The Study Missions are part of an innovative training format designed to offer to university students the unique opportunity to deal with today’s most pressing challenges in international relations, going beyond what they have been learning during their academic career.
Tunisia is one of the most progressive countries of North Africa and one of the best examples of democratic development in the Middle East. Soon after it had gained independence from French domination, in 1956, it has established a women’s right regime that is unmatched by any other Arabic countries.
In its recent history, Tunisia had to face not only high unemployment rates, widespread corruption and poverty, but increasing food prices as well. The situation swiftly deteriorated following the 2008 global financial crisis, which culminated in street protests. In December 2010, the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouaziz sparked the so-called Jasmine Revolution, which was the starting point of a series of protests in the Middle East that radically altered the geopolitical landscape of the entire region: the “Arab Spring”.
Tunisia, unlike several other countries of the region, avoided political and economic chaos, and has shown progress in democratization by the ratification of the new constitution in 2014.
The recent elections of 2019 might be one of the most important milestones in the life of the North African nation. The country remains in a geopolitically sensitive area, bordering with the chaotic Libya, and Algeria, a country with lots of hidden political and economic tensions. The fragile democracy of the country needs to find a way to attract foreign investments and to further boost the two key industries of the country: textile exports and tourism.
The WiP – Study Mission project will help students to understand the importance of strategic partnership between Europe and Tunisia and will orient participants on controversial topics: migration, terrorism, financial crisis.
The stay in Tunis will also be a unique opportunity to interact with the nation’s ruling class. By the end of the program, students will have gained a deeper understanding of a key country in the Mediterranean area as well as what the further prospects of the country are, in light of the ongoing second elections under the new constitution.
Participants will discover in practice how dialogue and collaboration constitute always an asset: the economic and commercial partnership between the EU Countries and Tunisia make this relationship inevitable – you will realize – even indispensable.
The structure of the W.i.P. – Study Mission is divided in 3 parts:
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What is included in the participation fee?
What is not included in the participation fee?
The goal of eastwest European Institute is to involve students, selected on merit, providing them with specialized training, finalized to a career in diplomacy, international affairs, advocacy and international business.
EWEI scholarship credits will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
It will not be asked any documents to prove the indicated criteria, but we will count on the responsible statements of the candidates.
The Institute will eventually ask for certificates only randomly.
Within 48 hours from the interview, candidates who pass this phase of the application process will receive:
To participate to the WiP – Study Mission, candidates must successfully pass a selection interview. Selection criteria will include the candidate’s motivation to participate in the program, their interest in international relations and a good level of English.
Interview results will be communicated to the applicants within 48 hours.
Candidates who successfully pass the interview will receive the Wip – Study Mission Service Contract via the email address indicated on their application form.
The WiP – Study Mission Service Contract, which shall be completed and signed by the selected party, must be return within 72 hours of receipt, together with proof of payment by wire transfer of a € 250 down payment to guarantee the participation.
This down payment of € 250 will be subtracted from the balance still to be paid by the participant.
Wire transfers should be sent according to the following instructions:
UNICREDIT Bank S.p.A. – account number: IBAN IT 23 T 0200 8032 92000104987144