Executive Programmes

ESD’s Executive Programmes are tailor-made training courses that provide focused, practical training to diplomats and representatives of other government bodies both in Estonia and abroad. These courses are designed to improve participants’ skills in administration, diplomacy, e-governance, reform implementation, other concrete areas in a short period of time.

The courses are developed and implemented by ESD, in cooperation with its extensive network of local and international experts and institutional partners. Participants are able to refresh existing skills while acquiring new ones in a collaborative environment that promotes innovation, fosters intellectual curiosity, and facilitates networking among peers.

Upcoming & Past Projects

In addition to its 9-month post-graduate certificate 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 young diplomats and civil servants to participate at the ESD program “European Integration and International Relations”. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2020-2022
  • Development cooperation to support the development of Georgian Diplomatic Training and Research Centre. Financer: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia. Period: 2018-2020
  • Development cooperation project to support the development of Ukrainian Diplomatic Academy. Financer: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia. Period: 2018-2020
  • Scholarships for young diplomats and civil servants to participate at the ESD program “European Integration and International Relations”. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2018-2020
  • Negotiation training for forthcoming working party chairs in Finland`s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2019. Period 2019
  • Scholarships for diplomats from Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia, Palestine, Algeria, Mauritius and diplomats from countries of Indian Ocean Commission for the participation at the short-term trainings at ESD. Financer: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Period: 2018-2019
  • 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. (Incooperation 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

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