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Study Trip to Germany 2015
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MEDAC Master of Diplomacy students’ study visit to the German Federal Republic, 2-8 May 2015

From 2 to 8 May, MEDAC’s Master of Diplomacy students participated in a study visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. The group first travelled to Berlin, where meetings with took place at the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as at the Swiss Embassy and the Maltese Embassy. Students also visited the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag), and participated in a session on the role of its Foreign Affairs Committee, led by Mr. Gerd Tebbe.

In Bonn, the group participated in a joint seminar with Master students of the Bonn University Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), at the invitation of its Director, Prof. Ludger Kuehnhardt. As part of the ongoing cooperation between ZEI and MEDAC, the roundtable was focusing on the exchange of ideas and experiences between students from both sides of the Mediterranean and beyond. Both students of MEDAC and ZEI together with their professors held short presentations followed by a discussion on the current situation and the challenges in the Euro-Mediterranean relations touching upon different subjects as migration, intercultural relations and the European Neighborhood Policy.

The MEDAC group also visited the United Nations University on the UN Campus in Bonn, where its Educational Programme Director Dr. Joerg Szarzynski discussed its engagement in human security and disaster preparedness. In Bonn, MEDAC students also benefitted from a session discussing the German Policy Towards the Arab World with the German political commentator Josef Janning of DGAP. The group also visited the House of German History.

Finally, MEDAC students visited the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, where they participated in a working session with Dr. Michael Sturm, Deputy Head of Division International Relations and Cooperation at the ECB.


MEDAC students and staff visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the

Federal Republic of Germany


Students of MEDAC meet MEDAC Alumni residing in Berlin at the

Embassy of Switzerland to Germany
Meeting with officials from the Bundestag
At the United Nations Campus, Bonn, Germany
At the European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

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