13th Eastern European Academy for Social Democracy

The EU Enlargement Odyssey: Unlocking New Horizons in Turbulent Waters.

The FES Regional Office “Dialogue Eastern Europe” is pleased to invite young politicians, civil society activists, political scientists, researchers, journalists and other young professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Germany to participate in our upcoming Eastern European Academy for Social Democracy “The EU Enlargement Odyssey: Unlocking New Horizons in Turbulent Waters”.

The Academy will take place on July 8-12, 2024 in Brussels, Belgium.

In our dynamic and interconnected world, a further enlargement of the European Union could offer opportunities for growth, collaboration, and progress. Besides its economic appeal and the shared values it represents, EU enlargement has also gained a special meaning in the light of growing security challenges in our region and the strengthening of totalitarian regimes opposing European democracies. But the path to enlargement is long and many old and new questions have to be answered in the years to come.

Our 13th Eastern European Academy for Social Democracy is designed to provide young actors from the EaP region with both crucial information about the transformative power of EU enlargement and the challenges that have to be overcome to become a member of the European Union. Participants will gain valuable insights into the complexities of European integration and the socio-economic, political and practical implications of EU enlargement.

We will dig into the “Brussels bubble”, visit EU Institutions and gain first-hand information from well-informed experts. Moreover, through collaborative projects and simulations, participants will have the opportunity to delve into real-world scenarios, grappling with the complexities of negotiations and decision-making within the EU context.

Besides sharing information, we aim to empower the participants to become active agents of change in their communities and beyond. Last but by no means least, we will do so by providing numerous networking opportunities.

This is a unique opportunity for participants to connect with like-minded individuals, experts, and organizations working in the field of foreign policy, European integration, politics and civil society development in the region, fostering collaboration and sharing of best practices.

Seminar Conditions:

  • Seminar working language – English
  • Participation is mandatory during the entire programme
  • All costs related to the seminar are covered by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Citizenship of an EaP country or Germany
  • Age between 25 and 35 years old
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, Law, Environment or related fields
  • Applicant should demonstrate a strong commitment to the processes of European integration, foreign policy, civil society, democracy building, social justice, and sustainable development, with a track record of relevant work and experience.
  • Full professional proficiency in English 

To Apply: please, fill in the registration form.

Application Deadline: 23:59 CET May 20, 2024. Late submissions will not be considered.

The Team of Organizers is committed to diversity and inclusion and considers to promote equality of opportunities.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event and to exploring this critical topic together!

Dialogue Eastern Europe

Borysohlibska 15a
04070 Kyiv, Ukraine

+38 (044) 234 10 38

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