In the current increasingly globalized world, individuals, corporations and governments from across the globe are becoming more integrated than ever before and have the ability to exchange information faster and more efficiently; Thus, inter-cultural relations have become increasingly important in the 21st century. Cultural diplomacy has long been recognized as a prime instrument to promote international links between countries and peoples; The Catalan CCD was founded with this aim in mind.

The center´s ultimate goal is to promote global peace and stability by strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels. The major objectives of the Catalan CCD are to extend current research, programs and practices in the field of cultural diplomacy and create a platform to promote and sustain inter-cultural dialogue at all levels.