Call for Applications for the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy - WEASA 2020 in Warsaw, Poland


Deadline:  1 April 2020 at 23:59 Warsaw time
Open to: mid-career professionals from EaP region and Western Balkans
Venue: 06 –  15 July 2020 in Warsaw, Poland

Description

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).

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.

Eligibility

Which countries must applicants be from?

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 nceed to be a digital expert in order to sign up!

Costs

  • WEASA will cover travel, boarding and accommodation expenses.

Application

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.

 

The official web-page.