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 (with the exception of Cyprus and Malta). There are no course fees.
The course is designed for motivated individuals with a good understanding of modern market economics and financial analysis. Knowledge of practical econometric and other computer-based techniques used in the analysis of micro- and macroeconomic issues would be helpful.
DESCRIPTION | The AEP course is a comprehensive course comprising macroeconomics, labor market and social policies, financial sector issues, financial programming, trade policy, and aspects of the Austrian political and economic system.
The course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the many facets of economic policy making, to strengthen their analytical skills, and to 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 most lectures cover both practical and theoretical aspects of policy formulation. Most segments include small group workshops, case studies, and participant presentations.
More details, including the vidcast, some podcasts, and the application requirements, can be found here.