In an increasingly globalised and complex world, international cultural cooperation is crucial for achieving relationships based on equality and respect for the values of each community. It can also be of vital importance to safeguard cultural diversity, promote sustainable cultural development and advance soft diplomacy. The Postgraduate Diploma in International Cultural Cooperation was launched in 1995 in response to the growing demand for skilled professionals in the field. Since then, the programme has trained hundreds of specialists under the guidance of a team of world-renowned experts drawn from some of the most prestigious institutions in the cultural sector.
The University of Barcelona offers this intensive postgraduate degree to cultural managers interested in developing international cultural cooperation projects. The course complies with UNESCO’s policies on cultural cooperation and liaises with several regional intergovernmental bodies to design and implement its practicum.
The course has the following objectives:
• Develop knowledge, tools and skills for the design and implementation of cooperation projects which advance cultural development
• Stimulate the creation of debates that can foster mutual understanding and the enrichment of people-to-people relationships
• Foster mechanisms for the development of effective projects of cultural cooperation between organisations, nations and regions
The course, comprising 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), is offered in English in a blended learning format, with distance learning via our virtual campus and 3 weeks of intense classroom learning, which include specialised workshops tutored by professionals with extensive experience in the field. The classroom learning takes place annually every January. To obtain the Diploma, students need to submit a final project that can be presented in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese or Catalan.
The classroom learning is taught in Barcelona, one of the most attractive, lively and interesting European capitals. This gives participants a unique opportunity to experience first-hand some of the most innovative initiatives in the field of cultural cooperation and management, as well as enjoy the art and culture of the city. The course takes place at the heart of the 22@Barcelona neighbourhood, a benchmark in urban, economic and social transformation.
The Postgraduate Diploma in International Cultural Cooperation is offered by the Arts and Cultural Management Programme at the University of Barcelona.