Are you working in the public sector or in business? Would you like to continue your professional training and expand your network of committed Europeans? Do you want to develop and implement new ideas and innovative concepts?
The Goerdeler Kolleg for Good Governance provides additional professional qualifications in the field of good governance to a new generation of executives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. In doing so, it aims to foster responsible action in the public sector (public administration and non-profit organizations) as well as in business. The Kolleg is named after the lawyer, civil servant, and member of the German resistance Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (1884–1945).
The Kolleg will enable you to
- extend your professional training in seminars and to take an active part in discussions and project workshops,
- build up your network of contacts in Germany, the EU, and all participating countries, and
- make a contribution to the development of good governance in the relations between public administration, business, and civil society.
The year-long program consists of the following units
- a three-week seminar (August 27–September 16, 2016)
- a project phase in your home country in which you implement your own plans for a project (October 2016–August 2017)
- a mid-year seminar (five days in March 2017)
- a concluding seminar (three days in August / September 2017)
Participants will receive additional training and certification in the areas of administration modernization and good governance.
Gaining insight behind the scenes
Participants will learn how good governance is practiced in administration, business, and civil society by means of practical examples in Germany and the EU. They will receive exclusive glimpses into political life and have an opportunity to make new contacts and extend their networks.
Shaping sustainable plans
Participants develop their own plans for a project relating to conditions in their own countries, receive training as project managers, and initiate their projects in the course of their year at the Kolleg.
Seminar locations, in addition to Berlin, have in past years included Stuttgart, Leipzig, Warsaw, and Brussels, among others.
Call for Applications
Deadline for applications: February 22, 2016.
The following is required of all applicants
- citizenship of one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, or Ukraine
- residency in one of these countries
- a university degree, with proof outstanding academic performance
- several years of professional experience in relevant areas (with responsibilities in personnel or budget matters)
- the support of your employer
- a specific idea for a project and an interest in good governance and political thoughta strong sense of social responsibility and commitment in addition to strong leadership qualities
- excellent German as well as English language skills
The working language is German.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung will cover travel expenses, costs of accommodation, seminars, and (if needed) a German language course, as well as provide an allowance of 400 euros.
Contact for Applicants:
Lea Sophie Deworetzki
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 25 42 31-47
German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Rauchstraße 17/18 10787
Contact at the Foundation
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
Deadline for applications: February 22, 2016
The selection interviews will take place on May 9 and 10, 2016 in Berlin.
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