Organization for Youth Education & Development (OYED)

Cultural Diplomacy in East Asia: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDEA)


Cultural Diplomacy in East Asia: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDEA) is a network of students and young professionals who have an interest in exploring and strengthening relations with East Asia and between East Asia and the rest of the world.

Joining the Forum »

Cultural Diplomacy in East Asia: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDEA) is open to all individuals with an interest in exploring and strengthening the role that cultural diplomacy plays within the region. To join the forum you must take part in one of the CDEA Weeklong Seminars, which will be held every 4-6 months.

About CDEA Weeklong Seminars »

Weeklong Seminars are held every 4-6 months and consist of 4-5 day programs of lectures, seminars, and workshops, together with cultural and social activities. The Seminars aim to give the participants an insight into key perspectives on East-Asian Relationships, introduce them to a network of like-minded individuals, and allow them to explore the cultural landscape of the city of Berlin. Speakers during the seminars include individuals from the fields of politics, diplomacy, academia, culture & the arts, civil society, and the private sector. Once individuals have taken part in a CDEA Weeklong Seminar and joined the forum, they become a part of the ICD's network, which facilitates communication between like-minded individuals across the world. Once they have joined the CDEA Forum, members are supported by the ICD in organizing leadership initiatives and conducting academic research whilst they are also invited to join the ICD Online Forum - enabling them to share information and communicate with likeminded individuals across the world.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the seminar, please click on thelink below and fill out the online application form:

Participant Papers »

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of our Conference. The ICD would therefore like to welcome the participants of our conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the Conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the Conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community.

ICD Alumni Program »

All seminar participants will be invited to join the ICD alumni program. The "ICD Alumni Group" is an international network of like-minded individuals with an interest in further developing the field of cultural diplomacy through the support of intercultural relations. Participation in the group is by invitation only, and is open only to individuals who have taken part in ICD programs. Members of the ICD Alumni Group will benefit from the following opportunities (more).