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The EDP is a common project between the EU Member States and EU Institutions and is part of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. In practice the EDP is executed by the Member States’ Foreign Ministries, the EEAS, the Commission and the Council Secretariat. The programme has three general aims:
EDP participants are young diplomats from Member States and officials of the European External Action Service, the European Commission and the Council Secretariat.
The EDP is composed of 4 modules. Each year, an overall theme is chosen for the EDP. The themes covered so far are:
The European Diplomatic Programme (EDP) is a result of the work done in the late 1990’s in the Council working group on administration and protocol (COADM). The objective was to create a training programme that would promote the idea of common European diplomacy. The guidelines and the curriculum for the EDP were approved by the Council’s Political Committee in 1999-2000. A revised set of principles governing the EDP (doc. 6488/09) was agreed in February 2009 by the Working Party on “CFSP Administrative Affairs and Protocol”. Its current version was adopted on November 2012.
For further information about the selection procedure in your own Member State, please address yourself to your own Foreign Affairs Ministry.
18th - Edition 2017/2018
17th - October 2016- May/June 2017
16th - October 2015 - May 2016
15th - October 2014 - May/June 2015
14th - October 2013 - May 2014
13th - September 2012 - June 2013
12th - September 2011 - May 2012
11th - September 2010 - May 2011
10th - September 2009 - May 2010
9th - September 2008-May 2009
8th - September 2007- May 2008
7th - September 2006- May 2007
6th - September 2005- May 2006
4th - September 2003 – May 2004
2th - September 2001 - May 2002
1th - October 2000 - May 2001