Welcome to "Economic Bridges"
The process of globalization has re-structured the rules of the contemporary economic system. The principles of bi-lateral and multilateral trade and investment have now changed in such a way that economic growth for example requires more than just financial exchange; It is now re-quire diplomacy, cooperation, and cultural understanding in order to be successful. The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy has therefore established the program "Economic Bridges" to promote stronger economic relations between nation states, and to examine the complex relationship between economics, politics and culture at the global level.
The Berlin Economic Forum Project 2014-24 is a 10 year global project organized by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with global governance organizations, national governments, leading academic institutions and multinational corporations. The project is built on the experience that the Academy has gained with the previous project: the Berlin International Economics Project 2010-14 www.biec.de.
The Berlin Economic Forum Project 2014-24 aims to promote a global dialogue and understanding of the field of international economics and its relations with related disciplines such as politics & diplomacy, humanities, the arts and beyond. In particular, the project will raise awareness and focus on issues such as sustainable development, environmental responsibility, economic inequalities, fair-trade, corporate social responsibility, and socially responsible investments.
The Symposium included Keynote Addresses from the Honorable:
|Hon. Benita Ferrero
President of the Foundation, European Union Latin America and the Caribbean (EU-LAC)
|President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
|Hon. Miguel Ángel Moratinos
Former Foreign Secretary of Spain
The European Private Sector Ranking is a five-year project conducted by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy, which is the academic arm of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. The research aims to evaluate the involvement and engagement of European private sector corporations in the field of cultural diplomacy over the course of the last five years.
The purpose of the ranking is to raise awareness of the engagement of corporations in the field of cultural diplomacy and by doing so to inspire further engagement of the private sector corporations in the field.