Call for participants of a study trip.

Association for International Affairs (AMO) announces the call for participants of study trips from Belarus and Ukraine.

‘Public Administration Reform in Visegrad Countries: Lessons Learned for Belarus and Ukraine’ is the 18 month-long project that aims to empower civil society and to contribute to building a modern and efficient public administration system based on transparent democratic values in two countries of Eastern Partnership – Belarus and Ukraine.

The project is implemented by four organizations from V4 countries: Association for International Affairs (AMO) – Czech Republic, Pontis Foundation – Slovakia, Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation (PAUCI) – Poland, Hungarian European Society – Hungary; and two organizations from EaP countries: School of Young Managers in Public Administration (SYMPA) – Belarus, and Centre for Political and Legal Reforms – Ukraine.

The project aims to contribute to building a modern and efficient public administration system based on transparent democratic values in two countries of Eastern Partnership -Belarus and Ukraine.The main target groups of this project are young experts in public administration in Ukraine and Belarus and senior public officials from same countries.

Destinations & Dates

  • Bratislava, Slovakia: 18–22 March 2013 (3 working days) – participants from Belarus – or
  • Prague, Czech Republic: 25–29 March 2013 (3 working days) – participants from Ukraine – or
  • Warsaw, Poland: 8–12 April 2013 (3 working days) – participants from Ukraine – or
  • Budapest, Hungary: 22–26 April 2013 (3 working days) – participants from Belarus

Program

Meetings with representatives, officials, experts from municipal and regional bodies, state agencies, local unions and associations; ministries of education, health, regional development;  parliamentary and senatorial committees, and think-tanks/NGOs in order to get better understanding of public administration in the Czech Republic or Poland.

Participant’s profile

Young motivated professionals from Belarus and Ukraine with a strong interest in reform of public administration system, working in politics, public administration, academia or the non-governmental sector. The applicant should have at least two years work experience with public administration issues. Working knowledge of English is not necessary. Selected participants are expected to elaborate concrete policy recommendations based on their participation in study trip.

Costs

Organizer covers travel costs, accommodation, board, and visa costs.

Applications and deadline

Please send a cover letter in English/Russian explaining your interest in attending the study trip to respective country (one page at the maximum specifying country you want to visit) along with a CV in a table form at  by 22 February 2013. A bilateral jury will select the participants while the selection is based on the quality of the applicant’s CV and cover letter.

Learn more about the project: here and here

Project information in UKRAINIAN