The European Diplomacy Workshop (EDW) is an English-speaking program with the main goal of familiarizing participants with EU Foreign Policy, especially with the latest Polish initiatives within the EU: the Eastern Partnership. It aimes to broaden participants’ knowledge on the mentioned issues, improving their diplomatic competence and creating a platform for exchanging experiences and extending networks between specialists from various European countries.
EDW is designed to give civil servants of various ministries of national administrations as well as representatives of third sector, academia, legal and economic institutions, from within the EU, neighboring states and others, a greater capacity for understanding and influencing EU foreign policy.
Curriculum The program is concluded in 6 days – 46 lesson hours of lectures, workshops, expert seminars and visits to public institutions. The curriculum includes six modules:
Structure of the EU in the Context of Foreign Policy (8 lesson hours), The European Neighborhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership (8 lesson hours), EU-Russia Partnership perspectives (8 lesson hours), Negotiations in and with the EU (8 lesson hours), Public Diplomacy in the EU (8 lesson hours), Business and Political Development (6 lesson hours). On the last day of the workshop the participants will take part in a special event – an inauguration ceremony at the Academy of Young Diplomats (8th edition of the EAD’s year-long program). During the day they will participate in lecture and discussion panel with Bernard Kouchner, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France and cofounder of Doctors Without Borders.
Additional activities (museums, sightseeing, as well as some study visits) may allow foreign participants to widen their knowledge of Polish culture and history.