Cultural Diplomacy – New Online Course in December 2019

‘Cultural Diplomacy’ is one of the free online courses developed by the Cultural Pluralism research area of the Global Governance Programme (GGP). The three-week-long course, starting on 2 December, is for anyone interested in how cultural diplomacy works in practice and what effect does it have in today’s world.

Taught by Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou, previously the director of the Cultural Pluralism research area of the GGP and Jeremie Mohlo, research associate at the European University Institute, the course will cover the following topics:


  • Cultural cooperation
  • Public diplomacy
  • Soft power
  • Transnational cultural relations


  • International organisations
  • Cities and regions in cultural diplomacy
  • Private actors
  • Grassroots international cultural relations

European cultural diplomacy

  • Europeanising cultural cooperation
  • The European soft power
  • The future of cultural diplomacy in Europe
Cultural Diplomacy

The course will explore whether cultural diplomacy is about intercultural dialogue and engagement between different countries or whether it could be understood as one type of public diplomacy. You will consider the role of state actors and international organisations as well as that of non-state actors (including types of cultural and educational institutions). You will also consider the emerging EU strategy of cultural diplomacy.

To see all online courses the programme is offering, explore our training’s page.