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Defence and Dialogue in Eastern Europe (#DDEE) will take place from July 31 to August 5, 2017 in Bucharest, Romania. The main purpose of DDEE is to prepare students and young professionals for a diplomatic career, both on practical and content-related aspects.

#DDEE represents a fantastic opportunity for young professionals to gain different skills in consolidating their diplomatic career, but it is also an important international effort for the formation of young generations. To better understand what the event is about, it represents the anniversary edition (fifth) of our famous flagship event Model NATO Youth Summit (MoNYS). But this edition is more than this. For all the details about the event, press here. 

For applying, follow the procedures below:

Eligibility criteria

Nationality: No restriction

Age: minimum 18 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 June 2017

What position can you apply for?

1. Participant to the Forum:

If you choose to apply as a participant to Forum, you are attending only the first half of the event (1st and 2nd of July), which will consist in a two-day series of panel discussions with senior experts on current NATO topics.  As a participant to the forum you will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with NATO Officials, representatives of the Romanian Government, Diplomats, and many international experts in security, defence and International Political Affairs. Please see all the topics of the Forum here and the agenda of the Forum here.

In order to register* for the forum, please send an email with your CV to recruitment@eadsociety.com

The participation fee to the Forum (to be paid only after the official confirmation of registration) is 35 EUR and it covers:

  • Access to the Experts’ Forum (taking place at „Carol I” Central University Library);
  • Coffee breaks and the lunches for the two-day forum;
  • Certificate attesting your attendance during DDEE Forum;
  • Access to social events;
* Please note that the seats are limited and we will fill them by the first-come-first-served principle, so hurry up with your registration. The payment details for the participation fee will be communicated to you AFTER your registration via email. 

2. Participant to the entire DDEE Event (Forum and NATO Simulation):

If you choose to apply for the entire DDEE event, you will take part both in the Forum and in the NATO Simulation. The NATO Simulation aims to educate the young people on the diplomatic decision-making process of NATO. If you are interested into gaining some very important practical skills, make sure you choose this option. You can apply as:

  • Member of delegation: In order to participate as a member in a delegation, you must apply together with another two people to form a delegation and you will represent together a NATO Member Country. One of you will be the Ambassador in the Euro Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) and the other two will be Delegates in the Political Committee and Military Committee. So each delegation will have one ambassador and two delegates. The Ambassador will lead its delegation, being the coordinator 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 NATO member 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.
  • 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 NATO partner 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.

*Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name

  • Photo/Video Journalist: The photo and the video journalists are responsible with taking footage and/or post-production editing (e.g.the photo montage and/or video story of DDEE 2017, including pictures, interviews, video sketches, etc.). You will work in close coordination with the Editor and DDEE organizing committee.
  • 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. You will work in close coordination with the Editor and DDEE organizing committee.
  • 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. You will work in close coordination with the Editor and DDEE organizing committee.

 

In order to apply for the entire DDEE Event, your CV together with the application form corresponding to the position you are applying for (available to download below) must be sent to recruitment@eadsociety.com no later than 28th of June 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 the  journalists / social media officers here

 

The participation fee (to be paid after the official confirmation of selection) is as following:

a) 135 EUR without accommodation and it covers:

    • Access to the Experts’ Forum (taking place at „Carol I” Central University Library)
    • Participation to NATO simulation event (taking place at JW Marriott Grand Hotel Bucharest) without accommodation;
    • Access to the study trips;
    • Welcome cocktail;
    • All the lunches and coffee breaks  (breakfasts and dinners are not covered);
    • Transportation for study trips and forum venues;
    • Networking with high level speakers;
    • Welcome-pack and final certificate;
    • Access to social events.

 

b) 320 EUR with accommodation, and it covers:

    • Access to the Experts’ Forum (taking place at „Carol I” Central University Library)
    • Participation to NATO simulation event; (taking place at JW Marriott Grand Hotel Bucharest)
    • Access to the study trips;
    • 5 nights’ accommodation in a 5-stars hotel (JW Marriott Grand Hotel Bucharest)
    • Access to the pool and wellness center of the hotel;
    • Welcome cocktail;
    • All the breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks;
    • 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

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