International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU

"EU Cultural Diplomacy in Practice: Building Cultural Bridges within EU States and with the Global Community"

(Brussels; May 22nd - 24th, 2016)

Symposium Speakers & Delegates

Speakers & Delegates during the conferences include among others heads leading politicians, senior diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, 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.

The following are among the speakers for the Symposium:
  • H. E. Amb. Andrej Lepavcov
    Ambassador of Macedonia to the European Union
  • Barbara Gessler
    Head of Unit Creative Europe - Culture, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
  • H. E. Amb Brave Rona Ndisale
    Ambassador of Malawi to Belgium
  • Prof. Dr. Caterina Carta
    Assistant Professor, Department : International Affairs, Vesalius College
  • H. E. Amb. Chang-Beom Kim
    Ambassador of Korea to Belgium
  • Cristian Bădescu
    Deputy Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union
  • Senator Dominique Tilmans
    Member of the Belgian Senate
  • Prof. Dr. Frans de Ruiter
    Director Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University
  • H. E. Amb. Fuad Isgandarov
    Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Belgium, Luxembourg, & the EU
  • MEP George Sabin Cutas
    Member of the European Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Glen Newey
    Professor, Political Theory at the Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • MP Güler Turan
    Member of the Belgian Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Jacques Steenbergen
    President, Belgian Competition Authority
  • Jonas Slaats
  • Prof. Dr. Katie Goeman
    Assistant Professor, Center for Business Management Research, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
  • Koen de Decker       
  • Prof. Dr. Laurent de Briey
    Professor, Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Namur
  • H. E. Amb. Lazar Elenovski
    Ambassador of Macedonia to Belgium
  • MEP Leonidas Donskis
    Member of the European Parliament
  • Director Lieve Fransen
    Director, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Prof. Dr. Mario Telo
    Professor of Political Science, International Relations and European Union Studies, the Université Libre of Bruxelles (ULB)
  • Dr. Mark Corner
    Research Centre for Globalization, Innovation and Competition,  Catholic University of Leuven, Campus Brussels
  • H. E. Amb. Mitsuo Sakaba
    Ambassador of Japan to the Belgium
  • H. E. Amb. Mxolisi Sizo Nkosi
    Ambassador of South Africa to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU
  • Naima Charkaoui
    Directeur, Minderhedenforum vzw
  • Nicolas Nihon
    European Correspondent, Belgian Foreign Ministry
  • Olivier Maingain
    Mayor of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
  • Mr. Philip Heylen
    Head of Culture, Economics, Urban and Area Maintenance, Heritage and Liturgy, City of Antwerp
  • Prof. Dr. Quentin Michel
    Professor, Facultry of Law and Political Science, University of Liège
  • Prof. Dr. Séverine Dusollier
    Professor of Law, University of Namur
  • Viviane Cangeloni
  • Dr. Wolfgang Streitenberger
    Senior Advisor, Directorate-General for Regional Policy and Urban Development