Diplomacy by networking and alumni support

To date, more than 3800 diplomats and leaders from over 180 countries have participated in our programmes. Approximately 300 of them are currently assigned to their respective diplomatic missions in Germany, some of them as Ambassadors. Our alumni retain their status as important contacts for us whether assigned to posts in Germany or abroad. In keeping with a network-orientated foreign policy, we place great value on keeping in touch with our former participants after the completion of their courses with us. We have therefore developed a broad selection of instruments which allow us to promote global networks and to strengthen the relationships within the existing alumni network.


Alumniportal Deutschland is a global alumni network targeting Germany-Alumni and funded by the Federal Foreign Office (AA). It is a cooperation of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Goethe Institute. Training for International Diplomatsalso uses this service to allow its alumni to keep in touch with one another.



‘Diplomacy by Networking’

The project 'Diplomacy by Networking' offers Training for International Diplomats alumni services such as regional meetings abroad, events in Germany, network consolidation programmes and various online and offline publications. Cooperating with partners is crucial here. A further task of the project is to include more Germans in this international network, particularly colleagues from the Federal Foreign Office and its missions abroad, but also former programme colleagues and alumni of the kulturweit volunteer programme.

The second main task is to encourage alumni to take even more initiative and to organise networking activities, such as regular regional get togethers. Training for International Diplomats can provide alumni with funding for such activities. Alumni are welcome to apply for this funding at their local German mission.

Our events

Dayview 22.09.2018

From: 11:00 To: 18:00 13. Diplomatenkolleg

Location: Term: August - October 2018
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From: 11:00 To: 19:00 13th Executive Seminar for Diplomats from Latin America and the Caribbean

Location: Term: 30.08. - 27.09.2018
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From: 11:00 To: 19:00 17th Executive Seminar for Diplomats from Afghanistan and neighbouring countries

Location: Term: 31.08. - 28.09.2018
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