Policy Advisers Course 2014 in Sando, Sweden
Deadline: August 25, 2014 | Views: 22
Costs: The course organizers will provide selected participants with a scholarship that covers the course fee, accommodation, meals, and the cost for airfare.
The course is held at the Folke Bernadotte Academy’s campus at Sando in the municipality of Kramfors, about 45 mil north of Stockholm and about 8 mil northwest of Sundsvall. The course is organised by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), together with the School of Public Policy (SPP) at the Central European University (CEU). This intensive training programme aims at strengthening the professionalism and policymaking knowledge of young policy professionals from Eastern Partner countries, particularly in the area of foreign policy. The three-day course focuses on enhancing practical skills and competences vital for deliberating, shaping and implementing policy. It provides knowledge and understanding of the roles and tasks of the foreign policy advisers within the policy cycle, analytical tools, advising techniques, speech writing, negotiation, and public communication. Learning objectives
- Role of the Political Advisers (core functions and giving good advice);
- Shaping complex political environments (devising and implementing strategies; analyzing and understanding the internal and external political context; making decisions with limited information; forecasting and scenario-planning);
- Engaging internal & external stakeholders (building and sustaining relationships and networks; conducting inclusive stakeholder assessments with all interest groups (women, minorities, youth, marginalized/vulnerable groups); listening with attention and respect; negotiating effectively with respect for mutual interests);
- Mastering communication and advocacy (policy writing, speech writing, devising communication strategies; public diplomacy; working with media outlets; communicating effectively).
Policy professionals, under the age of 30 who work as political officers and cabinet advisers in ministries, presidential administrations and parliaments in Eastern Partner countries, may apply to participate in the course. The organizers will seek to ensure gender balance among participants. The course is only open for applicants from Eastern Partner countries (i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).
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Application: Applicants are kindly requested to use the online application form (link below) and send their CV with the application. The course will be held in English and translation to other languages will not be provided. Apply here: Application form
Questions and additional information:
Ms Senja Hägglund
Training and Project Officer, Folke Bernadotte Academy
[email protected], +46 (0)70 649 23 06