Commercial Diplomacy Workshop

The European Academy of Diplomacy is pleased to announce its inaugural Commercial & Economic Diplomacy training course to begin in 2015


Diplomacy Workshops


The European Academy of Diplomacy is pleased to announce its inaugural Commercial & Economic Diplomacy training course to begin in 2014. The program aims to provide recent graduates and young professionals with a refined skill-set, specific knowledge, and genuine experience in the growing field of commercial and economic diplomacy so as to further their internationally minded careers. The course achieves its core objectives by combining intensive lectures and interactive training modules with detailed analysis of current trade and investment issues through economic, political, legal, and cultural lenses.

Topics covered: 

  • International economic and business trends – how companies select countries to invest in
  • Negotiating free trade agreements & dispute settlement – skills in addressing current bilateral and multilateral trade issues
  • Presentation and networking skills, effective communications and negotiations in economic diplomacy
  • Investment and export promotion
  • Developing a market entry checklist – guidelines for an action plan
  • Relations with press, public, and legislative bodies
  • Commercial attaché tradecraft – making full use of briefings, events, delegations & intelligence
  • Country promotion and the image building process – best practices in economic diplomacy
  • Examples of effective economic diplomacy around the world


  • Career-minded professionals in the economic and commercial departments of government
  • Junior professionals seeking to gain experience in the realms of commercial and economic diplomacy
  • Employees of regional and local governments whom are invested in cross border economic development
  • Masters students and recent graduates interested in a career as a Commercial Diplomat
  • Business minded professionals who want to learn the in’s and out’s of the diplomatic process


  • Equips participants with master-level skills to combine approaches between foreign service, multilateral diplomacy, and international trade and investment backgrounds
  • Introduces an internationally renowned team of lecturers and trainers, all of whom are practitioners in their fields of expertise
  • Enables access to EAD Network of Alumni which gathers over 3,000 individuals worldwide


European Academy of Diplomacy | EAD

The European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD) is the first non-governmental, non-for-profit diplomatic academy in Europe, with a mission of shaping, sharpening and inspiring a new generation of enlightened international leaders.
​Since its inception in 2004 and with over 9500 graduates from more than 120 countries, EAD offers the highest quality tailor-made programs at graduate, post-graduate and executive levels. Renowned for its teaching methods, international faculty and distinguished speakers, the EAD prepares diplomats, civil servants, political and social leaders, as well as representatives of businesses, academia and the non-governmental sector for the challenges of a globalizing and ever changing world. As partner of the Council of Europe and a member of the Network of Schools of Political Studies, the European Academy of Diplomacy focuses on promoting democratic values, human rights and rule of law.

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