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  • 5 February 2018

    “Polish diplomacy needs young bold leaders who are open to the world,” said Minister Jacek Czaputowicz at the official ceremony to inaugurate another diplomatic and consular training programme. The event took place today at the Diplomatic Academy in Warsaw.

    "We will seek to attract more trainees to satisfy the needs of the foreign service. We want them to be the core of the (diplomatic) corps in the future,” said Minister Czaputowicz. The MFA head also said that the number of candidates admitted to the training keeps growing: whereas 15 people were accepted in 2016, 2017 saw twice as many at 31. This year, 35 people were selected out of more than 400 candidates to take part in training for diplomatic work. Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said that another recruitment session is likely to be held still this year. 



    For almost a year, the group of 35 trainees who have been selected in a multi-stage open competition will be preparing for work in the diplomatic and consular service. The five-month training programme covers lectures, seminars, workshops and language courses which are taught by eminent scholars and experienced diplomats. The trainees will study international relations and law. They will also learn how the MFA units operate, and visit key state institutions that are involved in Poland’s foreign policy. The trainees will take part in three study visits to Polish diplomatic missions: in Brussels, Geneva and Lviv. Once the theoretical part is over, the trainees will hold internships in the MFA headquarters, and later on in diplomatic posts. The training will conclude with a diplomatic and consular exam.



    The MFA Diplomatic Academy was established on 1 October 2016. An MFA unit, it operates under new legal provisions. With the Academy being part of the Ministry’s structure, it is better placed to hold efficient in-house training to meet the growing needs of the foreign service. The Academy offers continuous training for MFA staff to prepare them for work at international institutions.

    At the ceremony today, Director General of the Foreign Service Maciej Szymański awarded diplomatic ranks to members of the MFA staff who successfully completed the training and passed the diplomatic and consular exam.

    MFA Press Office

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