Newly Launched Media Diplomacy Institute Drives Change for Today’s Most Pressing Global Issues

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Newly Launched Media Diplomacy Institute Drives Change for Today’s Most Pressing Global Issues leverages the power of media diplomacy to connect global communities and raise the awareness necessary for change.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – 19 August, 2020 – A media diplomacy and social innovation platform based in Luxembourg is opening its virtual doors this month, pioneering a site that drives global awareness and early warning efforts concerning a wide range of global issues.

The groundbreaking Luxembourg’s Diplomacy and Communications Institute ( will fill a critical gap in media diplomacy across Europe and beyond. The goal, said founder Vassilia Orfanou, is to equally emphasise and publicise initiatives fighting modern-day slavery and support the undertakings of IGOs, NGOs, non-profits, SMEs, startups and law enforcement agencies in this field. innovates in the field, aspiring to broadcast these efforts, acting as their media diplomatic attaché. By using the combined forces of media diplomacy, educommunications and emerging technologies it will offer a versatile and intensive media, content, and communications practice. 

Initially, sponsors two main publications. Headline Diplomat provides an eMagazine and eJournal that highlight, study, and reinforce the media’s impact on diplomacy, international crises and various issues of concern. Furthermore,’s community space, the Citizen Diplomat features opinions, beliefs, and writings of everyday people on today’s societal and diplomatic issues.  

In the near future, will also provide a series ofonline courses, webinars and podcasts that will specifically train and educate on child trafficking and modern-day slavery issues to reinforce the impact of academic institutions, technology, media, law enforcement, NGOs and diplomacy to fight against such issues.

To coincide with’s launch, the Media Diplomatic Institute has launched its first call for proposals in relation to COVID-19, specifically addressing how the pandemic has affected families, employees, companies, academic institutions and all professions from all walks of life at large. To learn more or to submit a proposal by August 30, please check here. founder Vassilia Orfanou conceived of the Institute after her own personal and professional path in the global communications and research sectors, clearly comprehending the profound impact that early action can have on mitigating international crises. 

All media services supported by will be developed and enhanced based upon the latest IoT, AI, and ML principles to enhance the awareness, accelerate investments, and drive diplomatic efforts to support early warning and preemptive mechanisms, leading to the timelier de-escalation of international crises. 

Orfanou explores the critical role media plays in peacekeeping operations in her most recent book The Media’s Early Warning Effect: The Timelier Deployment of Peacekeeping Operations. With two additional books in the works, she is dedicated to open further research and investment on the field specifically studying the positive media impact and support the training of journalists, correspondents, and professionals in this direction.

Similarly to its Founder, is an organisation vested in social and diplomatic issues, with a strong sense to social corporate responsibility, triggering further awareness to fight against the global growth of child trafficking and the need for collective efforts to minimise and eventually eradicate it. 

“The child trafficking crisis is a global crisis where early intervention and effective, robust media coverage can play a critical role in putting a stop to it,” said Orfanou. “And while it is only one of many global crises, child trafficking is one of the most pressing challenges of our time, given its heinous nature, profitability, and transnational proliferation. My hope is that through the ideals, principles and systems taught and practiced via, media can be harnessed for good, putting an end to this appalling epidemic, while paving the way to other pressing, global issues affecting us today.”

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Company Name: Luxembourg’s Diplomatic and Communications Institute
Contact Person: Vassilia Orfanou
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City: Luxembourg City
Country: Luxemburg