The XI Diplomatic Seminar in Kaliningrad. Call for applications!

03 April 2018

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund starts accepting application for participation in the XI Diplomatic Seminar of Young Experts, which this time will be held in Kaliningrad and Baltiysk.

Meetings with top scholars in the field of foreign affairs, prominent political scientists and historians, and representatives of NGOs will be held during the project. Master classes and interactive cases will be organized for the participants of the workshop. The attendees will have a unique opportunity to visit attractions and memorable historical sites of the most western region of our country – the Kaliningrad region.

Dates of the workshop: May 23-27.

Who can attend?

  • Students and post-graduates specializing in the field of 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 States, Europe, and Asia. Young experts from other continents can also apply;

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

Age of participants – 18-30.

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

Terms of participation:

  • the organizers will cover accommodation costs, meals and transfers on the territory of the Kaliningrad region.

  • travel expenses to/from Kaliningrad will be paid by the participants themselves.

How to apply?

Please to fill out the application, attach a copy of the recommendation letter signed by a head of your organization or a university/academic advisor and forward it to

Deadline to submit the applications – April 20, 2018.

The working language of the event is Russian.

All the applicants will be notified about the results of the competition by e-mail.

Information about previous projects is available here.

The Diplomatic Seminar of Young Experts is a research and educational program and a youth platform for an open dialogue on the issues of cooperation in the field of foreign affairs, economics, law, public diplomacy and history. The project, which has been implemented since 2012, gathers an audience of over 300 professionals and experts from 25 neighboring states and beyond. For many of them, participation in the project served as a good professional stimulus for further research and public activities.