Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative



Established in 2013, the Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative is a joint collaboration between the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the DiploFoundation of Switzerland, and the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) of New Zealand.


The Initiative aims at improving the relations between Asia and Europe by enhancing public diplomacy efforts among the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Partners. It provides practical skills-oriented training with toolkits and training modules designed by public diplomacy experts and practitioners as well as senior diplomats with the support of Asian and European diplomatic academies.


The Initiative is supported by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.


Programme Features


Each training phase consists of:

The training targets:

In 2019, the Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative will enter Phase VII, with the implementation of the 7th online course and 7th face-to-face training. If you wish to obtain more information on current or past projects please click on the links below. 


Past trainings include:



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