Deadline: February 28, 2015
Applications are now invited for the third edition of the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA) 2015. WEASA is an educational program for the up-and-coming policy analysts, experts, advisers, civil servants, private sector/NGO professionals and journalists from the Eastern Partnership region. The WEASA 2015 edition is tentatively scheduled for 29 June-10 July, 2015 at the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe, Warsaw, Poland.
The College of Europe, Natolin Campus, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), and the Polish American Freedom Foundation have founded WEASA to present the political, social and economic foundations of modern democracies in the European Union and the transatlantic community and further promote the values of freedom, pluralism and peace.
The 2015 edition will be devoted to one of the most pressing issues of recent years – energy security. The participants will reflect on the impact of energy architecture on the global, regional and national markets and their broader influence on both domestic and foreign policy. They will also discuss the challenges and opportunities for assuring energy security in their respective countries, as well as within the European Union and in the United States.
Travel and accommodation will be covered by WEASA.
In order to ensure coherent and sound program combining different elements, WEASA is divided into the following modules:
- Professionalisation module devoted to upgrading the professional skills in research methodology, academic writing, political communication, and negotiations;
- Core module introducing main concepts and approaches relevant for establishing knowledge background in the field of energy security (lectures and workshops/case studies);
- Thematic module addressing the most topical aspects of energy security in the global, regional, as well as national contexts (lecture and workshops/case studies);
- Venue module aimed at fostering debates, exchange of experience and networking among experts, invited guests and practitioners (study trips, debates, simulations etc.).
A person applying for participation in WEASA must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- citizenship and permanent residence in one of the Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine;
- higher education (Master’s degree or equivalent);
- minimum 5 years of professional experience;
- English language proficiency required to effectively participate in lectures and seminars.
The participants will be selected through a competitive process from a cross-section of society, including state institutions, academia, think-tanks, media, and civil society organizations.
Priority will be given to mid-career professionals with at least five years of experience in the aforementioned programmatic areas. The WEASA program will be delivered by prominent academics and analysts from leading European and American think tanks, as well as high-level officials and practitioners.
For more information and to apply, visit Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy.