History of Diplomatic Training

Having trained Dutch diplomats since our official founding in 1983, and through one of its predecessors since 1967, Clingendael Academy began providing widespread training to foreign diplomatic organisations in the early 1990s.

Starting with the end of the Cold War and Apartheid, we supported the subsequent democratic transitions and the emergence of new and transformed diplomatic organisations in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Southern Africa, and South Africa. Clingendael’s customised diplomatic training programmes helped lay the groundwork for participants to effectively pursue and achieve their goals.

Clingendael’s diplomatic training services continued throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. We have built new diplomatic training partnerships with Indonesia and China, the Maghreb countries the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.