By Natalia Broś, 2017


This article discusses the issue of state cooperation with non-governmental organizations in pulic diplomacy. This has been explored in relation to the liberal perspective in international relations, which very clearly highlights the importance of NGOs as an influential participant in world politics. The article contains an analysis of the international system, categorizes the roles and functions of NGOs in international relations. It shows concepts of contemporary understanding of power and a clear focus on reinforcing and using components of soft power, including public diplomacy, in modern international relations. Methodological aspects are deepened by an analytical layer exploring Civil Society 2.0 Program, which is an example of an effective combination of diplomatic efforts between the state and NGOs to achieve common goals.