The Summit is organized by:

Romanian Foundation for Democracy

Summit Partners:

Romanian Senate

Government of Romania

University of Bucharest

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in Bucharest

"25 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall in Central and Eastern Europe: Looking Back, Looking Forward"

(Bucharest; November 19th - 21st, 2014)


The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 served as a historical catalyst that led to a change in the world’s political, economic and cultural landscape. In the tumultuous aftermath, Eastern Europe witnessed the emergence of dozens of states which, in many ways laid part of the foundation of today’s European Union. In addition, these events brought transformation to other parts of the world very far from Europe, including regions as far afield as Africa and Asia, and also laid the groundwork for the globalized, multipolar world that we experience today.

The Bucharest Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation was held in the framework of the 25th Anniversary for the Fall of the Berlin Wall. This year’s conference was titled „25 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall in Central and Eastern Europe: Looking Back, Looking Forward„ to emphasize the great changes that took place in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and to symbolize the many political, economic and cultural boundaries that still exist in today’s society.

The summit included large-scale events dedicated to the fields of international relations and peace building, human rights and prosperity, arts and culture. The conference curriculum included a broad range of topics of discussion and also focused on specific areas within the field of Cultural Diplomacy.

Conference Locations

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

Summit Speakers & Delegates

The 2014 conference will bring together world leaders together with senior academics and Diplomats.

Speakers & Delegates for the Conference include:

President Lech Walesa
Former President of Poland
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
President Viktor Yushchenko
Former President of Ukraine
President Boris Tadić
Former President of Serbia
President Hans-Gert Pöttering
Chairman, Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Dr. Alexander Likhotal
President of Green Cross International
President Rudolf Schuster
Former President of Slovakia
President Sali Berisha
Former President of Albania
President Petru Lucinschi
Former President of Moldova

Summit Participants

Participation in the summit is by Invitation only.

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.

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.