ACD - Agency for Cultural Diplomacy
ACD - Agency for Cultural Diplomacy

Our Activities / Aktivitäten

Cultural Diplomacy (Kulturdiplomatie):

interactive field for performance and exchange of interests, cultures and values



As our respond to the current global challenges within European regions and countries and worldwide caused by raising human and natural disasters, ACD-team have invested their academic thought, professional experiences and worldwide network to open space for regional and international cooperations, cross-sectoral partnerships and partnership activities which are initiated by actors from civilian sector who are actively engaged in the field of cultural diplomacy and beyond.

Our aim is to actively controbute to improvement of relations within diverse structures and within human world and nature. All ACD-action platforms are listed at the ACD webpage/HOME and briefly introduced.

Each field of action consist of the following activities and components in general: practical research, learning materials, productions, projects, educational sessions, media pages and other instruments and forms of practical and of promoting activities.

Each action platform is represented and supported by ACD- Ambassadors, team of experts and partners for the particular field.


In this regard, ACD embraces visions, missions and strategies for cooperation and for exchange of innovative practices within civil society, institutions and governments, which will contribute to Sustainable Development and achievement of the Global Goals (SDG´s) through their activities.


Cultural diplomacy requires variety of skills and competences, in particular familiarity with the art and science of presentation and representation of values in their specific geo-cultural, geo-political and within the universal context, so as presentation and exchange of practices in a multicultural environment with actors from various practical and theoretical fields.


The ACD activities are implemented and executed by the ACD-presiden.

To achieve a level of cooperation, ACD-team emphasizes complementarity rather than competition in positioning activities on ACD- priority agendas, fairly and equitably among existing actors, promote cultural diplomacy through own initiatives and will actively support other initiatives in the field following the objectives, guiding principles and goals of the 

2005UNESCO convention on The protection and promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.  


In this regard, our team have created following activities since estsablishment of the ACD on 12th Mai 2016:


 ACD - promotion event, October 13th 2016 at 7pm,

(Auftaktveranstaltung) Dr. Karl Boromähuspl.3 Wien 1030, Festsaal der 3. Wiener Bezirksvorstehungsgebäude



Preparatory action for the project "Wheels of Cultures",

ACD -CD Airshowtours: thematic trip to the Airpowershow in Zeltweg, Steiermark

on Sept.3rd 2016 for the first ACD - CD Airshowtours Ambassadors, Students from Belgrade

(see more on page: ACD- CD Tours)



Solidarity action "TanzWirkt!"

for the Vienna community Familienkreis:

kids_kreativer workshop "ZweiDaumenRing"___4charity!

Thursday, September 22th, 4pm-5.30, at the Studio Monika Zörer, Mariahilferstraße 66 Wienna 1070 (see more about:


Up to 2017:


1. European Cultural Diplomacy

Forschung im Bereich der Kunst/Kulturgeschichte;

Interdisziplinäre Projekte;

Europa in Wien: lokale/regionale/internationale Kooperationen, Europäisches Kulturerbe in Bildung, Kunst, Kultur:


"300- years Anniversary: remembering Empress Maria Theresa and her contribution to development of international relations, trade, diplomacy, art, education and beyond, across Europe":


Storytelling project, workshops


"Perun and Dodola"- multimedia art production, international cooperation and research: connecting myths, symbols and rites about powers and energies from nature, across Europe and worldwide (up to 2017)


"Airpower, Air*Dance": research, cooperation, educational exchange, conferences

(up to 2017)


Smiljana Mandukic: KörperSprachen. Internationale Berührungen. Lesungen, Forschungsprojekt: Bodenwieser-Mandukic: Demonen.Maschinen.Spuren  (ab 2017)


2. CD- events:

kulturdiplomatische Veranstaltungen: Vienna meets... Diplomacy on Stage


3. Pieces for Peace initiative:

 ACD- social media Platform "InternationalDanceMovement" for international exchange and cooperation


4. CD- Culinary diplomacy:

Research und kultureller Austausch über historische Entwicklung von international bekannten nationalen Speisen und Produkten, lokalen und regionalen Traditionen, Ritualen, Esskulturen, Kochkünste und Festen im internationalen Kontext; Beiträge werden auf unseren events präsentiert. Unser Motto: Kulinarishce Kulturbrücken, geteilte Geschichten erzielen, internationale Beziehungen stärken, Kooperationen initiieren, aufbauen und entwickeln. ACD- Culinary Storytelling- Postcards werden im Rahmen von ACD- Events präsentiert. Gewählte Sponsoren für Culinary Diplomacy werden sich an unseren Events mit ihren Produkten beteiligen. ("Tastes and Ties" ab Herbst 2016)


5. CD- tours:

CD- Smart Tourism - Smart Travellers and Cultural Exchange Ambassadors: ACD-Wheels of Cultures; ACD- Wheels of DanceArts, business trips, excursions, thematic visits, CD-language workshops to support cultural exchange for improvement of safety, mobility and CD- oriented tourism, audience development through cross-borders cooperations among professionals, students, governmental and non-governmental instiutions, companies, corporations and civilian society

(up to September 2016: CD- tours project with ACD- CD Tour ambassadors.)


6. CD- Wor(l)ding:

Generationsübergreifende und auf interdisziplinäre Basis kreierte Projekte und Kooperationen mit Bildungsinstitutionen und - Einrichtungen, sowie nach Bedürfnissen und Interessen unserer Mitglieder, Themen- und Aktionsfeld bezogene Bildungseinheiten. Alles nach der Wor(l)ding- Methode von Tatjana Christelbauer, zur Begegnungen mit diversen Sprachen und Kulturen.

ACD- ExpertInnen verwenden eigene Lernmatarialien und Lernprodukte bei Seminaren und Workshops;

Kulturdiplomatische Bildungseinheiten, Workhops und Seminare für Familien, Lehrkräfte, Führungskräfte in Bildungsinstiutionen ab Elementarlevel.

(ACD- Children)


7. LifeArts* NO prejudices No stereotypes

"Ich tüpfe Rosa dahin, wo es mir gefällt ... narrativer Identitätsperformance"


Fashion performances, lectures, workshops and cultural events to thematise gender-related discourses, concepts of diversity, life styles, attitudes, and more

(Up 2017)


8. Shiny Scale: 

Kulturdiplomatische Plattform für Expert/innen Netzwerk


9. ACD - CD Award  Auszeichnung für besondere Leistungen im Feld der Kulturdiplomatie in coming


10. Kulturwirtschaft und soziales Unternehmerntum

Kreation von neuen Tätigkeitsprofilen und Arbeitsplätzen im breiten Aktionsfeld der Kulturdiplomatie und sozialen Unternehmerntum


Up to 2018








Up to 2019

Árvore da Vida2030


Let´s brick and Play~Well




Up to 2020:

decade vision, misison, activities







"MitSprachen mitsprechen" Workshops zum Europäischen Tag der Sprachen 2016, EU Tag der Sprachen 2017 im Haus der EU Wien

Workshops for students, Youth centres, schools, kindergardens, cultural communities, diverse institutions;


"Let´s brick!" - promoting culture of bricks to build constructive dialogues, to improve multilingual competences, to improve organisational culture and team develoment, to practice creative solution and creativity and to PLAY WELL. Workshops for educational institutions, corporations and for all other interested (up to 2017)


"Europe under One Hat":  FreundeHut educational project for schools (ab 2017 bei KulturKontakt Austria)


Applications for project development and collaboration, project ideas:



ACD - Agency for Cultural Diplomacy social media plattforms for network and free membership:


Vienna meets ...


International dance movement (Worldwide CD-network for dance arts):


Cross - cultural education, Talk sessions:


Smart Travellers:






ACD-SDG strategy 2030.pdf
PDF-Dokument [2.7 MB]
ACD- 2016-2020
ACD-book of activities, brief introduction, documents and Photodocumentation
ACD-Bericht 16-20.pdf
PDF-Dokument [81.3 MB]
Report UNESCO Futures DEC.2020.pdf
PDF-Dokument [16.3 MB]
Pact for skills signed.pdf
PDF-Dokument [534.1 KB]
ACD-Financial statements 2016-19
ACD-financial statements 2016-19.pdf
PDF-Dokument [2.6 MB]
Datenschutz, Mediennützung
ACD-Media useLetter of agreement .pdf
PDF-Dokument [79.4 KB]
ACD Mitgliedschaft.pdf
PDF-Dokument [131.7 KB]
CD Tours-Botschaftern-ID.pdf
PDF-Dokument [312.7 KB]
ACD partners for the ACD - CD Airshow Tours
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