Mission and Objectives
In international relations, "public diplomacy" refers to communication actions aimed at international audiences with the aim of establishing a dialogue and, ultimately, having a positive influence on how they perceive us. This is the entire purpose of the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia, a public-private consortium that aims to connect Catalonia with the world and promote the country's image abroad, creating links and relationships of trust with the people and institutions of other countries.
In addition, Diplocat encourages civil society and Catalan entities to become involved and contribute to the main global challenges and debates. It fosters their ability to be major players on the international stage in order to establish durable bridges of dialogue over time, with the aim of listening and being heard. If Catalonia wants to become a major international actor, it is crucial for its institutions and entities to contribute their views on building a fairer, more peaceful, more democratic and more sustainable international society.
Diplocat's activities include some of the usual practices of public diplomacy in the international sphere, including exchanges of good practices, initiatives of digital diplomacy, academic debates, visitor programmes and contacts with the press. In addition, Diplocat works to strengthen the international relations capacities of the citizens, entities and administrations of Catalonia by awarding scholarships, organizing training courses, and encouraging them to be active in the main initiatives of global governance.
Last updated: 05/12/2019
Our aim is to connect Catalonia with the world and promote the country's image abroad, creating links and relationships of trust with the people and institutions of other countries.