Call for Applications TRAIN 2017

Deadline: 13 February 2017
Open to: think tanks from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia
Costs: all costs will be covered by the organizers


The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) launches its call for applications for the 2017 edition of the TRAIN Programme (Think Tanks Providing Research and Advice through Interaction and Networking).

Each participating researcher is expected to draft a policy paper relevant to the EU integration process of his/her respective country or the region as a whole. The general theme of the TRAIN Programme 2017 is “corruption and informal practices” in the candidate countries and potential candidate countries of South Eastern Europe.


Think tanks from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.


The TRAIN Programme is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office (Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe) and run by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).


While no direct payments towards salaries can be made, each policy paper will be awarded a 250 EUR grant. Furthermore, the language editing of the final policy paper can be subsidised with up to 100 EUR and its printing with up to 200 EUR (upon presentation of the receipts).

How to apply?

Applications only via email should include:

1) A completed application form;
2) A CV of the prospective programme participant (max. two pages, including information on the applicant’s education, relevant work experience and publications).

The deadline for all applications is February 13, 2017. For further information, please refer to the “Call for Applications” and the application form.

For further questions contact:  Sarah Wohlfeld, Program Officer, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at

More information on the official website.

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