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Support to Capacity and Institution Building of the Diplomatic School in Armenia

6 May 2014

On 22 April 2014, a networking event was organised within the framework of the ‘Providing Support to Capacity and Institution Building of the Diplomatic School in Armenia’ project at the Hotel National in Yerevan. More than 50 young diplomats who joined the Armenian diplomatic service after graduating from the EU-funded ‘Diplomacy and International Relations’ project were present. Vahe Gabrielyan, the Director of the Diplomatic school, held an introduction speech thanking alumni for their attendance. He said he was extremely proud that the graduates became highly in-demand professionals in different international, diplomatic and governmental institutions. Gabrielyan noted his high hopes for the school to become a standing partner of the European Union
Deputy Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation, Jose-Maria Medina-Navarro, underpinned the importance of the Diplomatic School: ‘It is the institution which shapes and informs future Armenian diplomats and international relations professionals, who will be in charge of negotiating and implementing future EU-Armenia agreements. The goal of the European Union’s assistance has been to reinforce the capacity of Armenian diplomatic personnel through Comprehensive Institution Building programme for Armenia’.
The keynote of the event was the lecture delivered by Professor Dr Manfred Hafner from John Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies, Paris School of International Affairs, and Geneva Graduate Institute of International Development Studies. Hafner presented the issues related to energy policies, encouraging his audience to consider critical approaches and views and appreciating the motivation of young Armenian diplomacy students.
The two-year ‘Support to Capacity and Institution Building of the Diplomatic School in Armenia’ project funded by the European Union was launched in May 2013. .Within the framework of the project, the European Union supports training visits to international institutions for mid-career diplomats, study tours, a library tailored to the needs of the school, as well as other activities aimed at connecting the school with its peer institutions in other countries. Total budget of the project is €900,000.
The Diplomatic School of Armenia was established in 2010 to train future and serving diplomats, as well as staff of government agencies specialising in external relations. The school has successfully conducted relevant training, directly supported by the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international donors, including the European Union and OSCE.

Support to Capacity and Institution Building of the Diplomatic School in Armenia

On 22 April 2014, a networking event was organised within the framework of the ‘Providing Support to Capacity and Institution Building of the Diplomatic School in Armenia’ project at the Hotel National in Yerevan. More than 50 young diplomats who joined the Armenian diplomatic service after graduating from the EU-funded ‘Diplomacy and International Relations’ project were present. Vahe Gabrielyan, the Director of the Diplomatic school, held an introduction speech thanking alumni for their attendance. He said he was extremely proud that the graduates became highly in-demand professionals in different international, diplomatic and governmental institutions. Gabrielyan noted his high hopes for the school to become a standing partner of the European Union Deputy Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation, Jose-Maria Medina-Navarro, underpinned the importance of the Diplomatic School: ‘It is the institution which shapes and informs future Armenian diplomats and international relations professionals, who will be in charge of negotiating and implementing future EU-Armenia agreements. The goal of the European Union’s assistance has been to reinforce the capacity of Armenian diplomatic personnel through Comprehensive Institution Building programme for Armenia’. The keynote of the event was the lecture delivered by Professor Dr Manfred Hafner from John Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies, Paris School of International Affairs, and Geneva Graduate Institute of International Development Studies. Hafner presented the issues related to energy policies, encouraging his audience to consider critical approaches and views and appreciating the motivation of young Armenian diplomacy students. The two-year ‘Support to Capacity and Institution Building of the Diplomatic School in Armenia’ project funded by the European Union was launched in May 2013. .Within the framework of the project, the European Union supports training visits to international institutions for mid-career diplomats, study tours, a library tailored to the needs of the school, as well as other activities aimed at connecting the school with its peer institutions in other countries. Total budget of the project is €900,000. The Diplomatic School of Armenia was established in 2010 to train future and serving diplomats, as well as staff of government agencies specialising in external relations. The school has successfully conducted relevant training, directly supported by the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international donors, including the European Union and OSCE.