The Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (H.I.C.D.) is a Greek scientific non-governmental organisation founded in Athens on the 25th of March 2017, and is the first and only proponent of research, study and promotion of Cultural Diplomacy in Greece.
The Institute works in cooperation with private and public governmental bodies, with academic and scientific organisations both at home and around the world.
The Institute has branches in different Greek cities and abroad; each branch is responsible for the development and delivery of a range of cultural activities depending on the overall needs and guidance of the Institute, as defined by the Athens headquarters.
By engaging in research and developing the different fields of Cultural Diplomacy, the H.I.C.D aims to build bridges of trust and cooperation and foster dialogue between different cultures. This contributes to strengthen regional and multilateral diplomatic bonds while improving relations between nations and communicating universal values and principles that only culture can convey.