dk1_gruppeThe third meeting of the alumni of the Diplomatic College of the German Federal Foreign Office will take place from 19 to 24 May in Slovenia. The organizers, the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) and the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are preparing a varied programme under which the participants will get an opportunity to socialize and learn about Slovenia from an economic, diplomatic as well as touristic perspective.

The dynamic meeting programme will start with an official lunch hosted by the German Ambassador in Ljubljana, H.E. Mr. Matthias von Kummer and will continue at Jable Castle (CEP headquarters) where discussion on priorities of the Slovenian foreign policy will take place. In the following days, the participants will visit the cities of Ljubljana, Maribor, Koper and Piran, where representatives of local authorities, business and education will host the group of diplomats. The programme will conclude at Brdo Congress Centre, which was the heart of the Slovenian presidency of the European Union in 2008.

The Diplomatic College is a public-private partnership between the German Federal Foreign Office, the Robert Bosch Foundation and the German Council on Foreign Relations. The programme, which takes place once a year and includes accredited diplomats, is unique as it aims to gather young, promising professionals and provide them with in-depth look into the life in Germany. In the context of the programme, lectures, visits to institutions, and meetings with high ranking officials are organized. Furthermore, the purpose of the Diplomatic College is building a positive attitude towards Germany and wider networking. The first alumni meeting was held in 2008 in northern Germany and last year it was held in Azerbaijan on the invitation of former participants.

Contact Person: Gregor Skender, Project Manager