Students and teaching staff of DD-Tech consortium participated in the pilot training program on digital diplomacy at the University of Bucharest as part of the Erasmus+ project “Digital Diplomacy: Building the Common Future with Technology”.
Between June 12 – June 16, 36 students and teaching staff of DD-Tech consortium have joined the study module on “Digital Diplomacy – Puzzles, Challenges and Trends” offered within the framework of the Erasmus+ project “Digital Diplomacy: Building the Common Future with Technology”.
The module was hosted by the University of Bucharest and involved students from Romania (University of Bucharest), Estonia (University of Tartu), Italy (University of Sacred Heart Milan), Slovenia (University of Ljubljana), and Turkey (Istanbul University and Istanbul Ticaret University) who participated in an interactive training and got hands-on experience in digital diplomacy.
The pilot program was aimed at bringing together the teaching staff and students of DD-Tech consortium to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and trends in the field of digital diplomacy. The training program provided a platform for sharing knowledge, insights, and best practices related to the intersection of technology and international relations.
The training program featured a series of lectures and interactive sessions offered by DD-Tech teaching consortium and offered the opportunity for students to engage in stimulating discussions on topics such as the foundations of diplomacy, the emergence of digital diplomacy, small state diplomacy in the digital age, human rights diplomacy, and the impact of communication technology on digital diplomacy.
Within the framework of the training program, students and teaching staff of the consortium also had a chance to visit the Romanian Parliament, the Romanian Diplomatic Institute and attend the keynote presentation of the “The Oxford Handbook of Digital Diplomacy” by Prof. Corneliu Bjola from the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford.
According to the main project manager of DD-Tech consortium, Prof. Ozgun Erler Bayir, “the following pilot program provided cutting-edge knowledge about the latest trends in digital diplomacy for our learners and equipped them with useful insights on the topic by giving them the opportunity to directly engage with the international team of practitioners and diplomats, who participated in the program”.
For more detailed program of the training, please refer to the website of the University of Bucharest.
The following project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme – KA2 – Cooperation partnerships in higher education (KA203).