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Joint Master in EU Trade & Climate Diplomacy

The Joint Master in EU Trade & Climate Diplomacy (EUDIPLO) is offered by CIFE in Berlin and Nice and the School of Government at Luiss Guido Carli in Rome.
The EUDIPLO 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. 

Teaching language: English
Study Destinations: Rome, Berlin, Nice
Duration: A one-year programme from October to July
Credits: 60 ECTS

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Applied Research - Contributing Partners

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

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

For students who have completed their undergraduate studies.
Good knowledge of English required.

Tuition fees: 11,000 € 

Application deadline: 26 July 2024

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To apply go to the online application form


Trade and climate are the strategic fields of global policies where the European Union is displaying strong leadership. Through its Green Deal, the Paris Agreement and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the EU’s new diplomacy brings together civil society, NGOs, corporates, think tanks and foundations to reinforce multilateral and rule-based agreements that set it apart from other global powers.


Overview of the Academic Year

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 January: 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.

February to April: 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. 
study trip to a diplomatic hub such as Brussels gives insight knowledge into EU Diplomacy and interaction with high-level lecturers, experts and diplomats.

Studying in Berlin, one of the most dynamic and inspiring cities of the 21st Century, helps students to investigate how far the EU has a strong political voice and expresses its economic power through its support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Declaration and its political initiatives such as the Green Deal. Meetings with seasoned experts in EU economic diplomacy will be organised.

April to July: 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.

Studying in Nice recognised as one of the most advanced Smart Cities helps students to understand how digital services and network, Artificial Intelligence and big data are the new frontier of globalisation and represent the most dynamically growing part of world exchanges. New forms of cooperation agreements may enable countries in their policy space to promote renewable energy, to safeguard universal coverage of education and healthcare, and to pursue inclusive development goals.


Programme Structure & Learning Outcomes

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


Degree & Title

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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