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Global Young Academy Evidence and Policy Summer School for Young Professionals from North Africa (Fully-funded to Laxenburg, Austria) 2018

The GYA Science Advice Working Group is co-organising an Evidence and Policy Summer School together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA).

Application Deadline: 17th May 2018

Eligible Countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine Authority, Russian Federation, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

To Be Taken At (Country): Laxenburg, Austria.

About the Award: This summer school with the theme “The role of population and migration for sustainable development in the European neighbourhood” will take place 5-7 September 2018 in Laxenburg, Austria, and aims at early- to mid-career scientists interested in how to achieve impact on policy-making, as well as at policymakers interested in how to commission nd use research in their daily work.

Type: Training

Eligibility: 

  • Early to mid-career scientists and policymakers
  • Interested in how to achieve impact on policy and
  • Interested in how to commission and use research
  • With at least 2 years of work experience within the themes of migration and demographic changes
  • Working primarily in the Eastern and Southern European Neighborhood countries, including the Western Balkans;
  • Having citizenship of an EU country or any of the following countries or territories: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine Authority, Russian Federation, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine;
  • Being proficient in English and committing to participate for the whole duration of the seminar is mandatory.

Selection Criteria: The selection process strives to achieve a balanced representation of qualified candidates, including by gender and country, evaluating past experiences and motivation of the applicants.

Number of Awards: 35

Value of Award:  

  • Accommodation (three nights) and meals is offered to all participants.
  • Full funding (including travel to Austria) is offered for 35 spots for participants coming from the following countries and territories: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine Authority, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Duration of Programme: 5-7 September 2018

How to Apply: Please apply online outlining your motivation and why you think this training will help you in your current job.

Visit the Programme Webpage for Details

Award Providers: The 2018 Evidence and Policy Summer School in Laxenburg, Austria is organised by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC), in collaboration with the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) and the Global Young Academy (GYA).