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The case of Educational Diplomacy in the European Union

Garyfallia Ramtsiou

The purpose of this paper is to offer a critical evaluation of educational diplomacy and its role in an ever challenged European Union. As an emerging sub-category of public diplomacy, educational diplomacy (ED) calls for a deconstruction and re-definition of its value in contemporary foreign policy making. While traditional diplomacy associated education with standardised bilateral exchanges, ED practices now function under a much wider scope with the massification and internationalisation of higher education where people‘s engagement has increased radically.Through the EU‘s external-delegation initiative to spread the union‘s influence through embassy networks, and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), the paper investigates the dynamics of educational diplomatic practices and presents a clear taxonomy on its uses.



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