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EDUCATION POLICYMAKERS NETWORK

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WHO CAN APPLY?

Policymakers are serving civil servants and will work on at least one of the following areas at a regional or national level as it relates to three- to twelve-year-olds:

  • Education Strategy
  • Breadth of Skills (21st century, social, emotional, creative, physical and cognitive) skills
  • Teacher Training
  • Assessment
  • Pre-Primary / Primary Curriculum Design
  • Early Years’ Education

Applications are particularly welcome from policymakers working in the target countries for the network:

  • Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Palestine, Portugal, Rwanda, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia.

To read the full list of eligibility criteria, click here.

CAN POLICYMAKERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES APPLY?

Yes, however you must be able to cover your own participation costs each year (see below). 

HOW WILL PARTICIPANTS BE SELECTED?

Participants will be chosen through a competitive application process to ensure quality and diversity of professional knowledge and experience within the network. 

For more information on the application process and to submit an application, click here

WHAT DOES PARTICIPATION OF THE NETWORK INCLUDE?

  • Membership of the network from April 2021 to May 2023;
  • Participation in virtual meetings and workshops of the network between April 2021 and May 2023;
  • Participation (including economy class travel, accommodation and meals) in the in-person meetings of the network in Salzburg, Austria, in May 2022, November 2022, and May 2023;
  • The opportunity to speak about relevant work at different online conferences organized during the first three years of the network;
  • The opportunity to contribute to e-books and other publications the network will produce;
  • Lifetime membership of the Salzburg Global Fellowship network.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE NETWORK?

Members of the Education Policymakers Network will have opportunities to:

  • Amplify their ability to deliver education reform within their local context;
  • Gain a supportive global peer network;
  • Develop new thinking, skills and approaches to apply to their work; 
  • Undertake study visits to learn from other members of the network;
  • Co-create contributions to global seminars and conferences;
  • Raise awareness of their work through public speaking, article writing, social media;
  • Participate in three in-person meetings of the network in Salzburg, Austria;
  • Become lifetime members of the Salzburg Global Fellowship Network.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT NEEDED TO JOIN THE NETWORK?

The network will launch in April 2021 with a series of online meetings. The online component requires a time commitment of 90 minutes every six weeks for the virtual network meetings; approximately 60 minutes per month for the learning circles; and 5 days, plus travel time to Salzburg in Austria, in May 2022, November 2022 and May 2023. 

Public Online Conferences will be held in November 2021, November 2022 and May 2023. Participants of the Network will be invited to participate in the online conferences and encouraged to help recruit colleagues and peers to participate. 

For more information on the format of the Network, please click here.

IS THERE A COST TO APPLY OR PARTICIPATE IN THE NETWORK?

There is no cost to apply to the Education Policymakers Network.

There are 31 fully funded places available in the network with priority being given to successful applicants from the target countries. 

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and are selected but are not offered a funded place within the network may self-fund their participation.

The annual cost to become a member of the network in 2021 is: 

  • $1200 – Annual Virtual Membership of the network including participation in the virtual meetings and learning circles.

For more information on the application process and to apply please click here.