"CoE Young Diplomats" study trip to Brussels

On 17 November 2016 the members of the student group "CoE Young Diplomats" had their first study trip to Brussels, where they visited the German Embassy and the Mission of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to EU. The students met and had discussions with both the German Ambassador to Belgium, H.E. Mr Rüdiger LÜDEKING, and the FYROM Ambassador to the EU, H.E. Mr Andrej LEPAVCOV

It was a very fruitful exchange on the daily life and work in diplomacy, and included numerous pieces of advice from two experienced, high-ranking diplomats. The topics discussed were, among others, the different requirements in a bilateral or a multilateral environment; how to stay calm in a heated debate; and the best strategy for getting through a meeting without having any idea about its topic.