Integrating Eastern and Western Europe: A Framework for Trauma-informed Public Diplomacy and Journalism

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To prevent and mitigate the forming of nationalist-based identities built upon unresolved historical and social traumas, this policy brief proposes a series of initiatives on trauma-informed public diplomacy and journalism.

The basic principles of trauma-informed public diplomacy and journalism encompass a set of guidelines that include international and diplomatic relations, national interests, political culture and psychology, national identity and international communications. 

To effectively implement the strategy of trauma-informed public diplomacy and journalism, the government should solve the practical issues of social and cultural cooperation. This involves striking a balance between national identity and the principles of multiculturalism, overcoming cultural and language barriers, considering the protection of cultural and language rights and ensuring the rights of national minorities.