The Joint Master in EU Trade & Climate Diplomacy is offered by CIFE in Berlin and Nice and the School of Government at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome.
The EUTCDIP Master provides analytical and negotiation skills through evidence-based studies and practical project work in the three major topics of the programme: Sustainability & Climate, Trade & Investment, Digital Cooperation.
The academic curriculum focuses on how to act, reflect and participate in strategic trade and climate policy negotiations between Europe and other geopolitical powers, with a wide range of economic and digital intelligence tools.
Live in Rome, Berlin and Nice and learn how Climate and Trade Policies are the major instruments of transnational relations in the 21st Century. The Joint Master in EU Trade & Climate Diplomacy is a one-year programme that takes place in three different cities:
October to December: Rome (Italy)
The programme starts in Rome, on the campus of LUISS, School of Government. Courses will give an introduction to the EU Governance, focusing on the context and challenges of European Foreign Action and policy in the 21st century.
January to March: Berlin (Germany)
The programme continues in Berlin, in the CIFE premises. Teaching will be concentrating on EU Climate Diplomacy and its ambition to climate leadership in the context of the EU Green Deal. A study trip to a diplomatic hub such as Brussels gives insight knowledge into EU Diplomacy and interaction with high-level lecturers, experts and diplomats.
April to June: Nice (France)
Courses conclude in Nice, in CIFE's main premises. A special focus will be laid on EU Trade & Investment Diplomacy. Students will attend courses on Trade Diplomacy, External Investment for SDGs, AI, Big Data and Digitalised Governance, Innovative Forms of Collaborative Action in the Digital society. As part of their academic requirements, students will complete a final master thesis.
Students are expected to actively participate in applied research studies provided by our contributing partners. To complement their studies, motivated graduates may apply for traineeships in these global institutions.
Contributing partners of the programme:
• The EU External Action Service, Brussels
• OECD, Paris
Stretching over one academic year the programme is structured into four modules. Throughout the whole curriculum in Rome, Berlin and Nice students will participate in networking meetings with national and international government officials, private sector representatives and leading academics organised by Luiss School of Government in Rome and by CIFE in Berlin and Nice.
1. EU Governance at Luiss School of Government in Rome
Learn the context and challenges of European Foreign Action and policy in the 21st century while attending the following courses:
• Democracy and Global Governance: European Politics after 1945
• European Macroeconomics
• Reforming European Institutions and Democracy
• Policies and Policymaking in the EU
• The EU External Action
2. EU Climate Diplomacy at CIFE in Berlin
Study critical EU diplomacy and sustainable development relations such as climate policy in major bilateral and multilateral relations:
• Sustainable Development
• Science Diplomacy
• New Climate Diplomacy and EU Climate Action
• Sharing Economy and Socially-Just Ecological Transition
3. EU Trade Diplomacy at CIFE in Nice
Investigate how far trade and its connectivity through infrastructure and digital services help to advance foreign relations and exchanges towards Sustainable Development Goals:
• Trade Diplomacy and Agreements
• Investment Policy for SDGs
• Europe’s AI and Digital Connectivity
• Innovative Forms of Collaborative Action in the Digital Society
4. Applied Research Methodology, case studies, simulation exercises and skills workshops throughout the whole curriculum in Rome, Berlin and Nice
At the end of the programme, the participants will obtain:
Trade and Climate Policy-relevant curriculum
Equipped with sharpened critical thinking and a thorough technical knowledge of transnational relations, the graduates of this programme will be an asset for the public, non-profit, and private sectors.
Experts' applied research feedback
In-depth research and project skills through year-long project work and a hands-on master thesis mentored by CIFE and Luiss experts as well as other seasoned policy leaders.
Global alumni and network community
Connecting with CIFE's and Luiss's network of policy makers and diplomats while also accessing exclusive project opportunities in European and international institutions.
Graduates receive three certifications:
- Two diplomas for the Joint Master in EU Trade and Climate Diplomacy (EUDIPLO) (one issued by CIFE and the other by Luiss), certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS at Master level.
- The degree qualification "Policy Officer in European and International Organisations" (level 7 EQF), recognised by the French state.
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