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Every Monday In Prague
The Project Late Night Diplomacy Is Under Auspice Of The Senate Of The Czech Republic
EU Project Identifier: 2021-1-CZ01-KA154-YOU-000020259
For young enthusiasts of political science with politicians
Get access to first-hand information from politicians and public servants.
Get involved in simulations of real or fictional political events
Explore how the world of politics looks outside classroom
With dedicated professionals in International Affairs
The main idea behind Late Night Diplomacy is to provide an insightful look behind the curtain of diplomatic affairs. Therefore, we do our best to simulate the actual political atmosphere via team assignments set up in a palace. Feels like real diplomacy, isn't it?
We have chosen the most up-to-date topics from the world of international relations. Each session is uniquely tailored to current affairs, and contains a theoretical basis and an interactive assignment that will make you experience what policymaking feels like.
  • Session I
    Media Warfare Between Russia And Ukraine
  • Session II
    Energy In Turbulent Times
  • Session III
    Women’s participation in the Decision Making: Lessons From Tunisia
  • Session IV
    Management & Implementation of Development Projects
  • Session V
    Turkey and the EU: Challenges & Obstacles on the Way to the Union
  • Session VI
    Security Issues in the Indo-Pacific
  • Session VII
    International Trade Relations: Triangular Between The EU, Czech Republic, And China
  • Session VIII
    Future of Energy Security
  • Session IX
    Armenia's Reformist Path After 2018 Revolution and Security Challenges
  • Session X
    Foreign Policy Goals of the Czech Republic During the CEU Presidency
  • Session XI
    Human Rights Advocacy In Action
  • Session XII
    War Conflicts - Damage and Victims
Late Night Diplomacy is more than just an ordinary conference. Each of the 12 sessions is tailored with a combination of both formal and informal educational methods. Such a technique enables effective learning, where you not only receive a theoretical piece of information in the first part but you get an opportunity to implement it in the second part of each session. This combination allows you to master their expertise in International Affairs and experience dealing with real or fictional political events.
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The Best For The Best.
For our conferences we have chosen a very special place — Kaiserštejn Palace, located in a Baroque-style building in Malá Strana. It was built in its current form in 1714 by joining two Renaissance houses. The palace consists of two buildings connected by small side wings forming a smaller courtyard. Designed by Giovanni Battista Alliprandi, the construction was carried out by the workshop of Christopher Dientzenhofer .

In the 1840s the building was acquired by the Czech Savings Bank, which in 1845 designed the first-floor festival hall in the style of late classicism. Later, in 1977 a vast restoration was launched, restoring its original Baroque appearance.

The first owner was the military commander of Prague, František Helfrýd, a free lord from Kaiserstein. In the following years, the palace changed several owners. The Radecký family from Radče was among them. A monument to Marshal Radecký, considered one of the best military leaders of the 19th century, was unveiled in Malostranské náměstí in 1859. At that time, the square also bore his name.

The palace from Radecký was acquired by hotelier Václav Petzold, who set up a restaurant here. The palace was called "U Petzoldů" for another hundred years. Petzold's wife, opera singer Marie Sittová, became the first representative of Smetana's The Bartered Bride. Later between the years 1908–1911, a famous Czech opera star, Ema Destinnová, lived here.

Today, the hall of Late Night Diplomacy conferences holds her name.
Real Experience. Maximum Joy.
"The topics were interesting and fitting to the actuality of the current political problems. The mini-games and so-called simulations were also great, some games even looked like strategy video games."
Imangaly Kassymov
University of Pardubice
"Taking part in LND was a unique and wonderful experience for me. It provided an opportunity to meet noteworthy people interested in different fields of study."
Martin Hejlek
Metropolitan University, Prague
"LND was an amazing experience. I met young and motivated people who became my friends. Every session was unique and I enjoyed each one of them. I will always be grateful for this opportunity."
Andrea Mišová
Prague University of Economics and Business
"LND has been an intriguing experience for me in terms of the multidimensional discussions. It enabled a diverse group of great minds, from diverse academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds to get together."
Imane Hmiddou
Metropolitan University, Prague
"I had a blast with the LND community created. It was sort of a melting pot – different nationalities combined with interesting guests. I've met people who I know I'm going to keep for a long time."
Kateřina Horáková
Masaryk University, Brno
"LND brought together young, like-minded people from all around the world and different fields of education - with similar dreams and passions, but different backgrounds and experiences that shape them. Truly a unique opportunity to share and learn about different viewpoints, cultures, and thought processes."
Monika Hrvoić
Charles University, Prague
"I appreciated the project and its goal, and it did exactly that; bringing students together in the fields of social sciences to discuss and practice their skills on subjects of politics, economics, and social issues."
Alexander Henrique Vandera
Anglo-American University, Prague
"LND was one of my best experiences in Prague and I highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking to join it in the next editions of the project. It is a truly great opportunity to understand the current issues in the different regions of the world. The best opportunity to widen knowledge in the filed of international relations!"
Arian Monfarednik
Charles University, Prague
"LND was an exciting and invigorating experience which not only helped me put my IR critical thinking skills to the test, but helped me learn about the importance of networking in the diplomatic sphere."
Owen Downey
Anglo-American University, Prague
"Late Night Diplomacy was more than a prelude to a life-long passion in all things diplomacy and even beyond. It has echoed a sobering message bearing the faith in young people’s endeavors, that we youth can go the distance."
Shunguyen Wang
Masaryk University, Brno
"Good in every aspect. The speakers were good and varied enough, meeting other participants was also great, amazing venue and food, and organization. The most valuable outcome for me was networking and mingling."
Juan Javier Macho Guerrero
Charles University, Prague
"I liked the frequency of the sessions that allowed me to reflect on how I approached speakers and acted in a formal setting. LND was far more than just information from practitioners. Rather it gave me more insight into public speaking, organizational activities, and interpersonal skills."
Mikael Pir-budagyan
University of New York, Prague
In Case Some Questions Left.

  • What are the dates of the conferences?
    LND is held every Monday between 16. March. and 30. May - one session per week over 12 weeks in Prague.
  • What are the requirements to enroll?
    You are aged from 18 to 27 years and currently studying a relevant (international relations, political science, journalism, social science, humanities, economics) bachelor's, master's or doctoral study program at accredited universities in the Czech Republic.

    We accept graduates of the program who completed their studies no more than two years ago. Also, if you are enrolled in the last year of a high school (gymnázium), you can also apply.
  • Who are the speakers?
    Our speakers include former and current public officials, diplomats, ambassadors, EU officials, researchers, journalists, international and national NGO officers and many more.
  • How do I benefit from the project?
    Except access to first-hand insights from the world of diplomacy, you will level up your intellectual capacity, get to know fellow peers from various Czech universities and most importantly you will meet top speakers and network. Who knows, where such a meeting could lead in future.
  • I live outside of Prague, how can I attend the project?
    In this case we can cover your expenses to make your experience at Late Night Diplomacy as beneficial as possible for you. Just inform us and we can buy tickets for you, or buy them on your own cost, give us the ticket and we will compensate you the full price of it.
  • What is the language of the conferences?
  • Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
    You will receive two certificates: YouthPass and LND Letter Of Attendance.