School of Transnational Governance

New Policy Leaders Fellows Announced

Twenty-four experts from around the world have been chosen for the dynamic fellowship

A comparative analysis of carbon tax systems; understanding Azerbaijan’s foreign policy behaviour towards the EU; an examination of social capital reconstruction in Syria and its impact on post-conflict reconstruction policies and practices; a look at hybridity in Arab journalists’ practices and identities; building a policy advocacy group for the health of mothers and newborns across sub-Saharan Africa. 

These are just some of the projects to be undertaken by the Policy Leaders Fellows at the European University Institute's School of Transnational Governance in 2018-19. The fellowship, now in its second year, is an initiative to support current and future policy leaders currently working in sectors including politics, the civil service, media and non-governmental organisations.

During their time at the STG, the fellows have the opportunity to develop their policy work and professional skills by participating in workshops, conferences, training and skills development sessions, and other events. They are encouraged to immerse themselves in the academic hub of the European University Institute, sharing their professional insights and drawing on the wealth of expertise and resources the EUI has to offer. 


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 'The fellows will be part of a vibrant intellectual community, engage in a permanent dialogue between the worlds of policy and research and benefit from selective trainings in crucial policy oriented skills and topics. They will also be part of a broad network of policy makers and thinkers and able to visit top European institutions,' said Miguel Poiares Maduro, Director of the STG.

The fellowship lasts 3, 6 or 9 months and is fully-funded with a grant of €2,500 per month. It is open to applications from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality, and there is no maximum or minimum age limit. Fellows are resident in Florence for the duration of their fellowship.

'The fellows in the incoming cohort are doing amazing work around the world in a variety of fields, from internet governance to transnational justice,' said Marianna Török , Senior Project Associate for the Policy Leaders Fellowship at the STG.  'I am looking forward to meeting and learning about the work of the incoming 24 fellows in 2018/2019 academic year. We expect that their policy expertise and the EUI academic environment will allow a fruitful interdisciplinary discourse, as was the case last year,' she said.

For more information, take a look at the Fellows' index.