Welcome to Diplomacy by Networking!

Since 1992 the Federal Foreign Office has been offering young diplomats from all over the world the chance to improve their professional skills under the motto "Diplomacy by Networking". While initially providing support for the rebuilding of young democracies in Central and Eastern Europe, the international programmes of the Federal Foreign Office have since then continued to expand with growing success. By now, the Federal Foreign Office's Foreign Service Academy brings together young diplomats from around the world in Berlin. The aim of this training initiative is to perceive foreign policy as an opportunity for cooperation and as a basis upon which to build the foundation for a working partnership on global matters. This investment not only helps secure future dialogue, peace and human rights, but also lays the foundation for a worldwide network.



The following video clip presents the work of Training for International Diplomats in the light of the pandemic:


Our publications

Yearbook 2022

Yearbook 2022

View our Yearbook 2022 with all of 2022's programmes and activities, which is available for download here. >>

Programmes 2021

Yearbook 2021

The preliminary overview of our programmes in 2021 can be found here. >>

Yearbook 2020

Yearbook 2020

Our yearbook 2020 has been released! Click hear to view it. >>

Global Diplomacy Lab

What should diplomacy look like in the future?
The nature of diplomacy is evolving. It is no longer the strict purview of national governments and international organisations. The Global Diplomacy Lab is a platform for exploring a new and more inclusive diplomacy which goes beyond traditional politics. Therefore, creative professionals from various fields are needed to explore new tools of communication on the basis of mutual trust and to re-formulate an agenda for collective action.