Throughout the MARPE Diplo project, two elements directly address the understanding, use and development of digital competencies by students and professionals: the Intensive Study Programmes (ISPs) and the MARPE Talks.
The MARPE Talks provide a collection of academic and professional reflections and case studies showing how the coherent and consistent use of digital competencies influences the practice of Public, Corporate and Civic Diplomacy.
The MARPE Talks are half-day panels of maximum 5 speakers debating on a specific topic related to Public, Corporate or Civic Diplomacy, closely involving both strategic and associated partners. Five MARPE Talks are scheduled at the locations of the five Strategic partners involving academics, professionals and students both in real and virtual life.
Each speaker will deliver a 20 min. presentation, giving his/her perspective on the topic, followed by a moderated debate within the panel. A Q&A segment will allow the participants to interact and bring their own perspectives and experience. The event will end with a networking session involving all participants. Each session will be live-streamed and will also lead to MARPE Papers edited by the organizing strategic partner.
Ghent, Belgium – 06 Feb 2019 – A Public Diplomacy perspective on Brexit: Are States ignoring the power of Soft Power?
Valencia, Spain – 23 May 2019 – Corp (H)ate Diplomacy. Exploring theory and practice in Corporate Diplomacy
The second MARPE Diplo Talk took place in Valencia on May 23rd, 2019 and it addressed the issue of Corporate Diplomacy.
Speakers: Ángel Alloza (CEO at Corporate Excellence), Javier Valiente (Managing Partner Madrid at Political Intelligence), Alberto López Valenzuela (CEO at Alva)
Moderator: Mª José González (Students Vicerrector at CEU Cardenal Herrera)
Bucharest, Romania – 28 Feb 2020 – Strategic communication: taking civic movements towards civic diplomacy
The third MARPE Diplo Talk took place in Bucharest on February 28th, 2020 and it addressed the issue of Civic Diplomacy and Strategic Communication.
Speakers: Camelia Cmeciu – professor, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, University of Bucharest, Ana-Maria Diceanu – co-founder, Global Women in Public Relations Romania, Cătălin Hosu – vice-president, Romanian Public Relations Association, Cosmin Pojoranu – communication director, Funky Citizens, Olivia Vereha – co-founder / Chief Operations Officer, Code 4 Romania
Moderator: Anca Anton – MARPE Diplo national representative in Romania, lecturer at the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, University of Bucharest
Lisbon, Portugal – 10 December 2020 – A Compass for Public/Private Management in Turbulent Times: Corporate Diplomacy
The fourth MARPE Diplo Talk took place online, as a webinar. It was organized by the Portuguese partner within MARPE, ISCSP, on December 10th, 2020, and it addressed the issue of Corporate Diplomacy.
Speaker: Wilfried Bolewski (dr. jur. Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany)
Moderator: Susana de Carvalho – MARPE Diplo national representative in Portugal, invited assistant professor at ISCSP, University of Lisbon
Bucharest, Romania – 2 July 2021 – Communication and Diplomacy: next steps in pedagogy and research
The fifth and final MARPE Diplo Talk took place in Bucharest on July 2nd and it addressed Communication, Diplomacy, and the next steps in pedagogy and research for the MARPE Diplo project and the MARPE Network.
Speakers: Hélène Boulanger (Université de Lorraine, France), Anne-Marie Cotton (Artevelde University of Applied Sciences, Belgium), Susana Carvalho (ISCSP, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Manuel Millan (Universidad Cardenal Herrera – CEU, Spain)
Moderator: Anca Anton (FJSC, University of Bucharest, Romania)