The Eastern Europe Studies Centre (EESC), in cooperation with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is bringing back the Vilnius Young Leaders Meeting (VYLM) format and invites to apply for its 4th instalment, which is to be held on April 17–18 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The VYLM invites young professionals from across Eastern Europe to gather for two days of intensive seminars and workshops aimed at developing their professional skills, exchanging practices and experiences, as well as networking and developing ties to further their professional careers. Following the highly successful iterations of the event in prior years and the excellent development of our alumni, we are eager to once again contribute to the dissemination of verified and truthful information across our region and in its vicinity.
Who can apply?
Motivated young professionals from the Baltic States and those from the Eastern Partnership States, who reside in the European Union, whose professional activities and personal goals are related to improving the media, research, and analytical environments in their respective countries and the broader region. Participants from the Associated Trio countries, and especially Ukraine, are particularly encouraged to join.
Candidates should ideally:
- Be between 24–35 years old (not a requirement);
- Hold at least a bachelor’s degree;
- Have a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the fields of journalism, communication, political science, or civil society/NGOs;
- Able to actively take part in discussions and work in English.
What does the VYLM offer?
In addition to the opportunity to meet and learn from leading figures in journalism, communication, foreign affairs, and security – as well as from one another – travel and accommodation for participants will be arranged and paid for by the EESC.
How to apply?
Please fill in the application form here. The application must be completed in English. All applications must be received by the deadline of March 6, 2023, at 23:55 Lithuanian time (GMT+2).
More information available here.