International Conference in Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020 (IRMO, Croatia)

Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo, Rijeka 2020 and University of Rijeka are organising, in cooperation with Culturelink/IRMO and Observatoire des politiques culturelles, France, a conference on International Cultural Relations of the European Union – Europe, World, Croatia to be held on 30 and 31 May 2019 in Rijeka, the European Capital of Culture 2020.

The aim of the conference is to encourage dialogue about the opportunities and challenges of today’s international cultural cooperation and to analyse the modalities that lead to more intense and more functional global cooperation and exchange between the European Union and the world. Rapid changes that mark today’s world (revolution in digital communication, rise of social media, new global actors, rapid urbanization, changes in cultural values) raise questions about how to support, enhance and strengthen the practices of cultural exchange and interaction. The main topics of the conference are the following: The role of cultural policies in fostering international cultural cooperation; Cultural networks – the expression of cultural changes in international relations; Cultural Diplomacy: strengthening external relations in a globalized world; Croatia in international cultural cooperation.

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