Upcoming & Past Projects

In addition to its 9-month-long post-graduate diploma programme, ESD is actively involved throughout the year in delivering custom-designed executive programmes and in implementing international cooperation projects. Some highlights of our current and recently-completed such projects are below.

Current and recently completed projects:

  • Scholarships for diplomats from Armenian, Belarusian, and Palestinian diplomats and students from diplomatic training institutions for  participation in capacity-building training at ESD. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2017-2018
  • Needs-based capacity building training in the field of International Relations for Diplomats of the Ukrainian MFA. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2016-2018
  • Scholarships for young diplomats and civil servants to participate in the  ESD International Relations and European Integration programme. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2016-2018
  • Individual Training in International and EU-Specific Negotiations to the Staff of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Financer: Ministry of Finance and State Chancellery of Estonia. Period: 2017
  • Intensive English Training to the Staff of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Financer: Ministry of Finance and State Chancellery of Estonia. Period: 2017
  • Horizontal Training for the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Financer: Ministry of Finance and State Chancellery of Estonia. Period: 2016-2017
  • Grant for Supporting the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. Financer: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). Period: 2016-2017
  • Support to the Diplomatic Training Center of the MFA of Georgia. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2016-2017
  • Scholarships for diplomats from Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Tajikistan, and Tunisia to participate in the ESD programme on Diplomacy, International Relations and Cooperation Training. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2016-2017.
  • Grant for Supporting the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. Financer: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). Period: 2015-2017
  • Curriculum development assistance for the Ukrainian Diplomatic Academy. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2015-2017
  • Diplomacy, International Relations and Cooperation Training for diplomats of the Palestinian Authority and the Kazakh Public Administration Academy. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2015
  • Scholarships for young diplomats and civil servants to participate in the ESD program on European Integration and International Relations. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2015
  • Capacity Building in International Relations, EuropeAid/134063/C/SER/GE. (Implemented as part of a consortium with the College of Europe [CofE] and the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS).  Financer: European Commission. Period: 2014-2016
  • Diplomacy, International Relations, and Cooperation Training for diplomats from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2014-2015.
  • Participatory Democracy, Open Governance, & Efficient e-Government Services (PADOS) – Capacity Building Support to Eastern Partnership Countries by Finland & Estonia. Project implemented in cooperation with the Finnish Institute of Public Management (HAUS), e-Governance Academy, and the Center for Development and Training of Public Service (ATAK) of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences. Financer: Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2014-2015
  • International Relations and Cooperation Training for Diplomats from Afghanistan. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2014
  • Training course on International Cooperation for Afghan Diplomats. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2013
  •  Information and Training Seminars for Euromed Diplomats in 2012-2014. EuropeAid/132176/C/SER/Multi. (Implemented in cooperation with the French National School of Administration [ENA] and the European Institute of Public Administration [EIPA]. Financer: European Commission. Period: 2012-2014
  • Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership: Training in Policy Development and Negotiation Techniques. (In cooperation with Swedish Institute of Public Administration [SIPU International] and GFSIS, focused on training activities of Georgian civil service in 2009-2014). Financer: SIDA. Period 2009-2014