The Paul Meerts Award
Paul Meerts and the Young Diplomat are inseparable. He has been one of the driving forces behind the development and success of the organisation. To honour his long standing career and his dedication to helping young professionals become the best version of themselves the Young Diplomat presents the Paul Meerts Award each year to one participant of the Summer School.
The winners of the award will be directly in touch with Paul Meerts and be involved in different events of the Young Diplomat. Furthermore, the Young Diplomat will do everything possible to help further their career.
Zita de Wild
The first winner of the Paul Meerts award is Zita de Wild. Zita has dedicated, for over 5 years, her time and effort to the growth and success of the Young Diplomat. Her dedication, determination and critical views are an example for young professionals aspiring a career both in and outside of diplomacy. Zita always faces problems head on and while at the same time challenging her own limits.