Discussion by the Natolin Religion and Politics Nest - "Secularisation of Societies: Destiny or Normality?"
On 20 February 2024, the Natolin Religion and Politics Nest hosted a discussion titled Secularisation of Societies: Destiny or Normality?
The College of Europe is pleased to organise, in the framework of a project funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a two-week training programme for young civil servants representing ministries whose field of work touches on foreign and EU affairs and/or regional cooperation within the Western Balkans. The training programme will take place in Tirana, Albania, from Monday 3 June to Friday 14 June, and will include a study trip to Belgium and the Netherlands. Full board and lodging will be provided to participants during the training, including transport and accommodation during the visit to Brussels and The Hague. Further information below.
Ten days to enhance and deepen your knowledge of EU affairs and the enlargement process, to strengthen your skills and explore avenues to promote cooperation and exchange of ideas.
The programme will combine different formats to maximise the learning potential:
A maximum of four participants per country will be selected through this call for applications to join the training programme in Tirana.
The language of the course is English (Minimum requirement: level B2).
The latest EU-Western Balkans summit and the adoption of the Growth Plan by the European Commission represented a boost of the enlargement process, with a renewed commitment of the EU to the Western Balkans’ EU membership perspective.
The acceleration of the accession process calls for a stronger knowledge of the EU system and for sharper soft skills, especially in the field of negotiation.
Therefore, the course will focus on:
For more details, you can download the draft programme here!
Learn, connect and contribute to the conversation on the EU integration process.
Throughout the training programme, you will have the opportunity to be supported by high-level experts to deepen your knowledge of the EU and foster soft skills such as negotiation and communication. The programme represents a unique opportunity to network and exchange ideas with peers across the Region and the EU.
(*) 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.
As a clarification of the criteria above, please note:
Selected participants commit to attend the programme in its entirety.
Click here to submit your application. Please note: applications will open on 29 January 2024.
The application deadline is 1 March 2024 23:59:59 (CET: Central European Time).
Thank you very much for your interest. We wish you all the best with your application!
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