Call to application - Averroes Academy 2020/2021


20 selected participants will receive an invitation to come to Morocco to attend a training workshop between 3rd and 7th March, in Marrakech, while the rest of participants will be able to attend the training remotely - via the new platform

Call to application
2020/2021 Averroes Academy

Engage in a stimulating policy program


The Arab Center for Research launched the Averroes Academy for democracy in 2014 with the aim to contribute to the policy discussions across countries of the MENA region. Each year, the academy welcomes young participants from civil society organizations and academia to help sharpen their skills to engage in policy discussions in their countries through a one-year mixed program of workshops, trainings and webinars. Our participants were able following the program to write policy briefs on different policy issues impacting the region from which inclusive economic development, democratization and integration of refugees. The program has also been an excellent opportunity to bring together young civil society leaders and researchers with the aim to create a new culture of policy engagement. 

Today, the pandemic, the increased demand to attend the Averroes Academy as well as mobility issues facing participants from war zones in the MENA region made us rethink the program. We are adapting the program to a digital format by creating a dedicated online platform. We are also moving beyond the training component to a three-level program; Dialogue, Network and Policy program. 

Application for the 2020/2021 is now open, our research team has identified policy areas that will structure this year edition as follows : 

-    Weak Political participation and engagement 
-    Corruption and weak governance 
-    Erosion of the middle class 
-    Digital divide and slow technological adoption  
-    Social mobility and persisting inequalities
-    Market regulations and business environment 
-    Human capital challenges 
-    Refugees and displaced communities’ integration

You can apply to the program by filling the form, Shortlisted applicants will be notified by the last week of February and the program will start on the 3rd of March. 

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