Leaders in Democracy I-II
We are pleased to inform you that the Robert Schuman Institute (Budapest, Hungary) in cooperation with its partners the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Belarus, the National Democratic Institute, the Eduardo Frei Foundation (the Netherlands) and EDUCATIO: Institute for Development and Training (Lithuania) announces open the application process for our traditional series of seminars titled “Leaders in Democracy”. The two rounds will be held in Trakai (Lithuania) for the same group of 16 representatives of present or aspiring leaders of democratic Belarusian organizations.
Aim of the project: Three years after the stolen election in Belarus and a year since the start of the brutal and unprovoked war on Ukraine by Russia we find Belarusian democrats forced in exile and Europe struggling with the impact of war. The main objective of the event is to offer value-based perspective on development for the present and future elites of Belarus, committed to the European integration / fruitful EU-Belarus partnership.
This is to be achieved by introducing and debating Belarus interests in Europe, building trust, importance of political work, coalition building, advocacy and other topics.
Another important objective is to support the interaction of the Belarusian participants with likeminded communities abroad by connecting with the representatives of relevant partner organizations, to give them a chance to learn from each others’ experiences and current issues of concern.
Target group: 16 selected participants that are active members of democratic opposition, where they are present or aspiring leaders, stakeholders and NGOs’ representatives under the age of 40.
Dates: 2 times 4-day-seminars (PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO FULLY ATTEND BOTH SEMINARS OF THE SERIES)
Seminar I. May 29 – June 1, 2023
Note: Arrivals are one day before (May 28, Sunday) and departures one day after the program (June 2, Friday morning).
Seminar II. 17 – 20 July, 2023.
Note: Arrivals are one day before (16 July, Sunday) and departures one day after the program (21 July, Friday morning).
Location: Trakai region, Lithuania
Working Language: English (no interpretation will be provided)
Topics we are planning to address (please note changes in the program agenda might apply):
Pre-requisites for participation:
Online application form can be found HERE
Course Leader: Vaidas Augūnas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator: Alen Sofić, email@example.com
We are looking forward to your applications!