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WIKA-Workshop 2019
The Role of Civil Society in Cultural Relations

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
WeltRaum at the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), Stuttgart

The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) and the ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at the KIT organise a workshop on "The Role of Civil Society in Cultural Relations" on Thursday, 26 September 2019 within the framework of the Academic Council on Culture and Foreign Policy at the ifa (WIKA, Wissenschaftlicher Intitiativkreis Kultur und Außenpolitik). The workshop takes place in the WeltRaum at the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) in Stuttgart.

Civil society actors are gaining influence and are becoming political change makers. Their local embedding and engagement at the grassroot level and the strength of internationally working NGOs who use their cross-border cooperation as a means of empowerment make them attractive partners for state involved actors. The WIKA Workshop seeks to reflect on interdisciplinary topics such as “Cultural Cooperation and Shrinking Spaces”, “Youth as Civil Society Actors” and “Civil Society and Statehood” in order to relate them directly to fields of action of cultural relations and education policy.
This year’s workshop takes place in close collaboration of ifa and ZAK with the Foreign Office’s working group “Civil Society” and Goethe Institut e.V. in line with the Strategical Process 2020 of German Foreign Cultural Policy and the Anna Lindh Foundation, headed by the Chairwoman of WIKA, Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha.


Workshop Programme

Date: WIKA-Workshop 2019
Thursday, 26 September 2019, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: WeltRaum at ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart
Direction: Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha,
Chairwoman of the Academic Council on Culture and Foreign Policy (WIKA) at ifa
Contact: wika-workshop∂zak.kit.edu
Registration: wika∂ifa.de