05-14-2018

Apply for A Place at the 10th Edition of Young Diplomats Forum

The 10th edition of the Young Diplomats Forum will be taking place in London this July. A week-long event that brings together young future leaders from more than 80 countries.

The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is an intensive week-long programme of practical sessions, workshops, policy exercises and institutional visits delivered by world leading experts.

Set up to recognize, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats, this community of exceptionally bright and accomplished future leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connections to influence global leaders.

The world’s leading event for young and aspiring diplomats, the YDF will give delegates an unrivaled opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field of diplomacy and international affairs.

  • Contribute to the debate on the top of the global diplomatic agenda
  • Attend sessions at Parliament, Facebook Europe Headquarters, Royal United Services Institute, EU Commission and European Parliament Representation Office
  • Workshops on Smart Diplomacy
  • Increase your knowledge, contacts and skills sets to boost your career
  • Create a lasting legacy of Young Diplomats Forum 2018

The proceedings and workshops of the forum engage young diplomats with Ambassadors, MPs, MEPs, Government officials, Media and Diplomacy experts on different issues of global affairs. In addition, the Young Diplomats Forum is a cultural and entertaining experience that create international friendship amongst participants and engage with institutions in the host country and connect with the place

For the full programme, speakers, check our website

To apply, candidates need to send a CV and personal statement (max 500 words) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To hear what past delegates say about their experience, you can check our testimonials page

The Organisation:

The Global Diplomatic Forum (GDF), a London-based independent, not-for-profit organization, is fostering sustainable partnerships with diplomatic services, government agencies, politicians, thought leaders, media, IGOs and NGOs, academics and the private sector. We seek to engage all the key voices and major players in international affairs to create together effective solutions to the world's most challenging issues, both current and emerging, such as disruptive technologies. 

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