TARGET GROUP | Young officials (ages 25–35) employed by the public sector. Nationals of countries that have acceded to the European Union since May 1, 2004 are also eligible to apply. There are no course fees.
DESCRIPTION | The AEP course is a comprehensive course comprising the Austrian political and economic system, macroeconomic management, financial programming, financial sector issues, trade policy, and labor market and social policies.
The course is designed to strengthen the analytical skills of participants and enable them to formulate economic policy recommendations and advice. The structure and content of the course is rigorous, and applicants must be highly motivated individuals with a university degree in economics or a related field, a minimum of two years’ professional experience, and a good command of the English language. Only individuals who are employed in the public sector are eligible to apply.
The AEP course is taught by the JVI’s sponsoring members, with all lecturers teaching subjects relevant to their organization’s area of expertise. Most lecturers are practitioners from member organizations and introduce participants to the practical as well as theoretical aspects of policy formulation. Most segments include small group workshops, case studies, and participant presentations.
More details, including podcasts and application requirements, can be found here.