Find out who we are


The Venice Diplomatic Society was founded in June 2015, when a group of Ca' Foscari students decided to team up and invest in young people's expertise within the field of diplomacy and international relations. The association has been evolving over time, growing in the number of members and exporting few projects outside Venice. 

Nowadays, the "VDS" is a Non-Profit organization based in Venice, Italy, EU. Its main aim is providing students, professors, graduates and citizens with the chance of acknowledging the complex functioning of international organizations; introducing their inner workings; training to speak a foreign language in front of an international audience; debating about the most pressing topics of Planet’s agenda – geopolitical crises, environmental issues, the allocation of foreign investments and violations of international law. 

Among their activities, we can find: organizing and designing Model United NationsModel European UnionDebate Society meetings and even contributing to the formation of Ca'Foscari of Venice delegations in international simulations - International Career Festival (Rome), Harvard National Model United Nations (Boston) and more. Besides, the VDS in 2017 began ‘MUN@School’, activity within the project Percorsi per le Competenze Trasversali e per l’Orientamento (PCTO) in collaboration with the Counseling and Welcome Office of the Ca’Foscari University of Venice.



Chi siamo


La Venice Diplomatic Society è stata fondata nel giugno 2015 grazie alla volontà di alcuni studenti dell'Università Ca 'Foscari Venezia di mettersi in contatto e investire nella preparazione dei giovani nel campo della diplomazia e delle relazioni internazionali. L'associazione si è poi evoluta nel tempo, crescendo nel numero di membri, espandendo e organizzando una serie di eventi progettati con diversi partner come Model United Nations, Model European Union, incontri Debate Society e contribuendo alla formazione di delegazioni di cafoscarine partecipanti in diversi progetti di simulazioni internazionali - Festival delle Carriere Internazionali (Roma), Harvard National Model United Nations (Boston) e oltre.

Ad oggi, lo scopo principale di questa associazione è quello di fornire agli studenti, ai laureati e alla cittadinanza nel suo complesso la possibilità di imparare il funzionamento delle più grandi organizzazioni internazionali, illustrandone le dinamiche interne, preparandoli a esprimersi in lingua straniera di fronte un pubblico internazionale, dibattendo sui temi più impellenti a livello mondiale – dalle attuali crisi geopolitiche, alle questioni ambientali, ma anche l’allocazione degli investimenti esteri e le violazioni del diritto internazionale. Avvicina anche gli studenti ai sopra citati Model United Nations (i cosiddetti MUN) e Model European Union (i cosiddetti MEU). Inoltre, dal 2017 ha avviato una collaborazione con il Settore Orientamento e Accoglienza dell’Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia in merito all’attività di Percorsi per le Competenze Trasversali e per l’Orientamento (PCTO) ‘MUN@School’.


Our Board 

Academic year 2020/2021

Caterina, President

"#VDS is a great opportunity for every student interested in diplomacy and international relations: debate, activities, friends, MEU and much more. University life can give you much more than you expect: it is worth it!"

Francesco, Vice-President

"Wonderful people and great experiences in a beautiful environment: that’s what #VDS is!"

Camilla, Secretary

"Joining #VDS made me realise I could gain so much more from my university life. I just had to get out of my comfort zone and engage in this international environment full of compelling activities!"

Alberto, Treasurer

"If you are searching for a community capable of flourishing your interests and improving your debating skills, joining #VDS is the best choice you could make!"

Giacomo, Counselor

"#VDS is going beyond the typical academic life of lectures and study sessions. It is an opportunity to enhance your skills and interests, growing at the same time in a professional way".

Eleonora, Counselor

"#VDS may be located in Venice, but it belongs everywhere its members are from. A place where you can breathe international air and experience true human relations".

Juliette, Counselor

"#VDS creates new opportunities for the youth, helps to broaden your horizons, improves your knowledge and skills! Hoping to Learn How To Make The Difference together...".