A small group of senior diplomats from Kosovo participated in the programme 'Strategic prospects and opportunities for Kosovo’s foreign policy-making'.
Participants at the level of head of mission or head of directorate discussed Kosovo’s practices in public diplomacy and consular services, studied challenges for European integration, and engaged in a host of senior-level skills training. From network analysis to leadership skills, and from long-range policy planning to dealing with the media, the sessions built their capacity to help lead Europe’s youngest diplomatic service.
In late 2013, this support was upgraded to training at all levels, in a formal cooperation between Clingendael Academy and the newly established Diplomatic Academy of Kosovo. This project, which will continue into 2016, will see junior, mid-career and senior-level diplomatic training groups join Clingendael, in addition to specific support in capacity building for the Diplomatic Academy itself.
Working visit to European Commission; training and research fellow Nils de Mooij together with participants.
Start of workshop on strategic policy planning; training and research fellow Bart Hogeveen together with participants.
- 17 September 2015