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11 10.16.

Open call for applications for the Fellowship Programme for Government Officials 2016/2017

The European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) announces the new call for applications for its flagship Fellowship programme for Government Officials. It is a one-year practice-oriented educational programme which is supporting the Western Balkans’ administrations by educating and motivating the public officials to practice and advocate the European principles of public administration.


It is targeting the government officials from the Western Balkans who are eager to spend a three-month fellowship traineeship in the EU government institutions in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

The core purpose of the programme is to give impetus to the EU integration-driven reforms of the Western Balkans’ administrations, through building the capacities of individuals who are acting as the agents of change. The programme targets ambitious young government officials with a strong commitment to contributing to the development of their societies who are lifelong learners, acquiring skills and broadening their horizons throughout their careers.

The full Guidelines for the Applicants are available at this link.

To start your online application, visit the application page.

The templates for the documents requested to be attached to the online application are available here:

The documents for information (do not fill in at this point) are available here:

The deadline for submission of applications is December 15th, 2016.

We hope that you are going to share the call further to all the potential candidates and representatives from the public institutions from the Western Balkans region.