Upcoming Events

25 – 28 November 2024
Marrakech, Morocco

Global Cultural Relations Programme 2024

This year’s GCRP will be another thematic, cross-sectoral edition with the theme of: Creating Safer Societies. 40 global participants will participate in a 4-day peer-to-peer learning programme to discuss intercultural and cross-sectoral collaboration. The programme will offer a unique opportunity to widen your skills and your network of peers worldwide for interdisciplinary cross-cultural collaboration.

Past Events

12 – 13 June 2024
Brussels, Belgium

Unity in Cultural Diversity: a workshop on Artistic Freedom, Human Rights, and the Role of International Cultural Relations in Europe and Beyond

Jointly organised by the Cultural Relations Platform and the European External Action Service (EEAS), this workshop is to improve knowledge and collaboration among various stakeholders, including EU institutions, international organizations, think tanks, academia, philanthropic entities, and civil society organizations. The goal is to explore the potential of International Cultural Relations amid complex geopolitical dynamics, identify approaches to foster multilateral cooperation, and evaluate recent developments in Cultural Diversity and Artistic Freedom.

7 – 8 March 2024
Brussels, Belgium

Workshop in support to the Ukrainian cultural and creative sector

This workshop will see the participation of 50+ participants, representing EU institutions and CCS organisation, together with Ukrainian authorities and cultural practitioners. The event will be the occasion to discuss how to strengthen EU-Ukraine collaboration and support the resilience of the Ukrainian cultural and creative sectors.

27 – 29 November 2023
Guadalajara, Mexico

Professional Days at FIL Guadalajara 2023

In the context of the EU as Guest of Honour at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, the Cultural Relations Platform supported small and medium European publishers and book sector professionals, helping them identify and establish links with potential partners and organisations from the LAC region through tailored meetings and exchanges during the Fair’s professional days.

16 – 18 November 2023
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Workshop ‘Tools for Building a Sustainable Business’

The workshop is designed to enhance the skills of traditional arts & crafts artists in Mongolia and promote their business development. It aims to equip participants with business development tools, encompassing marketing strategies, access to wider markets and much more, thus ensuring that these artisans not only preserve their craft but also thrive in the current market. 

10 – 13 October 2023
Madrid, Spain

Global Cultural Relations Programme 2023

The 2023 edition of the Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) will be inviting 40 global participants to participate in a 4-day peer-to-peer learning programme to discuss intercultural and cross-sectoral collaboration. This year’s GCRP invited cultural and creative practitioners to for the first time meet with professionals working in the climate change and environmental sectors.

3 – 6 October 2023
Nairobi, Kenya

EU-Kenya Music Xchange

Professional development and capacity-building workshop for 15 young emerging Kenyan artists to engage, get recognition, learn about the European festival circuit, elevate their performance skills, raise their and draw the attention of promoters and festival bookers. Both European and Kenyan renowned artists and music industry professionals will contribute to the workshops through panel discussions, interactive sessions and mentorship.

18 – 20 September 2023
Certosa di Pontignano, Italy

Siena International Cultural Relations Forum

The 4th Siena Cultural Relations Forum, organised by the University of Siena and the Cultural Relations Platform, will take place in Certosa di Pontignano on 18 – 20 September, 2023. This event brings together cultural relations policy makers, academics and practitioners from around the world to explore the intersections between theory, policy, and practice in international cultural relations.