The Estonian School of Diplomacy is a registered non-profit organisation. In our daily work we operate according to the rules of adult training legislation.

ESD’s broader objectives are to promote the development of theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of international relations, European integration, diplomacy, and public administration reform.  ESD’s activities aimed at advancing these goals include:

Scholarship programmes
Advanced custom training courses and study visits for diplomats and civil servants outside Estonia
Management and consulting on international training projects
Academic and policy research and development

ESD is a member of the following organisations that focus on the study and teaching of international relations and related fields:

The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
The European Information Network of International Relations and Area Studies (EINIRAS)
The International Affairs Network (IAN)
The International Forum of Diplomatic Training (IFDT)
The International Studies Association (ISA)
The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)

In January 2011, in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP) was initially established as a unit of ESD. From July 2021, the functions of the ECEAP were taken over by the Estonian Centre for International Development (ESTDEV). More information:

Estonian School of Diplomacy
Rävala pst 12
10143 Tallinn