19th July 2012

The House of the European Union, Vienna, Austria

Conference „Cultural Diplomacy and the European Educational Policies 2012“

Organised by the ICD - Institute for Cultural Diplomacy conference

The House of the European Union hosted one programme part of the first ICD Vienna Conference.
The Conference was organised by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Berlin in collaboration with Vienna Ditiramb Community and the Diplomatic Academy Vienna (Felix Kreisler Institute for Austrian-French Relations). The issues raised during the conference will be discussed from a range of interdisciplinary
perspectives, which will enable the generation of best practice guidelines and policy
recommendations for stakeholders in the field.

Outline of program

  • Welcome speech in the name of the House of the European Union" by Richard Kühnel (Representative of the European Commission in Austria)
  • “Music - The Great Mediator of Inner Structures” (Lecture & Discussion)
  • Speaker: Robert Pobitschka (President of UNESCO Club Vienna)
  • “How can Europeans share their Cultural Capital in the Education?” (Lecture & Discussion) Speaker: Erhard Busek (Chairman of the Institute for Danube Region and Central Europe)
  • “The impact of the Erasmus Programme on cultural diplomacy” (Lecture & Discussion) Speaker: Lucas Petri (National Agency for Lifelong Learning, Erasmus Programme)
  • “Sharing the Capital of knowledge in Education: Feathers and Branches of Cultural Diplomacy” (Lecture) Speaker: Tatjana Sehic (Lower Austrian Government and Ditiramb Community)
  • “The role of the OSCE in post-conflict realities” (Panel discussion) Speakers: Roberto Montella (Director of Field Operations OSCE) and Laura Cuzzocrea (Assistant)
  • Culture of Peace
  • Cultural Diplomacy
  • Cultural Capital in Education
  • Education of Youth Leaders
    "Music is a powerful medium through which individuals, communities, and nations can express themselves. Whilst the role of music as a force for social cohesion can be seen to have emerged together with the earliest musical forms, the use of music to promote political, diplomatic, or societal objectives can be seen to have come to prominence during the Cold War."