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2014 Spring European Diplomacy Workshop

Venue: European Academy of Diplomacy - Warsaw, Poland
Period: April 7-11, 2014
Application deadline: February 25 (scholarship), February 28 (general deadline), 2014

Description

The European Diplomacy Workshop (EDW) is a week-long, first in Europe program devoted solely to the Eastern Partnership, European Neighborhood Policy and European Union Foreign Policy. Based on workshops from experts in the fields of EU Foreign Policy (Eastern Partnership and European Neighborhood Policy), and hands-on skills training in International Negotiations, Strategic Planning and Leadership, the European Diplomacy Workshop is designed for emerging political and social leaders, public servants and non-governmental representatives who are eager to learn how to influence the changing context of their country. The program is organised in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and PZU.

Method:

  • 48 hours of rigorous lecturers, seminars, workshops, study visits and simulations
  • Unique combination of practice and theory, allowing participants to both participate in traditional lectures and engage in the learning process
  • Stimulation of the participant’s engagement by way of discussions and presentations
  • Meetings with top-level EU officials and diplomats. Previous editions have met with Senator Richard Lugar, Professor Danuta Huebner (MEP), Minister Bernard Kouchner, Secretary General Javier Solana, Minister Borys Tarsyuk and President Lech Walesa
  • Workshop on multilateral negotiation and leadership skills

Objectives:

  • Providing the participants with an comprehensive understanding in the fields of EU Foreign Policy, Eastern Partnership and Russia & EU relations
  • Giving participants opportunities to broaden their EU and regional specific knowledge and acquire and practice essential skills necessary for shaping the modern world
  • Establishing a forum for exchanging experiences and enhancing cooperation between leaders from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East
  • Development of expert level knowledge and communication skills
  • Reinforce negotiations and decision-making skills.

Eligibility

  • Emerging political and social leaders who want to make difference in their country
  • Internationally minded persons who are interested in public service and have passion for serving their fellow countrymen
  • Professionals eager to acquire the leadership training and skills to take on the world’s most demanding issues
  • Highly motivated students who are dedicated to mastering the practice of international relations

The European Academy of Diplomacy is proud to have more than 150 alumni from the EDW from 30 different countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the United States).

Programme

APRIL 7 - EU Foreign Policy - EaP & ENP, EU-Russia Relations
Fundamentals of EU Foreign & Eastern Policy
EU-Russia competition in the “common European neighbourhood”

APRIL 8 - Transformation Processes in the EaP
Ukraine at the crossroads
Belarus
EaP Association Prospects 

APRIL 9 - Energy & Security and Frozen Conflicts

Energy Security in the EU
Eastern Dimension of Polish Foreign Policy
Analysis of Frozen Conflicts

APRIL 10 - Negotiations in International Environment
Introduction to Internation Relations
Simulation and role play
Workshops conclusions and evaluations

APRIL 11 - Diplomatic Protocol and Leadership Workshop
Diplomatic protocol practice
Leadership workshop
Teambuilding workshop

Application Procedure

Apply online here.
Deadlines:
25 February 2014 - Deadline for Scholarship Applications
28 February 2014 - Notification of Scholarship Winners
28 February 2014 - Deadline for all other applications
3 March 2014 - Notification of successful applications
All applications are required to submit a current CV (in Europass format)

Scholarships & Costs

A select number of scholarships will be awarded to participants from Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine).
To be considered for a scholarship, you must have completed your 4th year of studies (graduate students, doctoral candidates and early career professionals may also apply).

The registration fee includes 5 days of the courses, materials, coffee breaks, lunches, social events and diploma. All participants are expected to arrange their own travel.
The total costs are 335 EUR (without accommodation) or 535 EUR (with accommodation).

Organizer

Information & contacts

European Academy of Diplomacy
Ul. Oleandrow 6
00-629 Warsaw PL
e-mail:
kwaksmundzka@diplomats.pl

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