Gdansk – Diplomatic Law

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Nec temere, nec timide - “Neither rashly nor timidly”. This latin phrase has been the mantra of Gdańsk since its very beginning and makes a strong reminder that despite any circumstances, courage should always be inseparably linked with a reasonable mind.

This words have been put into action through the years and have been visible in the bold history of Gdańsk. Its foreign influences, strong feeling of independence and solidarity, combined with the strong belief in the power of - seemingly - small actions, made a huge difference in the modern Europe as we know it.

Taking all of these into account, it became clear for us that Gdańsk provides a perfect environment for organising Summer ELSA Gdańsk Law School on Diplomatic Law - field that requires the features mentioned above - both courage and good sense. We believe that raising a subject of diplomatic law right here in Gdańsk, might be a unique experience, presenting how great ideas can change people's lives with the help of diplomacy.

The academic programme we prepared is supposed to broaden participants’ knowledge about diplomatic law and give them a chance to learn skills useful in academic, professional and private life. We would like to enhance the practical skills during workshops, so that we could provide a number of tips on successful debating, protocol, savoir - vivre, negotiations. The week of various lectures and meetings would be ended up with the simulation of the European Parliament’s session, so that the participants’ skills and knowledge can be put into effect.

Moreover, you should know that Gdańsk itself is a place that combines best of both worlds - it's a popular summer resort and a vibrant city that can offer much more than just sea and sandy beach. We’ll make sure to keep you familiar with each of its sides. During the week you’ll see the most important spots like the icons of the city - the Crane and Fountain of Neptune. What you can’t miss is also the walk down the old town and Motlawa River, afternoon on the beach, followed by the party at Sopot - the centre of entertainment in Tricity. Gdańsk would not be the same if it wasn’t for the whole “Solidarity” Movement. We’ll make sure you feel its spirit around. And let’s not forget about the gala-ball right at the end of your stay! A lot of fun planned ahead!

What else can we say? As the organizers of the second edition of SELS on Diplomatic Law we can only promise you that we’ll do our best to make this July week very special. We believe that the balance between academic and social programmes altogether with the atmosphere and beauty of Gdańsk, would create a perfect conditions for a great summer adventure.

See you in Gdańsk, young diplomats!

Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 315€
Alumni/Member of a partner organisation - 370€
Non ELSA Member-380€
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
SELS T-shirt - 15€
Gdańsk, Poland
Gdańska Szkoła Floretu, Gdańsk
Number of participants
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Academic Partner
University of Gdańsk
Academic Programme
  • Introductory lecture – ABC of Diplomacy
  • History of diplomacy versus contemporary.
  • Problems and challenges of contemporary diplomacy
  • Houston, we have a problem – The most significant blunders in history of Diplomacy
  • The role of translators in Diplomacy
  • Diplomatic etiquette, savoir vivre, dress code
  • Simulation of European Parliament`s Session
  • Meeting with Diplomat
  • Diplomatic Law in European Union
  • Workshop on Simulation of Dispute Settlement
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