POLUS for Young Leaders 2020

About POLUS:

Poland is one of the key strategic partners of Georgia and an ardent supporter of its territorial integrity and economic transformation. Poland, as one of the authors of the “Eastern Partnership” initiative, plays an important role through its active engagement and support in attaining Georgia’s European aspirations.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, more than fifteen international agreements have been signed between Georgia and Poland regulating cooperation in the fields of defense, economy, tourism, regional development, culture, education, health, etc.

Since 2004 the Development Assistance Program (“Polish Aid”) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland is being implemented in Georgia. The priority areas of the program include: good governance, sustainable use of national resources, social welfare, regional development, etc.

Defense cooperation is also active and includes consultations on military-technical issues, joint trainings as well as the study visits.

Through numerous scholarships of Poland, many Georgian students are getting education at the leading Polish universities. Moreover, different Line Ministries of Poland are offering training courses for Georgian civil servants aimed at improving their professional skills.

POLUS is a project which intends to establish a sustainable self-running platform. The main objective of POLUS is to promote the history of Georgian-Polish relations and raise awareness about the foreign policy of Poland. Moreover, POLUS is an effective mechanism for the analysis of Polish political system – The Foreign Policy Council (FPC) team will support different Georgian scientists/students in the understanding of Polish political landscape by sharing our academic and research experience.

Within the framework of POLUS, the FPC will publish different articles, give public/regular lectures and organize study tours to Poland for the representatives of the academic, public, media, and non-governmental sectors.

The project partner and sponsor is the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Georgia.

POLUS for Young Leaders 2020:

With the financial support of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Georgia and in cooperation with Ilia State University, The Foreign Policy Council is offering a project for young Georgian leaders.

The project aim is to raise awareness on foreign, economic, political transformation of Poland and deepen Polish-Georgian relations through participation of the most socially engaged young Georgians – leaders and future decision makers. The project participants will be encouraged to take part in panel discussions and debates: “What can we share from Polish transformation experience?”

We invite BA/MA/PhD students (from political, economic, or social sciences), low and mid-level civil servants, young journalists and NGO representatives (20-35 years old) to apply for POLUS FOR YOUNG LEADERS 2020.

From 07.03.2020 to 25.04.2020 lectures and seminars will be held by various Georgian and Polish researchers, professors, and former diplomats on two main modules – Economic and Democratic Transformation of Poland and National Security. At the beginning of May, project participants will have the opportunity to pay a 1-week visit to Poland in the state, academic, and research institutions in Warsaw and Krakow.

In case of a successful course competition, participant will receive a certificate.

The selection committee will choose 20 participants upon the following documents: 

– Europass CV;

– Letter of motivation in English (maximum amount of words – 400);

– Proof of enrollment in English (from your university or job).

All the necessary documents should be sent to the following address: foreignpolicycouncil@aol.com before the 1st of March, 2020.

Please indicate POLUS for Young Leaders 2020 into the mail subject.

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