MEDAC was established in 1990 pursuant to an agreement between the governments of Malta and Switzerland. Since then, the Academy's main supporters have been the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta. More recently, MEDAC has concluded an agreement with the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the Foreign Office and established a German Chair in Peace Studies and Conflict Prevention. Dr. Monika Wohlfeld, a former OSCE official, is the holder of the Chair since its inception.
In the twenty-five years since MEDAC was established, it has acquired a solid reputation as an academic institution, a practical training platform and a research and analysis centre. We are fortunate to count more than 700 alumni from some 60 different countries who have completed successfully the post-graduate Master courses offered by the Academy (Master of Diplomacy, Master of Arts in Diplomatic Studies, Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security). The EU's enlargement towards the Mediterranean, that included Malta in 2004, and the recent transformation of the political landscape throughout the Arab World have resulted in an ever increasing demand for MEDAC's programme of studies.
MEDAC is a member of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT)and in September 2010, MEDAC together with the DiploFoundation, hosted the 38th IFDT meeting. MEDAC is also a member of the European Diplomatic Training Initiative (EDTI), a group of EU diplomatic academies training EU personnel, a member of EuroMeSCo, and a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN). In 2014, MEDAC joined the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, an autonomous OSCE-related track II initiative, as well as the New-Med Network.
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