CuDi - Cultural Diplomacy to Counter Disinformation


Open to:

01.08.2022

Date:

03 September, 2022

Venue:

GLS Sprachzentrum, Berlin

DESCRIPTION

International conference “Cultural Diplomacy to Counter Disinformation” for countries of Eastern Partnership will take place on September 3-5, 2022 in Berlin.

We are looking for representatives of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine to participate.


Cultural Diplomacy is not only considered as a soft power that can help the countries to build communication and establish partnerships, visibility and release touristic potential. From a long-term perspective, cultural diplomacy strategy can help countries tackle fake news and disinformation in different propagandistic sources.

What is meant by cultural diplomacy?

How can diplomacy counter disinformation?

How should countries help the voice of the truth to sound louder with the help of cultural heritage and diplomacy?

To discuss these questions and to share the best practices CRISP Berlin with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office and in a partnership with the Civil Society Cooperation Program, announced the CuDi International Conference (Cultural Diplomacy to Counter Disinformation International Conference).

The program includes lectures, workshops, and panel discussions between speakers from Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine).

Therefore, we are looking for 60 participants with different backgrounds such as government, civil society, and media from all Eastern Partnership countries with an interest or relevant experience/are already involved in topics such as cultural diplomacy, countering disinformation, and civil society education, etc.
 

ELIGIBILITY

We are looking for representatives of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Please join our event if you:

- are over 18 years old;

- have relevant experience in cultural diplomacy, countering disinformation, artistic projects, etc.;

- are fluent in English.

We will reimburse your travel costs as well as provide meals and accommodation during the conference.

BENEFITS

About СRISP
CRISP is an international NGO based in Berlin. We develop projects, workshops and simulation games dealing with conflict transformation and civic education. Our projects abroad are mainly situated in the EU, the Western Balkans, the Middle East as well as Eastern Europe and South Caucasus. Our activities are mostly targeting young civic activists who aim for democratic transition in their countries. For more information about our projects please visit https://crisp-berlin.org/.

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HOW TO APPLY?

To participate in the selection process, we kindly ask you to fill out the registration form and attach either an essay (PDF, 2 pages max) or a video (MP4, up to 5 min) reflection on "How to counter disinformation with cultural diplomacy in your home country as well as in Germany" (in English).

Please apply for the participation by link

 

Application deadline:
1st of August

We will inform participants about the results by the 10th of August.