The Policy Designers Network. Apply now. Open to Armenia, Georgia, R. Moldova, and Ukraine
09.05.2020 - 03.10.2020
Join the 2nd Policy Designers Network edition and become a member of the GMF Alumni Network – a group of more than 3,000 leaders in policy, government, business, media, academia and civil society, from both sides of the Atlantic.
The Policy Designers Network (PDN) is a fellowship program aimed at bringing together young policy professionals from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine to advance democracy and economic development, to expand their knowledge about regional, European and transatlantic issues, and strengthen their networks.
The first iteration of the Policy Designers Network took place on October 15-18, 2019 in Bucharest, Romania and brought together 18 policy professionals from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine for 3 days of learning and networking with high-level officials, policy experts, journalists, business, and civil society representatives from the United States, Europe and Asia.
The second iteration of the Policy Designers Network will take place on September 29 - October 3, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
The program of the fellowship is structured around workshop-style learning sessions and participation in “Europe’s Eastern Partners: Strengthening common ground, addressing common challenges,” a conference in Berlin organized by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The learning sessions will focus on strengthening the fellows’ skills to develop policy solutions, write policy papers, and engage with media actors. Additionally, the fellows will benefit from customized leadership development activities.
The participation costs will be covered by the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
This program is made possible thanks to the German government through the KfW Bank for Development.
Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Have up to 5 years of professional experience which has offered them an insight into policy making and formulating in various fields such as foreign policy, energy, business, creative arts, and industries, media, etc.
- Be between 25 and 35 years old
- Have fluency in English
- Be a citizen of Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, or Ukraine
- Possess a valid passport
Exhibit the following characteristics:
- Profound sense of integrity
- The desire to create a positive impact
- Commitment to democracy and diversity
- Commitment to share and apply new knowledge and to engage the PDN network upon the program’s completion
- Commitment to transatlantic and global engagement
The Program will take place September 29 to October 3, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
Apply now: https://webportalapp.com/appform/login/pdn
GMF is looking for future leaders who will actively participate in the Policy Designers Network. Upon completion of the program, our fellows make a long-term commitment to GMF as members of the Alumni Network by staying in touch, participating in events and continuing to collaborate with other fellows and Alumni.
What will you gain as a member of the Policy Designers Network: The Policy Designers Network is a unique personal and professional development opportunity. After completion of the program, you become part of the GMF Alumni Network, which spans over the United States and Europe, connecting more than 3,000 policy and decision makers, business, media, academia and civil society representatives.
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