The Council of Europe is one of the main partners of the Visegrad School of Political Studies programs, which bring together young politicians, elected both nationally and locally, civil servants, leaders of civil society and journalists. The seminars focus on themes such as European integration, globalisation, democratisation processes, frozen conflicts, intercultural dialogue, post-conflict reconciliation, organisation of free elections, strengthening of democratic institutions and the development of civil society.
Thanks to the support of the Council each year, participants of the programs are invited to Strasbourg to take part in the World Forum for Democracy which brings together over 650 participants and experts, including Heads of State and Government, representatives of European institutions and the French government, European and international academics.
The International Visegrad Fund is one of the main partners of the Visegrad School of Political Studies programs. It is an international organization based in Bratislava founded by the governments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries – the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic—in Štiřín, Czech Republic, on June 9, 2000.
Thanks to the generous support of the Fund, EAD has been able to offer full scholarships to over 220 exceptional young leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Eastern Partnership, Russian and Western Balkans.
Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding is a legal entity founded by an act of Parliament. Its mission is to initiate and support projects undertaken in Poland and the Russian Federation and dedicated to improving dialogue and understanding between the two countries.
Centre is financially supporting the 2016 edition of the Visegrad School of Political Studies Meets Russia program which is titled “Empowering Civil Society”. Program aims at supporting civil society, combating stereotypes and strengthening ties between young social and political leaders from Europe and Russia. The program is a full scholarship initiative.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland has long been our partner in a variety of projects. EAD is proud to have support from the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy for the Visegrad School of Political Studies programs: Visegrad Meets the Eastern Partnership and Visegrad School Meets Russia.
We are also delighted to be able to work with the Diplomatic Protocol Department and to offer language, social media and other courses to diplomats accredited in Warsaw.
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation has been an EAD partner since 2010, supporting two of our programs: the Academy of Young Diplomats, which gathers over 200 young professionals and recent graduates willing to hone their skills in the fields of diplomacy, international law and security. KAS has been our partner in organizing the external sessions of the program.
The foundation is also a co-organizer of our European Diplomacy Workshop: Eastern Partnership Program, addressed to professionals wishing to deepen their knowledge of the EU neighborhood and Eastern policy, the Eastern Partnership, challenges of the post-soviet region, the Caucasus, frozen conflicts and energy security.
The National School of Public Administration is our institutional partner for the Academy of Young Diplomats and variety of other projects, including the International Forum on Diplomatic Training – 42nd Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Academies and Institutes of International Relations.
The National School of Public Administration was founded by the Tadeusz Mazowiecki’s administration in May 1990 and in September 1991 it welcomed its first students. It was the first institution of its kind in the post-communist countries. The School operates pursuant to the National School of Public Administration Act passed by the Polish Parliament (Sejm) on 14th June 1991.
The mission of the School is to educate and prepare civil officers to work in Polish civil service and administration.