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Cross-Cultural Diplomacy: A new approach in building international relations

Workshop overview

This two-week workshop will examine institutions, methods and big issues in cultural diplomacy. It will mix a historical perspective with the study of contemporary applications, and examples with approaches of various nations. Key concepts will include, culture, popular culture, public diplomacy, propaganda, exchange and mutuality. Major cases will include the use of art, sport, and music in public diplomacy and the troubled relationship of cultural diplomacy.

What’s included

  • 12 days of seminar in Athens
  • Hotel Rooms , internet access included
  • All breakfasts, american buffet
  • All dinners from Monday through Friday
  • Airport pickup and drop-off for arrival and return flights [Flight not included in price.]
  • All cultural activities
  • All Field trips

Optional components

Flight package : For your convenience, Odysseus & Athena will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

For this component you need to address directly to Odysseus& Athena .

Refund Policy

Less than 80 but more than 45 calendar days prior to the official arrival date of the program: 25% of program fee. Less than 45 but more than 20 calendar days before the official arrival date of the program: 50% of program fee. Twenty (20) days or less prior to official arrival date: No refund

We offer for free

  • On-site staff ,  Resident Director and Support Staff to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Athens.
  •  Comprehensive Insurance and Assistance Package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service : email, whatsApp, Viber, Skype. so that local staff can always be reached in an emergency situation. Also has a dedicated team of professionals ready to assist students/guests and orient them to the life in Greece.
  • Celebration party, the night before departure
  • Special Gift

Workshop outline

What is cultural diplomacy. Methodological considerations

Overview of cultural diplomacy evolution and developments

Cultural diplomacy and the political: on the soft power strategy

The universal language of cultural diplomacy: on the global world order idea

Visit in Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and discussion with officials on cultural diplomacy issues.

Dialogue space: Attendance to special lectures of well-known experts on cultural diplomacy.


Day 01

June 30

Arrive in Athens

Day 02

July 1

Course session and coursework

Day 03

July 2
Course session and coursework

Day 04

July 3
Course session and coursework

Day 08

July 7
Course session and coursework

Day 09

July 8
Course session and coursework

Day 10

July 9
Course session and coursework

Day 11

July 10
Course session and coursework

Day 4

July 5th
Course session and coursework

Day 06

July 5
Field Trip

Day 07

July 6
Field trip

Day 12

July 11
Course session and coursework

Day 13

July 12
Day trip & Final Show, Celebration Dinner!

Day 14

July 13

Location / Site

Athens. The city that gave birth to democracy, the sciences and fine arts is ready to reveal its secrets. Athens: the city of history and ancient civilisation – the Parthenon, Acropolis and the Ancient Agora. At the same time a modern, vibrant megalopolis, full of energy, day and night. A city belonging to humanity and Mediterranean light. This mighty city has contributed to world history and culture time and again, making itself immortal; an actor beyond the constraints of time’s usual boundaries. A youthful city, buzzing with life, it is confident, free and charming. A city that never sleeps. Full of flavour, desire and pleasure.




Jun 30 - Jul 12 2020


4.900 Euros



Before you sign up

Transportation to Greece is not included. Odysseus&Athena will send you instructions for travel after registration.

Please let us know of your dietary restrictions and we will work with our chef to accommodate your needs. We recommend a visit to your health care provider before the trip [scheduled for a minimum of six weeks before travel]. If you have any ongoing medical conditions, please consider when registering.

Travel / Flight

Airport pickup and drop-off is only for the program dates indicated. You may choose to arrive early or stay late, where you will be responsible for your transportation arrangements/costs. Odysseus & Athena can help you arrange this.

Passport/Visa & Insurance

We require all participants to be in possession of a passport valid 6 months after your date of travel into the country.

U.S. Citizens do not need a visa when traveling to Greece. If you are traveling from a country that a visa is required when entering Greece, you should start the process as soon as possible after signing up.

All participants are enrolled in our international health and travel insurance policy. We will send you more information prior to travel.


8 Adrianoupoleos str
17124 Athens

39 Malvern terrace,
Swansea SA20BE
Wales, UK

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