RhodesMRC 2018 receives the official support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division

We are glad to announce that RhodesMRC 2018 receives the support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division.

The Public Diplomacy Division at NATO Headquarters harmonises all public diplomacy activities and coordinates communication activities NATO-wide. The overall aim of NATO’s communications activities is to promote dialogue and understanding, while contributing to the public’s knowledge of security issues and promoting public involvement in a continuous process of debate on security. Stimulating debate on NATO issues contributes to strengthening knowledge of the Alliance’s goals and objectives.

One of the goals of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division (PDD) is to foster awareness and understanding of NATO, its values, policies, and activities, and to increase the level of debate on peace, security, and defense related issues. To this end, the Division conducts and supports a wide range of public diplomacy activities, including conferences, seminars, and other outreach projects, designed to engage with audiences around the world. Projects should focus on aspects of NATO’s current agenda, such as:

  • Defence and security (including defence investment and capabilities);
  • Projecting stability/NATO Partnerships;
  • Defence, deterrence and dialogue (with focus on NATO-Russia relations);
  • Transatlantic security cooperation & new security challenges.

The support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division is one more confirmation of the status of Rhodes Model Regional Co-operation, as a unique gathering for the world’s youth, that promotes regional co-operation in a wide area of topics, including dialogue, security and stability, and recognizes the educational value and the impact of the conference overall.

RhodesMRC 2018 will take place in Rhodes, October -10-14, 2018 for the University Edition, and November 8-11, 2018 for the High School Edition. RhodesMRC is co-organized by the House of Europe in Rhodes, the Region of South Aegean, the Municipality of Rhodes, the Dept. of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean, and the European Network for Education and Training – EUNET, e.V. RhodesMRC 2018 is under the auspices of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Co-operation and the Embassies of Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Spain and Switzerland in Athens, while the high school edition is an approved activity by the Greek Ministry of Education.

Applications are still open for both editions, at www.rhodesmrc.org.