Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici

Cultural Identity and Diplomacy in the EU

Cultural Identity and Diplomacy in the EU

The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge on the topic of cultural identity, which is supplemented with the role of culture as an instrument for peacekeeping, educational support and international understanding in the EU. In the course we focus also on (inter) cultural competencies and their role in cultural diplomacy. Diplomacy is the second topic of the course, we give priority to the institutional support of cultural diplomacy in the EU, personalities of world diplomacy and current trends (such as e-diplomacy). Evaluation is based on a student's seminar presentation and a final test.

The course is conducted in the framework of Jean Monnet Erasmus + Cultural transfer in the United Europe: differences, challenges and perspectives.


Course title: Cultural Identity and Diplomacy in the EU

Number of credits: 3

Course duration: 15. 9. 2021 – 15. 12. 2021

Maximum capacity: 15 students

Language: English

Lecturer: PhDr. Jana Pecníková, PhD.

Learning hours: 26 hours (2 hours per week)

Methodology: e-learning course (MS Teams and Moodle)


Anita Dienešová, anita.dienesova@umb.sk 
Petra Žaludová, petra.zaludova@umb.sk 

Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica