Joint Master in EU Trade & Climate Diplomacy (EUDIPLO)

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Description du programme


Key Facts

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 program: 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 program from October to June
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Starting Date: October 2020

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 program:

  • 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.
  • Application deadline: 15 June 2020.

For more information and to pre-register contact

To apply, go to the online application form.


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 and Climate Diplomacy (EUDIPLO) is a one-year program that takes place in three different cities:

October to December: Rome (Italy)

The program starts in Rome, on the campus of LUISS School of Government. Courses will give an introduction to EU Governance, focusing on the context and challenges of European Foreign Action and policy in the 21st century.

January to March: Berlin (Germany)

The program 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.

Program structure & learning outcomes

Stretching over one academic year the program 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 organized by LUISS School of Government in Rome and by CIFE in Berlin and Nice.

Teaching Modules

1. EU Governance in Rome 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 in Berlin 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
Special Features

Policy laboratories - Applied Skills

  • Develop your practical skills by tracking case studies and real-time EU negotiations and policy proposals on a strategic subject for sustainable development
  • Visits to national and international institutions in Berlin and Nice add a crucial experiential dynamic to the academic program at the crossroads of theory and practice.


Degree & Title

At the end of the program, 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 program will be an asset for the public, non-profit, and private sectors.

Expert's 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’ network of policymakers and diplomats while also accessing exclusive project opportunities in European and international institutions.

Graduates receive two certifications:

  • The Joint Master in EU Trade & Climate Diplomacy (EUTCDIP), certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS at the Master level.
  • The degree qualification "Policy Officer in European and International organizations" (level 7 EQF), recognized by the French state.
Mis à jour le Fév. 2020

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