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PA Culture Roundtable

The PA Culture Roundtable will focus on cultural relations in the Baltic Sea Region. The event will take place at the 13th EUSBSR Annual Forum on 27 September as a hybrid format in Lappeenranta, Finland and online.

During the PA Culture Roundtable the participants will dive into the topic of cultural relations in turbulent times with the aim to explore the future of cultural cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region and the challenges of international cultural relations. The question of what could and should be done by the Cultural and Creative Sector collaborating in the Baltic Sea Region to make culture a strong uniting bond and a resilience force in challenging times will be addressed.

Two great speakers, Nicolas Cull and Volodymyr Sheiko will give keynotes at the beginning of the Roundtable and give a first overview on the topic. Nicolas Cull is a pioneer scholar and educator in the field of public diplomacy. He has provided advice and training in public diplomacy to a number of foreign ministries and cultural agencies around the world including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Mexico, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Volodymyr Sheiko (tbc) is the General Director of the Ukrainian Institute and a graduate of the Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Sheiko will give input about the current practice of the Ukrainian Institute in the context of ongoing Russian aggression.

The keynotes will be followed by a moderated discussion together with the participants on topics such as the future of (cultural) cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region, culture as a resilience force in challenging times as well as the importance and challenges of international cultural relations. The discussion will be moderated by Oleg Koefoed, an Action Philosopher and co-founder of the Pollination Academy.

Please register here.