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2016/01/14 14:01

imagesInternational Republican Institute (IRI) supported by the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invites local council deputies, political party activists and public activists to participate in the program “Political Leadership Academy 2016”.

The goal of the “Political Leadership Academy” is to train new responsible and effective political leaders.

The Political Leadership Academy provides practical training for participants, creating a platform for sharing experiences between young politicians from different regions of Ukraine. The seminars will have a high level of interactivity, there also will be the work on common tasks and homework assignments in groups.

The most motivated participants will be recommended to participate in the exchange programs abroad.

The well-known experts, political consultants, journalists, people’s deputies of Ukraine and public men were invited to the training program as coaches.

The program will be held in three sessions of two-day workshops:

– Political leadership

– Effective communication media

– Launching public lobbying campaigns

The first session will be held in the training center of the International Republican Institute in Dnipropetrovsk on February 6-7, 2016. The next sessions are scheduled for February 19-21 and March 12-13.

Participation in the program. Young people aged from 19 to 40 years seeking to get the new knowledge and having an active experience in the socio-political and public life while being the sitting deputies of the local level are invited to be the participants.

To participate in the competition, you need to fill out the application form (it is attached) by January 20, 2016 and send it to:, The participants will be selected by January 26, 2016.

All costs associated with the training, accommodation, food and travel at all stages of the program will be paid by the IRI.

For all questions regarding the PLA program, please contact:

Oleksandr Sputay, the head of the IRI programs in Ukraine,, +38-044- 2897740

Nataliya Yakymchuk, the program assistant and IRI evaluation specialist in Ukraine,, +38-044- 2897740

Application form