The Cultural Relations Platform (CRP) is an EU-funded project designed to support the European Union to engage in international cultural relations.
Launched in April 2020, the project is related in many aspects to the previous Cultural Diplomacy Platform
(2016-2020). It provides a renewed approach based on a set of shared principles and new activities, aiming to promote and facilitate sustainable cultural exchanges, people-to-people activities and co-creation processes between Europeans and citizens from countries all over the world.
The CRP activities range from policy support for EU Institutions to supporting cooperation between European and global cultural and creative sectors as well as strengthening communities of practitioners through dedicated trainings and enhanced exchanges.
The Global Cultural Relations Programme
(GCRP) is one of the flagship activities of the Platform. This training programme gathers cultural managers in leadership positions from European and non-European countries to explore and engage in global working relations across cultural, mental, social, political, and economic borders.
The GCRP is the continuation of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) that was implemented by the Cultural Diplomacy Platform from 2016 to 2020.
The Cultural Relations Platform was awarded to the Goethe Institut Brussels in consortium with the European Cultural Foundation (NL), IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts (BE) and the Università degli Studi di Siena (IT).
For more information on the current and future activities of the Platform, we invite to visit the website which also include a resources library about publications, studies and programmes related to international cultural relations >> https://www.cultureinexternalrelations.eu/