The Gorchakov Fund starts accepting applications for the IX Diplomatic Seminar

22 April 2016

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund begins accepting applications for the traditional research and educational meeting of young experts in the field of foreign affairs – the IX Diplomatic Seminar, which will take place in Kaliningrad and Svetlogorsk on May 24-28.


The Diplomatic Seminar is a research and educational program and a youth platform for an open dialogue on the issues of international cooperation, economics, law, public diplomacy and history. The project, which has been implemented since 2012, gathers an audience of over 250 professionals and experts from 20 neighboring states and beyond. For many of them, participation in the project served as a good professional stimulus for further research and public activities.


Meetings with leading Russian scientists in the field of foreign affairs, prominent political scientists and historians, and representatives of public organizations will be held within the framework of the project. The participants will have a unique opportunity to visit attractions and memorable historical sites of the region.


The following participants are invited to take part in the seminar:


  • students and post-graduates specializing in the field of international relations, journalism, economics, political science and law;
  • representatives of public organizations, student unions and youth movements;
  • young scientists and historians from different regions of Russia, the CIS States, the Baltic States, the Balkan region and Eastern Europe;
  • international journalists working in the field of foreign policy positioning.


A group of delegates will be formed based on open competition.


Age group - 18-30.


The Gorchakov Fund provides accommodation, meals and a cultural program. Travel expenses to Kaliningrad and back will be covered by the participants themselves.


In order to participate, the applicants are required to fill in an application, attach a copy of a recommendation signed by a head of their organization or a university/academic advisor and forward it to


The applications are accepted until April 28, 2016.


All the applicants will be notified about the results of the selection process within 10 days of the application deadline.


A film about the previous meeting of young experts can be found here

Wishing you good luck and waiting to see you in our project!