The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme

Deadline:  20 August 2017
Open to: participants from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine
Venue: 4 – 13 October 2017, the Hague – Netherlands

Description

The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme is designed to strengthen institutional capacity in the field of rule of law within government organisations in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

To this end, seven training programmes are offered per year, each introducing the participants to best practices in a wide range of rule of law themes. Through interactive sessions combining theory, practical skills and study visits, policy advisors, members of the judiciary and other civil servants working in the government and justice sectors acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to drive reforms in their home countries. In addition, by taking part in the training programme, participants become part of a large transnational network of alumni, lecturers and relevant government departments in the Netherlands and in the target countries. This network offers a platform for learning, exchange and collaboration.

The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme is designed and delivered by Leiden Law School, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC), and The Hague Academy for Local Governance (THA). It is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, initially for a period of two years (2017- 2018). 

Eligibility

The training on Decentralization and Citizen Participation is intended for senior civil servants and policy makers at national Ministries or sub-national governments in charge of the development, implementation and enforcement of decentralisation policy and participatory local governance in their respective countries.

Participants will be expected to offer a valuable and active contribution to the learning process and be in a position to implement the newly gained knowledge and insights in their respective organisation. The maximum number of participants is 36. The total will represent a balance in gender and in the number of participants from the individual countries

Eligible countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine

Benefits

The Netherlands Government will provide full fellowships to the selected participants.

Each fellowship will cover the cost of international travel (economy), full board and lodging, visa and insurance, tuition fees, lecture materials and study visits.

The participants will have to cover any other costs.

How to apply?

Application forms need to be submitted in full to be eligible for selection.

Applicants are required to up-load their CV and a letter from their supervisor authorizing participation.

Admission will be on a merit and competitive basis. Successfully uploaded applications will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation.

Applications are online.

If you have any questions, please write to: [email protected].

For more information please visit the official website.