lighting, Diplomacy

Second Rome E-diplomacy Day

28 November 2012 -


Event description

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Embassy of Switzerland in Rome

Embassy of Malta in Rome

Embassy of Canada in Rome

Istituto Diplomatico, Ministero degli Affari Esteri

  • Learn about social media and e-tools for diplomacy.
  • Share your experiences.
  • Connect with colleagues involved in e-diplomacy.

The second E-diplomacy day followed on the success and dynamics of the first e-diplomacy day held in June 2012.

Programme Team

  • Stefano Baldi, Director of Istituto Diplomatic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
  • Pete Cranston,  DiploFoundation and
  • Antonio Derudda, Social Media Consultant
  • Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation
  • Mark McDowell, Counsellor, Public Diplomacy, Embassy of Canada, Bejing

Draft Programme



9.30 – 10.30

Introduction to e-Diplomacy

10.30 – 10.45

Coffee break

10.45 – 11.45

E-diplomacy Lab (three parallel groups):

  • Use of Twitter in Diplomacy
  • Information Gathering (e.g. Netvibes)
  • Impact of Web 2.0 on Diplomacy (e.g. protection of diplomatic archives and communications, privileges and immunities)

11.45 – 12.00

Coffee break

12.00 – 13.00

E-diplomacy Lab (three parallel groups):

  • Use of Facebook and Linkdin in Diplomacy
  • Wikipedia as information source for dplomats
  • Blogs

13.00 – 13.30

Summary Discussion

17.00 – 18.00

Round table: Social media and challenges for modern diplomacy

Venue: Canadian Embassy in Rome

Round table will be followed by the Reception


The E-diplomacy day was organised for diplomatic community in Rome.