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YPFP Brussels: Ambassadors Series with the Ambassador of Croatia to the EU Vladimir Drobnjak
What: YPFP Ambassador Series with His Excellency Vladimir Drobnjak, Ambassador of Croatia to the EU
When: Tuesday 28 May 2013, 18:30-19:30
Where: Avenue des Arts 50, 1000 Brussels
Who: Paying members of YPFP
One month before Croatia joins the EU as its 28th Member State, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) Brussels invites you to join us on Tuesday 28 May 2013 at the Mission of Croatia to the EU for an evening discussion with His Excellency Ambassador Vladimir Drobnjak. Ambassador Drobnjak will be sharing his thoughts on the EU accession of Croatia and what that means for his country and the entire region. We will explore how Croatia and its citizens can contribute to help the EU out of its crisis, rebuilding the momentum of the EU enlargement in a time of euro skepticism. Ambassador Drobnjak will also be offering YPFP members his advices on pursuing a diplomatic career, drawing on his own vast and valuable experience. After the discussion the Croatian Mission to the EU will generously provide a cocktail reception for the YPFP members.
Ambassador Drobnjak started his career as a journalist in the 1980s and rose to the rank of Ambassador in the Croatian diplomatic service by 1995. Head of the Croatian missions to the UN and to the EU, Ambassador Drobnjak has extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy and has significantly contributed to the entry of Croatia in the EU in his capacity of Chief Negotiator in the accession process.
About the Ambassador Series: Set up in early 2011, this is the flagship programme of YPFP Brussels and offers young and aspiring professionals in foreign policy the chance to engage first-hand with experts in the field of International Diplomacy. Previous Speakers include, the South Korean, Japanese, Australian, British, Turkish, US, Canadian, Afghan and Council of Europe Ambassadors to the EU. The most recent Ambassador to speak as part of this series was the Indonesian Ambassador to the EU, Arif Havas Oegroseno, in April.
Register to attend the event by Friday 24 May 2013, as places are limited. We will then send out confirmation emails.