ifa’s Research Programme ‘Culture and Foreign Policy’ provides experts with an opportunity to study current topics related to Germany’s foreign cultural and educational policy and to work at the interface between theory and practice. Research projects normally last three to six months. During this period, the experts involved in the project provide actors in the area of international cultural relations with clear, concise summaries of the latest academic findings. They formulate recommendations for future external policy strategies, initiate expert dialogue and organise discussion forums and events.
ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is currently inviting proposals for a research project on Diversity and Inclusion in Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy.
For many years, foreign cultural and educational policy measures aimed at future decision-makers, multipliers and so-called change agents. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many activities have moved to the digital space, which offers the possibility to be more inclusive, but on the other hand excludes people without digital access. To enable wider participation: How could foreign cultural and educational policy measures be made more inclusive, analogue and digital? How can foreign cultural and educational policy appeal to a diverse audience and thus become more anchored in society? What is the comparison on an international scale (Institut Français, British Council…)? Are there any best practices here as role models for the German foreign cultural and educational policy?
The research will start in November 2020 with outputs in the format of a study and workshop. Location of work is flexible, with a gross fee of 9000€.