The era of connectivity brings about many challenges for diplomacy. How relevant is the diplomatic service? What changes can we expect to see in diplomatic training?

On the first Tuesday of every month, join diplomats, professionals involved in diplomacy, and researchers from all over the world, to discuss key topics related to the future of diplomacy. The next debate is scheduled for October 5, 2021. Read more about the event and register.

So far, we discussed many relevant topics. Summaries and recordings are available.


[WebDebate #49] Emojis in public diplomacy: Best practices and lessons learned | 6 July 2021

[WebDebate #48] Virtual and hybrid diplomacy: What have we learned? | 8 June 2021

[WebDebate #47] Current diplomatic responses to COVID-19 | 4 May 2021

[WebDebate #46] Unpacking the EU's digital diplomacy and foreign policy | 6 April 2021

[WebDebate #45] Visual storytelling for diplomatic practice | 2 February 2021

[WebDebate #44] Diplomacy in times of COVID-19: The experience of developing countries | 1 December 2020

[WebDebate #43] IGF+: What’s next? | 3 November 2020

[WebDebate #41] The UN at 75: Evolution or revolution? | 1 September 2020


The WebDebates on the future of diplomacy are organised by DiploFoundation within the framework of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT), which gathers close to 100 diplomatic training institutions worldwide.

If you form part of a dynamic circle of diplomacy practitioners in your community, we encourage you to establish a diplomatic hub to follow the WebDebates and to facilitate discussions. Alternatively, join existing hubs in Geneva, Malta, and Belgrade every month. For more information, contact Ms Mina Mudric, DiploFoundation, at

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