Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE)
(Berlin, December 13th-18th, 2012)
Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE) is a network of individuals, who have an interest in exploring and strengthening relations between European States. The program is based on the recognition that the increasing economic and political integration of the European Union must be accompanied by sustained activity to ensure that public opinion and relations between individual member states, and between member-states, remain positive and constructive at the grass roots level.
Individuals can join the CDE Forum by taking part in one of the CDE Weeklong Seminars, which are held several times throughout the year. Each CDE Weeklong Seminar will be focused on a specific theme related to Europe and the goals of the Forum. The Seminars consist of lectures, seminars, debates and panel discussions that will feature leading figures from the media, international politics & diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. In addition to the academic components, participants take part in a range of social and cultural activities.
The next CDE Weeklong Seminar will be conducted in Berlin from December 13th-18th. In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the Seminar will provide perspectives on current and conceptual issues in the development of cultural policy and arts administration within the European context, and the current and future potential of re-building the European Identity and the Integration process.
Alongside the CDE, participants will attend the event: The ICD Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2012 "Culture as an Emotion: the Magnetic Power of Arts & Music to Promote Democracy & Global Peace" (Berlin, December 13th - 16th).
The speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector, from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.
Cultural Diplomacy in Europe (CDE) is open to all relevant stakeholders and individuals with an interest in exploring the relation between European states
Participants will include young professionals, students and academics, representatives from politics, diplomats, practitioners from the civil society and the private sector, Media representatives and other stakeholders with an active interest in the Program’s themes.
The participation cost for the program is 195 Euros. If offered a place in the program, applicants are then required to transfer the participation cost to reserve their position.
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