Call for applications: "10th Anniversary of the Eastern Partnership - New Generation Summit"


Deadline: 12 March 2019​
Open to: high-level representatives from the European Commission, the European External Action Service, academia, think tanks, and civil society organisations from both EU and EaP countries
Venue: 27-28 March 2019 at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe (Warsaw)

Description

Do you believe that young people should have a bigger say in debates defining the EU’s relation with its closest neighbors to the East? Are you from one of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, or are you involved and interested in the social, cultural, economic and political developments in the EU’s Eastern neighbours? Join a group of bright, active and inspiring young minds gathering in Warsaw on March 27-28 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership to discuss achievements and future goals of the initiative, as well as to prepare an official declaration including policy recommendations by the New Generation.

The Summit, destined to take place on March 27, will form a part of a high-level two-day event dedicated to the Eastern Partnership, organised by the College of Europe in Natolin. The event is comprised of the New Generation Summit, a high-level debate on "The Past, Present and Future of the Eastern Partnership" between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Poland and Sweden, with participation of the Secretary General of the European External Action Service, and a one-day conference with high-level representatives from the European Commission, the European External Action Service, academia, think tanks, and civil society organisations from both EU and EaP countries. It is to them that the participants of the New Generation Summit will present their conclusions and policy recommendations, thus introducing a new, crucial perspective to current debates on the future of the EaP.

The selected participants of the Summit will be divided into 4 thematic working groups, dedicated to the four EaP platforms:

  • Economic development and market opportunities
  • Strengthening institutions and good governance
  • Connectivity, energy efficiency, environment and climate change
  • Mobility and people-to-people contacts

The Summit is organised by the European Neighbourhood Policy Student Society of the European Interdisciplinary Studies programme and it will take place at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe (Warsaw).

Eligibility

High-level representatives from the European Commission, the European External Action Service, academia, think tanks, and civil society organisations from both EU and EaP countries are eligible to apply. Please note that all participants must be between 18 and 30 years old and have a good command of English, as it will be the working language of the Summit.

Costs

There are no participation fees. Although participants organise their own travel and accommodation and are responsible for covering the related costs, the organisers of the Summit can offer their help in identifying convenient accommodation options in Warsaw. A lunch will be provided for all Summit participants on March 27.

Application

Please fill out the online application from this link, For more information please contact: EaP10.newgenerationsummit@coleurope.eu

 

Deadline for application: 12 March 2019

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