2 specialized programs

Nowadays, business diplomacy is at the heart of diplomatic activity. Indeed, diplomatic negotiations and official visits focus on economic issues and many private companies are now fully involved partners in the negotiation and lobbying process.




Our short courses are designed for diplomats and senior managers who need additional theoretical and practical knowledge.

Cyber Security Challenges Programme

This programme provides a better understanding of the evolution of forms of conflict and threats, particularly since the development of new forms of cyber attacks. Delivered by specialists, it provides a better understanding of the policies put in place, the standards developed, as well as risk awareness and the implementation of cybersecurity strategies.


The program is sanctioned by a certificate of completion “cyber-security”.




The cyber security policy and practice agenda provides an in-depth acculturation to the challenges of the digital transformation, particularly from a security and defence perspective. At the end of the training, the listeners become familiar with the concepts of cyber security, and learn to better understand the reasoning involved in mastering cyberspace.

Essential information :

  • Certification training leading to a Certificate of Completion “Cyber Security”.
  • Scheduled from September 22nd to October 2nd as an online training course in the afternoons from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Cost: 2500 €.

Program Manager :

Marc WATIN- AUGOUARD, Army General 2S, Former Inspector General of the Gendarmerie, Founder of the International Cyber Security Forum

With the collaboration of :

Jean-Marc JOURNOT, Major General of the Air Force, Honorary Director of the Ecole de Guerre (War School)

Themes taught :

  1. The construction of the digital space: historical aspects
  2. The digital transformation, its engines, its effects, its perspectives (AI, Cloud, Big data, immersive technologies, robots, connected systems)
  3. Sovereignty issues and the digital space
  4. The quest for governance of the digital space (UN, American associations, regional agreements, private initiatives, Paris Appeal, etc.).
  5. Overview of European legislation (RGPD, NIS directive) and ambitions of the Cybersecurity Act
  6. The return of states to fight cybercrime and promote cyber defence
  7. Cybercrime, what are we talking about? Its polymorphic nature, its impacts in the “material layer”, in the “logical” layer and in the “cognitive” layer. The legal means to fight it, the public and private, national and international actors (Interpol, Europol, Eurojust)
  8. Cyber defense, a posture to protect critical infrastructure. Its defensive and offensive components.
  9. Cyberwar” or “war in the cyber”. When do we switch to the law of armed conflict?

Diplomatic Protocol Program

Protocol is a set of codes and rules that we can hardly ignore in diplomatic practice. The ECSR has in recent years introduced protocol training for diplomats and for senior managers and military officers. The “Diplomacy and Protocol” programme is aimed at specific auditor delegations and covers a wide range of topics such as the status of diplomats, immunities, accreditations and rules of precedence.

The adaptation of the Protocol to cultural diversity, but also to conflict situations and the context of multilateral diplomacy is also taught.

The “Diplomatic Protocol” program provides a better understanding of the practical rules of
precedence, as well as the relational codes essential to diplomatic life and the proper conduct of international negotiations. This is an inescapable aspect of diplomatic life.


The programme is sanctioned by an end-of-session “expert protocol” certificate.

Programme from 15 to 26 June 2020 :

Training scheduled from 15 to 26 June 2020 in the form of online training in the afternoons from 15:30 to 18:30 under the direction of :

  • H.E. Eugène BERG Ambassador of the French Republic
  • H.E. Mr Carlos CARRASCO Ambassador of the Republic of Bolivia to the United Nations, UNESCO and the European Union

Themes taught :

  1. History, recent evolution and the essential elements of protocol
  2. Protocol for ceremonies and official visits
  3. Accreditation of diplomats
  4. Diplomatic immunity and its limits
  5. Presidential Summit Protocol
  6. Protocol of International Organizations
  7. Special case of the United Nations Protocol
  8. Protocol in crisis situations


The 2 programs are given over a week and a half depending on
the application from November 2020 to June 2021.