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Dialogic approach in the EU’s international cultural relations : joint EUNIC-EU delegation projects as heritage diplomacy (2023)

Čeginskas, V. L. A., & Lähdesmäki, T. (2023). Dialogic approach in the EU’s international cultural relations : joint EUNIC-EU delegation projects as heritage diplomacy. The International Journal of Cultural Policy, 29(1), 34-50. https://doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2022.2141719

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All authors or editorsČeginskas, Viktorija L. A.; Lähdesmäki, Tuuli

Journal or seriesThe International Journal of Cultural Policy



Publication year2023

Publication date22/12/2022


Issue number1

Pages range34-50

PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/85678


Culture and cultural heritage have become central aspects in the European Union’s (EU) foreign policy that increasingly emphasizes dialogue and people-to-people connections as the basis for international cultural relations. This article explores 11 projects jointly facilitated by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and EU Delegations in nine countries located in Europe, Africa, and South America as part of a strategic cooperation between the European Commission, the European External Action Service and EUNIC. We identify five modes of highlighting dialogue as a key element in the EU’s international cultural relations and discuss how the ideas of dialogue, cultural heritage, values, and diplomacy are entangled and interrelated in our data. The study underlines the core role of the cooperation between EUNIC and EU Delegations and shows how a dialogic approach determines the EU’s international cultural relations and at the same time interconnects its international and internal policy aims.

Keywordsculturecultural policycultural relationscultural collaborationinternational cooperationcultural heritagediplomacyEuropean Union countries

Free keywordsEurooppa

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Reporting Year2023

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