Executive Training Programme Africa

European and International Affairs

Executive Training Programme (Online)
for Public Officials and Junior Diplomats from Africa

19 June – 7 July 2023

This online programme, organised by the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies, is tailored to the needs of public officials and junior diplomats from Africa and addresses important issues in European integration and international affairs. It is designed to familiarise participants especially with the working of the EU. To that end, it is important to understand the complicated structures and decision-making processes within the EU as well as concepts underlying specific EU policies and programmes.

Target group Public officials and junior diplomats from Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Ruanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and IGAD
Language of instruction English
Platform ZOOM
Certificate Certificate of participation
Duration 3 weeks



After an introduction to EU integration perspectives, the institutional framework of the European Union and the intricacies of its decision-making processes, topical EU policies in the fields of enlargement and external relations in the context of global trends and developments are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on human rights, gender equality and women's empowerment, as well as on international climate action and the domain of global health.


In order to maximise its practical usefulness, the programme comprises a broad mix of academic analyses, critical discussion and the training of soft and practical skills. In interactive exercises, participants are able to sharpen their analytical capabilities, management and negotiation skills, as well as crisis management and conflict resolution strategies. The training consists of theoretical and practical oriented training modules with renowned Austrian and international experts, trainers & practitioners.


Module 1: European Union, EU-Africa Relations & International Issues

Module 2: Good Governance, Human Rights, Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Module 3: Diplomatic Skills

The programme is held via Zoom. A stable internet connection is required.

Please note that this is an intensive full-time training course.

Services of the DA

The Online Training Programme is organised by the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and the Austrian Development Agency.

The Diplomatische Akademie Wien provides the following services:

  • Organisation of the online programme
  • Invitation of highly qualified lecturers and trainers
  • Access to the computer software ZOOM for the duration of the programme
  • Best possible individual support and assistance for participants

Participants are responsible for having access to a stable internet connection for the duration of the programme.

Application closed

Application closed since 29 May 2023



Executive Training Programmes
Project Manager

T +43 1 505 72 72 - 116
E petra.kakuska@da-vienna.ac.at


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Project Manager

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E delara.najfar@da-vienna.ac.at

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