Foreign Cultural Policy at a glance

News on Cultural Diplomacy

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Vive le "soft power"

At a meeting this week in Paris, France confirmed its commitment to a policy of development and international solidarity.

France Diplomatie | 18.07.2018
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Soft power: A worldwide comparison

The United Kingdom is the most successful country in soft power, according to a new study.

ifa / The Soft Power 30 | 13.07.2018
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European identity in a digital world

The cultural programme for the EU Austrian Presidency also focuses on digitalisation.

EU2018.at – Austrian Presidency | 02.07.2018

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.

Organisations

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

Conferences

11.08.2018 to 12.08.2018 | Bangkok
Biennialization, Biennialization, Biennialization: The Bangkok Syndrome
Symposium as part of the Bangkok Biennial
21.08.2018 | Estonia
The Cultural Governance of Global Flows: Past and Future.
10th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research.
03.09.2018 to 07.09.2018 | Valletta
Curatorial School 2018
Education, Visual Arts - University of Malta Valletta Campus

Calls for Proposals

31.07.2018 |
UK/Germany 2018: Affiliate programme
British Council is looking for events planned by UK based organisations or individuals to join the affiliate programme for UK/Germany 2018, deadline will be 31 July 2018
31.07.2018 |
Prize of the German Historical Institute London
The Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis on German/British history, Anglo-German relations, or an Anglo-German comparative topic. End of Application is 31 July
11.08.2018 to 12.08.2018 | Bangkok
Biennialization, Biennialization, Biennialization: The Bangkok Syndrome
Symposium as part of the Bangkok Biennial. Call for Papers by 22.06.2018

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.