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Economic Training

 

Since 2012, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a new training initiative focused on promoting and supporting Czech economic interests abroad. The new training is aimed at broadening and deepening knowledge of economic issues for diplomats. It also focuses on how the state can better support Czech companies’ export strategies.

Training diplomats in economic affairs takes several dimensions.

The core educational component is a week-long course entitled “Economic training.” This is traditionally held at the beginning of the year for all departing diplomats in the positions of economic counsellors and junior diplomats. The lectures are given by prominent Czech economists, members of the Czech National Economic Council of the government, professors from Czech universities, Ministry of Foreign Affairs representatives, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, state institutions promoting trade and investments and other specialists.

To supplement this intensive training course, there are regular guest lectures on current economic issues by prominent Czech and foreign economists and senior government officials. This is part of a project named: “Economists for the Czech diplomacy”.

In December 2014, the Diplomatic Academy launches another project named “Important Czech exporters for diplomacy” – this will feature regular  guest lectures of  representatives of important Czech exporters. They will share their strategies and experiences with product placements  in international markets.

Based on an agreement between the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Trade and Industry on collaboration in providing better services to Czech exporters, the Diplomatic Academy launched  - in October 2014 – a project entitled  „DIPLOMATIC MINIMUM“. This project is aimed at representatives of the Ministry of Trade and Industry who are supposed to be posted as economic counsellors in Czech embassies. The objective of the  course is to provide them the basic information about how the Czech foreign service operates  and key diplomatic skills.

Czech diplomats receive economic security education

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Another lecture in the MFA’s economic education was focused on the issue of economic security. The lecture was presented by a Hungarian university professor, Mrs. Magdolna Csath. more ►

ANITA PELLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SZEGED LECTURED ON ECONOMIC COURSES FOR MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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Anita Pelle, professor of European Economy and Business at the University of Szeged, lectured to Czech diplomats about the competitiveness of the European Union. more ►

PROFESSOR RAYMOND SANER LECTURED ON ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY IN CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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Raymond Saner, a University of Basel professor and author of several studies on economic diplomacy, lectured together with his wife Lichii Yiu in Czernin Palace to diplomats and government… more ►

Deputy Minister Martin Tlapa opened an economic training course

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On February 9th 2015 Deputy Minister Martin Tlapa opened the fourth annual course of economic training at Czernin Palace. The course is designed for junior diplomats and their colleagues who are… more ►

STARTING THE DIPLOMATIC MINIMUM FOR EMPOLYEES FROM THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE

One of the pillars of the interdepartmental Joint Service Agreement, which was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Industry and Trade, concerned common education of… more ►

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