western balkans


VSPS Western Balkans Anti-corruption Forum First Session

VSPS Western Balkans Anti-corruption Forum first session has just started in Belgrade. Organized by the Visegrad School of Political Studies, a joint project of the EAD and the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the session gathers participants and experts from all over the Western Balkans and Visegrad, who discuss ways of combating corruption, good practises and finding possible solutions. Second session will be held in July in Warsaw, Poland. Project will conclude with open meetings in 6 Balkan capitals. Project is supported by the Council of Europe and the International Visegrad Fund.

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Visegrad School Scholarships for the Western Balkans

Last October, the European Academy of Diplomacy had the privilege of hosting 16 high potential leaders from the Visegrad and Western Balkan countries for our pilot 3-day VSPS + Balkans initiative, sponsored by the International Visegrad Fund. The program focused on the applicability of best practices from the V4 to the Balkans in transformation processes, the implementation of anti-corruption measures, and on increasing transparency. Participants were able to have collaborative discussions while also developing their soft skills and expanding their networks. We are pleased to announce that we have expanded the program to create the VSPS Western Balkans Anti-Corruption Forum! Recruitment is now open and we invite you to visit […]

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At the EAD we believe that leaders are not born but should be cultivated. In order to foster a new generation of international leaders, we are looking for corporate partners willing to provide scholarship funding for our most promising participants, particularly from regions in transformation such as the Eastern Partnership countries, Western Balkans, Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. We are actively working with corporate partners in establishing individual and group scholarship scheme by providing the following benefits in return for their engagement: Each scholarship scheme is established under the name of its founding company/institution and addressed to participants from the region of special importance to the business activities of the […]

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