EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans: Pre-Notice Announcement Published (12/SEP/2016)
The European Commission and the British Council announce the forthcoming opening of the Call for applications to the EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans, the pilot action for a regional executive training and exchange programme for young civil servants from the six countries of the Western Balkans (Bosnia & Hercegovina, Montenegro, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Serbia and Albania). Applications will be open from 15th September and until 25th September 2016. At the end of selection procedure successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to attend an intensive 3 weeks (15 days) training at Science Po in Paris (France) named “Executive Certificate in Management and Public Policy” and to participate at a 2 weeks Regional Exchange Programme to promote the regional cooperation element of the EU integration process at the level of civil service. The EU Scheme Programme, whose working language is only English, will offer up to 30 places, 5 for each country of the region (the actual number of grants awarded may also be less depending on suitability of candidates). This call is open to Young mid level Civil servants with between 2 and 5 years of working experience in Public Administration involved in policy formulation within the Prime Ministers’ Office (PMO), Ministry of Finance, planning and strategic units of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry/Office of European Integration in one of the six countries of the Western Balkans (as specified in the full Pre-Notice and as specified in the Rules of Procedures to be published on 15th September 2016).
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*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence