EU-Africa Forum on Cultural Diplomacy 2024

"Build Up International Cooperation between the EU and Africa"

(Berlin; June 13th - 16th, 2024)

Overview

The EU-African relations have developed and improved over the last decades and are becoming an important factor for both the success of the EU and the African regions themselves both independently and collectively. The wealth of diverse cultures spread across Africa and the EU, includes many different languages and cultural traditions, while the openness of both regions to engage in intercultural activities and exchanges has been represented in significant ways in the development of their relations over the years. The development of these relations within the framework of the international arena, requires moreover greater and intensive dialogue and understanding between these diverse cultures in order to maintain the positive momentum. We have therefore initiated the "EU-Africa Forum on Cultural Diplomacy" in order to explore and present innovative applications and methods of cultural diplomacy that can be used to build up these relations even greater.

The EU-Africa Forum on Cultural Diplomacy is a leading event within its field and traditionally hosted and organized by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and other leading organizations. The forum includes events dedicated to the fields of international relations and economics, peace building, human rights, folklore, arts and culture. The conference curriculum will include a broad range of topics of discussion and also focus on specific areas within the field of EU-Africa Cultural Diplomacy in order to provide a wide and detailed analysis and perspectives. Through discussion, lectures and analysis the forum will highlight the growing need to develop EU-Africa Cultural Diplomacy. The EU-Africa Forum on Cultural Diplomacy will also focus on the opportunities for EU-Africa cultural diplomacy in the framework of the current global transitions and challenges. In particular, the forum will highlight the best practices of countries in Africa and Europe of practicing cultural diplomacy to educate and to strengthen relationships between groups within their countries and between their countries and the global community.

Speakers & Delegates

Speakers during the forum will include leading politicians, diplomats, governmental officials, senior academics, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.

Locations

Based in Berlin, the conference will be hosted at ICD House of Arts & Culture and in a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.

Forum Participants

Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.

Certificate of Attendance - All conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:

Certificate of Attendance

All Forum participants will be awarded an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part in the event, and list the topics which were discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD Advisory Board.

Participant Papers

The Conference Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Conference. The Conference Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.