Call for applications: Training programme for young civil servants of the Western Balkans

3 – 14 June 2024 ǀ Tirana, Brussels, and The Hague. 


The College of Europe in Bruges has been commissioned by the Kingdom of the Netherlands to organise a two-week training programme tailored to young civil servants working in the field of EU affairs in the Western Balkans.

The training 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. The programme will provide participants with in-depth knowledge and practical skills relating to EU policies and decision-making, with a focus on the accession process.

Check out the eligibility criteria here. Applications will open on Monday, 29 January 2024 and will close on Friday, 1 March 2024 at 23:59:59 (CET: Central European Time). The College of Europe will carry out the selection of participants which will be based on technical criteria, to ensure a balanced representation of profiles, nationalities, and gender. Up to four participants will be selected per country.

The training programme will consist of two weeks of lectures, workshops and panel debates, plus a visit to Brussels and The Hague. The highly interactive sessions will be conducted by a renowned trainer faculty with hands-on experience with EU institutions. Each session will give ample scope for discussing and exchanging good practices.

Further information is available on the following website: https://www.coleurope.eu/bruges/executive-education-training-projects/tailor-made-training/training-programme-young-civil-servants-western-balkans