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Advocacy Paper - Cultural Diplomacy or Cultural Relations?

More Europe - external cultural relations

This advocacy paper has been prepared by More Europe in an attempt to clarify the notions of cultural diplomacy and cultural relations, before the most recent political developments on both sides of the Atlantic (notably the Brexit and the election of Trump). It outlines arguments for genuine cultural relations and their role in international relations, at a time when the EU is discussing the Joint Communication "Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations". 

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Advocacy Paper - Culture in EU Development Policies

More Europe - external cultural relations

Why is it important that the EU develop adequate programmes for cultural cooperation projects in the field of development? What type/format of programmes and instruments are needed? How to adapt the existing programmes and instruments to the specificities of the cultural sector?

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European Cultural Institutes Abroad

Yolanda Smits, Clémentine Daubeuf, Philippe Kern from KEA European Affairs, for the European Parliament

 

The objective of the study is to have a better understanding of the role that the national cultural institutes of EU Member States could play in a European strategy for culture in the EU's external relations. It analyses the strengths and weaknesses of their missions, structures and resources.

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The increasing role of the EU's culture, education and science diplomacy in Asia

Laurence Vandewalle, for the European Parliament

 

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European external cultural relations: Paving new ways?

Gaëlle Lisack, for More Europe

This study is the result of a six-month research project conducted in partnership with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). It delivers an overview of the EU funding procedures for the promotion of culture in foreign relations, and at explores alternative models of cooperation.

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A New Era in Cultural Diplomacy: Rising Soft Power in Emerging markets

USC Center on Public Diplomcy

On February 28, 2014, the USC (University of Southern California) Center on Public Diplomacy hosted its Annual Research Conference, focusing on cultural diplomacy in emerging markets.

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As Others See Us: Culture, attraction and soft power

British Council

This report is based on a survey carried out among 18-34 year olds overseas (China, India, Brazil, Germany and the US), as well as their UK contemporaries, which sought to identify the factors that make a country attractive to them as well as the factors influencing the UK’s attractiveness specifically. It also compares the world’s biggest economies in terms of attractiveness, particularly the culture, education and people dimensions.

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Culture Matters: Why culture should be at the heart of future public policy

British Council

This report was produced for the 2014 International Culture Summit (Edinburgh, 10-12 August).

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The Power of Culture in Reconciliation in the Ukraine Crisis

Dr. Olga Burlyuk, for More Europe - external cultural relations

More Europe – external cultural relations commissioned a study on the power of culture as a tool for reconciliation in the context of the Ukraine crisis. In the course of June 2014, 25 in-depth expert interviews and many more e-mail exchanges with cultural operators and culture activists with the relevant experience from Ukraine, Russia and third countries (including from the UK, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands) were held. This policy paper contains the results of the study and offers an analysis of their thoughts and suggestions on the subject, the current situation and the way forward.

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Engaging the World: towards global cultural citizenship

Preparatory Action Culture in EU External Relations

 
Final Report of the Preparatory Action Culture in EU External Relations, on how the EU can make strategic use of culture in its external relations. This report presents:

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