31 candidates attended the sixth one-year professional diplomatic course;
36 candidates attended the seventh two-month diplomatic course from January to March.
Conferences and Seminars
Specialized seminar on diplomatic practice for Croatian diplomats was organized from 7th to 18th May at the Diplomatic Academy, led by Mrs Nancy Forbord and Mr James Morton, the experts from Diplomatic Tradecraft Associates (DTA), SAD. 47 participants attended 3 workshops on "Policy creation", "Negotiations" and "Public Diplomacy";
Round Table on achievements and priorities of the Croatian Foreign Policy and Diplomacy on the occasion of the Day of the Croatian Diplomacy was held on 26th June in Zagreb. Mr Tonino Picula, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, opened the meeting at which Croatian and foreign diplomats, politicians and scientists gathered. On that occasion year – book "Public diplomacy and media" was presented from the international seminar with the same name, which took place from 14th to 15th April 2000;
Dubrovnik Diplomatic Summer School was established in 2001 in the framework of the Tepmus programme of the European Commission, coordinated by College of Europe from Brugge and in co-operation with the Centre of diplomatic studies of the University of Leicester, the Institute for international relations (IMO) from Zagreb, International Centre of Croatian universities (ICCS) of the University of Zagreb and the Diplomatic Academy;
The course "Regional co-operation, multilateral diplomacy and diplomatic practice" was held from 27th August to 15th September 2001. 20 young diplomats from 9 countries (Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Latvia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland and Slovenia) attended the course. The training of trainers from the Republic of Croatia was organized, books of reference were published and the preparations for the second course in 2002 were carried out;
The second Summer School of the Pact on stability "Stabilization of the South Eastern Europe – security aspect" was held from 10th to 15th September in Dubrovnik, in co-operation with the Centre for European integration studies (ZEI) from Bonn, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Foundation Friedrich Naumann and the University of Zagreb – ICCS in Dubrovnik. 16 diplomats from 6 countries in transition (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Romania and Slovenia) attended this international specialized seminar;
International CEI conference "Economic diplomacy in the countries in transition" was held from 5th to 6th October in Dubrovnik. 47 participants from 7 member states of CEI (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia) and from Egypt, Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and Great Britain as well as from 2 international organizations (CEI – Executive Office and UNDP) gathered at the conference. The year – book "Diplomacy in the era of globalization", from the conference with the same name, which had been held in 2000, was presented at the conference;
The third seminar on European integration processes was held from 8th to 12 October in Dubrovnik in co-operation with Foundation Hanns Seidel. 28 diplomats from 14 countries in transition: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine attended the seminar. The Austrian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Hungarian and German experts lectured at the seminar;
Specialized seminar for Croatian diplomats was held from 22nd October to 2nd November 2001 in Oslo, in co-operation with the Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in the Republic of Croatia. 11 employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia attended the seminar;
Seminar "Simulation of the negotiating at an international conference" in French was held from 6th to 8th December at the Diplomatic Academy in Zagreb, in the framework of the co-operation programme with the Embassy of the Republic of France in the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Croatia. 16 employees of the State Administration (7 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) attended the seminar which was led by Mrs Laurence Riehl, director of the French Institute in Vienna;
The courses of the French Language for the diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and state administrators have started in 2001, in co-operation with the Embassy of the Republic of France in the Republic of Croatia and Alliance française.
Diplomatic Academy Year – Book, Central European Initiative – International Conference "Diplomacy in the Era of Globalisation", Dubrovnik, 6-7 October 2000, Vol. 3/2001, No. 1 (English)
Special issue: Official abbreviations and full names of the states in Croatian and English, 2001 (Croatian);
Agreements with related institutions abroad
Agreement on co-operation between Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia and the Higher Institute for the International Relations of Cuba "Raul Roa Garcia" was signed on 19th March in 2001;
40 candidates were sent to diplomatic training on the scholarship and co-operation programme.