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Call for Applications TRAIN 2017

Call for Applications TRAIN 2017



The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) launches its call for applications for the 2017 edition of the TRAIN Programme (Think Tanks Providing Research and Advice through Interaction and Networking).

Providing think tanks from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia with training and networking opportunities, the TRAIN Programme seeks to foster a fruitful policy dialogue between think tanks and political actors in the Western Balkans. During a series of seminars, participants will receive training on the conduct and efficient communication of policy research and will have the opportunity to exchange their research findings with decision makers in Brussels as well as at the national level.

Each participating researcher is expected to draft a policy paper relevant to the EU integration process of his/her respective country or the region as a whole. The general theme of the TRAIN Programme 2017 is “corruption and informal practices” in the candidate countries and potential candidate countries of South Eastern Europe.


Think tanks from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.


The TRAIN Programme is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office (Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe) and run by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).


While no direct payments towards salaries can be made, each policy paper will be awarded a 250 EUR grant. Furthermore, the language editing of the final policy paper can be subsidised with up to 100 EUR and its printing with up to 200 EUR (upon presentation of the receipts).

How to apply?

Applications only via email should include:

1) A completed application form;
2) A CV of the prospective programme participant (max. two pages, including information on the applicant’s education, relevant work experience and publications).

The deadline for all applications is February 13, 2017. For further information, please refer to the “Call for Applications” and the application form.

For further questions contact:  Sarah Wohlfeld, Program Officer, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at wohlfeld@dgap.org.

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