The MGG Academy supports future change-makers who are dedicated to transformative change. It brings together young professionals from rising powers and Europe to collectively address global challenges. Building trust, exchanging perspectives, and developing a mutual understanding belong to the core assets of the MGG Academy.
The MGG Academy is geared towards highly-qualified young professionals who work in a partner institution of the MGG network or in an institution that is interested in future cooperation. Prospective participants should
- work in a governmental organisation, policy-oriented think tank, research institution, civil society or private sector oranisation in an MGG partner country (Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa),
- work on issues relevant to global governance such as international trade, international economics and finance, environmental challenges, international security or development cooperation,
- speak English fluently,
- be between 25 and 40 years old,
- have at least three years of working experience,
- be open to a broad variety of working methods,
- be willing to reflect on collective and individual experiences and competencies,
- be sensitive to other cultures.
- Candidates for the MGG Academy have to be supported by their organisation.
– A global learning journey: Participants broaden their perspectives and learn from each other based on an innovative and dialogue oriented approach.
– Change-maker competencies: Development of practical and theoretical expertise for international collaboration, global governance, transformation and sustainable development.
– Becoming future digital pioneers: participants strengthen their digital skills by working successfully in highly diverse teams and across time zones.
– A life-long network: Partnerships with like-minded change makers and a broad range of institutions in the global MGG network.\
DIE will offer financial support for participants during the digital academy. All participants will receive:
- one time lump-sum for technical equipment (100€),
- one time lump-sum for project development (100€),
- monthly financial support.
The monthly support is based on the overall living expenses in each partner country and takes the country
correction coefficients of the European Union’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship into account to
determine the country-specific support
Application Deadline: 31 March 2021.