The External Programme
Before the External Programme
The External Programme is aimed at young university teachers and young civil servants from the ministry of foreign affairs or other ministries. The Programme has a purely academic character. Candidates are selected on the basis of their academic and professional merits, and they participate in the programme in their personal capacity.
To remain efficient, approximately 40 participants are admitted to each session; half of them are nationals from the host country and the other half are selected from neighboring countries in the region (who must reside in their respective countries). The Secretary-General, on behalf of the Curatorium, selects the regional participants while local participants are selected by the host country.
The list of countries in the region whose nationals can participate per session is established by the Curatorium in consultation with the host country.