Visegrad-Balkan Programme for Young Researchers

Deadline: 12 August 2013
Open to: representatives of civil society organizations or individual researchers, 20-35 years old, with permanent residence in Macedonia or Kosovo
Fellowship: travel, accomodation, boarding provided and covered

Description

The Visegrad-Balkan Public Policy Fund: Young Researchers Programme is a 12 month-long project aiming at enhancing regional cooperation and integration in the Balkans through the support of young researchers from this region. The objective of this programme is to provide fellows with a chance to get first-hand experience with successful stories of the transformation process and involvement of the civil society in policy making. The first Call for Proposal for researchers and organizations from Macedonia and Kosovo has been announced, to undertake research projects on the topic of:

  1. National Aspects in Transitional Processes (CZ)
  2. Financial instruments of the EU for development of non-governmental actors (SK)
  3. Monitor of waiting lists and corruption in the health care system (SK)
  4. Regulatory framework for usage of vacant urban properties (HU)
  5. Links between civil sector and future-to-be pro bono infrastructure (HU)
  6. Reproductive rights – Birth rights (HU)

Fellows will be placed in organizations in Bratislava, Slovakia; Prague, the Czech Republic or Budapest, Hungary depending on their chosen research topics for a period of 1 month.  The project duration is from May 2013 to April 2014 whereas fellowships are expected to take place in the autumn 2013.

Eligibility

Eligible candidates are representatives of civil society organizations or individual researchers, between 20-35 years old having permanent residence in Macedonia or Kosovo.

Fellowship

Fellows’ travel, accommodation and boarding will be provided and covered through the International Visegrad Fund. Fellows are expected to cover their travel insurance themselves. Fellowships are to be agreed individually between successful applicants and receiving organisations.

Application

See the calls of the recipient organizations listed here and choose one. Fill in the application form and send it to: [email protected]. The deadline for receiving applications is 12 August 2013.

Contact person for additional information for Macedonian applicants is Ms. Deniza Bundalevska: [email protected] or + 389 (0)2 614 42 11
Contact person for additional information for Kosovar applicants is Mr. Fatmir Curri: [email protected] or + 381 (0)38 248 636

Please read more in the official call and application guidelines.

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