The 7th Edition of ASEF Public Diplomatic Training is available for application and the program is fully funded. Public diplomacy involves strategies and activities aimed at influencing both the foreign and domestic public. Further, it involves understanding their attitudes towards foreign policy and shaping their views on related issues. These efforts help establish a dialogue across borders that improves understanding of each other. It also shapes more positive perceptions of a country’s foreign policy priorities or an organization’s international relations.
The ASEF Public Diplomacy Training started in 2013 with the formulation of toolkits and training modules. The program will help participants gain insights into the current perceptions of diplomacy efforts in Asia and Europe. As well as they will learn how to incorporate public diplomacy skills into their daily work. The specific objectives are:
The organizers of the fully funded ASEF Public Diplomatic Training will cover:
Young diplomats in departments dealing with Asia, Europe, or ASEM in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs or the equivalent of the ASEM Partners are eligible for the training who meets the following requirements:
To apply for the ASEF Training, the ASEM Ministries of Foreign Affairs should send the nomination of candidates via e-mail, stating the name, position and email address of the candidate. The candidates further should submit a CV and a well-structured motivation statement of no more than 250 words. Selected participants will later be asked to fill up an online registration form.
The deadline for the submission for the candidature of Fully Funded ASEF Public Diplomatic Training is Friday, July 12, 2019.