On 6 January 2020 in Berlin, 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, the students of the International School of Youth Diplomacy visited the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
Adenauer Foundation is one of the five largest foundations close to political parties in Germany and represents the Christian Democratic Union of Germany. Dr. Christina Krause, Head of the Department of Foreigners Service, and Philippe Dienstbier, Referent for Eastern Europe Affairs, welcomed the participants of the seminar on behalf of the Foundation.
Dr. Krause and Mr. Dienstbier told their guests about the activities of the foundation in Russia and Eastern Europe, and also about the opportunities that the foundation offers for talented young people from Russia.
The Adenauer Foundation was created in 1955, with the aim of promoting Christian-democratic values, conducting educational and training work. The Kondar-Adenauer-Stiftung operates both in Germany and abroad in more than 120 countries around the world, including the Russian Federation. The Foundation is engaged in political education, advocates for the strengthening of European integration, and promotes the development of culture and art. Like other foundations close to the respective political parties, the foundation contributes to the formation of public opinion, being for its party a kind of generator of ideas that can be accepted by society.
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.