We are looking for up to 20 best applicants for the eleventh generation of decision-makers of tomorrow who want to shape the regional and European collaboration using their knowledge and enthusiasm.

  The European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) announces the new call for applications for its flagship Fellowship programme for Government Officials. It is a one-year practice-oriented educational programme which is supporting the Western Balkans’ administrations by educating and motivating the public officials to practice and advocate the European principles of public administration. It is targeting the government officials from the Western Balkans (Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina) who are eager to spend a two and a half month fellowship traineeship in the government institutions of the European Union Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. The Programme is specifically designed for government officials working in the fields of justice, security, economy, energy, transport and digital policy, social policy, education, research and innovation, and public administration. The core purpose of the programme is to give impetus to the EU integration-driven reforms of the Western Balkans’ administrations, through building the capacities of individuals who are acting as the agents of change. The programme targets ambitious government officials with a strong commitment to contributing to the development of their societies who are lifelong learners, acquiring skills and broadening their horizons throughout their careers. The full Guidelines for Applicants are available on this page. To start your online application, visit the application page. The templates for the documents requested to be attached to the online application are available here: The documents for information (do not fill in at this point) are available here:   The deadline for submission of applications is February 18, 2019. All questions related to the application process and the eligibility can be adressed to the mail: fellowship@balkanfund.org.