Diplomatic Seminar of Young Experts

The Diplomatic Seminar is a research and educational program and a youth platform for an open dialogue on the issues of cooperation in in the area of international relations, economics, law, public diplomacy, and history.

From the time of its implementation in 2012 the project has brought together over 300 experts from 25 neighbouring countries and beyond. For many of them participation in the project served as a good professional incentive for further research and social activities.

Meetings with top Russian scholars in the field of foreign affairs, prominent political scientists, historians, representatives of NGOs and governmental officials are organized for the participants of the workshop.

The Diplomatic Seminar is an opportunity to make a statement on the international platform, broaden horizons, personally meet well-known politicians and experts, acquire professional skills and knowledge and make useful connections with colleagues from other countries. Five days of knowledge, communication and new impressions.

Who can become a participant?

  • students and postgraduates specializing in international relations, journalism, economics, political science and law;

  • representatives of NGOs, student unions and youth movements;

  • young scientists and historians from different regions of Russia, the CIS countries, Europe, and Asia. Young experts from other continents may also apply;

  • international journalists working in the field of foreign policy positioning.

Age of participants – 18-30.

Terms of participation:

  • the organizers will cover accommodation and meals;

  • the participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to/from the event.

How to apply?

In order to participate, the applicants should complete an application form of the Gorchakov Fund and attach a photo (face photo, light solid background, vertical position), a signed recommendation letter with the contact information, and a motivation letter in a free format.

The program in previous years

2014. Integration in the Eurasian space became a key topic on the first day of the Diplomatic Seminar

2014. Participants of the Diplomatic Seminar discussed ways of crisis resolution in Ukraine

2014. The first head of EurAsEC met with participants of the Diplomatic Seminar

2014. Participants of the Diplomatic Seminar visited the Russian parliament for the first time in the history of the program

2015.  VII Diplomatic Seminar. Modern processes of global development and collective security

2015. VII Diplomatic Seminar. Day 2. Participants of the Gorchakov Fund’s programs are on the air for the first time!

2015. VII Diplomatic Seminar. Day 3. A visit to the State Duma and the Evening of Memories.

2015. VIII Diplomatic Seminar. Day 1. The Eurasian Union: modern challenges

2016.  IX Diplomatic Seminar. Day 1. Modern processes of global development

2016. IX Diplomatic Seminar. Day 2. Historical memory and media wars in Europe

2016. IX Diplomatic Seminar. Day 3. Youth projects – new ideas, new opportunities

2017. Participants of the X Diplomatic Seminar visited the State Duma and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

2017. X Diplomatic Seminar. A meeting at the Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol and the Eurasian Civil Forum

2018. XI Diplomatic Seminar has opened in Kaliningrad

2018. The XII Diplomatic Seminar: Day 1

2018. The XII Diplomatic Seminar of Young Experts has ended in Kazan

2019. The XIII Diplomatic Seminar of the Gorchakov Fund opened in Novosibirsk

2019. The XIII Diplomatic Seminar in Novosibirsk: How it was

2019. The XIV Diplomatic Seminar of Young Experts has opened

2019. The XIV Diplomatic Seminar of Young Experts has ended