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From 10 to 15 April, 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. The group was welcomed to the Ministry by Mr Patrick Heinz, Head of Training for International Diplomats. Over two days, sessions took place with representatives of key departments of the Foreign Ministry. MEDAC students also had exchanges at the Federal Chancellery and the Parliament as well as at the Swiss Embassy, and the Maltese Embassy with Ambassador Albert Friggieri.

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 held short presentations followed by a discussion on the current situation and the challenges in the Euro-Mediterranean relations touching upon different subjects as root causes of migration, border protection, and Euro-Mediterranean diplomatic relations.
The MEDAC group also visited Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster where they had the opportunity to speak with the Head of Online and Multimedia Arabic Services and a representative of the International Relations Department, and the United Nations University on the UN Campus in Bonn, focusing on its engagement in human security and disaster preparedness. The group also visited the House of German History.


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

 

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Meetings at the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin

 

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MEDAC students on tour at the Bundestag, Berlin

 

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Briefing at the Swiss Embassy to Germany

 

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Meeting at the Chancellery, Berlin


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Meetings at the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin

 

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H. E. Mr. A. Friggieri, the Ambassador of Malta to Germany, addressed the students

at the Maltese Embassy, Berlin

 

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ZEI-MEDAC Roundtable Session hosted by Prof. L. Kuehnhardt, Director for the Center for European Integration Studies and chaired together with Prof. Stephen Calleya, Director of MEDAC and Dr. Monika Wohlfeld, Holder of the German Chair at MEDAC.

 

 

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Applications for the Master of Arts in Diplomatic Studies and Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution will open in January 2017. For more information please contact Mr. Simon Bajada - simon.bajada@um.edu.mt
 
 
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