The Cultural Diplomacy Forum is a unique initiative spotlighting data and knowledge-sharing communities as a focal point in shaping tools, models, and engagement strategies to act internationally and interact with global audiences. The platform allows scholars, diplomats, and practitioners to share knowledge, expertise, and insights and create a collaborative community.
We believe that providing a venue for research and discussions on cultural diplomacy through exchanging knowledge and ideas will create a vibrant network and a space in which new opportunities and innovations can be explored.
The cultural diplomacy forum launched in 2019 to provide a unique venue for bringing scholars and diplomats together. It supports various research initiatives and projects, creates multi-disciplinarian and international collaborations, and fosters cross-sector partnerships.
The Cultural Diplomacy Forum seeks to develop a sustainable model for studying and advancing cultural diplomacy in the international arena, including tools for diplomats, businesses, NGOs, educational institutions, and local authorities to engage with global audiences.
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Meet Our Team
The Simone Veil Research Centre
for Contemporary European Studies
The Simone Veil Research Centre for Contemporary European Studies (formally the Centre for the Study of Politics and Society, CSEPS) was established in 2003 at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), in order to promote a greater awareness within Israel, of the growing importance of Europe and of the European Union. Since its establishment, the Simone Veil Centre has strengthened its position as a leading European research and academic centre in Israel, through new initiatives and partnerships, both academic and institutional. On the institutional level, the European Commission recognized BGU and the Simone Veil Centre as a Jean Monnet National Centre of Excellence for European Studies, the highest academic ranking that the European Commission grants to any European study programme, and includes European co-financing. This is the only Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Israel and the recognition of the study programme is first and foremost a European recognition of the Simone Veil Centre's academic excellence.