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Cultural Diplomacy in Europe

April 2013
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Introduction

Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE) is a network of young individuals from across the world, who have an interest in exploring and strengthening relations between European States.  The program is run on the philosophy that further development of political and economic integration between European states must be accompanied by sustained public action to maintain public opinion and relations on the European Continent.

One of the key focuses of the conference was on the Balkan states and their integration into the European Union. Speaking on the subject was Mrs.Georgiva, the Deputy Head of Mission from the Embassy of Bulgaria, she gave a lecture and discussion on the topic of "The EU and the Western Balkans: a View from Bulgaria". The conference also attracted a number of key politicians from across Europe, with H.E. Ambassador Varso (Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Serbia) giving a lecture on Slovakia's experience from transformation and EU integration processes.

The ICD was also able to host a number of social events alongside the conference, these events gave all the participants and guests an opportunity to socialize and get to know each other in a more relaxed and social atmosphere.

Timetable

The Cultural Diplomacy in Europe Conference: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE)
"The Balkan Countries and the EU: On the Path to Becoming EU Members"
Belgrade, April 15th - 19th, 2013
  Monday,
15th April 2013
Tuesday,
16th April 2013
Wednesday,
17th April 2013
Thursday,
18th April 2013
Friday,
19th April 2013
09:30 Registration and Welcome

Location:
Youth Dome - Club
Location:
Clio - Publishing House
Location:
Newspaper Danas
Location:
Belgrade City Library

(9:15) Participants Paper
Location:
The Faculty of Security Studies

(9:15) the OSCE role in promoting stability and security in Serbia and the Western Balkans

Speaker:
Dr. Vladimir Bilandzic
(Special Advisor
Confidence and Security-Building Measures
OSCE Mission to Serbia)
10:00 Welcome Words -
Youth and Cultural Diplomacy in Practice
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Mr. Hernád
(Managing Director, ICD Headquarter)
Ms. Sehic
(ICD Program Director, Vienna Office)
Cultural Diplomacy in Europe; Current and Future Trends
(Lecture)

Speaker:
H.E. Prof. Dr. Albert Maes
(Vice President of the ECPD Academic Council, President of the ECPD Executive Board, EU Diplomat and Ambassador of the EU to former Yugoslavia, Israel, India and Professor at Namur University)
The EU and the Western Balkans: a View from Bulgaria
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Ms. Georgieva
(Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Bulgaria)

International Cooperation in the field of Culture and the Youth; A Practical Example
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Ms. Ninkov
(Director of the Belgrade City Library)
Culture as One of the Three Central Pillars of Austrian Foreign Policy
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Mr. Keller
(Director, Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrade)
11:00 The European Union and Serbia; Challenges and Opportunities
(Lecture)

Speaker
Ms. Bobić
(Secretary General, European Movement in Serbia)
Human Capital and Cooperation in the Region
(Lecture)

Speaker
Mr. Besiri
(Executive director,
Youth Education Committee)
Slovakia's experience from transformation and EU integration processes
(Lecture)

Speaker
H.E. Ambassador Varso (Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Serbia)
World of Dance: the Role of the Arts in Cultural and Diplomatic Relations
(Lecture)

Speaker
Ms. Mandic
(National Democratic Institute)
The Importance of Germany as an Economic Partner for Serbia
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Mr. Schmidt
(Director, the German Chamber of Industry for Serbia)
12:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:00 The Netherlands and the Balkans; A Dutch View
(Lecture)

Speaker:
H.E. Ambassador Stokvis
(Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Serbia)

Location:
Embassy of the Netherlands
The Role and Competences of the Commissioner for Protection of Equality in Serbia
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Ms. Petrusic
(Commissioner for Protection of Equality)
Visit of the Serbian National Assembly
(Guided Tour)

Location:
The Serbian National Assembly
Geopolitics of Emotions and Balkan (non)Use of Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Ms. Dragićevic Šešić
(Professors, Faculty of Arts)

(15:00) Public Diplomacy of the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade
(Lecture)

Speaker:
H.E. Asp
(Ambassador of Sweden to Serbia)

Location:
Embassy of Sweden
16:00 Belgrade - Sight Seeing Tour The Involvement of Finland in the Balkans and the EU
(Lecture)

Speaker:
H.E. Ambassador Orpana
(Ambassador of Finland to Serbia)

Location:
Embassy of Finland
Democracy and
Public Policy; The Serbian Case
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Mirko Dautovic
(The Zoran Djindjic Foundation)

Location:
The Zoran Djindjic Foundation
Culture and the Arts; A Serbian Example
(Lecture)

Speaker:
Ms. Pavićević
(Director of the Center for Cultural Decontamination)

Location:
Center for Cultural Decontamination
Farewell
18:00 Welcome Group Dinner Social Activity Social Activity Social Activity  

Speaker Information

  • Adam Forsström
    Representative of the Swedish Embassy to Germany
  • Dr. Anna Maria de Giorgio
    Cultural Attaché - Italian Institute of Culture, Berlin
  • Antonio Amendola
    Founder and President of Shoot4Change
  • Biplab Basu
    Spokesperson of KOP Berlin, Kampagne für Opfer Rassistischer Polizeigewalt
  • Dirk van den Berg
    German Filmmaker and Producer at OutreMer Film
  • Eben Louw
    Psychologist specialized on Racial Profiling issues
  • President Emil Constantinescu
    President of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy, Former President of Romania
  • Dr. Ilaria Scaglia
    Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian and International Relations at Columbus State University, USA
  • Isona Admetlla
    Sociologist and Cultural Manager at World Cinema Fund
  • Jennifer Post Tyler
    Arts Researcher and Executive, Master's candidate,  Université Paris 8, Erasmus Mundus Performing Arts Studies dual master
  • Amb. Karl-Erik Norrman
    Former Swedish Diplomat ; Member of the Faculty of the ICD Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Kishore Chakraborty
    Professor of Cultural Diplomacy;  Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
  • Marc Bogaerts
    Choreographer & Artistic Director
  • Mark Donfried
    Founder & Director of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
  • Nicole Nagel
    Director of the Film "Libya, the Revolution and Me"
  • Rayna Campbell
    Actress
  • Riccardo Valsecchi
    Director of the Film ID-WITHOUTCOLORS
  • Sharon Horodi & Cheb Kammerer
    Documentary Video Artists & Social Activists
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner
    Academic Director at the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies