WEASA is addressed to participants coming from a cross-section of society and specifically from public administration, academia, think-tanks, media and civil society organizations.

Which countries must applicants be from?

We welcome applicants who are citizens of the following countries:

  • The Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine; or
  • The Western Balkan countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.

 Whom do we look for?

WEASA participants are typically people who meet the following criteria:

  • They are mid-career professionals, typically with at least five years of professional experience, ideally in a field related to the topic of WEASA;
  • They work as policy analysts, experts, advisers, civil servants, journalists, private sector specialists and in NGOs;
  • They are interested in the European integration, state transformation processes, transatlantic cooperation, geopolitics, cybersecurity, journalism and digital media;
  • WEASA lectures will all be designed with a non-technical audience in mind – you do not need to be a digital expert in order to apply!

 What do we look for in your cover letters?

Cover letters are typically one to three pages in length. They should explain why you would like to apply for WEASA, and what you are hoping to learn during the program and what your expectations are for it. We would also love to know how participating in WEASA could contribute to your career development, your civic activities and your future plans. What are you ideas about how you would bring the lessons from WEASA back into your communities? Finally, how would you plan to stay engaged in the WEASA alumni network. What would like to give back to the WEASA community after your graduate?

Strong cover letters frequently contain at least a few of the things we outlined above. But do not feel restricted by the format  – we are always on the lookout for original, innovative and creative letters that let us see the world in new and fascinating ways!

Rules of procedure / WEASA regulations

We urge all of our applicants to familiarize themselves with the rules of procedure before applying.