Call for Applications for Young Policy Advisers Course in Uzbekistan

Deadline:  30 May 2019
Open to: Young policy professionals from Uzbekistan​
Venue: 30 September – 4 October 2019 in Uzbekistan


The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in partnership with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin will organize the 10th Young Policy Advisers Course (PolAd) from 30 September – 4 October 2019 in Uzbekistan.  

Since 2014, ODIHR has implemented the PolAd, training young civil/public servants throughout the OSCE region, including the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia. The curriculum, developed in collaboration with the Folke Bernadotte Academy and other institutional partners, is highly participatory and relies on mixed-method adult learning techniques including one-on-one mentoring, experiential learning (simulations and role-play), expert lectures, and peer-to-peer collaboration. The innovative structure of the week-long course combines concrete skills with curricular content specifically tailored to participants’ needs. This approach has ensured that the roughly 300 alumni to date have developed the skills needed to address sensitive policy issues in their countries, and increased their knowledge of OSCE commitments in the field of democratic governance.


Public/civil professionals (up to age 35) currently working in the administration, various line ministries, parliament or other state/public institutions in Uzbekistan as policy or political advisers are invited to apply. Eligibility requirements include:

  • First-level university degree;
  • Minimum of four years of professional experience in ministries or other executive agencies, presidential administrations or in parliaments;
  • Born on or after 1 January 1984;
  • Professional fluency in English;
  • National of the following OSCE participating State: Republic of Uzbekistan;

Cost & Scholarship

Tuition, course materials, full board accommodation, as well as travel costs will be covered by the organizers​


The organizers encourage all candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. Please let us know should you require assistance related to disability in order to complete the application process.

Deadline of application: 30 May 2019. 

In order to apply, register HERE.

For further information and queries, please contact ODIHR at

The official web-page.