Organization for Youth Education & Development (OYED)

Europe Meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR)


The Europe Meets Russia Conference: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR) is a network of young professionals, and other individuals from across the world who have an interest in exploring and strengthening the European-Russian relationship. The EMR program has been developed in recognition of the importance of the relations between Russia, Europe, and the global political system.

Joining the Forum »

The Forum is open to all individuals, of all ages and all professional backgrounds, with an interest in international affairs in general, and the European Russian relations in particular. Individuals can join the EMR Forum by taking part in one of the EMR Weeklong Seminars that are held every 4- 6 months.

About EMR Weeklong Seminars »

Weeklong Seminars are held every 6 months and consist of 4-5 day programs of lectures, and workshops, together with cultural and social activities. EMR Weeklong Seminars will be focused on a specific theme related to Cultural Diplomacy and the relations between Europe and Russia.

Seminar Speakers - The speakers during the Seminar will include leading figures and experts from international politics, the diplomatic community and civil society from across the world. These speakers will include number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board; to learn more about the ICD Advisory Board please click here.

Certificate of Attendance - All seminar participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the seminar, which will also provide details of the speakers who took part in the event, and list the topics which were discussed.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the seminar, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:

Participant Papers »

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages research and progressive thought on the fields of culture, globalization, and international relations. As such, the ICD welcomes participants of the conference to submit relevant papers addressing topics within these fields particular to their interests and passions. Participants can submit papers written in the past for other purposes or ongoing research, or written specifically for the conference. Groups of students are also allowed to submit collaborative pieces of work.

ICD Alumni Program »

All conference participants will be invited to join the ICD alumni program. The "ICD Alumni Group" is an international network of like-minded individuals with an interest in further developing the field of cultural diplomacy through the support of intercultural relations. Participation in the group is by invitation only, and is open only to individuals who have taken part in ICD programs. (more)