21st Century Diplomacy

A new determining factor in international relations has appeared in recent years; its name is the internet. Nearly 2 billion people—almost a third of the world's population—are now connected to the internet. This is the context in which the new, 21st century diplomacy is taking place.

  • Public Diplomacy

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation complements its initiatives on foreign policy—understood as relations between governments and with different international organizations—with the activity of a variety of related institutions.

  • Economic Diplomacy
    In the new international context, economic diplomacy is emerging as one of the principal lines of Spain’s foreign policy and a political priority at the service of economic reactivation, support for the internationalisation of Spanish business, attracting foreign investment, and improving our country's image. To this end, we participate in the collective effort of promoting Marca España (Brand Spain) and strengthening Spain's international position—not only in political, economic, cultural and social terms, but also at international decision-making forums.
  • Cultural Projection
    Cultural policies play a strategic role in developing Spain's foreign policy, enhanced by our country's rich cultural and artistic heritage, and by a language that is the world’s second most-spoken; moreover, Spanish language courses are increasingly in demand worldwide.
  • Digital Diplomacy

    As part of its commitment to modernise communications and adapt its services to the demands of modern-day society, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation implemented a Digital Diplomacy Plan in 2015, which is now fully operational.

  • Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy

    In a world of constant change, where new global challenges affect all countries, Science, Technology and Innovation(STI) are drivers of socio-economic progress and of globalisation, participating in the reconfiguration of tomorrow’s world. Furthermore, their growing influence in all social areas and, in particular, in international relations, gives Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy an increasing importance in helping strengthen a country’s international presence and its image around the world.

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