2023 Online Winter Courses

Considering the success of the 2021-2022 online editions of the  Winter and Summer Courses, the 2023 Winter Courses, which will take place in person at the Academy, will be offered online as well. 

The  session will be held between 9 and 27 January 2023.The Academy will offer registered attendees the opportunity to follow the courses in webinar format through the Zoom software application and the e-learning environment. 

Consult the poster of the 2023 Online Winter Courses here.


Only the morning courses will be offered online. These are in the form of lectures in English or French, with simultaneous translation into the other language. Attendees will have access in advance to an e-learning environment allowing them to benefit the most from the courses.

The afternoon programme, including seminars, guest lectures, the Directed Studies sessions and doctoral networking meetings, aimed at stimulating interaction between attendees, professors and other invited personalities, as well as among attendees themselves, will not be offered for practical reasons relating to the specificity of what constitutes a full session in The Hague, which simply cannot be reproduced online but has to be experienced personally.

The programme consists of a General Course and a series of Special Courses. For an explanation of the difference between the General Course and the Special Courses click here. Attendees will be able to follow three lectures of 50 minutes each per day from Monday to Friday throughout the three weeks.


Live broadcast – 09:20 hrs. – The Hague time (GMT +1).

  • 09:20 – 10:10: Special Course
  • 10:30 – 11:20: Special Course
  • 11:40 – 12:30: General Course 

N.B.: The first and the last day of the courses will start later and include a few extra videos, such as the Opening and Closing Speech of the Secretary-General, and will therefore be somewhat longer.

The daily lecture sessions are offered in blocks and include breaks. Each daily session can be followed by registered attendees either live on Zoom at The Hague local time, or at any other time on the e-learning environment, for the duration of three weeks after their initial broadcast

This means that an attendee who is in a vastly different time zone from The Hague will, for example, be able to view the lectures of Monday, January 9th, at any time of his/her preference until January  30th, and so on.


Registration is open to all interested applicants. As the number of places is unlimited, the Academy will not proceed to make any selection.

Registration fee: €450 

Methods of payment:

There are no Academy scholarships available.

Upon receipt of the payment, the registration for the courses will be automatically confirmed. A few days before the start of the session, registered attendees will receive individual login details for Zoom, allowing them to access the online sessions.

NB: the registration fee is neither refundable nor transferable to another person. No certificate of attendance will be delivered upon completion of the courses. Instead, each attendee will receive an electronic certificate of enrolment at the end of the session.

Access the registration form here. 


An e-learning environment with readings recommended by the professors will be available from December to all registered attendees. The recommended readings can be consulted and downloaded as soon as they appear on the environment, which is accessible via each attendee’s personal Academy profile. Power Point presentations used by some professors can be added at the beginning or end of the courses, according to their specific instructions.

Attendees will be able  to watch the courses again as soon as the videos will be made available on the e-learning environment at the end of each course day. This means that each course day, representing a block of approximately 3-4 hours, will be accessible in English and French. 

The blocks of courses will be available on the e-learning environment for the duration of three weeks after their initial broadcast, after which they will be permanently deleted


It will be indispensable to ensure that you have a good Internet connection at your viewing location, as well as speakers on your computer in order to be able to follow the 2023 Online Winter Courses.

The following link will allow you to download Zoom and test your technical set-up. All you need to do is test your speakers, as your microphone and webcam will not be needed during the webinars: https://zoom.us/test.