June 20, 2024

The 2019 edition of the International Neighbourhood Symposium, 18-23 June 2019, Odessa, Ukraine

The 9th International Neighbourhood Symposium (INS) will be held in Odessa on 18-23 June 2019. The Symposium theme for 2019 is “Addressing the Challenges in Europe and its Neighbourhoods”.


The 2019 International Neighbourhood Symposium, organized by the Center for International and European Studies (CIES) in partnership with UA: Ukraine Analytica, the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism” and Quadrivium, aims to discuss, assess, and explain the recent political and security developments in the European Union, NATO and their neighbourhoods. The INS will also enable participants to debate and understand the value of being a changemaker and managing change be it societal, economic, or political in a fluid security environment.


The objective is to increase the knowledge and awareness of the participants while inspiring them to be engaged. One of the key objectives of the Symposium is for the participants to develop joint action plans for doable projects to contribute to the change in Peer to Peer Workshops, led by expert trainers and facilitators and present them for discussion and evaluation during the INS. The participants will be encouraged to stay in touch with their group members to find ways to implement their action plans post-Symposium.



  • Young professionals and graduate students primarily from the countries of the Black Sea area; Central Europe; Southeastern Europe; the Mediterranean; the Middle East; Central Asia; other EU member states; and the United States are the Symposium target group.
  • Applicants with an interest in international relations, public policy, politics, journalism, civil society, and business are encouraged to apply.
  • The ideal target age group is 22-35 years of age.

Find out more details and submit your application at the following link: http://www.khas.edu.tr/cies/326 .

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