A debate on recent trends and the future of diplomatic training
5 July 2016, Online
Our July WebDebate focuses on the question whether diplomacy can be learned through practice alone. Dr Cecilia Mornata from the University of Geneva and Mr Dejan Dinčić, DiploFoundation’s former technical director, now helping organisations adopt online training and make better use of digital platforms, will share their experience on on-the-job training.


The International Forum on Diplomatic Training [IFDT] was established in 1972, as a yearly Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Academies and Institutes of International Relations, at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. Its co-chairs are the Director of that Academy and the Director of the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington DC. This group meets alternately in Vienna and in other countries, at the invitation of the Diplomatic Academy or Institute of International Relations in that country. The Forum is an informal gathering of Deans and Directors devoted to the discussion of issues of modern diplomacy and trends in diplomatic education.

The website provides information on IFDT participants, reports of the annual meetings and current activities. It also includes a useful web links relating to study and research programmes offered by diplomatic training institutions.