Development of Digital Diplomacy in Armenia | EUNewsletter

Development of Digital Diplomacy in Armenia

12 May 2015

A two-day international conference on digital diplomacy was organised by the Diplomatic School of Armenia with the support of the European Union on 11-12 May 2015. More than 60 participants, directors of diplomatic institutions, ambassadors and heads of departments from different Ministries of Foreign Affairs from all over the world discussed the prospects and challenges of digital diplomacy. The two-day programme of the conference covered all aspects of the digitisation of diplomacy, from virtual reality and social media over organisational changes in diplomatic services, to best practices in training programmes related to e-diplomacy.
ARS_2306Traian Hristea, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, congratulated the Diplomatic School of Armenia for its efforts: ‘We are glad to see the Diplomatic School marking its fifth anniversary with an international conference, connecting with diplomatic academies and diplomatic services in the European Union and beyond’.
Ambassador Hristea also announced the continuation of this project, which provides support to capacity and institution building of the Diplomatic School in Armenia. The project started in May 2013 as part of the “Comprehensive Institution Building” programme in Armenia and has been awarded additional funding to continue supporting the Diplomatic School of Armenia until April 2017, drawing on a total budget of €1,666,000.
Edvard Nalbandyan, the Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs, stressed the importance of the conference and thanked the EU for supporting the Diplomatic School in Armenia: ‘I welcome the initiative of the Diplomatic School of Armenia to invite leading experts from 25 countries and discuss the issues surrounding e-diplomacy. This conference shows that the Diplomatic School of Armenia and its partners have chosen a topic that is of great interest to many people involved in the fields of diplomacy and international relations’.
A team of advisers, coordinators and trainers from the EU and non-EU countries will continue to assist the staff of the Diplomatic School offer different theoretical and practical skills courses for future Armenian diplomats on the “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme, as well as in training programmes for mid-career diplomats.

Development of Digital Diplomacy in Armenia

A two-day international conference on digital diplomacy was organised by the Diplomatic School of Armenia with the support of the European Union on 11-12 May 2015. More than 60 participants, directors of diplomatic institutions, ambassadors and heads of departments from different Ministries of Foreign Affairs from all over the world discussed the prospects and challenges of digital diplomacy. The two-day programme of the conference covered all aspects of the digitisation of diplomacy, from virtual reality and social media over organisational changes in diplomatic services, to best practices in training programmes related to e-diplomacy. ARS_2306Traian Hristea, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, congratulated the Diplomatic School of Armenia for its efforts: ‘We are glad to see the Diplomatic School marking its fifth anniversary with an international conference, connecting with diplomatic academies and diplomatic services in the European Union and beyond’. Ambassador Hristea also announced the continuation of this project, which provides support to capacity and institution building of the Diplomatic School in Armenia. The project started in May 2013 as part of the “Comprehensive Institution Building” programme in Armenia and has been awarded additional funding to continue supporting the Diplomatic School of Armenia until April 2017, drawing on a total budget of €1,666,000. Edvard Nalbandyan, the Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs, stressed the importance of the conference and thanked the EU for supporting the Diplomatic School in Armenia: ‘I welcome the initiative of the Diplomatic School of Armenia to invite leading experts from 25 countries and discuss the issues surrounding e-diplomacy. This conference shows that the Diplomatic School of Armenia and its partners have chosen a topic that is of great interest to many people involved in the fields of diplomacy and international relations’. A team of advisers, coordinators and trainers from the EU and non-EU countries will continue to assist the staff of the Diplomatic School offer different theoretical and practical skills courses for future Armenian diplomats on the “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme, as well as in training programmes for mid-career diplomats.