EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans is the pilot action for a regional executive training programme and exchange component for young civil servants from the six countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), which is currently managed by the European Commission and implemented by the British Council.
Applications will be open from 15 to 25 September 2016 and successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to attend an intensive three weeks (15 days) training at Sciences Po in Paris (France) named ‘Executive Certificate in Management and Public Policy’, aiming at building professional capacity and preparing the next generation of public administrators and policy makers in the six Western Balkans countries who will be in charge of the accession process, as well as to participate at the second part of the action, foreseeing a two weeks Regional Exchange Programme to promote the regional co-operation element of the EU integration process at the level of civil service by making cross-border connections between these leaders and agents of change.
This Programme, whose working language is only English, will select up to 30 participants both in the training and the exchange part (up to five places are available for each country of the region).
This call is open to mid level civil servants as specified in the Rules of Procedures published on the project website where you can find all necessary information and apply.
* 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.