Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy in Transition Countries using the Example of Myanmar
On 11 November 2013 ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) together with BICC will conduct the workshop “Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy in Transition Countries using the Example of Myanmar” in Bonn.
As consequence of the military rule a cultural exchange between Germany and the Union of Myanmar hardly existed for decades. Since 2010, however, the political situation in Myanmar and thereby the bilateral relations have changed steadily: After the opening of Myanmar and political reforms, both countries signed a cultural agreement in July 2013.
In the context of the workshop, selected experts such as researchers, policymakers, implementers and artists will discuss the role of Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy in Myanmar during the on-going transformation process. The aim of the workshop is to identify potentials and risks for German Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy in Myanmar in particular, and for transition countries in general. Furthermore, the discussion is to shed light on the question of which themes and formats need to be chosen to achieve an effective and sustainable Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy during democratic processes.