School of Transnational Governance
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Conditions of award

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Duration


The leadership programme has a duration of 3 months: September - November 2021.

The programme will be structured as follows:

  1. Executive Training Seminars, on thematic issues;
  2. Professional Development Workshops, providing a set of leadership skills, tools and concrete case studies;
  3. Study Visits to international organisations and EU institutions
  4. Final individual written assignment
  5. Award of the YALP certificate of attendance
  6. Connection to network of scholars and practitioners knowledgeable in relevant transnational governance 

Residence


Participants must reside in the area of Florence for the duration of their stay so that they can take an active part in the activities of the EUI and the leadership programme. The programme includes some visits to institutions, experts and events outside Florence and Italy.

Grant


The basic grant is € 2,500 per month.

Successful applicants who receive other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI. The amount of the grant will be fixed at a lower rate depending on the amount of the additional income (upon production of relevant supporting documents).

If applicable, family allowances will be added to the basic grant.

Family allowance


A household allowance of up to € 300 per month is paid to a participants with a partner if the partner lives with him /her in Florence and on the condition that the partner's income is less than € 2,000 per month. The sum of income and allowance cannot exceed € 2,000 per month (i.e. if the income is more than € 1,700, the allowance will be paid only to top up to € 2,000).

An allowance of € 200 per month is paid for each dependent child.

Participants are entitled to these allowances if they can declare that they are not receiving any similar allowance from another source, and upon submission of relevant supporting documents (i.e. marriage or partner certificate, or proof of cohabitation in Florence; birth certificates).

For dependent children in full-time education and over the age of 18, a school or university certificate is required. No allowance is paid for dependent children over the age of 26.

Taxation


The leadership programme is not taxed by EUI. Participants are, however, required to comply with any other tax provisions which may be applicable to them.

Medical insurance


Participants must have adequate medical insurance coverage during their stay at the Institute. They can either provide proof of their own insurance scheme, or subscribe to the EUI's private sickness and health insurance scheme at their own expense. See the Cigna Insurance Scheme for conditions.

Travel expenses


Participants (but not their families) receive reimbursement for the incoming trip from their place of origin to Florence, and for the outgoing trip to their destination at the end of their programme.

  • First-class rail (travel by car is also reimbursed on this basis)
  • Economy class air fare

The maximum amount for travel reimbursement amounts to €1,200 including both incoming and outgoing trip. Taxi expenses are not reimbursed.