Defence and Dialogue in Eastern Europe (#DDEE) registrations are now officially open!

The event organized by EADSociety will take place from July 31 to August 5, 2017 at JW Marriott Grand Hotel in Bucharest, Romania and will involve over 200 participants from all over the world with different backgrounds and of different generations.

DDEE is a series of events on two dimensions: theoretical (forum) and practical (simulation of NATO decision-making process and study visits). DDEE aims to raise awareness on the defence and security threats that are now developing in Eastern Europe. For more details on the event go here.

See below the application procedures:

Eligibility criteria

You can apply to Defence and Dialogue in Eastern Europe (#DDEE) event if you are: a student / a recent graduate /a young professional /you are part of a think-tank/ you are a member of an NGO, etc.

Nationality: no restriction

Age: 18 – 35 years old

Reference fields: International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences, Peace and Conflict Studies, Law, Diplomacy, Geopolitics, Economics, Journalism and other study/work fields applicable if the applicant shows great interest and sufficient experience.

Application deadline: 28th of May 2017

What position should I apply for?

There are several positions that will make the DDEE Event functional and you can choose from:

Individual delegate: you will represent a NATO Partner country in your position of Ambassador in the Euro Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC). You have to prepare and to voice the interests of your country, to discuss and to share the view of your Government during the official and/or unofficial meetings. You can represent one of the following states: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, The Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

Member of delegation: you will represent a NATO Member State in your position of Ambassador in the Euro Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) and delegate in Political Committee as well as Military Committee. The ambassador will lead its delegation, organize and coordinate, being the liaison person between the organizing committee and its members. As a whole delegation, you will debate at the negotiation table and you will try to reach consensus in order to adopt the Summit Declaration. You can represent one of the following states: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Rapporteur/International Staff: you will act as a Rapporteur during the first part of the event, mainly to sum-up the discussions and debates that will take place within the panels. Furthermore, during the simulation of the NATO process decision-making, the primary role of the International Staff is to provide advice, guidance and administrative support to the NATO delegations. It helps to implement decisions taken at different committee levels and, in doing so, supports the process of consensus-building and decision-making within the Alliance. The following divisions will be represented:

  • PASP – Political Affairs and Security Policy Division
  • DPPC – Defence Policy and Planning Division
  • OPS – Operations Division
  • DI – Defence Investment Division
  • ESC – Emerging Security Challenges Division
  • PDD – Public Diplomacy Division


Depending on your position, you will be involved in two types of decision-making processes, having at the same time two roles, as following:

August 3, 2017

  August 4, 2017

Euro Atlantic Partnership Council




NATO-Ukraine Commission

Meeting on Afghanistan with Resolute Support Operational Partner Nations


 → Heads of States and Governments (HoS/G)

Political Committee

NATO-Georgia Commission


 → Minister of Foreign Affairs (MoF)

Military Committee

Meeting in Interoperability Format


 → Minister of Defence (MoD)

Or you can apply to one of the positions in the Press Office:

Editor: as an Editor, it is required to coordinate the Press Room activity in coordination with DDEE organizing committee.

Photo/Video Journalist: The photo and the video journalists are responsible with taking footages and/or post-production editing (e.g.the photo montage and/or video story of DDEE 2017, including pictures, interviews, video sketches, etc.).

Journalist: As a journalist in a council/committee/meeting, you have to write articles on the topics development, to take interviews together with the video journalist, to sum-up the speakers’ lectures and to add value to the DDEE Press Room.

Social Media Officer: The Social Media Officer will make sure that the DDEE event will have full social media coverage during the event both nationally and internationally.

How can you apply?

Applications (your CV and the application form) must be sent to no later than 28th of May  2017, midnight CET. 

  • You can download the application form for delegations here
  • You can download the application form for individuals here
  • You can download the application form for rapporteurs/ international staff here
  • You can download the application form for the Press Office (editor/ journalists / social media officers) here

Participation fee (to be paid after the official confirmation of selection)

The participation fee of 290 euro for a member in delegation and 320 euro for individual positions covers:

  • Access to the experts’ forum;
  • Participation to NATO simulation event;
  • Access to the study trips;
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in JW Marriott Grand Hotel Bucharest (5* hotel)
  • Access to the pool and wellness center of the hotel;
  • Welcome cocktail;
  • 2 lunches and 4 coffee breaks;
  • Crisis management training;
  • Transportation for study trips and forum venues;
  • Networking with high level speakers;
  • Welcome pack and final certificate;
  • Access to social events;
  • Additional benefits are negotiated by the EADSociety staff in order to make your stay amazing and unforgettable.

For more details, please read very carefully our FAQ section here