Palestinian Territories

The three-week programme for young diplomats from the Palestinian territories will enable the participants to expand their knowledge of German and European history, to learn about Germany’s political system and federalism, and to develop a greater understanding of the European Union. The theoretical principles will be illustrated and supplemented by visits to Brussels (Permanent Representation, EEAS, DG DEVCO, ECHO), The Hague (International Criminal Court), the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Senate, Airbus, “Der Spiegel”) and the Police Academy of Land Brandenburg.

The participants will also attend courses on mediation, negotiating skills and public speaking and will be able to improve their professional skills. The programme will be rounded off by talks with experts in the German Bundestag, units in the Federal Foreign Office, KfW, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the political foundations.


During the programme, which will be conducted in English, the participants will make useful contacts, acquire background knowledge and enhance their diplomatic skills, thus expanding their cooperation and career opportunities and their scope for action.