Apply now for the Goerdeler Kolleg for Good Governance 2019/2020

A professional development program in good governance and public innovation


Category: Government and Society, Eastern Europe

The call for applications for the Carl Friedrich Goerdeler-Kolleg for Good Governance 2019/2020 is out now! For many years, the German Council on Foreign Relations has been working in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung to promote leaders who are advocating responsible leadership in the public interest. We invite current and future leaders from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine to apply for the German-speaking program. The application deadline is 18 February 2019.

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About the program

At the heart of the one-year program is the evidence-based and practical training in good governance and public innovation. Three international seminars will provide the fellows with the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in good governance, cross-sectoral collaboration, and innovation management.

Through an academic seminar series, expert talks, and interactive workshops, fellows will discuss topics such as administration modernization, corporate social responsibility, and civic participation. Not only will they receive exclusive insights into organizations from policy, business, and civil society, but also meet with decision makers and experts. Various trainings will help the fellows hone their project management, leadership, and innovation skills.

With the support of experienced project managers, fellows will have the opportunity to implement their very own good governance projects in their respective organizations. This will pave the way for the fellows to actively contribute to transparency, participation, and rule of law in their societies. After the program ends, the Goerdeler-Kolleg will continue to support the civic engagement of its alumni with diverse opportunities for further training, networking, and joint projects.

The Carl Friedrich Goerdeler-Kolleg for Good Governance is a program by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, conducted in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Former vice president of the European Commission, Prof. Günter Verheugen, will accompany the fellows as Director of the Kolleg. The Kolleg is named after Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (1884–1945) – a lawyer, civil servant, and member of the German resistance. Nearly 400 fellows have participated in the program since 2001. The program language is German.

Apply now!

Every year, twenty current and future leaders from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine are selected for this program.

Apply online by 18 February 2019!

More information

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Responsible Persons

  • Anna Quirin

    Anna Quirin

  • Claire Luzia Leifert

    Claire Luzia Leifert

    Programm manager of the Goerdeler Kolleg
    Head Method Cluster
    Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-92