2017 Summer Seminar for Young Public Policy Professionals
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is now accepting applications for the eighteenth edition of its traditional Summer Seminar for Young Public Policy Professionals from South Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region. This 2017 edition of the forum entitled “Public Policy Challenges – European and Regional Dimensions”, will be held in the period May 29 – June 2, 2017 in Albena resort at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast (close to the city of Varna). The seminar this year is made possible thank to the kind support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, the Central European Initiative and the Austrian Embassy in Bulgaria.
After a competitive selection process the regional seminar will bring together a diverse group of app. 40 outstanding young public policy professionals from state institutions and policy-oriented research centers from South Eastern Europe (SEE) and the Black Sea region. During the five-day international forum they will meet distinguished international experts and practitioners discuss specific issues concerning good governance practices and public policies challenges in the light of the current European political, economic and security developments as well as issues of regional significance. Beside the key-notes and lectures, the event, which serves as a platform for exchange of expertise and ideas and for a lasting professional networking too, will feature intensive discussions in a working-group format and tailor-made interactive modules.
The forum was launched in 2000 in order to contribute to the capacity-building and regional cooperation among young state officials from Bulgaria and Romania working in the field of EU integration. Throughout the years, this regional initiative broadened significantly its scope and geographical coverage, thus, involving more than 580 alumni so far who make it a well-known and highly recognized regional initiative.
The application for the 2017 Summer Seminar is open to young professionals from SEE and Black Sea countries who meet the following eligibility criteria: 1) are at the age between 25 and 35 years; 2) possess proven expert background and 3) have excellent written and spoken command of English.
If you are interested in applying, please request your application form at [email protected] and submit it no later than April 13, 2017. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact directly the team of the Economic Policy Institute at tel.: +359 2 952 29 47 or using the above-mentioned E-Mail.