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Current and relevant content on foreign cultural policy

The ifa provides comprehensive information on foreign cultural and educational policy. Online research is possible both in the holdings of the ifa library and with other providers. A repository is under construction that will provide full texts on the foreign cultural and educational policy. Three networks connect research and practice in international cultural exchange. In addition, the ifa provides information on international cultural relations conferences taking place around the world.

Discovery

Discovery (beta version) searches the online databases and e-book holdings of JSTOR with 12.8 million electronic articles in addition to books, journals and articles from the ifa library.

ECP Monitor

The External Cultural Policy-Monitor presents information on the foreign cultural and education policies of selected countries. Thematic reports compare measures for education, culture, research, digital diplomacy, language and media internationally. 

External Cultural Policy (ECP) Monitor

Networks

ifa operates three networks that expand and link practical cultural work, academic reflection and policy advice nationally and internationally. The International Cultural Relations Research Alliance (ICRRA) connects academic institutions worldwide. The Wissenschaftlicher Initiativkreis Kultur und Außenpolitik (WIKA) organises academics, students, research institutions, think tanks and cultural institutions from Germany. The aim of the German-Chinese forum is to exchange views on central development tasks in cultural education.

International Cultural Relations Research Alliance (ICRRA)

Wissenschaftlicher Initiativkreis Kultur und Außenpolitik (WIKA)

German-Chinese Forum 'Cultural Education'

Conference calendar

7  Conferences
 
Kultur

2022 ENCATC Congress

17.10. - 19.10.2022 Antwerp / Brussels

Europa

Young and Emerging Researchers Forum

ENCATC 2022

17.10.2022 Antwerp

Zivilgesellschaft

Youth Participation Forum

Fostering Youth Participation in Democratic Life

31.10. - 04.11.2022 Tallinn

Kunst

Create the Future

TransCultural Exchange's Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts

04.11. - 06.11.2022 Boston

Kultur

CULTUROPOLIS

International days on cultural rights

16.11. - 19.11.2022 Barcelona

Kultur

Representing Pasts – Visioning Futures

A virtual conference at the intersection of History, Art, Design, Architecture and Film

01.12. - 03.12.2022 online

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What does foreign cultural and educational policy do?

Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy is a basic component of the foreign policy of the Federal Republic of Germany.  It is referred to as the 'third pillar' of foreign policy alongside political and economic relations. It provides information on Germany's cultural, media and research landscapes as well as on current social, political and cultural discourses and it promotes the German language worldwide. It showcases culture from Germany abroad and vice versa. By strengthening civil societies, Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy can prevent and deal with cultural, religious or ideological conflicts.
Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy actively shapes multilateral cultural exchange. It provides impulses for an integrated cultural policy of European countries. This is how it builds and consolidates sustainable international relations.

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