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PRE-NOTICE ON THE CALL OF APPLICATION FOR YOUNG CIVIL SERVANTS SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2017-2018
Attention: This announcement is an informative communication on the upcoming opening of the call for application for Young Civil Servants Scholarships 2017-2018. The actual process of application will take place during the period 27 November–15 December 2017. Additional information on the application process and the programme in general, can be found at the project’s website in the following link www.ycsalbania.eu.
The European Union places a paramount importance to the preparation of the public administration of the acceding countries and supports the strengthening of capacities of civil service to enable the national administrations for the great challenge of managing negotiations with the EU. Parallel to the efforts of Albania in meeting the priorities set out by the European Commission, the EU is also supporting the strengthening of capacities within the civil service.
To channel these efforts, the European Union Delegation to Albania has contracted the French Ecole National d’Administration (ENA), which in cooperation with ASPA will draft and implement a specific practical training for 15 young civil servants from the Albanian state administration and subordinated institutions. The duration of this program will be 4 months: 0.5 preparatory training at the Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA), 3.5 months practical training sessions at ENA in Paris and Strasbourg, followed by a study tour in the EU institutions.
The programme will be subject to a final examination, based on the completion of the 4 months training and the presentation of an individually prepared project, assessed by an international panel.
The training sessions in ENA will be interactive, focusing on concrete examples based on the real missions and activities of the public administration, case studies and other exercises. These will include oral arguments, in-group discussions, and the creation of a stimulating teaching environment and peer-to-peer progress assessment. Part of the training programme will consists of visits in the selected French and European public administration institutions and exchanges with practitioners from different administrative levels. The final project to be presented at the end of this training cycle will be based on the initial assignments that will be defined for each trainee at the beginning of the training and will be in compliance with the training program and the expectations of the Albanian institutions.
Indicative eligibility criteria for the civil servants:
The application process:
At the opening of the application process, the candidates must submit the following documents, as an expression of their interest to participate in the selection procedure:
Indicative important dates
The successful candidates will commit to:
This project will cover the following expenses:
Final note: The program promotes equal opportunities. Between equally qualified candidates, the successful candidate will be considered the one whose gender is the least represented among the successful candidates or a disabled person.