For this edition of the newsletter, we speak with Mr Jesús Ballesteros, director of the College of Europe Development Office. We look back together at the year 2016 and discuss about the opportunities ahead in 2017. He uses the opportunity to wish joy and success for the New Year.
What is the Development Office and when was it created?
The College was created with a mission and a purpose: to contribute to the European integration process through the means of education. However the goal of the College does not stop with the Masters programmes (our core activity), it goes beyond and continues by providing professional training and consultancy services on EU affairs. To do so, the College of Europe Development Office was created and institutionalised as an office of the College 20 years ago, in 1996. Since then we have developed and managed its professional services, projects and partnerships being the link between the College and the public and private sectors.
Le Collège d’Europe, par son Service de Développement, organise du 5 au 16 décembre 2016 une formation à une approche pratique de l’Union européenne pour des jeunes diplomates et fonctionnaires algériens.
As part of the project “Human Rights training for National Human Rights Institutions in the Republic of Moldova”, the College of Europe Development Office is currently coaching and assisting trainers to deliver courses on human rights to local stakeholders.
From 23 to 27 October 2016, the College of Europe Development Office implemented a tailor-made course for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the premises of the GCC Secretariat in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).
The College of Europe, in collaboration with the Open Society Foundation for Albania (OSFA) and the National Council of European Integration, contributed to the first edition of the European Summer School in Tirana, Albania.
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