Call for Strategy Groups Participants: 10th till 12th of June 2013 in the House of Europe in The Hague

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Call for Strategy Groups Participants: 10th till 12th of June 2013 in the House of Europe in The Hague
от Tatsiana Babich - Monday, 29 April 2013, 14:29

Do you have what it takes to become the next Barroso? This is your chance to let Brussels know what you think! The future of Europe? You decide! The European Student Think Tank is organizing Strategy Groups focusing on European Migration policy and European Youth Employment policy.
We are looking for a small group of Europe's most driven and knowledgeable students with a passion for EU-politics. We will give you the opportunity to sit down with students from different countries, cultures and disciplines to discuss, analyze and come up with solutions for the European Commission.

The European Stu­dent Think Tank (EST) is a young and dynamic organ­iz­a­tion offering European stu­dents a plat­form to engage in the polit­ical sphere and policy-making pro­cess of the European Union. We believe that stu­dents can and should get involved in the European policy-making pro­cess. EST's primary activ­ity is to gen­er­ate new ideas and strategies within the frame­work of the polit­ics of the EU and Europe.

The EST Strategy Groups offer you:

  • Fully organ­ized three days in the inter­na­tional city of The Hague
  • Your reports with policy advises will be handed to the European Com­mis­sion
  • An offi­cial EST Strategy Group Cer­ti­fic­ate
  • Rel­ev­ant work- and study exper­i­ence related to EU-politics
  • Oppor­tun­ity to meet lead­ing sci­ent­ists, politi­cians and other offi­cials of great stature
  • Oppor­tun­ity to pro­foundly study and ana­lyze a particular issue
  • Oppor­tun­ity to work in an inter­na­tional and inter­cul­tural environment
  • Oppor­tun­ity to work in an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary manner
  • Develop research skills: qual­it­at­ive and quant­it­at­ive research skills, present your find­ings in a report.

For more inform­a­tion about the EST Strategy Groups, please visit our page here.


The EST will take care of the refresh­ments dur­ing the dis­cus­sions super­vised by EST appoin­ted chairs, social pro­gram and food (two lunches and a din­ner). Par­ti­cipants need to provide trans­port­a­tion& accom­mod­a­tion for them­selves. Par­ti­cip­a­tion fee will be: 70 EUR.

Can­did­ate Profile

  • Rel­ev­ant edu­ca­tional back­ground (in line with the focal point of the Strategy Group);
  • Genu­ine interest in policy-making and EU-politics;
  • Rel­ev­ant exper­i­ence in your field of study;
  • Exper­i­ence with qual­it­at­ive as well as quant­it­at­ive research;
  • Great social skills;
  • Excel­lent com­mand of the Eng­lish language.

Applic­a­tion requirements

Please send the fol­low­ing to president@studentthinktank.eu before 5th of May 2013 to be considered.

  • Proof of excel­lent Eng­lish command
  • Motiv­a­tion let­ter (import­ant: dis­play interest in theme of strategy group, inter­dis­cip­lin­ary cooper­a­tion and gath­er­ing know­ledge in an inter­act­ive way, instead of pass­ive lecturing)
  • Aca­demic edu­ca­tion (copy of certificates/transcripts/diploma's that sup­port your interest in EU-politics stated in your motiv­a­tion let­ter).

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