Invitation

ANNOUNCEMENT: Policy Dialogue The rocky road towards ‘normality’: Public opinion in the Balkans

Wednesday, 17 November, 14.30–16.30 (registration from 14.00) Scotland House, Rond-Point Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels  The European Policy Centre (EPC), in cooperation with the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB), is delighted to invite you to a Policy Dialogue on The Rocky Road Towards ‘normality’: Public opinion in the Balkans on Wednesday 17 November 2010. Following…

EVENT REPORT: The Independent Policy Research and the Reform of Policy Process in the Western Balkans – What Role for Think Tanks?

October 20-21 2010

The last seminar of the Think and Link Programme 2009-2010 was held in Belgrade. Representatives of 12 think tanks from the Western Balkans gathered to discuss the role of think tanks in independent policy research and in the reform of policy process in the Western Balkans.

The first day of the seminar was organized as a closed workshop with the Think and Link Grantees. The summary of assessment of received policy papers was presented by two trainers: Maja Djuric and Sue Newport (ODI – Overseas Development Institute). The training was focused on strengthening evidence based policy making, effective communications and influence on policy makers.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Think & Link Final Seminar „The Independent Policy Research and the Reform of Policy Process in the Western Balkans – What role for Think Tanks? “

The final seminar as part of the THINK&LINK Programme 2009/2010 will be held in Belgrade, 20-21 October 2010. In November 2009 twelve think thanks from the Western Balkan region were selected to participate in T&L programme. After nine months of research 24 representatives of twelve think tanks in the region will gather again for the…

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS

European Story Fund – produce, share stories – KEEP PUBLIC INFORMED! Deadline: October 15, 2010 GUIDELINES – EUROPEAN STORY FUND 1. It is possible to apply for a grant for a maximum of 1,500 euros per story to cover additional expenses, for example, travel costs or archive costs. 2. The grant does not cover salary…

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Announcement – Call for Applications for the “Fellowship Programme for Policy Researchers from the Western Balkans Region”

European Fund for the Balkans is announcing new Call for Applications for the “Fellowship Programme for Policy Researchers from the Western Balkans Region”. After successful launch in the February 2010 and selection of 5 Research Fellows for this programme, EFB in cooperation with the Think Tank Fund of the Open Society Institute invites interested researchers…

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Application Guidelines

APPGUIDE

European Fund for the Balkans in cooperation with the Think Tank Fund will select up to ten twelve young, talented researchers from the region of Western Balkans for a six month Fellowship – 3 months of which will be spent in one of the leading think tanks in the EU member states

Deadline

European Fund for the Balkans will accept the fellowship applications until November 30, 2010 .

Eligibility

  • Applicants are required to be permanent residents in one of the countries of Western Balkans.
  • Applicants must be full-time employees at a think tank, policy centre or NGO with strong policy research component in the region of Western Balkans for at least for one year at the time of application and plan to stay for at least one more year. This requirement can be a subject to the sending organisation’s Human Resource policy;
  • Applicants should be between 24 and 35 years of age at the time of application;
  • Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Prospective fellows can choose a think tank, research institution or policy centre based in an EU member state or in another country in the Western Balkans. Prior to submitting their fellowship proposals, applicants should directly contact an organisation(s) of interest to develop ideas for the Fellowship that would be mutually beneficial to both parties. If the applicants need advice or recommendation on the host organisation they can contact European Fund for the Balkans designated staff personnel.