22 Nov - 23 Nov

Cultural Diplomacy in the Age of Populism

Cultural Diplomacy in the Age of Populism
Presented by EUNIC*
22 – 23 November 2018

The Rise of Populism in Europe is a fact.

How can we address it? Is our current cultural diplomacy directly impacted by rising populist sentiment? If so, how can one work to combat populist ideology via cultural diplomacy?

The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) will present a series of encounters and debates that will discuss the challenges and capabilities of cultural diplomacy in the age of populism.

The conference is aimed at creating a discussion which focuses on concrete facts and will address burning themes such as nation branding, the instrumentalisation of artists, what money decides in cultural diplomacy as well as the relationship between media and populism.

These topics will be connected to concrete examples from the participating countries: the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The conference further aims to explore cultural diplomacy as a long term strategy, to bring forward the impact it can have, tactics to be avoided and to propose new approaches and tools in a variety of fields.

Please save the date for the conference:
22nd (evening) and 23rd of November, 2018
Biograf Capitol, Sankt Eriksgatan 82, Stockholm
Attendance is free but places are limited, registration will be required.

*Eunic members participating: Czech Center, Embassy of Spain to Sweden, Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Goethe-Institut Schweden, Italian Cultural Institute, Institut français de Suède, Instituto Cervantes, Swedish Institute, Swiss Embassy in Sweden.
**More about Eunic: The European Union National Institutes for Culture is a collection of representatives from the European cultural institutes and embassies. Together, the Stockholm Eunic Cluster organises projects around themes that are pertinent to each of their countries.