Why should I join the Institute?


INSTITUT DE DIPLOMATIE PUBLIQUE / INSTITUTO DE DIPLOMACIA PUBLICA is an independent organisation that acts as a platform for collaboration in the field of public diplomacy with a particular focus on countries with limited economic resources.

Our core purpose is to advance public diplomacy, by bringing academics at all stages of their career together from across the world to share ideas, publish research and grow networks.

Joining Institut de diplomatie publique says you are an engaged professional and demonstrates a commitment to your career development.

It connects you to a wider community of like-minded professionals and opens up opportunities that will broaden, support and encourage your professional interests and development.





The Platform ( https://www.publicdiplomacy.online/ } is a service of the Institut de diplomatie publique, transformed from the earlier social media network. Since the Platform was formed in 2012, we have grown in size and influence.

Currently, we are a collective project supported by over 300 scientists (Doctor/Ph.D. members of the Institute), 500 experts and professionals (Professional members), 900 observers.

Despite the fact that the Institute is legally incorporated in the UK, for many members and website users, English is not a first language, so we created a space where scientists can talk about science in an inclusive way that does not exclude non-English speakers.

Our response to the increasing cultural and lingual diversity in the Institute is our zero-tolerance approach against any kind of linguistic discrimination. This platform was founded with the mission to break down language barriers and create a united space by making it accessible to individuals whose cultural background does not include the English language.

What we do?

We provide a direct channel of interaction among cultural activists, media, IGOs and NGOs, academics, and others seeking to advance the field of international virtual exchange (internet-based, cross-national communication and collaboration) in the following field: Science diplomacy Parliamentary Diplomacy Cultural diplomacy Economic diplomacy Cyber diplomacy Health diplomacy Municipal diplomacy Humanitarian diplomacy Environmental diplomacy Energy diplomacy Sports diplomacy Water diplomacy Inclusive policy via Public Diplomacy.


Your membership benefits

Networking: Our members are connected. Through us you can link with a variety of networks at a national and local level, and make connections with colleagues working in all areas of PD and at every stage of the profession to share knowledge and experience.


Professional recognition: As a member, you are demonstrating your commitment to the sector and your career in PD.


The Continuous Professional Development Framework is a versatile tool that supports the development of professionals. Based on professional behaviours rather than skills or competencies, it works on an organisational and individual level, across all roles in PD.


Training: We offer courses designed specifically for professionals that can help you to apply the methodology to your workplace.


Volunteering: Professional development comes in many guises at the Institute. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities which help broaden your experiences beyond your immediate professional context. There are lots of ways to get involved.


Accreditation: Our accreditation scheme provides a clear pathway for you to take your career further and become an Accredited Member.


Events and conferences: Our programme of development offers a series of conferences and events on a range of PD topics and skills to enhance your knowledge and practice.


Diploma: A member of the Institute receives a Certificate or DIPLOMA of membership (with supplement), which will be sent to him after approval of membership. The Certificate (Diploma) will outline the class of membership, area, and the programs that a member is supporting in the field of public diplomacy and other relevant details.

If you are a Member or Expert you can claim your Diploma. Share your Diploma: you can share it online on your Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter profile or using a secure URL. You can also include your Diploma URL on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.


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