The programme offers a practical approach including the following modules.
Interactive training sessions examining the theory and practice of negotiations and the specificities of the EU decision-making process:
  • Theory and practice of international negotiations
  • Defining and understanding the specificity of EU negotiations
  • EU decision-making structures: the negotiation framework
Hands-on workshops, practice-oriented sessions aiming at identifying, developing and practising negotiation and other professional skills:
  • Communication techniques and strategies
  • Negotiation skills
An on-going simulation exercise stretching over one day:
Participants will perform as negotiators confronted with actual conditions and constrained by official procedures. Under the guidance of an experienced EU negotiator, they will be reproducing COREPER and Council meetings and will face intercultural communication challenges.

Individual and collective feedback will be a key part of the course giving participants the opportunity to maximise their personal learning experience.