Program Details

The Certificate Program on the on the European-African Alliance consists of four types of academic activities: courses, workshops, action projects, and special events. Each participant will take part in obligatory scheduled courses and workshops, as well
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Certificate Program on the on the European-African Alliance is comprised of specialized courses designed to provide participants with the fundamental knowledge about the European-African relations. The program provides also a thorough background in International Relations and Economics, Trade, Commerce and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach and addresses important contemporary international issues, including case studies from Africa, from Europe and from African-European partnerships. Next Program Dates: August 23rd - September 3rd, 2015.

The Certificate Program on the on the European-African Alliance consists of four types of academic activities: courses, workshops, action projects, and special events. Each participant will take part in obligatory scheduled courses and workshops, as well as conduct an action project in cooperation with a local NGO, business or specific community in Berlin, and will have the opportunity to attend all ICD conferences, events, lectures, and other academic activities. Participants will work closely with highly experienced professionals who are experts in their respective fields, all while enjoying a unique multicultural atmosphere.

The program for each certificate program will therefore be interdisciplinary and contain the following components: Lectures A range of lectures will be held by experts from the fields of politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. These components will inform the participants about key perspectives related to the history and development of cultural diplomacy and its contemporary application by different actors, as well as other issues specific to each certificate program. Seminars Experts from the field will give presentations based on their work or academic area of focus, following which participants have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues with the speakers in more detail. Workshops Participants will take part in structured group discussions on salient issues related to the themes of the certificate program, providing them with an opportunity to share their personal experiences and perspectives. Panel Discussions In addition to the seminars and workshops, participants will be asked to adopt positions and take part in panel discussions on actual & controversial issues. Visits & Excursions While based at the ICD House of Arts & Culture, each certificate program visits a number of other institutions across Berlin during the program. Social & Cultural Activities Each certificate program will include social and cultural activities for the participants. These components give participants the opportunity to see a different side to the city of Berlin, help to provide a more informal environment for the participants to get to know each other, and allow the participants to see cultural exchange initiatives that are already being organized. Experience from the Field - Meet the Experts The certificate programs are designed to encourage and support discussions amongst the participants, whilst involving experts from the field to provide stimulation for discussions and offer informed perspectives on the topics concerned. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with prominent figures from politics, academia, civil society, culture & the arts, and the private sector. Certificate of Attendance All participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board
Cost:
The tuition fee for the Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy is €525. This fee includes: all academic program components, participation in all ICD International Conferences & Events, cultural excursions, social activities, public transportation in Berlin, and ICD services.

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