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The French Ambassador to Estonia, Mrs Claudia Delmas-Scherer received, on November 2nd, 2017, at the French Embassy’s Residence in Tallinn, the diploma students of the 2017-2018 class of the Estonian School of Diplomacy, accompanied by ESD’s director Mr Ekke Nõmm.

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On October 16th, the Estonian School of Diplomacy had the honour to welcome the US Ambassador to Estonia, Ambassador James D. Melville Jr., to our premises for a lively discussion with our twenty-four diploma students of class 2017/18.

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In cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Diplomatic Academy of Armenia, the Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) organises in Tallinn, from the 23rd to the 28th of October 2017, a study-visit for thirteen recent graduates of the Diplomatic School of Armenia, led by Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan, Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia.

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On October 19, 2017 the 6th Inter-Institutional Steering Group (IISG) Meeting of the Anna Lindh Foundation took place in Tallinn at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

 

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The Estonian School of Diplomacy, in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hosts this week a five-day study visit for seven diplomats from countries from the Arab and Southern Mediterranean regions (Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco). The study visit runs from 9th to 13th of October 2017.

 

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Yesterday morning, October 8th, 2017, Estonian historian, Dr Vahur Made, deputy director of the Estonian School of Diplomacy, passed away after long and serious illness. Dr Made’s funeral service will take place on October 13th, 2017 at 11AM at the Pärnamäe cemetery.

 

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The Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD), the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) cordially invite you to attend the presentation of the outcomes of ALF's region-wide survey report "Intercultural Trends in the Euro-Med Region 2017" on October 19th, 2017 at 14:00 (Registration is at 13:30) at Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM).

 

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The five-day study visit and training provided by the Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) offers a delegation of diplomats from the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with knowledge and skills on foreign and security policy, foreign service development and IT-related experience in Estonia. The study visit runs from September 25th until September 29th, 2017. The project is financed by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the framework of the Development Cooperation Programme.

 

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On September 18th, 2017, the Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) commenced its academic year 2017/18 in Tallinn for its postgraduate diploma programme. Twenty-five students are enrolled this year. Nine Estonians and sixteen international students coming from fourteen countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean (Algeria, Egypt, Cameron, Rwanda, Uganda, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, China, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.)

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From September 4th to September 8th,2017, the Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) hosted an 18-member delegation of diplomats from Ukraine for a study visit that focused on issues of soft power diplomacy and hybrid warfare. The delegation had the pleasure of meeting their peers from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as officials from various governmental institutions, including the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the Government Office of Estonia. The delegation also met with a group of researchers from the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) and the Estonian Centre of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP).

On May 26 the study group of 2016/2017 graduated from the postgraduate diploma program „International Relations and European Integration“ of the Estonian School of Diplomacy.

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In the academic year 2017/2018 Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD), in co-operation with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offers full scholarships for young diplomats and civil servants to participate in the Postgraduate Diploma program International Relations and European Integration taking place at the Estonian School of Diplomacy in Tallinn, from September 2017 until May 2018.

On March 13-17, ESD hosted 23 Georgian civil servants interested in EU aproximation and the best practices of Estonia
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Mrs Marina Kaljurand visited the Diplomatic Training Center of the Georgian MFA and participated in panel discussion Nordic-Baltic Security Cooperation: Facing Threts From Russia
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6 diplomats from Morocco, Jordan and Egypt came to a study visit at ESD

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ESD Director Ekke Nõmm took part of the annual International Forum on Diplomatic Training in Canberra, Australia
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Check out ESD's new international study group that includes students from 10 countries

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ESD offers a number of courses in English that can be studied without passing full curriculum

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On 17 Feb ESD was elected to become the head organisation of Anna Lindh Foundation's Estonian national network

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In coopration with foreign partners from Lithuania and London, ESD is training 1000 Estonian officials for the Estonian EU Council Presidency in 2017

On 6-10 June 2016 ESD hosted 10 diplomats from the Central Asia: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan. The four countries have been in the focus of ESD since 2014.

27 young diplomats and civil servants graduated the ESD on 22 May 2015
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In cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Latvian Embassy in Tallinn the students of ESD participated in a study visit to Riga on 8-9 April 2015.

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Eligible countries and territories for scholarship: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Egypt, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Palestine Authority, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Ukraine.

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On Sep 16, 2014 new group of 28 ESD students started their studies on the course "International Relations and European Integration".

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The nature of Alliance has changed from a military organisation to a community of democratic states.

Read more ...The current Ebola virus outbrak has so far demanded over 8000 recorded deaths and posed considerable threat to spread outside Africa. Although the latest news say the spreading of the virus has stopped it is by no means the end of the problem. ESD, in cooperation with Norwegian Embassy and the European Commission's Representation in Tallinn organized an open lecture entitled "The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Causes and Consequences" on Jan 29 at the EU House.

In cooperation between the Estonian School of Diplomacy and the Anna Lindh Foundation an Arab journalist Ms. Sophie Chamas from Lebanon visited Tallinn, Estonia on April 14-18, 2014. Ms chamas visited Tallinn in support of ALF and accompanied the group of Afghan diplomats on their two week study visit at ESD. During her visit Ms Chamas had an opportunity to learn about Estonia and its foreign policy, also about cooperation between Estonia and Afghanistan. During her stay Ms Chamas visited Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also Estonian Parliament. Ms Chamas also conducted several interviews, one with the Estonian minister of Foregn Affairs, Mr. Urmas Paet.

Read more ...On April 22, 2014 the study group of 2013/2014 at ESD had the honor to meet British Ambassador to Estonia H.E. Chris Holtby. Ambassador Holtby gave a comprehensive presentation on British Foreign Policy, his embassy`s work in Estonia and about Estonian-British close multidimensional cooperation. Students also had an opportunity for Q&A session.

On April 3, 2014 ESD 2013/2014 study group had an opportunity to meet Mrs Guna Šnore from NATO HQ who gave an overview about NATO`s current issues in the light of upcoming Wales Summit. Also the questions related to Ukraine, Georgia and Turkey were dicussed.

The call for scholarships for the academic year 2014/2015 has ended, new call for the year 2015/2016 will be announced in April 2015


07.03.2014 Official opening ceremony in Tbilisi of the EU-funded project “Capacity building in International Relations in Georgia” On 7 March 2014, the official launch of the EU-funded project “Capacity building in International Relations, Georgia” took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, in Tbilisi.

 

 

In cooperation with Estonian School of Diplomacy, French Embassy and European Commission Representation in Estonia a roundtable „Europe and the Sub-Saharan Africa: a Discussion on Politics and Security“ took place on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11.00 – 13.00, at the Representation of the European Commission, located at Rävala puiestee 4 in Tallinn.

30.01.2014 ESD 2013/2014 study group met the US Ambassador

30.01.2014 ESD 2013/2014 study group met the US Ambassador

Read more ...On December 12, 2013 students of ESD participated in the debate day with ambassadors and experts „VILNIUS SUMMIT IMPACT ON EASTERN PARTNERSHIP AND CHALLENGES FOR ESTONIA“ at Tallinn University (Narva mnt 25). The purpose of the debate held in Tallinn University was to analyse the outcomes of the Vilnius Summit and to analyze possible scenarios for developments of business environments of Estonia and the Eastern Partnership countries.

On 21 Feb 2013, Ambassador Matthew Bryza from International Center for Defence Studies in Tallinn met ESD students and held discussion on politics of European energy security. Summary of the event has be made by Ms Anna Bulakh, ESD student and Intern at ICDS. Text available here

Read more ...During the official visit to Estonia, Mrs Maia Panjikidze, the new Georgian minister of foreign affairs made a visit to ESD on 30 Jan 2013 to learn about the long-lasting cooperation and activities of ESD and its Georgian partners. 

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A group of 28 new students began their studies at ESD in the academic year 2013/2014. The program is called "International Relations and European Integration", duration of studies Sep 2013 - May 2014. The composition of the international study group includes young diplomats, civil cervants,  people from civil and private sector who take close interest in international relations, European integration and diplomacy.

 

On 6 September 2013 the Estonian School of Diplomacy in cooperation with the European Commission Representation to Estonia hosted a meeting with high representatives from Republic of Korea. The roundtable focused on Estonian transition experiences.

Read more ...Georgian Ambassador to Estonia Mr Ruslan Abashidze visited ESD on 8 March 2013. The discussion focused on Georgian integration to NATO and EU. Mr Ambassador pointed out Georgian foreign policy interests will not be harmed despite the power changes in Georgian administration.

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On 28 January the study group of ESD visited the European Commission Representation in Tallinn. At the beginning of the event the Head of Mission Mr Rumm, welcomed the participants and introduced the main areas of the representation's daily work. Subsequently, the Information Adviser Mr Erkki Bahovski, started his presentation on historical perspective of the European citizenship, structured overview on evolution of the EU and its form and role in modern times. Special attention was paid on year 2013 marking the Year of European Citizens dedicated to their right.

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Armenian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Zohrab Mnatsakanian, made a visti to ESD on 24 Jan 2013. He was accompanyed by Armenian ambassador to Lithuania Mr Ara Aivazian. In addition to ESD and ECEAP, Mr Ivar Tallo from the e-Governance Academy participated in the meeting. ESD Armenian students also attended the event.