Call for Applications: TEPSA’s EU@Work Seminar on Digital Policies, Deadline September 1

The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) invites you to take part in a 4-day seminar. The seminar, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union, will offer 20 Master students and graduates an opportunity to gain first-hand insights from researchers, EU practitioners, policymakers and officials on digital policies.

By attending this seminar, you will:

  • Acquire and deepen your knowledge on EU digital policies touching topics such as the digital single market, data
    protection, and cyberwarfare, gaining valuable insights into the practicalities of policy-making in Brussels;
  • Meet high-level professionals from EU institutions and think-tanks and learn from their experiences;
  • Meet and exchange views with students from different disciplinary and national backgrounds;
  • Improve your analytical and argumentation skills;
  • Enhance your employability.

The seminar is a 4-day event. It will be held in Brussels from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 October 2021. In case of restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar will be organised online using the ZOOM platform. A certificate will be issued to all participants following their full attendance at the seminar.

The four days will be devoted to attending expert lectures, panel debates, and meeting practitioners from key EU institutions, think-tanks, and civil society organisations, with the objective of complementing the insights gained during the lectures. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a networking and career event.

Throughout the seminar, dedicated sessions for analysis and discussion in the group will be provided in order to allow participants to critically reflect on the insights gained during the lectures and online meetings. 

The seminar is organised by TEPSA under the academic lead of Andrea Garcia Rodríguez, Researcher and Project Manger at the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB).

Participants will be selected by a review committee. To apply please send the following documents by Wednesday 1 September 2021 (midnight) to TEPSA’s Finance Manager Andrea Sabatini at: andrea.sabatini[at]

  • Your CV;
  • A one-page cover letter explaining your motivation to participate in the seminar.

Applications are open to both EU and non-EU citizens. The participation fee for the 4-day seminar is €200. After the selection decision has been communicated on Friday 1 October 2020, participants will have one week to transfer the participation fee. Failure to do so in time will result in exclusion from the seminar. Participation fees shall not be reimbursable.