The College of Europe in Natolin is an experienced provider of training and educational projects, designed and implemented in close cooperation with the beneficiary institution. This allows to offer an educational experience perfectly fitting the particular needs of each training group. Our project always contain transfer of knowledge combined with skill-building elements, that allow participants to make best use of the acquired expertise.
Our projects address learners coming from different walks of professional lives, i.a.:
- civil servants;
- journalists and media professionals;
- civil society;
and regions, notably:
- the European Union;
- countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy;
- the Western Balkans.
Knowledge providers engaged in our project include current officials of the European Union and Members States or international organisation, former officials with practical experience in various areas of expertise, media professionals, non-governmental organisations, academics, and others.
Most of our project have been funded by the European Union. Below is a brief presentation of select projects delivered by the College of Europe in recent years.
European Diplomatic Academy (EUDA)
Since summer 2022, the College of Europe in Natolin is implementing a Study Trip Module of the Pilot Programme of the European Diplomatic Academy, a project carried out by the College of Europe in Bruges and the College of Europe in Natolin for the European External Action Service and funded by the European Union.
In the first edition (28 August - 9 September 2022) diplomats and government officials from EU Member States, EU Institutions, countries of the Eastern Partnership (Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine), Western Balkans (Albania, Montenegro, and North Macedonia) and Türkiye benefited of a two-weeks programme which included field trips to the Polish-Ukrainian and Polish-Belarus border, introducing participants first-hand to the reality of an EU frontier in times of serious security crises and war in Ukraine.
Learn more about the first Study Trip Module here.
The second edition brought together diplomats from EU Member States and EU Institutions for a study trip module held between 31 August – 7 September 2023, to analyse the consequence of the war in Ukraine for regional, European and global security and understand the impact of the war in Ukraine on life at EU’s frontier. They had an opportunity to interact with representing local and central authorities of Poland, international and non-governmental organizations, think-tanks, journalists, etc.
Learn more about the second Study Trip Module here.
N4CB is designed to offer representatives of Ukrainian public administration a complex, tailor-made training programme with an objective of strengthening the administrative capacity of civil service in Ukraine to implement the comprehensive reforms and the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, and to prepare for the accession negotiations.
The e-learning module with 16 courses is accessible via a dedicated e-learning platform, while a considerable group of civil servants will also take part in two-month onsite training programmes, building knowledge and strengthening skill crucial for the accession negotiations.
Learn more about Natolin4CapacityBuilding here.
Coal Regions Learning Academy (CRLA)
The goal of the CRLA - prepared in partnership with the World Bank available the World Bank’s GOXI website - is to address capacity gaps that are preventing coal regions in the Western Balkans and Ukraine from successfully designing and implementing transition strategies and associated kick-start projects as part of the beneficiary countries' energy transitions. The CRLA courses are based on a diverse set of case studies, global best practices in technical subject areas, the application of analytical tools, and current regulatory and administrative processes.
The CRLA is addressing the central, regional and local administration, workers of the coal-sector and dependent industries and their representations, the business community affected by coal transition, civic society, etc.
Learn more about the Coal Regions Learning Academy here.
Journalistic Craft for Neighbourhood (JCN)
The Journalistic Craft for Neighbourhood (JCN) program is yet another example of a state-of-the-art professional training offered by the College of Europe in Natolin. The JCN was a blended learning project, funded by the EU and implemented in 2018-2020. The JCN’s target audience were journalists, but it addressed the needs of a wider group of media professionals, news editors and mangers, select civil society groups or think tanks.
The goals of the JCN were to strengthen knowledge-based journalism and the improve the capacity of media, whether in EU or ENP countries, to report in a reliable, value-sensitive and data-based fashion on EU-ENP relations and regional issues.
Learn more about Journalistic Craft for Neighbourhood here.