To contribute to a Global Strategy for the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy, the CPDN prepared a position paper on “Culture in EU External Relations – for an Ambitious and Autonomous Creative Diplomacy”. CPDN believes that a foreign affairs and security policy strategy that integrates culture will contribute to the development of a stronger Europe. We believe in a stronger Union capable to work for an alliance of civilisations respectful of world cultures and taking leadership or responsibility in enabling the expressions of cultural diversity worldwide whilst enhancing Europe’s image and standing in the world. CPDN wishes to contribute to a strategy that nurtures the ambition of strategic autonomy for the European Union.
Independent cultural policy designers, known in the field for their policy work across Europe and beyond, launched a new network for policy design in the cultural and creative sectors. The eight founders of the Cultural Policy Designers Network (CPDN) have joined forces to provide alternative and independent partnerships that draw on international expertise for advice, strategic planning and project implementation in the arts, culture and the creative economy.