Visegrad School of Political Studies Meets Russia in Warsaw

Deadline: 20 September 2015 (extended)
Open to:professionals from V4 and Russia countries with a minimum of 3 years of experience
Venue: 5 – 10 October 2015, Warsaw, Poland


Visegrad School of Political Studies Meets Russia is the newest program of the School that aims at supporting civil society, combating stereotypes and strengthening ties between young social and political leaders from Visegrad Group and Russia. Thank to generous support of the Council of Europe and the Department of Public and Cultural Democracy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland the program is full scholarship initiative, with all costs including travel covered. The sessions will be organized by the European Academy of Diplomacy in cooperation with our Russian partner.

Program will focus on three main topics:

  • Experience of Eastern Europe in the formation of institutions of civil society;
  • The development of civil society and fostering participatory democracy;
  • Public diplomacy: the role of social and cultural initiatives & opportunities and mechanisms of cooperation and effective interaction.


Program is addressed to aspiring journalists, local and regional media representatives and activists from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Russia. The ideal candidate has 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. Participants should be between the ages of 26-40 with 3+ years of 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). English language competency level C1 is required. The program targets a minimum of 50% female participants.


Program is a scholarship initiative covering all costs except for visa (if applicable). Participants will be accommodated in twin occupancy, same gender rooms.


Application form needs to be submitted along with the current CV. All applicants will be required to submit a current CV in Europass format.

Deadline for applying is extended to 20 September 2015.

For more information please check the official call.

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