EFB FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS
The Fellowship Programme for Government Officials from the Western Balkans was a one year practice-oriented educational programme for civil servants, implemented as a cooperation between the EFB, the College of Europe and University of Potsdam. The programme was inspired by a longstanding tradition, experience and excellence with similar fellowship programmes by one of EFB’s founding organisations, the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Bellevue - Programme, Fellowship Programme for Public Servants from CEE).Read more
The European Fund for the Balkans launched its capacity building Think and Link - Regional Policy Programme in 2008 by offering support to the think tanks and encouraging the various debates on the challenges, costs and opportunities of supporting the process of building genuine EU member-states in the Western Balkans.
It fostered inclusive and evidence-based policy making in the Western Balkans by initiating and supporting individual and collaborative research projects on a selected annual programme topic.Read more
The Leadership Development Programme (LDP) was launched in 2006/2007 by the College of Europe and the TRANSFUSE Association. In 2008, the European Fund for the Balkans began financing the programme and since 2009 it has been organising it jointly with the College of Europe and the TRANSFUSE Association. The Fund has supported this programme with the aim of promoting European values for future generations – it was envisioned as a catalyst for emerging change-makers and young leaders in Balkan societies and the EU.Read more
In 2010, the European Fund for the Balkans, in cooperation with the Think Tank Fund of the Open Society Institute (Budapest), launched the Fellowship Programme for Policy Researchers from the Western Balkans with the aim to contribute to further capacity building and professional development of policy researchers from the Western Balkans region. This initiative was launched in order to provide opportunities for exchange of know-how and creation of networks across Europe through fellows’ paid visits and work with policy research institutions and think-tanks in the EU and in other Western Balkan countries.Read more
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