Founded in 2012, the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy (ICRP) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation fostering scientific education and public discourse regarding cultural relations policy. The institution is officially run by Kulturalis Kapcsolatokert Alapitvany, based in Budapest, Hungary. The ICRP focuses on global intercultural dialogue, the promotion and protection of International Human Rights, the recognition of cultural diversity and religious and minority issues. Moreover, the ICRP puts a great emphasis on the professional development of young generations by conducting an internationally known and popular Internship Programme and regularly organising different trainings and workshops. The foundation has offices in Espoo, Finland, in Rustavi, Georgia and in Bamako, Mali with similar structure, aims and objectives as the ICRP Budapest has.
The ICRP has huge experience in intercultural learning. The institute has been actively participating in the Erasmus+ programme (before 2014 in the Youth in Action programme) both as partner organisation and applicant. Since 2014, we have been involved in more than 60 projects as partner organisation (mostly in KA1 youth exchanges, trainings and contact-making seminars) and 7 of our own applications have been supported. From 2017 the ICRP takes part in 5 Erasmus+ KA2 projects.
Our activity also covers organising workshops and talk series (Diplomacy & Beyond), international conferences (Balkans Dialogue Conference, National Question in Central Europe Conference, Prospects for the European Union Conference, Hungarian Autonomy in Central Europe) and other international events. The ICRP publishes regularly its monthly magazine titled Cultural Relations Policy News & Background and its quarterly review on International Relations, Political Science and Economics. In addition, the ICRP’s Human Rights Issues Series is dedicated to international human rights protection and conflict resolution. All publications are available on the institute’s website.