The 2016 edition of the Visegrad School of Political Studies Meets Russia is titled “Empowering Civil Society” and aims at supporting civil society, combating stereotypes and strengthening ties between young social and political leaders from Europe and Russia. Thanks to generous support from the Council of Europe and the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, the program is a full scholarship initiative, with all costs including travel covered. The sessions are organized by the European Academy of Diplomacy in cooperation with our Russian partner.

Who can apply?

The program is addressed to aspiring journalists, NGO representatives and activists from Russia. The ideal candidate has a proven track history of involvement and engagement within their community, demonstrating leadership potential and a desire to take an active role in positively shaping the world around them. Participants should be between the ages of 26-40 with 3+ years of working experience and a proven track history of involvement and engagement within their community society (i.e. involvement in the NGO sector, student unions, local and national political parties). English language competency level C1 is required. The program targets equal representation of female participants.

The program is a scholarship initiative covering all costs except for visa (if applicable). Participants will be accommodated in twin occupancy, same gender rooms.

Program is held in Warsaw on 25 – 29 July 2016.

Next edition will be held on 3 – 7 October 2016.
Applications by invitation only.