Cultural Diplomacy Platform (CDP) and Cultural Relations Platform (CRP)

European Union
EU Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The CDP was an EU-funded project supporting international cultural relations and cooperation between European and global cultural and creative sectors for the period 2016-2020. Its successor is the CRP for the period 2020-23. The Platform’s mission is to strengthen the EU’s ability to engage meaningfully with different audiences and stakeholders in its partner countries, through enhanced cultural relations and cultural cooperation. The Cultural Relations Platform provides policy support for EU institutions, organises events and trainings for cultural professionals, builds communities of cultural practitioners and facilitates cultural relations and cooperation between European and non-European actors active in the cultural and creative sectors (CCSs). One of the most successful projects has been the Global cultural leadership programme, focusing on emerging cultural leaders from the EU and partner countries.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Studies, leadership programmes, events, mappings. (For more details please see the separate section/measure in this report on International civil society dialogue and exchange).
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
$ 5 800 000
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Goethe-Institut, Germany
Public Sector
Sienna University, Italy
Public Sector
IETM, Belgium (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
European Cultural Foundation, Netherlands
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)