Become an EUCAM 2023 Spring Fellow: Call for Applications

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The Europe Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) initiative of the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS) invites you to apply for its civil society fellowship programme. We aim to select three civil society representatives to work with us at the CESS office in Groningen from 6 March to 26 May 2023.

 

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Are interested in policy-oriented research and in Europe-Central Asia relations.
  • Are active in civil society.
  • Have a Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, or Uzbek nationality; currently living in Central Asia; and eligible to obtain a 90-day Schengen visa.
  • Are between 25 and 35 years old.
  • Have a good command of English.

 

We offer selected fellows the opportunity to:

  • To work at a Dutch research and training institute.
  • Practice policy-oriented writing while increasing knowledge of the European Union.
  • Develop training and public speaking skills.
  • Engage in outreach towards the European policy community.
  • Visit Brussels for interviews, briefings, and meetings.

 

Selected fellows are offered a monthly stipend of €600. Accommodation in the Netherlands, travel from Central Asia to the Netherlands as well as accommodation in Groningen and travel for fellowship trips will be covered by CESS.

 

You can apply by sending a one-page motivation letter (why do you want to do this fellowship?) plus a one-page curriculum vitae (who are you?) by Friday 9 December 2022 to info@eucentralasia.eu

 

 

 

 

 

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Before joining the Centre for European Security Studies in 2016, Boonstra worked as senior researcher, and later as head of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia programme at FRIDE, a think tank with offices in Madrid and Brussels. He completed MAs in Contemporary History and International Relations at the University of Groningen. His work focuses on Eurasian and transatlantic security issues (in particular EU, NATO and OSCE policies) as well as on development policies and democratisation in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Boonstra is member of several internal research networks and regularly comments on international issues in the media.