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TUITION FEE

The tuition fee for this online Winter Seminar is 50 euros.

This fee includes: 

  • Panel discussion, workshops, lectures and final simulation.

  • Access to all events via a protected and certified ZOOM host-account.

  • Signature welcome package.

  • All reading materials.

  • Certificate of participation.

To guarantee personalised and high-quality education we will only host 40 spots.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED
SUMMER SCHOOL OF 2022

CONFLICT RESOLUTION:
How to Mediate?

Located in The Hague, Netherlands

Whether it is Ukraine, Israel, Yemen, or Afghanistan, conflict is an undeniable part of the domain of international relations. Although the nature of conflict has changed to include different modes of warfare such as drones and private mercenaries, the main questions surrounding conflict have remained the same, namely ‘why does a conflict occur?’ and ‘what can be done to solve a given conflict?’. The latter question is where the role of international negotiation in the shape of mediation comes into view. In the words of William Zartman, conflicts are ‘only ripe for resolution through mediation when a Mutually Hurting Stalemate is reached’.

 

 Diplomats play a key role in facilitating mediation sessions. But as we all know not every meeting is a success, indicating that you cannot be a good mediator before becoming a good negotiator. So how do diplomats know when this so-called Mutually Hurting Stalemate is reached? And if so, where do they meet and who should mediate? If you recognize yourself in these questions then this summer school might exactly be what you are looking for.

 

The program of 2022 includes speakers like Paul Meerts, Hans van den Berg and practising diplomats. Students are offered the opportunity to expand their (international) network with networking sessions and practice their skills in a diplomatic simulation. In doing so, participants represent a country or an international organisation, prepare a position, and negotiate an agreement.

AS A PARTICIPANT YOU...

GAIN THEORETICAL INSIGHTS

You will be challenged to gather theoretical insights in the rapidly developing field of conflict resolution and diplomacy from leading figures in the field.

WORK ON NEGOTIATION AND DIPLOMACY SKILLS

Gain valuable skills through a proven combination of applying theoretical knowledge in high end simulations. During the summer school, you will develop skills for public speaking, speech writing, doing research for negotiation and reporting.

START BUILDING YOUR OWN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK!

Build your international network through the Young Diplomat community and meet with diplomats from different disciplines. The Young Diplomat community offers you the opportunity to find new contacts within the field.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAID...

Higly recommend this course, well organised and great learning content. Gives realistic and good experience what diplomacy is and how it is conducted. Change to speak and learn from high level professionals on the field.

My experience at the summer school of The Young Diplomat was incredible. It was a week full of cooperation, negotiation, and learning. We met with diplomats, experienced professors, officials, and citizens involved in the fields of diplomacy, justice, and human rights. For me, it was a great opportunity for networking and learning for my academic and professional career. I would absolutely recommend this summer school for future students.

We as participants of the Young Diplomat Summer school experienced a very intense and informative program in just 1 week! We visited key political institutions in the Hague, had many interesting lectures from real diplomats, scientists and professionals. Experienced plenty unforgettable moments, built a huge international network, gained real negotiation skills and had a lot of fun. Highly recommend summer school!

 
Verenigde Naties

PROGRAM SUMMER SCHOOL OF 2022
Conflict Resolution: How to Mediate

CEST (Amsterdam Time)

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PROGRAM SUMMER SCHOOL OF 2022
CONFLICT RESOLUTION & MEDIATION

CEST (Amsterdam Time)

Sunday 3th of July 2022

20.00 - 21.30’ish 

Welcome and introductions

VOCO Hotel - Ultramarijn

 

Monday 4th of July 2022

10.00 - 11.30

Opening Speech & Introductions to International Relations & Diplomacy

Speaker to be announced

Location TBA

13.00 - 17.00

Introductions to International Negotiation & Diplomacy

Dr. P.W. Meerts (International Negotiation Analyst, Clingendael Institute & College of Europe)

Location TBA

Tuesday 5th of July 2022

10.30 - 11.30

Explanation of the Simulation & In-Depth Lecture

The Team of the Young Diplomat

 

13.00 - 17.00

Introductions to Mediation

Dr. Tariel Sikharulidze (Associate Professor Cyprus International Institute of Management, Mediator, Trainer in Negotiations and Mediation and Coach)

Wednesday 6th of July 2022

10.00 - 11.30

Expert Lecture

To be announced

13.00 - 15.00

Working on Preperation of Simulation

16.00 - 17.30

Dr. Elizabeth Colton (Diplomat & Journalist in Residence at Warren Wilson College, Professor of Diplomacy in UNITAR's and Partner International Universities' Global Online Courses)
Online webinar

 

Thursday 7th of July 2022

10.00 - 11.30

Tour of The Hague

Young Diplomat Team

 

14.00 - 16.30

Visits to Embassies in the Hague among which the embassies of France and Malta.

 

Friday 8th of July 2022

10.30 - 12.30 & 13.30 - 15.30

Power & Strategies in International Diplomacy & Negotiations

H.B. van den Berg, MSc. (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Department of Public Administration & Sociology, President of The Young Diplomat)

16.00 - 17.00

Movie - The Agreement

 

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Optional fun activity

To be announced

Sunday 10th of July 2022

Optional fun activity

To be announced

 

Monday 11th of July 2022

10.00 - 11.30

Mediation and Conflict resolution

Speaker to be announced

 

13.00 - 15.00

Negotiation Workshop - Title to be announced

Frans Schram (Negotiation and Mediation trainer, POINT)

 

Tuesday 12th of July 2022

10.00 - 17.00

Negotiation Simulation

The House of Europe

 

Wednesday 13th of July 2022

10.00 - 15.00

Negotiation Simulation

The House of Europe

 

15.30 - 17.00

Evaluation and feedback on performance and experiences within the Negotiation Simulation

Location TBA

The program is subject to change depending on the availability of speakers and locations

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TUITION FEE

The tuition fee for this Summer School is 200 euros (242 euros including 21% tax)

This fee includes: 

  • Workshops, lectures, tours of the Hague, embassy visits and final simulation.

  • Access to all events (participants may join optional events for an extra fee)

  • Signature welcome package.

  • All reading materials.

  • Certificate of participation.

To guarantee personalised and high-quality education we will only host 40 spots.

More information about scholarships can be found below.

HOW TO APPLY

Application procedure

To be admitted for this program you do not need previous experience, knowledge, or related studies in the field. This program is open to anyone interested in the subject and wishing to obtain experience with democracy and diplomacy and negotiation.

 

To be selected, please fill out our form (button below) in which you will be asked to provide us with the following:

  • A motivational statement of a minimum of 250 and a maximum of 500 words. Include why you want to take part in this course on Conflict Resolution and Mediation and why you should be considered. How would this help you with your future development or plans? Also, what will you bring to our courses and how you could help other participants with their development?  Avoid summarising your CV.

  • Your Curriculum Vitae, including current or previous studies, current or previous work experience, current or previous extra-curricula.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 29th, 2022, 23:59 (CET, Amsterdam Time)


 

 

 

The following two scholarships are directly available from the Young Diplomat:

  • Scholarship 1: This scholarship includes a waiver for the tuition fee and your stay in VOCO hotel is covered. You will need to arrange and cover your own transport to The Hague and other expenses.

  • Scholarship 2: This scholarship includes a waiver for the tuition fee and reimbursement for your travel expenses up to € 400,-. You will need to arrange and cover your own stay in The Hague and other expenses. This scholarship is only available for participants from the European Union.

To apply for a scholarship we ask you to send us, besides the required application documents, a short clip (maximum of 5 minutes) in which you briefly highlight which scholarship would suit your situation best, give us an insight into your daily life and why you need this scholarship. Be creative and make sure it is a realistic representation of your life. We are not selecting you on your editing skills but on your story and personal situation. As with the motivation letter, avoid summarising your CV.  Following your application for a scholarship, we might ask for additional information. For more questions please feel free to contact zita@youngdiplomat.org.

Through a partner organisation scholarships for French Nationals might also become available, please contact zita@youngdiplomat.org for more information and updates on this.

Application Closed