The European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD) is the first non-governmental, non-for-profit diplomatic academy in Europe, with a mission of shaping, sharpening and inspiring a new generation of enlightened international leaders.

With over 3000 graduates from more than 40 countries, the EAD has offered the highest quality tailor-made programs at graduate, post-graduate and executive levels since its inception in 2004. Renowned for its teaching methods, international faculty and distinguished speakers, the EAD prepares diplomats, civil servants, political and social leaders, as well as representatives of businesses, academia and the non-governmental sector for the challenges of a globalizing and ever changing world.

Located in the heart of Europe, Poland, the European Academy of Diplomacy derives its principles and values from the country’s experience of a successful economic and political transition. It also draws inspiration from Poland’s value-oriented foreign policy, which endorses joint-responsibility for EU’s neighborhood and active engagement in the support for democracy and prosperity around the world.

We invite you to learn more about the EAD, where passion for our mission, commitment to international dialogue, and a personal approach to all our students and partners are our trademark.


Empowering a new generation of enlightened international leaders.


The mission of the European Academy of Diplomacy is to provide a milieu for networking, idea exchange and skills training, which help shape, sharpen and inspire a new generation of enlightened international leaders committed to undertaking responsibility for a better world.


Respect and Dialogue – At the EAD, we are committed to creating an environment, which assures that every voice is heard and every contribution to the discussion is valued. An environment of mutual respect which fosters trust, sparks progress, and brings new ideas to the table for a changing world.

Co-ownership – A better world cannot emerge without assuring global responsibility. For this very reason EAD programs and activities evolve around the idea that each of us individually is responsible for the common good. Co-ownership is also the backbone of our programs, which provide our participants with the opportunity to shape and influence their learning experience as they go.

Empowerment –By creating an open and truly international environment for leaders, the EAD strives to assure that participants feel empowered as they graduate from our programs. By providing a network of like-minded and inspirational individuals, as well as by offering the participants much-needed skills, we hope to strengthen the belief that change comes from within.

Ethical Engagement – At EAD we are engaged in making the world a better place by providing like-minded future leaders with inspiration, skills and network opportunities, as well as promoting growth beyond oneself. Our ethical engagement aims first and foremost at reinforcing democracy, human rights, and rule of law worldwide by sharing Poland’s successful transformation experience.