Academic Council on Culture and Foreign Policy (WIKA)
WIKA was founded by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) in 2004. It addresses theoretical and practical issues of international cultural exchange. Its aim is to conduct scientific research on the international relational structure of Germany's foreign cultural and educational policy, to develop concepts and create a stronger integration of the topic into science and research.
WIKA forms an interdisciplinary network of academics, university lecturers and students as well as representatives of academic institutions and persons who are active in the fields of politics, art, culture and media.
Scholars, students or private persons as well as institutes, research facilities, thinktanks, intermediary organisations and other academic institutions which in theory and/or in practice address issues from the domain of foreign cultural and educational policy can become members of WIKA.
Rules of Procedure: www.ifa.de/wika/geschaeftsordnung/
Application for membership: wika(at)ifa.de
Culture: Upheaval – Fresh Start – Readjustment
Within the scope of the WIKA Workshop on 24.11.2017, experts in the field of politics, science and international cultural practice discussed about the following topics: Upheavals and foreseeable crises, media and conflict as well as changes and adjustments for foreign cultural and educational policies.
Activities of WIKA:
Meetings and conferences
- Culture: Upheaval - Departure - Reorientation
- Diaspora - Networks of global communities
- Foreign cultural and educational policy in Europe between re-nationalisation and globalisation
- Cultural factors in geo-politics
- Further training for stakeholder of foreign cultural and educational policy
- Migration of the arts - Arts of migration
- Education, culture(s), foreign policy
- The Union for the Mediterranean: Culture and development from Rabat to Helsinki?
- European integration as a challenge for foreign cultural policy
- The contribution of universities to European-Islamic dialogue
- Evaluation in foreign cultural policy
- Culture and conflict prevention
- Annual masters/doctoral colloquium