VISEGRÁD SCHOOL OF POLITICAL STUDIES
The Visegrád School of Political Studies is a joint project of the Council of Europe and the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw that will bring together young politicians, civil society activists, journalists and civil servants from the countries of the Visegrád Group – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland & Slovakia – for three multi-day seminars to help increase involvement in the democratic processes, foster exchange of know-how and strengthen regional cooperation among a new generation of Central European “movers and shakers”.
is a 100% scholarship initiative, with all fees, materials and meals covered. Additionally,
participants from Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia will be provided with accommodation
The VSPS will invite 28 young leaders between the ages of 21-35 from Czech Republic,
Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Recruitment efforts will be directed to attract participants
from political parties, civic organizations, public administration and media. The
ideal candidate will have a proven track history of involvement and engagement within
their community, demonstrating a leadership potential and desire to take an active
role in positively shaping the world around them. The program will target a minimum
of 50% female participants.
- 21-35 years of age;
- Minimum 2 years working experience and proven track history of involvement and
engagement within their community society (i.e. involvement in NGO sector, student’s
unions, local and national political parties);
- Participants must submit an online application form, CV, letter of motivation
and 1 letter of recommendation;
- All applicants will be asked to take part in a phone interview;
- English language competency: C1.
All applicants have to register by filling the form and enclose CV in Europass format
as well as letter of motivation.
The Visegrad School of Political Studies will be held:
1st session: 24th – 26th June 2013
2nd session: 2nd – 4th September 2013
3rd session: 21st – 23rd October 2013
Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy (non-obligatory participation) - 27th-29th
26 May 2013 - Deadline for applications
28 May 2013 - Notification of successful applications