Political Transformation Workshop: Balkans & Turkey

Deadline: 21 April 2013 (for scholarship applicants); 12 May 2013 (for all other applicants)
Open to: political and social leaders, public servants, non-governmental representatives, graduate and post-graduate students. Scholarships available for applicants from Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.
Venue: European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, Poland (3-7 June, 2013)

Description

The Political Transformation Workshop: Western Balkans & Turkey is a weeklong program from 3 June to 7 June 2013 at the European Academy of Diplomacy located in Warsaw, Poland devoted to exploring the current transformational processes in the Western Balkans region and Turkey from the European Union perspective. The School is designed to assess the current state of affairs, successes and failures of both the policies of Turkey and Western Balkan states, and the EU’s regional leadership and relationship with each country. The program will also examine the common post-war mediation and reconciliation process of the previous decade in the Balkan region.

The added value of the program is the communication block, which aims to deliver up-to-date and practical knowledge on public speaking, social media and mediation processes. This type of skills development equips participants with the know-how necessary to influence the political and social environment they are embedded in. Moreover it gives insight and knowledge needed to make informed decisions and judgments.

Cost: 365 EUR (without accommodation) or 565 EUR (with accommodation). The registration fee includes 5 days of the courses, materials, coffee breaks, lunches, social events and diploma. All participants are expected to arrange their own travel.

Scholarship

A select number of scholarships will be awarded to participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. To apply for a scholarship, submit CV (in Europass format) and letter of motivation using the application link below.

Curriculum

  • 48 hours of lecturers, seminars, workshops, study visits and simulations.
  • Small number of accepted participants (26) ensuring maximum contact with trainers and experts
  • Unique combination of practice and theory, allowing participants to both participate in traditional lectures and engage in the learning process.
  • Meetings with EU officials, field practitioners and diplomats.
  • International faculty of renown experts and scholars
  • Diverse and Multicultural participants, which establishes a forum for exchanging experiences and enhancing cooperation.

The Political Transformation Workshop: Western Balkans & Turkey will cover the following topics: Analysis of EU policy towards Turkey and Western Balkans; Managing a divided nation in Cyprus; Europization and free-market reforms in Turkey; Post-War Recovery and Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Building statehood in Kosovo; Croatian and Serbian path to EU; Mediation and Reconciliation; Social Media for Public Diplomacy; Leadership & Team Building; and Public Speaking.

Eligibility

The Political Transformation Workshop is designed for political and social leaders, public servants, non-governmental representatives, graduate and post-graduate students wishing to specialize in Turkey or the Western Balkan region, conflict resolution or the EU accession process. Participants of the European Academy of Diplomacy have a commitment to open dialogue, democratic values, and appreciate the opportunity to network and meet with other like-minded professionals. It is open for participants from Turkey, Balkans, and EU countries as well as others interested in the topic.

The thorough application process and limited number of students guaranties the highest quality of discussions and participation in the program with high-potential, future leaders.

Their students are:

  • Emerging political and social leaders willing to share transition experience in their country
  • Internationally minded persons wanting to gain knowledge on reconciliation processes
  • Students willing to explore political, societal and economic issues of Turkey and Balkan countries
  • Professionals eager to acquire the communication training and skills to take on the world’s most demanding issues

Application

Below is a full list of deadlines for applications:

21 April 2013 – Deadline for scholarship applications
24 April 2013 – Notification of sucessful scholarship applications
12 May 2013 – Deadline for all other applications
15 May 2013 – Notification of successful applications

Apply using the online application form AVAILABLE HERE.

A selected number of scholarships will be awarded to participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. To apply for a scholarship, submit CV (in Europass format) and letter of motivation to the application link above.

For more information please contact EAD Program Coordinator, Mr. Andrzej Ocalewicz: [email protected], +48 22 378 11 99. You may also see the official website HERE for more information.

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