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Fully Funded European Academy for Social Democracy 2019

Fully Funded European Academy for Social Democracy 2019

Fully Funded
Country: Germany
City: Berlin
Sep 22 - Sep 28, 2019
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The Regional Office “Dialogue Eastern Europe” of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung invites young progressive leaders. Who are of age 25-35 to apply for the 8th edition of the Eastern European Academy for Social Democracy. Further, which will take place from 22nd until the 28th of September 2019 in Germany (Berlin and surroundings).

Moreover, The 8th Academy will focus on the issue of gender and equality in the Eastern Partnership Region and Russia. A gender-based approach has become of critical importance in policymaking and the economy in the post-Soviet space. However, the extent to which gender policies have been put on the political agenda varies within the EaP region tremendously. While some countries try to adopt laws and regulations to enhance equal rights, in other states “gender” has turned into a contested term, which allegedly threatens the political and traditional values. The organizers strive to promote a debate about the opportunities. Also,  challenges of equal rights based politics with a strong focus on political and economic participation. Furthermore, the seminar is to include a discussion of the core elements of a proper social and family policy.

Goals of the European Academy program:

  • The Academy is primarily at applicants who commit to social democratic values and who have an interest in strengthening the political dialogue between their nations. Also, other countries of the region as well as the European Union.
  • Besides promoting peaceful dialogue, mutual understanding, and the exchange of social democratic policies, the Academy offers participatory workshops on practical key competences and soft skills.
  • The program will give deep insights into the political situation in the region and will provide an opportunity for high-level discussions with politicians and civil society activists.


  • All costs related to the program will be covered by the organizers.


    • Citizenship of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine.
    • Between 25 and 35 years old.
    • Fluency in English.
    • likewise, Young leaders from progressive political parties or social democratic youth organizations; young members of Parliaments or city councils, junior government officials, and civic activists.
    • Willingness to actively take part in Alumni activities, to constantly support a growing sustainable progressive network of like-minded people and to be involved in the organization of political programs in the respective home countries.
    • Participants of the previous Academies are also welcome to apply.


Type of Opportunity Conferences
Event Date22 September,2019 to 28 September,2019
Deadline28 July,2019
Open toAll
Organizer Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Contact the organizer+38 (044) 234 1038



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