Promoting culture and inter-cultural dialogue for peaceful inter-community relations

ifa - Stuttgart

(April 25-26, 2019)

After Rabat (February 2018) and London (October 2018), the third international seminar of the CReW Project is going to take place in Stuttgart, Germany on April 25 and 26, 2019. The conference will be kindly hosted by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Germany’s oldest organisation for international cultural relations. Our attendees – both local and non-local cultural diplomats, practitioners, and leading scholars – will deal with the work stream “Promoting culture and inter-cultural dialogue for peaceful inter-community relations” of the joint communication Towards a EU strategy for international cultural relations (JOIN (2016) 29 final).

The Cultural Relations at Work(CReW) project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme, Jean Monnet Activities (EAC-A03-2016). It is coordinated by the University of Siena in partnership with EUNIC Global. CReW is intended to foster the dialogue between the academic world and policymakers as well as to cross-fertilize the academic work with recent practices and to inform these with the results of the academic research. The project is designed with two aims in mind: first, to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, skills and experiences in the field of cultural diplomacy to contribute to a deeper understanding of the issue, with a focus on EU international cultural relations; second, to stimulate the reflection, awareness, training, monitoring and evaluation of cultural diplomacy policies.


Day 1. April 25

9am-9.15am. Institutional Greeting and Overview


Ronald Grätz, Secretary General ifa

Gitte Zschoch, Director EUNIC Global

Pierangelo Isernia, CReW Project Coordinator, University of Siena

9:15am-9:30am. Key Note Speech: Art and artistic actions within mixed communities. From personal memories & group narratives to collective consciousness and community identity

Speaker: Milena Dragićević Šešić, Head of the UNESCO Chair in Studies of Interculturalism, Art and Cultural Management and Mediation in the Balkans – University of Arts in Belgrade

9:30am-11am. Session 1. Intercultural dialogue, cooperation and mobility

Simon Williams, Director British Council Ukraine: Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity: Cooperation and mobility in practice

Robert Kieft, Project Manager EUNIC Global: European ‘Houses’ of Culture - Experiences in Eastern Europe and EUNIC projects

Yevgeniy Zakharov, Executive Director Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group: Human Rights and Intercultural Dialogue: Notes from Ukraine

11am-11:30am. Coffee Break

11:30am-12:30pm. Q&A

12:30pm-2pm. Lunch

2pm-3:30pm. Session 2. Fostering peace-building through inter-cultural dialogue: Youth and cultural rights

Eleonora Insalaco, Head of Intercultural Research and Programming: Young Mediterranean Voices. A flagship regional youth network

Hanna Dede, Programme Director “Spaces of Culture”: Spaces of Culture: A Turkish-European collaboration in cultural exchange

Emily Morrison, British Council: Trust and the mediations of dialogue in intercultural settings

Helen Wilson, Durham University: Intercultural dialogue: questioning (in)tolerance in times of ‘crisis’

Hanna Dede, Programme Director “Spaces of Culture”: Spaces of Culture: Creative endeavors between Europe and Turkey

3:30pm-4pm. Coffee Break

4pm-5pm.  Q&A

 5pm-5:30pm. Showcase session

Melanie Bono, Goethe Institut: Residencies as a sustainable model for international mobility of cultural actors – development and current experiences

5:30pm – 05:45pm. Closing of the Day

Day 2. April 26

Session 3

 9am-10:45am. Roundtable: The role of Intercultural dialogue in the EU programming cycle. How does it contribute to the successful implementation of the EU Strategy for International Cultural Relations?

Jasna Jelisić, Head of Western Balkans Task Force - Strategic Communications Division - European External Action Service: Connecting by culture in the Western Balkans – our present and our future

Eleonora Insalaco, Head of Intercultural Research and Programming - Anna Lindh Foundation: What is the future of Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue? The role of the Anna Lindh Foundation

Gitte Zschoch, Director and Lina Kirjazovaite, Members and Programme Manager – EUNIC Global: EU Cultural Policy: An Overview

Moderators: Odila Triebel and Sarah Widmaier, ifa

10:45am-11:15am. Coffee break

11:15am-12:15pm. Working Groups: Recommendations and Tools for a meaningful and sustainable practice of Intercultural Dialogue in EU International Cultural Relations

12:15pm-12:30pm. Coffee break

12:30pm-1:15pm. Restitution session

Moderator: Odila Triebel, ifa

1:15pm-1:30pm. Conclusions and Next Steps

Hosts: Gitte Zschoch, EUNIC Global & Pierangelo Isernia, University of Siena

1:30pm. Lunch

I commenti sono chiusi.