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2018 DA Young Alumni Study Trip to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

A delegation of twelve graduates of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna participated in a Study Trip to the Kurdistan Region from September 13-18, 2018

The KRG Representation in Austria, in collaboration with the Diplomatic Academy (DA) of Vienna, organised the first ever DA alumni Study Trip to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. 


Official meetings

The alumni had the honour to meet KRG officials and to discuss the current general developments in the Region and in Iraq as well as delve into specific topics such as security, the humanitarian situation, the elections and the relationship to the neighbouring countries.

Meeting with Governor Atrushi in Dohuk

High-level meeting with Masrour Barzani, Chancellor of the Security Council

Culture, History, Society..

The trip was also an exceptional opportunity for the alumni to discover different aspects of the Kurdistan region's culture and history:

Visit to the Rudaw studios in Erbil

The graduates explored the multi-religious identity of the Kurdistan Region.


The Syrian-Orthodox Christian community: after ISIS the number of Christians in the Middle-East has dropped enormously. 

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