Deadline: 31 March 2019
Open to: applicants who are citizens and residents of the Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkan countries
Benefits: the founders cover all reasonable travel expenses and provide board and lodging for all WEASA participants
WEASA (short for the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy) is a now-annual summer school for mid-career professionals from the Eastern Partnership, the Western Balkans, and Poland. A wide range of policy analysts, experts, advisers, civil servants, NGO professionals, journalists, and journalists have taken part in the academy so far.
WEASA was founded to present the political, social and economic foundations of modern democracies in the European Union and the transatlantic community and further promote the values of freedom, pluralism, and peace.
WEASA goes in line with the Eastern Partnership initiative that aims at accelerating political association, deepening economic integration, enhancing the mobility of citizens and strengthening sector cooperation between the European Union and Eastern Europe.
In past years, WEASA looked at a variety of topics – from energy security to regional development. WEASA 2017 looked at how digital technology has transformed our thinking on social, political, economic, and security issues. Consequently, we have decided to focus specifically on digital affairs for the foreseeable future.
WEASA is held annually in July. It is hosted by the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe (Warsaw, Poland).
All WEASA sessions are held in English.
They welcome applicants who are citizens and residents of the following countries:
- All the Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine;
- All the Western Balkan countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.
- WEASA is addressed to participants coming from a cross-section of society and specifically from public administration, academia, think-tanks, media and civil society organizations;
- They welcome applicants who are citizens and residents of the Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkan countries;
- They typically look for mid-career professionals (usually those with at least five years of professional experience), who work as policy analysts, experts, advisers, civil servants, journalists, private sector specialists and in NGOs and are interested in WEASA related topics.
The Founders cover all reasonable travel expenses and provide board and lodging for all WEASA participants.
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