Mr. Frans Schram
Frans Schram has over 10 years of experience as a trainer and consultant in negotiation, mediation, intercultural dialogue and diplomacy. He has recently founded his own company providing training seminars to Foreign Ministries, Diplomatic academies, NGOs, Military academies, Universities and a few private sector multinationals.
During the last 2 years he held the position of Dialogue Facilitator at the Mediation and Dialogue Support programme of the Berghof Foundation in Berlin, where he delivered methodological support to dialogue and mediation processes in contexts such as Afghanistan, Basque country, Colombia, Myanmar and Turkey. He was furthermore in charge of the organisation’s Peace Mediation and National Dialogue trainings.
From 2012 to 2016, Frans was heading the Brussels office of the “Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation” (ESSEC IRENE) and delivered negotiation and policy dialogue seminars for high-ranking officials from the EU institutions in 15 countries worldwide.
During the previous 3 years, Frans was a research and training fellow at the Clingendael Institute where he managed training programmes for diplomats from over 25 countries and performed research and foreign policy analysis.
Before, he worked for a number of years in Brussels, including for the European Commission, as well as for the Netherlands embassy in Colombia.
He holds a MA in Dutch, European and International Law from the University of Maastricht, the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He speaks fluent Dutch, English, Spanish, French, German and Afrikaans.
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