International co-operation and contacts with the scientific institutions at home have been providing a particular encouragement to the development of the basic activities of the Diplomatic Academy.
The permanent co-operation with Diplomatic Academy in Vienna has been of great importance in the context of bilateral international co-operation, particularly the 31. meeting of deans of diplomatic academies and institutes which took place on 29 and 30 September, 2003. The co-operation with other diplomatic institutions, with which the Academy signed the contract on co-operation, has also been precious. (Archives).
Besides, we have also been active withinCentral European Initiative (CEI)) and international network, Institutional Links. With its seat at the Centre of the Diplomatic Studies at University of Leicester it brings together professional institutions for the diplomatic education.
As for the conferences, we have paid a particular attention to bringing together diplomats and experts on international relations from Central and South Eastern Europe, encouraging the promotion of regional co-operation.
We have had a permanent co-operation with scientific and educational institutions in the Republic of Croatia, especially with the Law School at the University of Zagreb, The Institute of the International Relations and International Centre of Croatian Universities in Dubrovnik.
We have also achieved an active co-operation with foreign diplomatic offices (especially with the Embassy of the Republic of France, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain) and the foreign foundations in the Republic of Croatia. With the latter ones, we have been organizing the courses on improvement of the communicational skills and meetings on current diplomatic topics.
Such a diplomatic co-operation provokes an increasing number of offered scholarships abroad. Thanks to the Diplomatic Academy, each year the Croatian diplomats attend different courses, mainly organized and financed by the distinguished foreign institutions for the diplomatic education and improvement, such as: Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, International Institute for Public Administration, France, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, Malta, Institute of International Relations "Clingendael", The Hague, Diplomatic School, Madrid.