Welcome to the Brussels Diplomatic Academy! The place where diplomacy and business meet.

Whether you are starting out on your career in economic diplomacy or international business, seeking to enhance your existing knowledge and skills, or looking for events where you can connect with potential partners, the Brussels Diplomatic Academy has what you need.

Launched in 2013, the BDA provides a range of services to diplomats and business people and those aspiring to become them. With our education and training programmes, our ambassadorial and business events, our lectures, Master Classes, conferences, and so much more, the BDA equips entrepreneurs and their counterparts in the civil service with the necessary skills, knowledge and connections to excel in their fields.

We are proud to be an integral part of the VUB that is nonetheless connected to the real worlds of economic diplomacy and international business. We know we have the expertise and opportunities to help expand your diplomatic and international business horizons. You just need to let us!

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BDA Expert: No ‘effective measures’ available on Iran

Prof. Dr. Kim Van der Borght, BDA Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies, has described how companies are starting to withdraw from doing business with Iran or are postponing their activities, following the US decision to withdraw from the JCPOA. According to Van der Borght, these actions reflect the reality that there are no effective measures available …

Executive Training: Sanctions and Export Control

29th – 31st of May 2018 Protect yourself and your company! Do you export products or software? Do you really know where they end up and who will use them? Are there any US nationals involved in your transactions? Can your valves be used in nuclear technology? Might your luxury goods end up in North …

Chair Asia-Pacific Studies Established at the Brussels Diplomatic Academy

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy (BDA) has established a Chair Asia-Pacific Studies, sponsored by the Aviation-Education Foundation. The Chair, established in March 2018, was created to enhance the understanding of developments in the Asia-Pacific region and to promote collaboration between Europe and countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The Chair holder is Prof. Dr. Kim Van der …

Apply now for a BDA Postgraduate Programme!

Do you have an interest in economic diplomacy or international business, or even both? The Brussels Diplomatic Academy postgraduate programmes provide education and training in all of them. Our specialised curricula have been developed by those who have worked in these fields and who understand the importance of a good academic and practical educational background. …

BDA conference hears from Obama’s former advisor: Doing more economic good for more people starts here

On the 23rd of November, the Brussels Diplomatic Academy (BDA) hosted a conference described as ‘incredible’, by Professor Steven Glickman, former economic advisor to President Barack Obama, who gave the keynote speech at De Warande club in Brussels.   Glickman was speaking at the event on Securing our Economic Prosperity, organised by the BDA which …