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European Academy of Diplomacy

The European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD) is the first non-governmental, non-for-profit diplomatic academy in Europe, with a mission of shaping, sharpening and inspiring a new generation of enlightened international leaders. Since its inception in 2004 and with over 4000 graduates from more than 50 countries, EAD offers the highest quality tailor-made programs at graduate, post-graduate and executive levels. Renowned for its teaching methods, international faculty and distinguished speakers, the EAD prepares diplomats, civil servants, political and social leaders, as well as representatives of businesses, academia and the non-governmental sector for the challenges of a globalizing and ever changing world. Located in the heart of Europe, Poland, the European Academy of Diplomacy derives its principles and values from the country’s experience of a successful economic and political transition. It also draws inspiration from Poland’s value-oriented foreign policy, which endorses joint-responsibility for EU’s neighborhood and active engagement in the support for democracy and prosperity around the world.

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National School of Public Administration

National School of Public Administration was founded by the Tadeusz Mazowiecki’s administration in May 1990 and in September 1991 it welcomed its first students. It was the first institution of that kind in the post-communist countries. The School operates pursuant to the National School of Public Administration Act passed by the Polish Parliament (Sejm) on 14th June 1991. In August, the Prime Minister of Poland granted the Statutes to the institution. The School is subject to the Prime Minister who appoints its director. The founder as well as the first and long-standing director of the School was Prof. Maria Gintowt-Jankowicz.
The applicants are chosen in an open recruitment among the candidates under 32 years old holding a Master degree. The programme lasts twenty months and is an interesting alternative for graduates who want to continue their education. After graduating from the National School of Public Administration, its students are obliged to work in the sector of public administration for at least five years in the posts selected for them by the Prime Minister.
The mission of the School is to educate and prepare civil officers to work in Polish civil service and administration. It cooperates with public administration institutions, universities as well as national and international organisations, which allows it to provide professional and continuous training and to develop projects aimed at public administration (especially civil service).

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Diplomatic Academy in Vienna

The Diplomatic Academy is a postgraduate professional school, dedicated to preparing talented university and college graduates for international careers and positions of leadership in international organizations, the EU, in public service and in international business. The main training areas encompass international relations, political science, international and EU law, economics, history and languages. Its unique teaching philosophy is built on five pillars: the highest academic standards, multidisciplinary training, the interplay between theory and practice, full competence in languages and an optimal student-teacher ratio.This teaching philosophy ensures that students receive a world-class education in international affairs. The hostory of the Academy begun in 1754, when the Empress Maria Theresa founded the Oriental Academy to train young men for the diplomatic service of the Habsburg monarchy. Out of the Oriental Academy evolved first the Consular Academy and in 1964 the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, which in 1996 was granted the status of an independent public training institution. The Academy is thus one of the oldest of its kind worldwide.

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Georgetown University – Institute for the Study of Diplomacy

Founded in 1978, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, an integral part of the Edmund A.Walsh School of Foreign Service, brings together diplomats, scholars and students from across and beyond Georgetown University – the world’s leading academic and research institutions – to explore global challenges and evolving demands of diplomatic statecraft, to better understand the nexus of theory and practice, and to enhance and expand an appreciation of the role of diplomacy as a critical tool in national policy. The purpose is to render a true and realistic picture of why things happen the way they do, and of what could be learned with the hope of doing better in the future.
The Institute prepare the next generation of policy-makers and implementers through rigorous study of the history, dynamics and skills involved in diplomacy and active mentorship by drawing on the experience of practitioners in cooperation with the academic community. Its focuses on the practice and process of diplomacy – including negotiating, building alliances, expanding cooperation, and influencing state and nonstate actors – in a globalized environment that treats with new issues, technologies, conditions and actors.