Welcome to WEASA
The Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA) is an annual summer program organized in partnership by the College of Europe in Natolin together with the Polish American Freedom Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. WEASA began in 2013 and has taken place each year since. The target audience for WEASA has been mid-level (5-10 years’ experience) professionals from a broad range of fields coming from the countries of the Eastern Partnership region (Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia), the Western Balkans (North Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Poland.
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Security, geopolitics and digital affairs
WEASA editions have examined a variety of topics – from energy security to regional development. Between 2017 and 2021, WEASA has looked specifically at how digital technology has transformed our thinking on social, political, economic and security issues. Consequently, we have decided to strengthen our focus specifically on digital affairs which continues to be a key component of WEASA editions. The February 24th 2022 full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine once again highlighted key issues of geopolitics and security for the region. WEASA will continue to examine such key topics as geopolitics, European integration, security cooperation and linking the importance of these topics to both regions
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Minel Abaz was still a student when he learnt about South Caucasus and Georgia and found many similarities between the two countries: as both are in the transition from socialism, both countries experienced war, and both are in quite similar positions regarding membership in the European Union. The WEASA P2P initiative was a great opportunity […]More
For those who know Edgar Amirkhanyan, WEASA alumni from 2021, know that he is passionate about his job: he is a media professional, working at Eurasia International University in Yerevan, Armenia, responsible for communications. He constantly seeks to create new opportunities for students. This was his aim when he applied for the WEASA Peer-to-Peer Meetings […]More
European integration is in the heart of each Ukrainian and Kseniya is not an exception. As a practitioner, working for the EU Advisory Mission to Ukraine on civilian security sector reform, Kseniya is currently implementing research on the efficiency of international organizations into the reform processes in the countries on their path to EU membership. […]More