Foreign Affairs Minister Alfred Bosch meets Diplocat fellows
They are doing postgraduate courses in international studies and Euro-Mediterranean affairs abroad
The Catalan Minister for Foreign Action, Institutional Relations and Transparency, Alfred Bosch, and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and the European Union, Mireia Borrell, met today with the students who are doing postgraduate courses in international studies and Euro-Mediterranean affairs at different European universities thanks to Diplocat's scholarship program. The Secretary General of Diplocat, Laura Foraster, also attended the Meeting.
The students are in Catalonia for their Christmas holidays. They talked about their future projects after completing their studies abroad. Minister Bosch encouraged them to make the most of their stay, as it will be very useful for them to start an international relations career. This year's fellows are expanding their education in fields as diverse as human rights, development cooperation, gender studies, humanitarian action, environment, geopolitics, the Middle East, the European Union or European Neighbourhood Policy and Euro-Mediterranean Policy.
Since 1982, Diplocat has awarded 275 scholarships, not including 11 this year, offering young Catalans the opportunity to complete their international education. This scholarship program allows young graduates of Catalan universities to take master's or postgraduate courses in international relations, for one year at the most, at specialized universities around the world. The aim of the program is to train specialists in international relations, promote the excellence and internationalization of higher education in Catalonia, and help the best students to take part in the international projection of Catalonia and its public diplomacy.