Cool North - Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Nordic Countries

"Strategies for Democracy Promotion, Regional Development, & Good Neighbor Relations"

Stockholm; June 12th - 14th, 2018


For decades the Nordic countries have served as a successful example of modern democracy, where political and economic developments have come simultaneously with the protection and promotion of civil and human rights. This outstanding and unique example that the Nordic countries have set has inspired many regions across the world, leading many countries to partially follow the Nordic framework of modern democracy, highlighted by its policies of development, cooperation, peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance.

Representatives from all sectors of the Nordic countries have managed to present the international community with successful strategies in their respective sectors. They have provided successful mediation and intervention; assisting in the eradication of poverty and the promotion of democracy and peace in the framework of many other positive developments.

Symposium Agenda

The Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Nordic Countries 2018 was developed in order to explore and analyze Nordic modern democracy and to present these achievements to the international community giving them an insight into the Nordic countries and the successful strategies they use.

In addition specific case studies of Scandinavian Cultural Diplomacy will be reviewed, with particular emphasis of these successful practices of Cultural Diplomacy to improve nation and international relations. The conference will provide examples set by the Nordic countries that can be utilized further in regional and international cooperation initiatives.

The conference will take place in Stockholm and will bring together experts from the fields of international relations, diplomacy, politics, economics and the cultural and educational sectors.

Symposium Locations

Based in Stockholm, the conference will be hosted at the IDEA International and at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.

Speakers & Delegates

Speakers during the event will include leading politicians, senior 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.

Symposium Participants »

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 application form:

Registration »

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.

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.