Are you under the age of 28 with a successful academic record have an excellent level of English.  do you have a high interest in the EU and international affairs? Do you  have a first work experience through internships or voluntary work?

This opportunity is for you !

Two-week Summer Academy in Austria and Slovakia in September 2010

The curriculum will include topics related to the European Union and the development of its relations with Southeast Europe, as well as wider issues of international and economic relations. Practical training components focusing on negotiations, project management and presentation skills will provide participants with essential leadership qualities. Joint activities, between November 2010 and March 2011: The participants will work together in small groups to develop and implement a joint activity or an event in Southeast Europe.

Final five-day seminar in Belgium (Brussels/Bruges) , in April 2011:
The programme will include working visits to the EU institutions and NATO in Brussels and classes in the campus of the College of Europe in Bruges.
The Programme will be led by an Academic Dean, who will guide the participants through the different aspects of the
Programme. The working language of the Programme is English. Certificates will be awarded upon the successful completion of the Programme.
Only 30 selected applicants will be invited to participate. Their participation in the Programme will be sponsored by the European Fund for the Balkans.

Who can attend?

Up to 30 participants will be carefully selected. Interested individuals coming from the following countries are invited to apply:

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYROM,Greece, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia,Turkey.

A limited number of participants will be selected from other European countries.
The Programme is specifically designed for students who are currently pursuing or are about to begin their postgraduate studies as well as recent graduates at the start of their professional career. The three parts of the Programme require full-time presence from all participants.
Other requirements:

Applicants are expected to:


be under the age of 28 with a successful academic record have an excellent level of Englishhave a high interest in the EU and international affairs; possess a high degree of personal commitment and professional orientation; have a first work experience through internships or voluntary work.

Preference will be given to applicants with none or limited international experience.

For information on the application procedure and sponsorship details see ‘How to apply’ and ‘Practical information’ pages accesssing this link !