NATO-Georgia

Public Diplomacy Forum

NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum

The digital era brought a whole new meaning and possibilities for public diplomacy that requires new thinking, skills and partnerships. It has become an integral component of government’s strategies and policies for effectively addressing modern security challenges that affect peace and stability of the Euro-Atlantic area and beyond. Meanwhile influencing public opinion through propaganda and fake news have become the best tool to undermine democracies and creating strong anti-Western narratives discrediting US, the EU and NATO. In the light of increasing anti-Western propaganda, strategic communications and public diplomacy on Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration process constitute one of the top priorities of the Government of Georgia.

 

The Public Diplomacy Forum has become annual landmark event that gives a high-level platform for cross-sector collaboration in order to explore the common ground and goals between Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communications. The event is organized by the Information Center on NATO and EU of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia with the support of NATO Public Diplomacy Division.

 

The goal of the forum is to provide platform and stimulate discussions on current and future trends in public diplomacy and to enhance resilience through exploring frameworks of cooperation, education and strategic communications.

 

Public Diplomacy Forum brings together government communicators, senior representatives from NATO HQ, communication experts, public diplomacy professionals, representatives of media, academia, NGOs from Georgia and NATO member and partner countries to explore strategies, best practices and new challenges in public diplomacy. Important outcomes of the event is the further development of the network among public diplomacy experts, sharing experience and knowledge through success stories and lessons learned, developing common strategies and positions together with NATO member and partner countries.