European Integration and EU Diplomacy

European Integration and EU Diplomacy

 

Duration: 3 semesters

Format: full-time

 

Head of the MA program: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rumiana Kolarova
Tel.: 971 10 02, extension 335
Е-mail: kolarova@phls.uni-sofia.bg

 

The MA program offers specialised training in the field of European integration and EU diplomacy with a focus on the participation of the EU in international negotiations and the process of decision-making in the EU. The cooperation with the Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the involvement of practitioners with experience in diplomacy guarantees adequate skills training in negotiating, working with documents, preparing and carrying out public events.

 

Professional skills

The MA program enriches students’ knowledge and develops systematically their practical skills, thus ensuring high competitiveness of its graduates as practitioners at all European and national institutions in the field of European integration, working with EU acts in Bulgarian public administration, business and non-governmental organisations sector in terms of the country’s EU membership, participation in international negotiations and decision making in the EU, implementation of obligations undertaken by Bulgaria as a full member of the EU (eg. rotating presidency).

 

Career prospects

Graduates can work as experts at all national and international institutions and organisations, related to the process of European integration. They can occupy executive and managerial positions requiring competence in the field of European integration in the sphere of public administration, in the public and the private sectors. They can also work as media consultants or analysts.