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Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy at The College of Europe Natolin Campus 2018, Poland

Publish Date: Feb 14, 2018

Deadline: Mar 11, 2018

Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy 2018

Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA) is organized jointly by the College of Europe Natolin, the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, further on referred to as “the Organizers.”

Participation in WEASA means to follow a complementary, non-degree two-week program of study, carried out at the College of Europe Natolin Campus, located at 84 Nowoursynowska St., Warsaw, Poland.


A person applying for participation in WEASA must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • citizenship and permanent residence in one of the Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine; or in the Western Balkans region: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo;
  • higher education (Master's degree or equivalent);
  • minimum 5 years of professional experience within a field of the WEASA mandate;
  • English language proficiency required to effectively participate in the WEASA program.

WEASA is addressed to the individuals who are actively involved in professional and social fields, with significant academic, policy or business achievements. Promising policy analysts, experts, advisers, civil servants, private sector/NGO professionals and journalists, dealing 2 with the European integration, state transformation processes and/or transatlantic cooperation, are in the Organizers’ area of interest. A holder of a permanent residence card in the Republic of Poland may not apply for WEASA.


To apply to WEASA, the Candidate shall comply with the requirements specified in the present Rules of Procedure by submitting the following documents:

  • a duly filled in application form online, including a motivation letter in English describing Candidate’s background and reasons for application.

The recruitment process will start with reviewing the applications to WEASA. Applications not complying with the requirements listed in the present Rules of Procedure will not be considered. Eligible applicants will be evaluated by the Selection Committee appointed by the organizing institutions: the College of Europe Natolin Campus; the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. Successful Candidates shall be admitted to the WEASA 2018 edition following the decision of the Selection Committee.

The Organizers shall inform the Candidate about being accepted to WEASA following their collective approval described in without delay. The Organizers are not obliged to inform the Candidates about the reasons for the unsuccessful result of their application. 

Cover letter

Cover letters are typically one to three pages in length. They should explain why you would like to apply for WEASA, and what you are hoping to learn during the programme and what your expectations are for it. WEASA would also love to know how participating in WEASA could contribute to your career development, your civic activities, and the like. Finally, if you have any ideas about how you would like to bring the lessons from WEASA back into your communities (for example, by organising trainings for local civil society organisations or creating your own open data startup), WEASA would love to hear about it as well.

Strong cover letters frequently contain at least a few of the things outlined above. But don’t feel too restricted by the format either – WEASA is always on the lookout for original and creative letters that let us see the world in new and fascinating ways!

The Participant of WEASA shall:

  • comply with the present Rules of Procedure;
  • stay in the Republic of Poland during the whole period of WEASA 2018 edition;
  • comply with the program of stay;
  • pursue the agreed educational program;
  • participate in integration and cultural events organized under WEASA. 

The Participant shall fill out the evaluation surveys and other documents during participation in WEASA and after its conclusion, if required. 

Misrepresentation, incomplete or false information indicated in the application form or in the “Participant Declaration”, non-compliance with the program, acts to the detriment of WEASA, breaking the law in the Republic of Poland, and/or any other acts that might harm or hinder other WEASA Participants or non-participants alike, may serve as the basis for expelling the Participant from WEASA with immediate effect. No person(s) other than Participant is allowed to be accommodated at the College of Europe Natolin Campus.  Candidate admitted shall inform the WEASA coordinator about any changes in his/her data submitted in the application form immediately.


The Organizers shall:

  • organize the Participant's academic and educational activities according to the Program;
  • monitor the Participant's progress and evaluate the completion of the educational and academic program; 
  • inform the Participants on any relevant changes to WEASA agenda, also via the WEASA website.

The commitments of the Organizers towards the Participant include:

  • coverage of the Participant's accommodation costs in a single room in the academic residence at the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe in Warsaw during the WEASA 2018 edition;
  • coverage of the Participant's meals served in the canteen of the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe in Warsaw during the period of WEASA 2018 implementation;
  • purchase of roundtrip transportation tickets - according to the established limits - from the Participant’s country of origin to the Republic of Poland. 
  • coverage of the costs related to the implementation of WEASA 2018 program.

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