Today, as we commemorate this anniversary, it is not the past that we look to but the future.
The Institutes maturity combined with the teams youthful spirit continuously gives us the motivation to set ourselves ever higher goals.
To provoke public interest and debate on current foreign policy issues, we hold public lectures by prominent public figures, leading politicians and diplomats.
The programme is oriented towards the student and academic community, as well as civil, non-government and business organizations, research centres, public institutions, etc.
Its main purpose is to involve the Bulgarian public in the world of diplomacy and foreign affairs through introducing it to its various aspects and provoking interest, and also to develop cooperation with public circles.
In 2013, in order to commemorate the special occasion of its ten-year anniversary and the European Year of the Citizens, the Diplomatic Institutes is visiting universities in Sofia and the country.
Visits conducted in 2013 so far include: Visit to the University of Veliko Turnovo "St. Methodius" and a discussion with students studying Political Science, International Relations, History, Public Relations and others Visit to the South-West University "Neofit Rilski" and a discussion on the topic "The Diplomatic Profession Today" with students in European Studies, International Relations, Law, Public Administration and others Visit to the University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski" and a discussion on the topic "The Diplomatic Profession Today" with students from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Philosophy and History 11- Participation in the "Golden Apple of Succes" forum at Sofia University "St.
My participation in the Basic Course in Diplomacy and my successful completion of it allowed me to acquire my first diplomatic rank, i.e.
it gave me the opportunity to join the Bulgarian diplomatic service.In order to mark the ten-year anniversary in 2013 of the establishment the Diplomatic Institute, in our new series "10 interviews" we will introduce you to 10 notable professionals, trained by the Institute. Vurbanov, you have taken part in the first Basic Course in Diplomacy of the Diplomatic Institute in 2004, as well as in language courses organized by the Institute and you are currently a II rank diplomatic official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.In the form of interviews, they will present their view of the Institute and share valuable experience from their career development. What role has your training in the Institute played for your professional development?The Diplomatic institute "opens its doors" by organizing regular meetings where the team of the Institute invites to its premises or visits various universities and organizations.During the meetings the functions and activities of the Institute are presented, along with the essence of the diplomatic profession, the opportunities for career development within the MFA structure, etc.Dear friends, The year 2013 marks the Tenth Anniversary of the Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute.