The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2016
"Promoting Global Human Rights through Cultural Diplomacy"
The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world's leading event in the field of cultural diplomacy hosted and organized by ICD in partnership with other leading institutions at the end of each year.
The current political and security situation in many regions and countries together with the deteriorations of social norms for the use of violence, emphasizes the growing need for a greater cultural dialogue, understanding and trust in order to avoid further escalation. The 2016 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy will therefore focus, on raising awareness and support for activities that promote global human rights.
The 2016 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy aims to present all successful CD practices in the area of human rights that the field of cultural diplomacy has to offer to the international community for their application to try to remedy and ease these growing global challenges. The conference will bring together leading politicians, religious leaders, senior academics and celebrated artists together with representatives from areas of conflict in order to establish new institutions and initiatives that will help with these challenges using the practice of cultural diplomacy together with other practices and means.
Based in Berlin, the conference will be hosted in the ICD House of Arts & Culture, the German Parliament and several hotels in Berlin.
Conference Speakers & Delegates
The conference will bring together over 500 delegates coming from the fields of politics and religion together with senior academics and celebrated artists travelling to Berlin from all corners of the world to promote global peace in our interdependent world.
The Conference will include Keynote Addresses from the following Honorable Members of the ICD:
|President Viktor Yushchenko
Former President of Ukraine
|President Bujar Nishani
President of Albania
|President Atifete Jahjaga
Former President of the Republic of Kosovo
|Hon. Pedro Sánchez
Former Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
|Hon. Elmar Brok
Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
| Minister Lilyana Pavlova
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria
| Hon. Jan Figel
EU Commission Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion
|Altabt Gregor Ulrich Henckel Donnersmarck
Emerited Abbot of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
|Hon. Ján Čarnogurský
Former Prime Minister of Slovakia
|Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
|President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
|Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
Former Prime Minister of Serbia
|Hon. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania
|Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia
|Hon. Janez Jansa
Former Prime Minister of Slovenia
| President Valdis Zatlers
Former President of Latvia
| Hon. Rui Duarte BARROS
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau
Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, economists, representatives of the Business sector, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, representatives of the Business sector, young professionals as well as other interested individuals from across the world.
If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online registration form:
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. Each certificate will be signed by members of the Conference Committee.