Call for applications for the Educational Programme for Young Professionals


Call for Applications

The Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) in cooperation with Collegium Civitas (Warsaw, Poland), with funding from Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation is implementing a project titled: “TRASC 2 - ‘Europe – What Next? Transformational Leadership and Confidence Building for Young Professionals’”.

TRASC 2 is a three-day educational programme geared to confidence building that will bring together young people from the three South Caucasus countries and Poland to develop their skills to become ‘transformational leaders’ in the region and beyond. The programme also aims to enhance cooperation at regional and European levels by nurturing empathy and consensus building and by improving the quality of debate on European integration. TRASC 2 will develop young peoples’ knowledge of and capacity to critically engage with the EU integration process and its implications and opportunities especially for the South Caucasus region via the particular prism of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). 

As a platform for confidence building TRASC 2 will provide a unique opportunity for individuals to connect with their peers from the region and from Poland and to obtain insights, knowledge and skills from academics and practitioners to advance their knowledge and leadership capacities for the wider benefit of the region.

Time and place: 2-6 October 2019, Tbilisi, Georgia

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Citizenship of one of the following countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia;
  • Demonstrated leadership record in the following sectors: government, business, civil society and academia; Demonstrated potential and interest to play a role in their country’s political, economic and social development; Interest in playing a leading role in transformational processes, interest to participate in confidence building projects as well as a desire to connect/network with peers; 
  • Fluency in English 
  • Aged between 23 and 30 years old.

Costs

All costs related to participation (travel, accommodation, meals) are covered by the organizers. 

Application

To apply for the program, please send your CV and a single page essay in English answering the question “Why is transformational leadership necessary in the modern world” to the following e-mail address: gissinstitute@gmail.com by August 26, 2019. Please, include the following text in the e-mail subject: “TRASC 2- Application.” Please, note that only selected applicants will be contacted.