Call for Applications – Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA) 2020 (COVID-19 update)

The College of Europe Natolin campus, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), and the Polish-American Freedom Foundation (PAFF), supported by the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, announce a call for applications for the eighth edition of the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA) which is taking place from 6 to 15 July 2020 at the College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw (Poland).

We are closely monitoring the current situation that the COVID-19 pandemic put us in. WEASA 2020 will go ahead, though we are looking to modify its format or delivery, if need be. We will let you know as soon as possible if this happens. This Call for Applications – and the deadline – remain unchanged as of this moment.

WEASA 2020 will look into several topics, including:

  • Online moderation and algorithmic radicalisation;
  • Election security;
  • The fight against disinformation;
  • How to better secure our devices and communications.

Importantly, WEASA won't just be a time for lectures. Participants will also have a chance to attend practical workshops by experts from around the world and sit down for deep discussions with key figures in the digital and policy worlds.

An overview of the WEASA 2020 programme can be found here.


We welcome applicants who are citizens and residents of the following countries:

  • All the Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine;
  • All the Western Balkan countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.

Please note that participants will need to arrive to Poland on a travel document issued by one of the countries listed above.

Whom do we look for?

We typically look for people who meet the following three criteria:

  • They are mid-career professionals, typically with at least five years of professional experience, ideally in a field related to the topic of WEASA;
  • They work as policy analysts, experts, advisers, civil servants, journalists, private sector specialists and in NGOs;
  • They are interested in the European integration process, state transformation processes, transatlantic cooperation, cybersecurity, journalism, and digital media.

WEASA lectures will all be designed with a non-technical audience in mind – you don’t need to be a digital expert in order to sign up!


The WEASA 2020 program will be delivered by prominent academics and analysts from leading European and American think tanks, as well as high-level officials and practitioners.


WEASA will cover travel, boarding and accommodation expenses.

Rules of Procedure

We urge all of our applicants to familiarise themselves with the rules of procedure before applying.

Application deadline

To apply please proceed to the online application form. Please consult the WEASA application requirements. Applications close on 1 April 2020 at 23:59 Warsaw time.