CEN­TRAL Lead­er­ship Pro­gramme

Photo: Claire Lewis

With the CENTRAL Leadership Programme, we are strengthening the leadership skills of young researchers to prepare them for challenging positions, particularly in politics and diplomacy. The core element is a three-week tour of the five CENTRAL locations.

The programme gives the participants in-depth insights into the domestic and foreign policy of Central Europe. It is developed in cooperation with the foreign ministries and selected local NGOs and offers not only courses to strengthen leadership skills, but also theoretical and practical insights into the political dynamics in Central Europe.

Five committed master’s students and doctoral students can participate per university. Travel, accommodation and the programme’s content are offered free of charge. The programme is run as a pilot stage in three year groups (2024-2026).

Please send your application (including a cover letter and your CV) to the CENTRAL coordinator Dr. Stefan Karsch by the end of April. Selected candidates will subsequently be given the opportunity for a personal interview.

Join us on a journey that not only strengthens your leadership skills but also deepens your connection to Central Europe! Apply for this chance, and help us to shape the Leadership Programme for a strong and responsible Central Europe.


    • Dr. Ste­fan Karsch

      Project manager CENTRAL | contract management | sensitive cooperations

      International and European science cooperation Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin Room 2246b ste­ +49 30 2093 46714