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The construction of a European cultural diplomacy

Tamas Szücs from the European Commission, explains how the construction of a European strategy for international cultural relations came about.
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This strategy was adopted in 2016 after a very long and careful process of preparation. It involved a wide range of stakeholders, cultural actors, national governments, international bodies, of course all the EU institutions. The European Parliament actually played a very constructive and forward-looking role. And the cooperation with the European Commission was exemplary. As a result, as one of the results of this process, there was a so-called preparatory action, which contained a wide range of interesting proposals, a comprehensive list of actions and tasks. And many of these proposals were actually taken up by the strategy which was adopted.
Tamas Szücs from the European Commission, explains how the construction of a European strategy for international cultural relations came about
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