PA culture roundtable

PA Culture Roundtable

During the PAC Roundtable we will dive into the topic of cultural relations in turbulent times with the aim to explore the future of cultural cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region and the challenges of international cultural relations. We will get an insight to the possibilities of cultural diplomacy by experts in this field. The question of what could and should be done by the Cultural and Creative Sector collaborating in the Baltic Sea Region to make culture a strong uniting bond and a resilience force in challenging times will be addressed. 

The Roundtable will take place at the 13th EUSBSR Annual Forum as a hybrid format in Lappeenranta, Finland and online. We would be happy if as many people as possible would participate on site.

Two great speakers will give keynotes at the beginning of the Roundtable and give a first overview on the topic.

Nicolas Cull is a pioneer scholar and educator in the field of public diplomacy. He has provided advice and training in public diplomacy to a number of foreign ministries and cultural agencies around the world including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Mexico, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Volodymyr Sheiko (tbc) is the General Director of the Ukrainian Institute and a graduate of the Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Sheiko will give input about the current practice of the Ukrainian Institute in the context of ongoing Russian aggression.

The keynotes will be followed by a moderated discussion together with the participants on topics such as the future of (cultural) cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region, culture as a resilience force in challenging times  as well as the importance and challenges of international cultural relations.

27 September
4.30 - 6 PM EEST in Lappeenranta
3.30 - 5 PM CEST


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