An International Research Network
ICRRA seeks to connect institutions that are practically or theoretically concerned with issues of international cultural relations and thus promote international, evidence-based discourse on issues of international cultural relations and foreign cultural policy.
The activity of the network consists in
- annual network meetings to discuss fundamental issues in the field of international cultural relations with international actors, focusing on a global engagement of participants, i.e. from the Global North and South;
- a digital platform managed by ifa that collects, structures and continuously updates open-access research literature on international cultural relations in cooperation with the ifa repository.
In this way, ICRRA aims, on the one hand, to create a digital forum for international and publicly accessible discussion at a time when the concept of 'culture' is once again becoming the centre of increased political debate worldwide. On the other hand, ifa focuses on institutionalising and consolidating the theoretical discussion between actors in the field of international cultural relations.
Statement of intent (PDF)