Quotes

Gottfried Wagner

Classical diplomacy is not the answer to the challenges in offering a different image of Europe in the world.

Frédéric Martel

Today, nobody cares about European culture. We have a tradition, a vision, a culture of the past, we have legacy, but we don’t have a present culture and we don’t have a future.

Frédéric Martel

Culture has become one of the last elements of our identity. We have to act in favor of cultural diversity abroad as well as at home, we need strong cultural diplomacy but we have to create it.

Frédéric Martel

There is no debate whether we need a cultural policy or not. We do need it, but there are different ways of doing it.

Leila Shahid

As a Palestinian diplomat I organised in Paris a culture project called ‘Palestinian Spring’. It was spectacular, how the perception of people of Palestine changed in just three months. Through writers, poets, film makers, I was able to make people understand who the Palestinians are.

Leila Shahid

La jeunesse n’a pas envie qu’on lui impose des visions, elle a envie d’être écoutée et de dialoguer. La nouvelle génération n’est pas du tout repliée sur elle-même, notamment du fait des médias sociaux.

Yudhishthir Raj Isar

[European dominance in the field of culture] is an illusion, many people outside Europe are not particularly interested in becoming like us, they are not that attracted to us as they might have been 30 years ago.

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