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Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative 2017 – 5th Online Course – Indonesia (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: Monday, 19 June 2017.

Established in 2013, the Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative is a joint collaboration between the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the DiploFoundation of Switzerland, and the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) of New Zealand. It is supported by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.

The Initiative aims at improving the relations between Asia and Europe by enhancing public diplomacy efforts among the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Partners. It provides practical skills-oriented training with toolkits and training modules designed by public diplomacy experts and practitioners as well as senior diplomats with the support of Asian and European diplomatic academies.

The training targets:

  • Junior level or early career diplomats in departments dealing with Asia, Europe, or ASEM in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs or equivalent of the ASEM Partners;
  • Diplomats posted by ASEM Partners to ASEM countries who work on public diplomacy, public affairs, communications or media engagement;
  • Representatives from government agencies (culture, tourism, trade and investment, etc.).

Activities in 2017

In 2017, the Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training initiative will organise the following activities:

  • 5th Online Course (3 July– 8 September 2017);
  • 5th Face-to-face Training (9-13 October 2017) hosted by the Directorate General of American and European Affairs and the Centre for Education and Training of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (MOFA Indonesia).

TARGET AUDIENCE (up to 25 participants)

This Training Initiative is targeted to the following participants:

    • Junior level or early career diplomats in Departments dealing with Asia, Europe, or ASEM in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs or equivalent of the ASEM Partners;
    • Diplomats posted by ASEM Partners to ASEM countries who work on public diplomacy, public affairs, communications or media engagement;
    • Representatives from government agencies (culture, tourism, trade and investment, etc.). The participants are expected to have the following profiles:
    • MA degree, or equivalent, or BA degree with at least 3 years of diplomatic working experience;
    •  Citizen of an ASEM country currently working in the Asian-European context;
    • High proficiency in English;  Interest in public diplomacy, public affairs or communications.

 

    • COST OF PARTICIPATION
    • The cost of participation in the Online Course is covered by the organisers.
    • To participate in Face-to-face Training, the organisers will cover:
    • Airfare on point-to-point economy class to travel to/from the training venue in Indonesia, through reimbursement;
    • 5 nights of accommodation at the training venue in Indonesia, with check-in on 8 October and checkout on 13 October 2017;
    • Meals and refreshments during the training programme.

 

  • NOMINATION AND REGISTRATION PROCESS
  • Submission of nomination by ASEM Ministries of Foreign Affairs should be sent to ASEF and DiploFoundation (see “CONTACT” below) via e-mail, stating the name, position and email address of the candidate.
  • Candidates are required to complete an online registration form and submit a CV and motivation statement of 250 words (What motivated you to apply for the training initiative? How do you plan to apply the skills acquired from/enhanced by the trainings in your daily work?). The registration page is available here.
  • Deadline of submissions: Monday, 12 June 2017.
  • Notification of selected participants: Monday, 19 June 2017.
  • CONTACT Ms Rebecca STETTER, Project Officer, Political & Economic Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Singapore E: rebecca.stetter@asef.org; T: +65 6874 9755 Mr Andrej SKRINJARIC, Project Manager, DiploFoundation, Serbia E: andrejs@diplomacy.edu; T: +381 64 2425 287

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative

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