Global Cultural Relations Programme
11 Dec 2016

1st GCLP edition, 16-20 October 2016


The Cultural Diplomacy Platform is launching the very first edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme on Sunday 16 October, 2016, in Valletta, Malta.

It is realised in cooperation with IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies), and in parallel to their 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture, which also focuses on Cultural Leadership in the 21st Century, and will last until Thursday 20 October, 2016.

What is the Global Cultural Leadership Programme?

The Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) is the main training component of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform. Its main objective is to support young cultural managers emerging on the international scene, and coming from the 10 Strategic Partners of the European Union as well as from EU Member States, in developing and strengthening their cultural leadership skills.

Through its framework, content and methodology, the GCLP specifically aims to improve the skills of these young cultural managers as well as develop collaborative peer-to-peer learning and networking. It will enable participants to develop fresh insights into international cultural collaboration practices. The programme offers a set of learning modules, tools and manuals for practice-based learning, giving the participants opportunities to build meaningful collaborations at the global level and within the EU.

The activities of the GCLP will, inter alia, address the managerial practicalities of establishing sustainable cultural exchanges, build long-term collaboration based on people-to-people contacts, and engage in productive co-creation processes. They will engage participants in an experience of international networking in a lean, practice-based and easily replicable learning framework.