The T.M.C Asser Instituut and the OPCW Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) is a highly regarded educational resource for advanced graduate students and early- to mid-career professionals with interests in WMD diplomacy and treaty implementation.
One Week Programme
The Training Programme provides a comprehensive overview of non-proliferation and disarmament efforts regarding WMD. Lectures, interactive seminars and simulation exercises are guided by internationally renowned experts and diplomats in the fields of international law, security, and related disciplines.
What will you gain?
- Hands-on knowledge of the diplomatic, legal, and technical aspects of disarmament and non-proliferation.
- Insight into the work of key professionals in the area of WMD, seasoned with their personal experiences.
- Unique networking opportunities with speakers and participants from diverse backgrounds.
Who should participate?
- Early- to mid-career professionals working for governments, e.g. national export control bodies, national authorities for the implementation of the CWC/BWC, and national nuclear agencies.
- Individuals working for non-governmental organisations, think tanks addressing WMD concerns, and research centres in related disciplines.
- Newly arrived diplomats in The Hague
€ 1495 – Includes lectures, study materials, study visits, water/tea/coffee and lunch during working days, one reception, and an opening dinner. (Does not include international travel costs, domestic travel to and from airports, accommodation, insurance or other expenses.)
OPCW Civil Society Scholarships
The OPCW, with funding support from the European Union, offers several competitive scholarships for civil society representatives (e.g., from non-governmental organisations, think tanks, research or academic institutions) working on issues related to the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
The scholarships cover the full tuition fee as well as international travel costs, basic medical insurance, and an allowance to cover accommodation and food expenses.
Scholarship candidates should be currently employed at non-governmental organisations, think-tanks, research or academic institutions.
Candidates should have excellent English language skills (written and spoken).
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of professional excellence, as well as demonstrated interest and plans to advance the understanding, implementation and upholding the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
To apply for the scholarship, the following documents must be submitted:
- Completed application form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of motivation (350-500 words)
- Letter of recommendation from your organisation
The Asser Institute may in addition request a proof of proficiency in English.
All scholarship applications will be reviewed by a panel of academics and professionals from both the Asser Institute and the OPCW.
To submit an application, please complete the form via this link.
All applications must be received by 4 July 2022.
- S/2059/2022/Rev.1 Note by the Director-General: Training Opportunity: Asser Institute Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction The Hague, The Netherlands 19 – 23 September 2022
- Training Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of WMDs (OPCW website)
- Training Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of WMDs (Asser Institute’s website)
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