We are pleased to inform you that the Robert Schuman Institute (RSI), supported by the Political Academy of the Austrian People’s Party (PolAk) and the Wilfred Martens Centre for European Studies (WMCES) organizes an introductory seminar and a study visit under the title of “HOW EUROPE WORKS: A First-Hand Perspective on European Institutions 2021 for EaP countries”. The series of two modules will be provided for the same group of 15 people with relevant duties / functions in EPP sister parties in the following Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Aims of the project:

  • To support the EU-oriented work of EPP sister parties in EU partner countries by capacity building;
  • To familiarize participants with the fundamental values of the EPP as expressed in the party platform, including their consequences and implications for particular policies;
  • To introduce trainees to the EPP family and WMCES;
  • To provide practical and ready-to-use knowledge on the development, structure and functions of the European Union and its institutions via interactive presentations, as well as practical and up-to-date information on the EU partnership criteria;
  • To give participants first-hand information and good insight into the everyday life of the EU institutions via on-site visits within the framework of the field trip to Brussels (e.g. European Parliament, EU Commission, EU Council, Committee of the Regions);
  • To strengthen ties and further develop a cross-border professional network of pro-European young democratic leaders from the Eastern European region.

Target group: 15 public career-oriented people between 22 – 35 years of age, actively involved in EU-related work in EPP sister parties, selected from the above mentioned countries on the basis of individual applications and delegated by relevant parties.


11-13 October, 2021 (Monday-Wednesday) in Budapest

arrival: 10 October, departure 14 October morning

December/January, 2021 in Brussels

Dates tbc

IMPORTANT! Full attendance of both modules is a must!

 Working language:  English (no interpretation will be provided)

Application form can be found HERE

Deadline for applications: September 27 (Monday) 2021, end of business

Should you have any questions with regard to this program, please contact the responsible Project Manager Evgenia Jarabik at