Apply to participate in EDYN and KAS’s study visit to Brussels – “Putting the Western Balkans back on the EU-Enlargement Agenda – Youth Priorities for 2024-2029” Opportunities

Published June 24, 2024

EDYN HQ is thrilled to open a call for applications for a four-day study trip to Brussels in partnership with the European Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), which is a German political foundation affiliated with the Christian Democratic Union Party active worldwide in promoting democracy, the rule of law, and the social market economy through global political education.

All expenses (airfare, accommodation, and meals) will be covered.

The program will bring together six EDYN members from the Western Balkans who must have previous expertise and/or working knowledge of current EU affairs, EU enlargement, and EU foreign policy agenda vis-à-vis the region including its economic development, the energetic and digital transition, democratic processes, and the rule of law.

Through engagements with policymakers from the main European institutions and representatives of the European People’s Party, the sessions will cover the EU enlargement policies and prospects of three of the six Western Balkans countries (Albania, Montenegro, and North Macedonia). The focus will be on the region’s current challenges (including foreign malign influence, disinformation, and democratic backsliding) and on how the new EU leadership will shape the future of these countries’ European integration.

 

Important information:

  • Dates: 14-17 October, 2024
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Organized by: EDYN HQ and KAS European Office
  • Application deadline: Sunday, July 7th 2024, 23:59 CET
  • Participants’ selection: EDYN HQ and KAS will both be involved in the selection process. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a 20-minute virtual interview. 6 members will ultimately be selected
  • Contact information: For any enquiries or further information, please contact EDYN’s Partnerships and Outreach Manager, Carlotta Serioli, at [email protected].

 

Eligibility:

This call is only open to EDYN members from Albania, Montenegro, and North Macedonia, who must also

  • showcase expertise and knowledge of EU affairs; their country’s EU enlargement process and progress; and the challenges around their country’s European integration (from economic development and the green and digital transition to democracy and the rule of law);
  • have a C1-English level (or higher);
  • be eligible to travel to Belgium without a visa.

 

Application:

  • Please provide a brief description (max 400-500 words) of how you fit the profile we are looking for and how you would use this experience as well as a copy of your CV by  Sunday, July 7th 2024, 23:59 CET.
  • Please email your application to EDYN’s Partnerships and Outreach Manager, Carlotta Serioli ([email protected]) and use “EDYN_KAS trip to Brussels” as the email subject.

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