or apply for a place on our postgraduate programmes.

Welcome to the Brussels Diplomatic Academy!

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.

Our alumni have described our programmes as follows: ‘…sophisticated programme’ … ‘outstanding teaching’ ‘…a unique value proposition in comparison to other universities’ … ‘high calibre, experienced lecturers combined with the small group teaching method’… ‘a valuable choice for a solid future in Diplomacy and International Trade’…’I can only highly recommend this programme’.

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 webinars, lectures, conferences and executive trainings, 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!

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy, where diplomacy and business meet!


War in Europe: Sanctions and the Financial Architecture

War in Europe Sanctions & the Global Financial Architecture The BDA is pleased to invite you to an in-person event at the PRESS CLUB, Brussels, on May 16, 2022. 17-19.00 Speaker Mr. Bernard Siman, Head Financial Diplomacy & Fintech Brussels Diplomatic Academy Host Dr. Len Ishmael Global Affairs BDA. Senior Fellow Policy Center for the …

Register Now for our Competitive/Market Intelligence training 15-16 June

Are you a decision maker or do you report to a decision maker in a company? If so then this training is for you! Learn the skillset necessary to turn information into intelligence, the ability to set up ethical CI/MI processes within your organization and establish effective information networks while understanding the true nature of …

War in Europe – Sanctions and Effects

War in Europe Sanctions & Effects on the Global Economy, Business & Multilateral Institutions The BDA is pleased to invite you to an in-person event at the PRESS CLUB, Brussels, on April 26, 2022, 17.00-19.00 Speaker Mr. Kevin Verbelen Company Lawyer & Expert International trade Agoria and Head International Organisations Expert Group of the Brussels …

Come and study at the BDA!

or  apply for a place. 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 …

BDA signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Energy Charter Secretariat

The BDA is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Energy Charter Secretariat. The BDA is looking forward to the start of this collaboration on a variety of activities with another organisation that embraces the importance of dialogue and cooperation between diplomacy and business.  

Launch of BDA Currents!

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy and academic publishing house ASP cordially invite you to the online launch of the first issue of The BDA Currents. The BDA Currents is an annual report on wider geopolitical factors affecting the world of economic diplomacy, issued by the Brussels Diplomatic Academy. The first volume scrutinizes the impact of the …