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The Young Diplomat believes every person is a diplomat in her or his own way, through everyday diplomacy. We aim to make the field of international relations, European affairs, negotiation and diplomacy accessible and understandable to everyone. Because we are convinced everyone can contribute to a more sustainable, secure and peaceful world.

The Young Diplomat provides workshops, seminars, courses, and summer schools on international relations, European affairs, conflict resolution, negotiation, and diplomacy. Furthermore our professionals and consultants can provide research, analysis and advise in their respective areas of expertise.





The Youth Peace Initiative brings together delegations of young leaders from Israel and Palestine. At a conference in The Hague they spoke open about the conflict and their experiences. Their work has led to goals and commitments for a brighter future. At this conference The Young Diplomat provided training on dialoguing and negotiation. Giving the young leaders the tools to start an open dialogue.

"We often forget how important the basic tools are. With this workshop we practiced them in an interactive and challenging way!" - Palestinian delegate



For the NMUN students of Erasmus University, who will be representing Shanghai at the NMUN conference in New York, the Young Diplomat provided a specific training on resolution writing and importance of verbal and non-verbal communications in negotiation. Through small simulations, prepared assignments and expertise of the training students explored the importance of words and body language.

"We reviewed some of our previous simulations, which was fun but also very insightful. We strengthened our negotiation techniques as well as learning to pay attention to what we say" - NMUN delegate



For years Durham University has welcomed dr. Paul Meerts to give a three day seminar on international negotiation and diplomacy for their master students. The Young Diplomat was honoured to be help him out this year. Providing insights into the basics of negotiation and dialogue. Focussing on the importance of the words that are used. The seminar was filled with theoretical insights and simulations. 

"The seminar was intense but very good, it was a treat to have such an experienced negotiator share insights into the world of diplomacy. At times emotions ran high, but we have gained new skills through the very practical exercises" - participating student



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