UN Youth Summer School on Diplomacy, 20 - 26 July 2015, Bucharest, Romania

Publish Date: Jun 08, 2015

Deadline: Jun 30, 2015

Event Dates: from Jul 20, 2015 12:00 to Jul 26, 2015 12:00

The UN Youth Summer School on Diplomacy is an educational programme that provides a unique space for learning and networking for students from Romania and their peers from all around the world. Here, distinguished speakers will contribute through diverse perspectives and experiences towards a better understanding of the topics covered, encouraging new thinking and inspiring debates.

This year’s Summer School on Diplomacy will take place between the 20th and 26th of July 2015 in Bucharest, Romania with the general theme Ukraine: Beyond the Headlines. The project aims to deepen and consolidate knowledge on regional and global challenges to peace and security, conflict analysis and resolution, as well as the art of diplomacy and negotiations.

The programme will comprise lectures, debates and workshops touching on current political, cultural and social challenges posed by the complex security situation that characterizes the European continent, with global implications.

The curriculum addresses general issues and theoretical aspects of International Relations, Security Studies, Peace Studies and Diplomacy in an effort to offer a comprehensive image of the crisis that arguably started in March last year with the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. It was a geopolitical move deemed to belong to the 19th century that shocked the international community and, more specifically, woke the European Union from its post-historic dream. More precisely, the focus will be on the historical evolution of the relationship between Ukraine and Russia with an emphasis on the status of Crimea, the International Law aspect of the ongoing conflict and its geopolitical significance, in order to build a better understanding of the stakes and try to formulate viable solutions.

In previous editions, in addition to experts and intellectuals, we have enjoyed the presence of Ambassadors, diplomats, academics, businessmen and other respected professionals. Aside from the educational programme, participants will take part in a variety of social activities. The Summer School’s target group is comprised of students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD programme, recent graduates and young professionals with relevant experience and proven interest in the fields of International Relations, Political Science or Diplomacy. 

Registrations period: May 18 – June 30

              Participation fees :

  • 100 euros (without accommodation)  Early Registration (until June 07) – 80 euros
  • 150 euros (with accommodation)       Early Registration (until June 07) – 130 euros


The participation fee includes: 

– accommodation (if applicable) – 7 nights: 19/20, 20/21, 21/22, 22/23, 23/24, 24/25, 25/26.
– lunches throughout the conference;
– coffee breaks and snacks throughout the conference;
– conference materials;
– certificate of participation;
– access and benefits for certain social events (food and champagne at the Diplomatic night, entrance at the Laser Tag event, entrance and first drink at theClub night)


The Socials Pack 15 euros (to be paid together with the participation fee), includes:

food and drink at the Romanian Night

– participation at the Bucharest City Tour



  • The UN Youth Summer School is open to students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD programme, recent graduates and young professionals.
  • Age limits: 18 – 30 years old.
  • Please note that the working language of the Summer School is English; therefore participants should have good knowledge of the language.

Application Process

In order to register, please download and fill out the application form and send it together with your CV at: summerschool@unyouth.ro . 


The selection of participants will take place on a weekly basis. After receiving the confirmation e-mail, selected participants will have one week to pay the participation fee in order to secure their place.

The participation fee must be paid in the following bank account:

BANK: BCR – Banca Comerciala Romana S.A.




IBAN: RO80RNCB0081121250410002


Mention: Summer School 2015 – Participant’s full name


Note: All additional fees related to the bank transfer will be supported by the applicant; UN Youth Association is exempt from the payment of any additional fees.

Non-Refund Disclaimer: The UN Youth Association will not refund any fees that are paid by the accepted applicants.

Very important: Please, do not send us any money unless you have been accepted and received a country and committee.

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