MEDAC - Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies


Director: Stephen C. Calleya


Deputy Director and EuroMeSCo “liaison officer”: Derek Lutterbeck


General Statement
The Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) is an institution of higher learning offering advanced degrees in diplomacy with a focus on Mediterranean issues. The programme consists of courses in International Law, International Economics, International Relations, International History and the practice of diplomacy. Each year some 30 young diplomats and students from around 20 different countries from the Mediterranean region and beyond take part in MEDAC’s programmes. MEDAC also regularly organises conferences and workshops on Mediterranean issues. Since 1996, MEDAC has organised the Euromed Information and Training Seminars in cooperation with the European Commission. The seminars are destined for diplomats and desk officers from both EU and Mediterranean partner countries. In addition, MEDAC carries out research on various topics of relevance to the Mediterranean region. MEDAC has a broad range of partner institutions from across the Mediterranean region.

Areas of work
Euromed Policies, Regional Cooperation, Security Issues in the Mediterranean, Migration Issues in the Mediterranean, Human Rights.

Objectives of the Euromed/Middle East programme(s)
MEDAC’s objectives include:
• To act as a leading diplomatic training institution focusing on Mediterranean issues
• To promote cooperation, dialogue and confidence-building among Mediterranean countries
• To act as a platform for open exchange of views on Mediterranean issues

Med Agenda Series; Mediterranean Perspectives on International Relations; Human Rights and the Conflict Cycle; Migration, Development and Diplomacy: Perspectives from the Southern Mediterranean

Membership to other networks
- European Diplomatic Training Initiative - EDTI
- Network of Mediterranean Universities and other Academic Institutes - MEMA
- Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network - EMHRN

Practical information
Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies

University of Malta

Msida MSD 2080


Phone: +356 2340 2340




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