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Training for diplomats from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine at PID

On June 20, the Polish Institute of Diplomacy launched this year’s first edition of the training program for seventeen diplomats from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Participants will attend nine days of training in Polish Eastern policy, decision-making process of the EU, NATO, and EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy. In addition to the lectures, workshops in public speaking, international negotiations and intercultural communication will take place. Classes will be delivered by diplomats and experts from Poland and abroad.

The English-language module of the diplomatic and consular training program

A special, English-language module of this year’s diplomatic and consular training program has begun on May 4, 2016. The Polish participants have been joined by four young diplomats from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. During the five weeks, the participants will take part in a tailor-made program prepared by the institute, during which they will learn about issues concerning the European integration, Euro-Atlantic security, and Polish Eastern and development policies.

The liquidation of the Polish Institute of Diplomacy

According to the Decree No. 9 from 31 March 2016 of the Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the liquidation of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Polish Institute of Diplomacy, the Institute is in the process of liquidation from 1 April 2016. The completion of the liquidation process will take place on 30 September 2016.

The Polish Institute of Diplomacy will conduct its current activities until the completion of the liquidation process.

Meeting with the director of the Office of the United Nations and International Organizations at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On 18 March 2016, the Polish Institute of Diplomacy held a meeting with Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Director of the Office of the United Nations and International Organizations at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who gave a lecture titled The United Nations and crisis management: the French perspective. Jean-Pierre Lacroix met with the participants of the diplomatic and consular training program. The discussion focused on, among others, UN missions and challenges confronting the organization in the face of current threats (e.g.

Videoconference with Colombian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

On 10 March 2016, a videoconference with Patti Londoño, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, took place at the Polish Institute of Diplomacy. Polish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Katarzyna Kacperczyk was also present. The videoconference, organized as part of the diplomatic and consular training program, was also attended by Colombian Ambassador in Warsaw Victoria Gonzalez, Polish Ambassador in Bogota Maciej Ziętara, as well as directors of relevant departments of ministries of foreign affairs of both countries.

Publication of the Polish Institute of Diplomacy receives a distinction at the 19th Book Fair in Poznań

A publication of the Polish Institute of Diplomacy, titled Between Peace and War - Essays on Polish Diplomacy in 1918-1945 received a distinction in the category The Best Popular Science Book - the Mayor of Poznań award, at the 19th Poznań Days of Scientific Books, held on 4-6 November 2015.

2016 diplomatic and consular training program at PID

On 1 February 2016, the 2016 diplomatic and consular training program has been launched at the Polish Institute of Diplomacy. Fifteen participants of this year’s edition were selected through an open competition organized by the director general of the Foreign Service. The aim of the program is to prepare its participants to join Polish diplomatic ranks. It consists of a theoretical part carried out by PID and a practical part which includes internships at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and diplomatic outposts.

Meeting with Prof. Jean-Pierre Filiu

On 8 December 2015, the Polish Institute of Diplomacy held a seminar, as part of the series Poland, Europe, the world - diplomacy of the 21 century, with Prof. Jean-Pierre Filiu of the Sciences Po, Paris – a French political scientist and specialist in the Middle East. The lecture entitled The jihadi threat and its challenges for Europe discussed the challenges posed by fundamentalist Islamic movements and conflicts caused by them in the Middle East.

Lecture by prof. Moshe Arens

As part of the Poland, Europe, the World-Diplomacy of the 21 century lecture series, the Polish Institute of Diplomacy hosted Mr. Moshe Arens, an Israeli politician and diplomat, former head of Israeli diplomacy and minister of defense. M. Arens delivered a lecture on the changing role of the US and the EU in the Middle East. He spoke mainly about the prospects for the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as about the current issues around the fight against ISIS.

Training program for diplomats from Eastern Partnership countries

On October 12, 2015 the Polish Institute of Diplomacy launched another edition of the training program for diplomats from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. During the 8 days of training, participants will attend courses in the EU and NATO’s decision-making process, Common Foreign and Security Policy, and Poland’s eastern policy. They will also have an opportunity to further develop soft skills in public speaking, negotiation and intercultural communication. The classes will be conducted by diplomats, and experts from Poland and abroad.

Closing ceremony of the diplomatic and consular training program

The third edition of the diplomatic and consular training program has ended at the Polish Institute of Diplomacy. The ceremony concluding the first stage of the young diplomats’ training was attended by Minister Grzegorz Schetyna. The foreign minister expressed his belief that modern diplomacy is one of the most important tools for increasing the significance of Poland in the world and wished the graduates success and dedication.

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