International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Catalonia

"Multiculturalism and Dialogue within the Catalan Region"

Barcelona, Tarragona, Girona; September 12th - 15th, 2019


The recent ongoing disputes in Catalonia and Europe in general demonstrate the need for ongoing constructive dialogue in order to achieve and maintain lasting cooperation both within and between European countries.

Currently in Europe, one can easily see an unstable situation which is highlighted in many forms. These kind of conflicts and transitions can be observed, not only in Europe, but in all continents and in many states around the globe where similar conflicts and disputes have arisen, taking the forms of both peaceful disputes as well as violent conflicts.

It is therefore necessary that ongoing dialogue on all levels in both old and in new forms should be established and performed. The Conference  aims to discuss these developments in order to demonstrate best practices to enhance cooperation in Catalonia, Spain, Europe and worldwide.

The conference also aims to give the participants an insight into century’s tradition of multiculturalism and dialogue within the Catalan region of Spain as well as to analyze concrete examples of cultural diplomacy in practice.

In addition, the conference will introduce participants to a network of like-minded individuals, and allow them to explore the rich cultural landscape of Catalonia, Spain.

Conference Participants

Participation in the conference is by invitation only and is limited to ICD Academy students and Alumni.

All conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed.

Conference Locations

The conference will take place in Catalonia, Spain. The conference will be hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across Catalonia.