13th Edition of the Young Diplomats Forum Brussels
2nd-6th september 2019
The world’s leading event for young and aspiring diplomats
The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is an intensive week long programme of practical sessions, workshops, policy exercises and institutional visits delivered by world leading experts.
Set up to recognise, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats. This community of exceptionally bright and accomplished future leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connections to influence global leaders.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK
Diplomacy in the 21st Century ambassadors and leading experts
Parliamentarian Diplomacy with Members of The European Parliament the Federal Parliament of Belgium
Priorities of Belgium Foreign Policy with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Session on Belgium's Soft Power and Brussels as a world's Leading Diplomatic Hub
The Future of the EU: A day long sessions with EU officials and Parliamentarians on EU Foreign Policy, Defence Union and institutional reforms
Visit and a session NATO role and challenges
The role of think tanks in Foreign Policy
Institutional visits/sessions at the EU Commission, European Parliament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, Belgium Parliament and NATO
Policy Development Workshop
Smart Diplomacy and Digital Diplomacy workshop on the case of the European Union with Chief Executive of the Global Diplomatic Forum
Cultural visits to House of European History, Museum of the City of Brussels
Download the programme for YDF Brussels 2019
Where delegates will be coming from
Delegates will be staying at the Renaissance Hotel, as well the Penta Hotel in the heart of Brussels.
The 13th Edition of Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is a meeting of 100 young and aspiring diplomats from over 75 countries covering every region in the world to tackle hot topics of international affairs.
Previous editions took place in Ankara (September 2013), Mexico (June 2014), London ( September 2014), Greece ( June 2015), Croatia ( September 2016), Latvia ( September 2017), Malaysia ( September 2018) and London ( July 2019).
The proceedings and workshops of the forum engage young diplomats with Ambassadors, MPs, MEPs, Government officials, Media and Diplomacy experts on different issues of global affairs. In addition, the Young Diplomats Forum is a cultural and entertaining experience that create international friendship amongst participants and engage with institutions in the host country and connect with the place.
HOW TO APPLY?
Applications are now open. To apply for this year's Young Diplomats Forum in Brussels, you will need to send us a current CV and personal statement that states your leadership aspiration: What impact do you want to have through your career? ( no more than 500 words) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the application process, please feel free to contact us via email on email@example.com or call us on +44(0) 208 853 3293
Application deadline is the 15th of August 2019
Honourable Minister Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign affairs and Defence Minister of Belgium (TBC)
Pascal Smet, Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for European and International Relations, Foreign Trade
H.E Julia Villatoro, Ambassador of El Salvador to Brussels
Antony Agotha , Expert and Communications Adviser for the First Vice-President of the European Commission, CommissionerFrans Timmermans
Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission.
Vibeke Brask Thomsen, Director, She Can He Can
Dr. Corneliu Bjola, Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies and Head of the Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group, Oxford University
Younes El-Ghazi, Chief Executive, Global Diplomatic Forum
HE Mr Felipe GARCÍA ECHEVERRI, Ambassador of Colombia to Brussels
HE Ms Harriet Sena SIAW-BOATENG, Ambassador of Ghana to Brussels
Ringailé Razauskiene, Conference Speaker, European Parliament
Rebecca Christie, Visiting Fellow, Bruegel
The Participation fee is £995. The participation fee includes shared accommodation from the 1st- 6th September. Food (breakfast and lunch), receptions, institutional and cultural visits are all included within the fee. For delegates not requiring accommodation, the participation fee is £695.
For delegates needing additional requirements for accommodation, including single rooms, please contact us for more information.
Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon 8, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium