Cultural Diplomacy in Europe – A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE)


Call for Applications




Cultural Diplomacy in Europe – A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE):



The Treaty of Lisbon and the New Face of the EU: The “United States of Europe”?



(Berlin, March 14th – 19th, 2010)


We are currently accepting applications for the seminar and I would be grateful if you could forward this information on to any individuals who you feel may be interested.

Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders is an active network of individuals interested in strengthening and supporting the European relations. The next CDE Weeklong Seminar will take place in Berlin from 14th – 19th March 2010 and will focus on the following theme: The Treaty of Lisbon and the New Face of the EU: The “United States of Europe”?

In a recent speech at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Ms. Ségolène Royal made the following statement: “Now is the time to raise ourselves up to the demand of a realistic utopia: The United States of Europe”. The forthcoming CDE Weeklong Seminar will explore the recently ratified Lisbon treaty and consider the idea of a “United States of Europe” in detail.

Further information about the next Weeklong Seminar, including the online application forum, can be found under: <>

Further information about the Forum as a whole can be found under: <>

Further information about the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy can be found under: <>

Any enquiries regarding the program can be sent to <>

Former Speakers hosted by the ICD during weeklong seminars and programs include:

President Dr. Alfredo Palacio, Former President of Ecuador
Jorge Sampaio, Former President of Portugal
President Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania
Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Former President of Latvia
Ségolène Royal, President of the Poitou-Charentes Regional Council
Cassam Uteem, Former President of the Republic of Mauritius
Janez Jansa, Former Prime minister of Slovenia, president of the Slovenian Democratic Party
Mike Kenneth Moore, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Former Director General of the World Trade Organization
Mart Laar, Former Prime Minister of Estonia
Jack McConnell, MSP, Former First Minister of Scotland
Dr. Alfred Sant, Former Prime Minister of Malta; Member of Malta’s Parliament
Radmila Šekerinska, Former Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Vladimír Mečiar, Former Prime Minister of Slovakia, Former President of Slovakia
Sir James R. Mancham, KBE – PhD Founding and Former President of the Republic of Seychelles
Senator the Hon Alan Ferguson, The 22nd President of the Australian Senate, Current Deputy President of the Australian Senate
Luc van den Brande, Former Minister-President of Flanders-Belgium, President of the European Union’s Committee of the Regions

Thank you in advance for your support in raising awareness of this Seminar.

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Warm Regards,

Katharina Müller
Managing Director
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Ku´damm Karree (3rd Floor/Hochhaus)
Kurfürstendamm 207-8, 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: 00.49.(0)30.2360-7680
Fax: 00.49.(0)30.2360-76811
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