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Cultural Diplomacy (working definition)

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Pietro De Matteis27 November 2017

Within the broader field of cultural relations, Cultural Diplomacy engages and empowers local actors to facilitate the creation of spaces for mutual understanding via intercultural dialogue, facilitates reconciliation and foster peaceful inter-community relations, reinforces the role of culture as an engine for sustainable social and economic development and promotes cooperation on cultural heritage[1].

 

[1] E.g. Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo. Joint communication to the EP and Council: "Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations", European Commission, EEAS, JOIN/2016/029 final, 2016.

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