Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (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 (i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).
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
Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA 2015) is to be devoted to one of the most actual and economically and politically sensitive theme – energy security. The academy will provide the participants with an in-depth reflection on the influence of energy architecture on the global, regional and national markets and politics. Particular attention will be drawn to the opportunities and challenges for energy security, being of current concern to the North America, the EU and the EaP states.
Objectives of WEASA 2015 are to:
- acquire and systematize an up-to-date knowledge in their field of professional specialization from political, legal, social and economic perspectives;
- develop the ability to employ different concepts and approaches to the policy relevant research, analysis and advocacy activities in the field related to mobility;
- reinforce practical skills allowing for an informed analysis of mobility related issues leading to influence policy debates, prepare advocacy campaigns as well as institutional and policy developments at state, European and global scale.
Countries of interest: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Number of participants: 45
Profile of participants: The up-and-coming policy analysts, experts, advisers, civil servants, private sector professionals/NGO and journalists dealing with the European integration, state transformation processes and/or trans-atlantic cooperation. The priority will be given to the candidates in their mid-career, i.e. having at least 5-year experience within a field of the WEASA mandate.
Tentative Dates: 29 June-10 July, 2015.
Location: The Natolin Campus of the College of Europe, Warsaw, Poland.
Faculty: The WEASA programme will be delivered by prominent academics and analysts from the leading European and American think tanks as well as the high-level officials and practitioners.
Language: English (English-Russian consecutive interpretation will be provided during the workshops).
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.
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.
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