Conference on EU International Cultural Relations to Be Held in Rijeka

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ZAGREB, May 28, 2019 – An international conference called “International Cultural Relations of the European Union – Europe, the World, Croatia” will be held in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka on May 30 – 31 with about forty Croatian and foreign professors, researchers, cultural activists, diplomats and others participating, a press conference heard on Tuesday.

The conference is being organised by the Rijeka 2020 – European Culture Capital project, the Miko Tripalo Centre for Democracy and Rights and the University of Rijeka in cooperation with the Culturelink – Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development and the Observatory of Cultural Policies (France).

The aim of this conference is to encourage dialogue about the opportunities and challenges of today’s international cultural cooperation and to analyse the modalities that lead to more intense and more functional global cooperation and exchange between the European Union and the world, the organisers say.

The Rijeka 2020 project coordinator Irena Kregar Šegota said that the project does not relate only to culture and artistic content but such series of conferences put Rijeka on the map as a relevant point in Europe when considering issues related to culture and cultural policies.

Kregar Šegota in particular highlighted a panel discussion on the diplomacy of cities based on culture and the role of big events such as the European Capital of Culture project as well as inter-continental cultural cooperation between Europe and Africa.

“The four main topics of the conference are: Role of cultural policies in fostering international cultural cooperation; Cultural networks, the expression of cultural change in international relations; Cultural Diplomacy: strengthening external relations between the EU and third countries; Croatia in international cultural cooperation,” according to the information published on the website of the conference.

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