Connect. Project. Empower.
Diplocat is a public-private consortium that engages in public diplomacy. Created in 2012, it builds bridges between Catalonia and the rest of the world to facilitate the circulation people, ideas and projects. Diplocat descends from the Patronat Catalunya Món (2007) and previously from the Patronat Català Pro Europa (1982), a pioneering entity in the Catalan relations with the EU.
To listen and to be heard
The basis of good public diplomacy must always be to listen. (…) In public diplomacy, listening means interacting with a foreign audience, extracting information and analysing it with the aim of incorporating it into decision making and lines of action
Nicholas J. Cull, University of Southern California (2019)
Promote Catalonia worldwide
Soft power rests on the ability to shape the preferences of others
Joseph S. Nye, University of Harvard (1990)
Encourage civil society training
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall, primatologist and environmental activist
The Diplocat plenary approves the 2019 Annual Activity Report, the first since the organisation was reactivated
It also approved the Local World Internationalisation Plan, and the conclusions of the report on Catalonia's presence in 10 major international newspapers was presented
The second MDAE seminar discussed the effect of crises on democracy and freedoms
The event is part of the "Mediterranean +25 Dialogues" series held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Process
The "Poverty and Employment" workshop has given a voice to the Catalan organisations federated in ECAS to convey the country's priorities to the European institutions