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Florence School of Transnational Governance

Become a Policy Leader Fellow to shape public policies for the better

The call for applications for the Policy Leader Fellowship (PLF) at the Florence School of Transnational Governance is now open.

20 November 2023

Successful applicants will join the Florence School of Transnational Governance (STG), part of the European University Institute (EUI), to form the eighth cohort of the school's longest-running programme. With participants hailing from diverse backgrounds such as politics, civil service, media, and non-governmental organisations, the fellowship offers a unique opportunity for mid-career professionals to make a meaningful impact in the realm of policymaking.

The fellows spend five to ten months at the school’s headquarters Palazzo Buontalenti in Florence, Italy developing recommendations and practical solutions for the most pressing cross-border policy issues. The programme goes beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge and places the achievement of impact at the heart of the experience.

Fellows benefit from professional workshops and skills training and can freely participate in the academic life and activities of the EUI to enhance their fellowship project. In addition, the programme provides fellows with the resources in the form of contacts, time and space to further develop a working project or start a new one from scratch.

Throughout their stay, fellows are an integral part of the school’s community contributing with their expertise and professional experience to teaching and training activities, and supporting faculty, learners and staff across the EUI campus. The fellows also lead the STG Talks, held weekly at Palazzo Buontalenti. The series serves as a space for discussion and informal learning and exchange on global issues affecting different areas of policymaking.

Upon the completion of the programme, the fellows join a global alumni network and have access to lifelong training opportunities at the EUI. Candidates from all over the world are welcome to apply, regardless of nationality. While there is no age limit, applicants are expected to have at least 10 years of relevant work experience.

Applications will close on Thursday, 25 January 2024 ay 14.00 CET.

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Last update: 20 November 2023

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