in an interplay between the policies and practices of nation-states, the strategies and activities of transnational corporations and non-governmental organisations, and an array of social and cultural groups and movements in civic society. The project examined the challenges and opportunities of global sport for foreign cultural policy formulation and implementation.
Implementation: Joseph Maguire
Conference: Culture of Fairness. Sport in Foreign Policy: Opportunities and Challenges on 10 December 2014 in Brussels
Conference report: Culture of Fairness. Sport in Foreign Policy: Opportunities and Challenges (ifa Edition Culture and Foreign Policy)
Following Humboldt's steps into the 21st century: Cultural interfaces between Mexico and Germany. An exploration of German-Mexican cultural relations
Germany and Mexico are important to each other in many respects – economically, in a geo-strategic sense as regional hinges between north and south, and east and west, and not least, in the area of culture. The project investigated and traced back over core areas and models of bilateral cultural exchange by looking at key players and activities of the past 20 years. Furthermore the project evaluated the cultural cooperation activities that have taken place up till now, and identified possible new interfaces.
Implementation: Dr Anne Huffschmid
Publication: transcultura_Kulturelle Schnittstellen zwischen Mexiko und Deutschland (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
European citizenship: Europe and the media
EU citizens do not have much interest in European public policy issues. This is reflected not least by the low turnout in European elections. The project analysed the following questions: What role do the media play in bringing to light European decisions and their impact on citizens? How can European broadcasters and the international stations operating in European countries strengthen European citizenship and reinforce the desire for more of a voice in European issues? Which topics and formats, especially in the online environment, would be suitable in this regard?
Implementation: Dr Yvonne Michalik
Conference: European citizens and the media – Does communication enhance participation? on 7 May 2014 in Berlin
Conference Report: European citizens and the media – Does communication enhance participation? (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik)
Partner: Deutsche Welle
European external cultural policy
The project gave an overview of current EU funding procedures for the promotion of culture in foreign relations, alongside traditional funding instruments for the promotion of culture. This overview included cultural funding instruments in other political fields than the cultural one. Above that further (funding) opportunities were examined
Implementation: Gaëlle Lisack
Workshop: "New cooperation-models for European external cultural relations" on 20 February 2014 in Brussels
Publication: European external cultural relations: Paving new ways?
Partner: More Europe
Identity and hybridity – taking as an example the role of media outlets of the German minorities in Central and Eastern European countries as promoters of collective identity
Taking as a foundation the theoretical, empirical and policy-normative implications of the concepts "identity" and "hybridity", the project analyses the impact and reach of the media outlets run by members of the German minorities in Poland, Romania, and Hungary.
Implementation: Dr. Lou Bohlen
Publication: Identität und Hybridität (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
The First World War as a topic in the politics of history
The First World War is a highly complex event in world history. The project considered the question as to which narratives of memory exist in various countries, and explored sensitive topics, such as the relationship with Germany and the relationships among the various countries examined.
Implementation: Martin Bayer
Migration and integration in the European context
The cultural impact of migration in European host societies gives rise to changes in European societies and their relationships with the world outside Europe. The project examined the political-cultural integration of immigrants in European countries and illustrated the extent to which cultural institutes can contribute to integration.
Implementation: Dr. Marcel Berlinghoff
Conference: "Migration and Cultural Integration in Europe", 11 December 2013 in Brussels
Conference Report: Migration and Cultural Integration in Europe (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik)
Publication: Migration, Integration und die Arbeit von Kulturinstituten (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
Audio formats as a medium in international cultural projects
Although radio is the medium with the highest rate of usage, there has been very little research on its significance as an educational medium, or the significance of other audio formats in that area. The project analyses Internet audio formats as a target-group-oriented educational medium in foreign cultural and educational policy.
Implementation: Frank Kaspar
Expert Seminar: "Radio and Audio Strategies for External Cultural Relations" in Berlin on 24 October 2014 in the framework of the media festival Prix Europa
Expert Seminar Report: Radio and Audio Strategies for External Cultural Relations (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik)
Discussion: On the same wavelength: the role of radio in reporting conflicts within the framework of the Frankfurt Book Fair on 11 October 2014 (in German)
Publication: Radio im interkulturellen Dialog (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
Partner: Deutsche Welle
Foreign cultural and educational policy in countries undergoing upheaval
Over the course of the exhibition "Kunst der Aufklärung" ("Art of the Enlightenment") in Beijing (2011-2012), a debate raged in Germany concerning the role of cultural policy in countries undergoing upheaval. The project considered the example of Myanmar with regard to the opportunities and risks inherent in using foreign cultural and educational policy to support processes of democratisation.
Implementation: Anna Kaitinnis
Workshop: "Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy in Transition Countries using the Example of Myanmar" (in German)
Publication: Auswärtige Kultur- und Bildungspolitik in Staaten im Umbruch am Beispiel Myanmars (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
Training modules for young and mid-career professionals in the field of foreign cultural and educational policy
In a globalised world, knowledge and understanding of the connections between measures undertaken in domestic and foreign cultural policy is continuously growing in importance, not only for actors in foreign cultural and educational policy. The project identified existing opportunities in continuing professional education in foreign cultural and educational policy, and the need for more such opportunities for many different actors, and developed training modules designed to impart knowledge and skills in the area of foreign cultural policy.
Implementation: Dr. Udo Metzinger
Policy on research and academic relations
With the internationalisation strategy that it presented in 2008, the German federal government wishes to take into account the increased significance of international cooperation in academic relations and research in the course of globalisation. The project took inventory of the measures that have been implemented to date, pointed out contradictions in the internationalisation of research and universities, and took into account German schools in foreign countries.
Implementation: Christian E. Rieck
In the context of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Franco-German Cooperation and Friendship Treaty, the project surveyed existing measures for the promotion of the German language in France, and of the French language in Germany in out-of-school settings. Successful efforts to date were brought to light, and hitherto untapped opportunities for language promotion were pointed out.
Implementation: Dr. Matthias Lahr-Kurten
Publication: Partner Sprache (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
Publication: La langue du partenaire (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in French)
The impact of art
In regions undergoing and recovering from conflicts, art creates space for the exchange of experiences, and places where people can come to terms with the past. The project analysed the effect of contemporary art within the context of foreign cultural policy, and identified criteria for the evaluation of art projects in international cultural exchange.
Implementation: Eva-Christina Meier
Publication: Auswärtige Kunstvermittlung wirksamer gestalten (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
Europe: Crisis and a new start
In 2014 a new EU cultural promotion programme came into effect. The project examined the general framework of the draft EU promotional programme "Creative Europe 2014-2020", summarized the changes in comparison with the existing programme, analysed the reactions of various actors to the draft programme, and formulated recommendations for adjustments to the programme.
Implementation: Dr. Cornelia Bruell
Publication: Kreatives Europa 2014–2020 (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
Publication: Creative Europe 2014-2020 (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in English)
Extra: Interview (in German)
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Europe from outside
Europe as an entity is playing an ever greater role in international relations. In the outside world, however, Europe is often reduced to its member states. The project examined the roots of this perception of Europe from outside the EU and developed recommendations for action for the future work of EUNIC, and for the constitution of a common European foreign cultural policy in the European External Action Service (EEAS).
Implementation: Hanna Schühle
Conference: "European external cultural relations: Expectations from the outside" in Brussels on 12 December 2012
Conference Report: European external cultural relations (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik)
Publication: Praxistest am Kap (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
The spread of new digital technology presents new challenges for film distributors in national and international markets. In the project an overview of the distribution of cinema films produced in Europe was compiled, the statements of those in the film industry concerning the challenges related to the distribution of their products were analysed, and recommendations were formulated regarding expansion of the distribution of European films in the context of advancements in digital technology.
Implementation: Josef Wutz
Publication: Dissemination of European cinema in the European Union and the international market (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (Enlish/German/French)
Partner: Notre Europe, uniFrance Films
Media and conflict
The media help to shape public opinion, and they influence the formulation of political objectives by decision-makers. The media are also utilised in a targeted manner by political actors, who wish to thereby position their own agenda with the public, and promote it. This tension-laden relationship can have either an escalating or a de-escalating effect in problematic situations or in times of crisis. The project analysed the reporting in the media on migratory flows from the countries affected by the "Arab-bellion" to Europe. The different viewpoints emanating from the worlds of politics, media and academia were analysed.
Implementation: Daniele Saracino
Conference: "In Focus: Media – Conflict – Migration The conflict potential of media coverage regarding migration from the countries of the Arab Spring to Europe" in Bonn on 4 December 2014
Conference Report: Media – conflict – migration (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik)
Publicationen: Die Medien als Wegbereiter verfehlter Politik? (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
Die Medien als Wegbereiter verfehlter Politik? Die Reaktion der Europäischen Union auf die Migrationsbewegungen während des "Arabischen Frühlings" über das Mittelmeer (MedienKulturen) (in German)
Partner: Deutsche Welle
New German-Polish intermediaries are making an impact on civil-society initiatives in Germany, but the public has taken scant notice of them. The project explored the possibilities this group has to shape German-Polish relations.
Implementation: Emilie Mansfeld, Magdalena Szaniawska-Schwabe
Publication: Neue Mittler/Nowi pośrednicy (in German/Polish)
The German economy in the context of the Germany Years ("Deutschlandjahre")
The Germany Years are an initiative launched by the German Federal Foreign Office in 2005, the aim of which is to project a multifaceted, innovative and contemporary picture of Germany to people abroad, in cooperation with partners from the areas of business, academia and research, and culture. The project examined the expectations of members of the German business world with regard to the initiative of the Foreign Office, and analysed opportunities for cooperation in the future.
Implementation: Hannah Bauersachs
Digital diplomacy – Opportunities presented by new media in the field of foreign cultural and educational policy
The growing importance of social media as a political communication tool requires a re-thinking of communication with states and societies. The project analysed the opportunities and risks that social media pose for foreign cultural and educational policy.
Implementation: Anja Türkan
Symposium: "Digital Diplomacy – Foreign Policy in Times of Web 2.0" in Bonn on 22 November 2011
Publicationen: Digital diplomacy (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
In the Digital Training Camp (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in English)
Im digitalen Trainingslager (MedienKulturen) (in German)
Partner: Deutsche Welle
Europe's foreign cultural relations – the role of the EU as a cultural-policy actor in a global context
Foreign cultural relations are becoming ever more important for Europe, not in the least due to the great number of global challenges that require new policy approaches. The project examined the role of EUNIC in the development of a European foreign cultural policy, and analysed the importance of culture in cooperative relationships with ACP countries.
Implementation: Martina Kühner
Publication: The Role of Culture in EU Cooperation with ACP Countries (in Englisch)
European foreign cultural policy in regions in crisis
Cooperation involving cultural institutes and political conflict management is rare. The project examined causative factors and made recommendations for the future.
Implementation: Katrin Mader
Conference: "Conflict resolution through cultural and civil society initiatives? Setting the framework right" in Brussels on 7 December 2011
Publication: Europäische Kulturpolitik in Krisenregionen – Die Chancen der Kultur (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
Kultur und Konflikt: (Kulturreport/EUNIC-Jahrbuch) (in German)
Culture and Conflict: (Culture Report/EUNIC Yearbook) (in English)
The Mediterranean region: cultural dialogue after the Arab Spring
Civil-society protests in the southern Mediterranean countries in the spring of 2011 set in motion changes in the region and in the authoritarian power relationships there. The project explored the requirements of a European foreign cultural policy that would be able to have an impact on the processes of transformation in the southern Mediterranean countries, and to support them on a path toward a process of democratisation.
Implementation: Mohammed El Razzaz
Symposium: "The Mediterranean: Cultural Dialogue after the Arab Spring" in Barcelona on 28 October 2011
Publication: An der Zeitenwende (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German);
Au tournant d’une époque. L’Europe, la Méditerranée et le monde arabe (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in French)
Foreign educational policy – international cooperation in the area of education
With the internationalisation of universities in Germany and the establishment of "Science and Innovation Forums" in strategically important countries, policy-makers are clearly making it a priority to maintain Germany's competitive standing as a centre for research. The project bundled existing programmes and initiatives in international educational and research relations, and identified heretofore untapped opportunities.
Implementation: Serena Müller
The contribution of art and culture in countries in transformation
Although the contribution of art, culture and education in development work has been emphasised repeatedly since the 1980s, and thus, a close relationship between cultural policy and development policy has been recognised, this field of activity is still a stepchild of foreign cultural policy. The project identified opportunities for art and culture in regions beset by crises and/or conflicts.
Implementation: Dr Daniel Gad
Publication: Agents of change (in German/English)
Opportunities and challenges presented by social media for international broadcasters. Iran as an example
Following the Iranian presidential elections in 2009, young Iranians used social media not only in order to receive news, but also to play an active part in shaping the exchange of opinions, regardless of attempts by the government to control and censor that exchange. The project investigated the opportunities and risks of the Web 2.0 with respect to foreign reporting in countries with restrictive policies, using Iran as an example.
Implementation: Mona-Maryam Emamzadeh
Conference: "Challenges and Chances of Blogs and Social Media for
International Broadcasters – a Case Study: Iran" in Bonn on 16 November 2010
Publication: Iran und die Neuen Medien/Iran and the New Media (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German/English)
Partner: Deutsche Welle
German-Brazilian ties in the areas of research and culture
The growing self-confidence of Brazil as a global player is having an effect on the country's traditionally close ties with Germany. The project analysed the status quo of bilateral ties between the two countries, and identified new points of departure for cooperation on an equal footing.
Implementation: Johannes von Dungen
Publication: Vom Freund zum Partner (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
German-Russian cultural relations
Germany and Russia agreed upon a modernisation partnership in 2008, in order to deepen their cooperation. The project developed recommendations concerning the structuring of the modernisation partnership between Germany and Russia in the area of culture (for example, the organisation of the Germany Year in Russia from 2012-2013).
Implementation: Maja Heidenreich
Publication: Kultur der Partnerschaft (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
Europe's foreign cultural relations
Against the backdrop of the establishment of the European External Action Service, the project explored possible thematic and regional priorities for a European foreign cultural policy.
Implementation: Aurélie Bröckerhoff
Expert Seminar: "Europe’s Foreign Cultural Relations" in Brussels on 8 December 2010
Publication: Europe’s foreign cultural relations (Culture Report)
Concepts of effectiveness. A research dialogue between civil conflict resolution and foreign cultural policy
In the implementation of the goals of foreign cultural policy there is some overlapping among various areas of policy and action, and also among actors in the respective fields of foreign cultural policy and civil conflict resolution. The overlapping activities can complement each other in a productive manner, but they can also create obstacles if comprehension problems arise. The project analysed the understanding of effectiveness on which the two fields of activity are based, and identified opportunities for cooperation.
Implementation: Vera Kahlenberg
Research Dialogue: in Berlin on 2 December 2010
Publication: Was ist Wirksamkeit? (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
Art education in intercultural relations
Dialogue is an indispensable approach in contemporary art education. The project examined current forms of art education with regard to their capability for dialogue, in particular against the backdrop of a target audience that is characterised by increasing "cultural diversity".
Implementation: Wiebke Trunk
Expert discussion: "faits divers – talk about it" in Berlin on 10 December 2010
Puclikation: Voneinander lernen – Kunstvermittlung im Kontext kultureller Diversität(ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)
The Mediterranean region as an area of culture and knowledge. Contributions of cultural studies to foreign cultural and educational policy
The Mediterranean region is considered to be the "cradle" of European culture and traditions, and at the same time, a melting pot of different nations, religions and world views. The project developed a dialogue model with a basis in cultural studies that can be employed in structuring relationships between Europe and the southern Mediterranean countries in the future.
Implementation: Marcel Ernst
Workshop: "Mittelmeer – Wissenschaft, Kultur, Politik" on 13 December 2010 (in German)
Publication: Deutsche auswärtige Kultur- und Bildungspolitik für den Mittelmeerraum als Kultur- und Wissensraum (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik) (in German)