Students of the International School of Youth Diplomacy at the Office of the Federal Chancellor of Germany
January 6, 2020
On 6 January 2020 in Berlin, a visit to the Office of the Federal Chancellor took place as part of a training seminar on the topic The Role and Place of Germany in the System of International Relations
, prepared by specialists from the Center for Political Analysis and Information Security for students of the International School of Youth Diplomacy.
A fascinating excursion of one of the most important state institutions in Germany awaited the audience. During the tour, the young Russians visited the convention room of the German Government, learned about the peculiarities of the department’s work and visited the assembly hall, where they were offered to participate in an interesting and informative discussion with Dr.Matthias Luttenberg, Head of Division 212 on Bilateral Relations with the States of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe as well as Central Asia and Southern Caucasus. For more than 40 minutes, Dr. Luttenberg answered the ISYD students’ questions, trying to be as open as possible.
On behalf of the Center for Political Analysis and Information Security, we express our deep respect and appreciation to Mr. Luttenberg that, despite the tight schedule, he met the young Russians who had decided to connect their future with the diplomatic service.
It should be remembered that from 5 to 10 January 2020 a training seminar was held in Berlin for students of the International School of Youth Diplomacy (ISYD). Its tasks were to form a comprehensive understanding for seminar participants on the functioning of the German political system, as well as its current foreign policy. The seminar was attended by 21 students aged 15 to 17 years. Within the framework of the seminar, young people from different parts of Russia got a unique opportunity to meet German officials, politicians, along with outstanding scientists - experts in Eastern Europe.
The specialists of the international non-governmental organization Center for Political Analysis and Information Security developed the concept, and were involved in preparation and organization of the seminar in partnership with MGIMO (University) at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNA-Russia on the implementation of the programme Russian Regions and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The International School of Youth Diplomacy has been operating since 2008. It offers high school students a career guidance programme for admission to the university in the field of international relations, international economics, international journalism and international security.
The work of the School is divided into several on-site training sessions, usually during school holidays. To obtain a Certificate of the School, signed by the rector of MGIMO, it is necessary to attend 3 sessions: Basic, when MGIMO professors introduce aspects of international activity and features of the future profession; Language session, which consists of reviewing lectures and consultations, held on passing the entrance exam at MGIMO; and on-site session, which takes place in one of the diplomatic capitals, such as Geneva, Brussels, Vienna, New York and Berlin.