School of Transnational Governance

Executive Training Seminars

Our Executive Training Seminars are collaborative courses which combine scientific expertise with hands-on learning. The seminars are aimed at high-level professionals in policy, diplomacy, NGOs, international organisations, media and the private sector.

We invite the most prominent experts from around the world to deliver courses tailored to specific policy-fields. Each seminar lasts between two and five days and combines knowledge transfer with practical case-study sessions and skills sharing. The interactive experience cultivates debate and partnerships between participants of different but complementary backgrounds. 

Upcoming Executive Training Seminars

The Power of the EU Purse: Mastering the Multiannual Financial Framework

Date: 13-14 June 2019

Place: Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels

Scientific Coordinators: Cinzia Alcidi (CEPS) and Wolfgang Wessels (EUI)

Deadline: 22 May 2019

This Executive Training examines the new developments in the area of the EU budget, focusing on the strategic role that member states and parliaments play in negotiations for the determination of the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). Participants will upgrade their strategic knowledge, develop key skills and share best practices in a year that is critical for the EU’s future. This interactive seminar discusses both the substance and the organisation of the MFF as a case study, with the aim to strengthen participants’ grip on processes taking place in Brussels and in the member states.    

Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Security Governance: Actors, Strategies and Modus Operandi

Date: 19-20 June 2019

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator: Andreas Gofas (Centre for the Analysis of Terrorism and European Security) 

Deadline: 27 May 2019

This Executive Training offers concentrated, in-depth exposure to the evolution and major characteristics of modern terrorism, its actors, strategies and modus operandi, and assesses the challenges that this phenomenon presents to decision-makers and security establishments. An integral part of the Seminar is attendance of the annual EUI forum on “Terrorism and Security Governance” on June 21. Both events constitute a unique opportunity to come into contact with the latest developments, engage in challenging debates and to consolidate a global professional network in the field of Counter-Terrorism.   

Empowering Women In and Through Foreign Policy

Date: 26-28 June 2019

Place: Escuela Diplomatica, Madrid

Scientific Coordinator: Ruth Rubio Marín (EUI) 

Deadline: 5 June 2019

The Executive Training, organised in collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, focuses on the impact of gender in shaping international relations and on the development of a feminist foreign policy. By challenging the prevailing conceptions of international relations and diplomacy, participants will be able to develop a gender awareness in the way they think about international politics, global security, political economy and international conflicts.    

Executive Trainings at the Academy of Global Governance 

The Academy of Global Governance provides free of charge training that combines academic, research-based knowledge and evidence-based practice. Among its upcoming trainings:

Does Europe need a grand strategy? Exploring competing visions for the EU’s role in the world, 20-22 May 2019.

  Evidence-based policy-making: from data to decision-making, 12-14 June 2019.

 Rules of origin and utilisation rates, 26-28 June 2019.

  Revitalising rule-making and dispute resolution in the WTO – assessing the state of play, 10-12 July 2019.

past trainings