Schools: What for?

The Schools of political studies of the Council of Europe are aimed to train future generations of political, economic, social and cultural leaders in countries in transition. With the participation of national and international experts, they run annual series of seminars and conferences on topics such as European integration, democracy, human rights, the rule of law and globalisation.

In view of the internal and external challenges which European democracies are facing today, Schools of Political Studies are well placed to engage young political and civic leaders in reflection on how democracy should respond to these new realities.

Schools List

(Country alphabetical list)                                      

 Albania - Academy of Political Studies (founded in 2007)
Director: Erjon TASE
Kotoni Center, Rr. Donika Kastrioti - No 3, Floor 4, Office 2 - 1019 Tirana, Albania
Tel: +355 (4) 2272173/ 4504788
Fax: 00355 (4) 2248940
E-mail: e.tase[at]asp.al; taseerjon[at]gmail.com - Website: www.shkollapolitike.org


 Armenia - Yerevan School of Political Studies (founded in 2005)
Director: Armen ZAKARYAN
“Tashir” Centre, 6th floor, room 31 - horenatsy street 33 - 0018 Yerevan, Armenia
Tel/Fax: +374 10 51 11 71
E-mail: ysps_ysps[at]yahoo.com; armeen[at]mail.ru
Website: www.ysps.am


 Azerbaijan - Baku Political Studies Programme (founded in 2007)
Director: Ilgar MAMMADOV
(Activities suspended due to unlawful imprisonement of Director)


 Belarus - East-European School of Political Studies (founded in 2007)
Director: Alexander DABRAVOLSKI
3 Oleksievska street Solomenskiy district 03110 Kyiv, Ukraine
Tel: +375 29 651 41 97
Fax: +375 17 228 58 84
E-mail: easteuroschool[at]gmail.com; adabravolski[at]gmail.com
Website: www.eesps.org


 Bosnia and Herzegovina - School of Political Studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina
“The Foundation of Alumni of the CoE in BiH”

(founded in 2003)
Director: Esad MAVRIC
Muse Ć. Ćatića 12, 71000 Sarajevo
Tel: +387 33 264 360 + ext.2013
E-mail: esad.mavra@gmail.com
web: www.spsbh.ba


 Bulgaria - Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" (founded in 2002)
Executive Director ad interim: Rumiana GROZEVA
Programme Director: Ms Daniela SIMEONOVA
Programme Co-ordinator: Ms Daniela KOSTOVA
17 "Tzar Shishman" street, ap. 4 Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 2 9526882
Fax: +359 2 9526664
E-mail: rgrozeva[a]schoolofpolitics.org.
Website: www.schoolofpolitics.org


 Croatia - Academy for Political Development (Zagreb, founded in 2004)
Director: Jagoda Novak
Ilica 5, 10000 Zagreb
Tel.: +385 91 503 2589
E-mail: info@apr.hr ; jnovak@apr.hr
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 Georgia - Tbilisi School of Political Studies (founded in 1999)
Director: Armaz AKHVLEDIANI
N 14, Pavle Ingorokva street
0108 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel/Fax: +995 (322) 922 862
E-mail: director[at]tsps.ge
Website: www.tsps.ge


 Greece - Civic School of Political Studies, Thessaloniki
(founded in 2014)
Director: Despoina SYRRI

Ptolemaion
54630 Thessaloniki
Greece
Email: dsyrri[at]gmail.com


 Kosovo[1]*  - Pristina Institute for Political Studies
(founded in 2003)
Director: Leonora KRYEZIU

Rexlep Luci 15/5 
10000 Pristina, Kosovo
Tel/Fax: +381 38 224 577
E-mail: info[at]pips-ks.org ; shkolla.politike[at]gmail.com
Administration and Finance Officer: Arjeta HASANI
Website: http://pips-ks.org


 Moldova - European Institute for Political Studies of Moldova
(founded in 2003)
Director: Viorel CIBOTARU

16/1 Puskin street
2012 Chisinau, Moldova
Tel: +37322 222 503
Fax: +37322 222 504
E-mail: cibotaru_v@hotmail.com
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 Montenegro - School of Political Studies – Montenegro
(founded in 2003)
Director: Boris RAONIC

School Co-ordinator: Sanja RASOVIC

Ul Studentska, lamela 9, n5
81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
Tel/Fax: +382 20 513 697
E-mail: boris[at]gamn.org
Website: www.sps.gamn.org


 Morocco – Ecole Citoyenne des Etudes Politiques du Maroc
(founded in 2013)
Director : Youssef LAARAJ

Ecole Citoyenne d’Etudes Politiques du Maroc
Imm. 5, Rue Youssef Bentachefine, App 5
Quartier Hassane
Rabat
Tel/fax: + 212 537 661 470
Email : ecepmaroc[a]gmail.com; youssraj[a]yahoo.fr
Website: www.ecep.ma/en/ 


North Macedonia - School of Public Policy  « Mother Teresa » - Center for Research and Policy Making
(founded in 2003)
Director: Zhidas DASKALOVSKI

Deputy and Programme Co-ordinator: Nedzad MEHMEDOVIC

St. Cico Popovikj, Zgrada 6, Vlez 2, Stan 9, 1000 Skopje
Tel.: +389 2 3109 932 ; +389 70 595 438
E-mail: daskalovski[at]crpm.org.mk - zxidas[at]yahoo.com
Website: www.crpm.org


 Romania - “Ovidiu Sincai” European School
(founded in 2004)
Secretary General of the Institute: Mr Adrian-Marius DOBRE

Director & Executive Director : Maria-Manuela CATRINA

3 Negustori Street, 2nd District, Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
Tel./Fax: + 4 021 230 03 01
E-mail: manuela.catrina[at]gmail.com ;george.tiugea[at]gmail.com ; scoalaeuropeana[at]fisd.ro
Website: www.seos.ro
 


 Russian Federation - Moscow School of Civic Education
(founded in 1992 as Moscow School of Political Studies)
Founder, Director: Elena NEMIROVSKAYA

Executive Director, Financial Controler: Marina EFREMOVA

17 Petrovka Street, 107031 Moscow
E-mail: info[at]msps.su
Website: www.msps.su


 Serbia - Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence
(founded in 2003)
President: Sonja LICHT

Programme Co-ordinator: Valentina DJURETA

Koste Glavinića 9 - 11000 Beograd/Belgrade
Tel/Fax +381 11 30 36 520; 30 36 521
E-mail: djureta[at]bfpe.org ; office[at]bfpe.org
Website: www.bfpe.org


 Tunisia – Ecole Politique de Tunis
(founded in 2013)
Director : Ahmed DRISS

Project Officer: Zied HADHRI
148 avenue de la liberté
1080 Tunis – Tunisie
Tél : + 216 71 287 678
Fax :+216 71 287 654
ahmdriss[a]gmail.com
Website: www.tsop.tn


 Turkey – European School of Politics in Istanbul
(founded in 2014)
Director: Hakan ALTINAY

Programme coordinator: Kerem Mert ISPIR

Cumhuriyet C. No: 40
Ka-Han Kat: 8 Elmadağ
34367 Istanbul - Turkey
Email: haltinay[at]globalcivics.net
Website: avrupasiyasetokulu.org/en/

 


 Ukrainian School of Political Studies
(founded in 2005)

Director: Svitlana MATVIIENKO

Programme Director: Uliana  POLTAVETS

Ukrainian School of Political Studies
15 Nyzhniy Val street, of. 303 04071 Kyiv

Tel.: +38 044 531 37 68     
Fax: +38 044 425 25 33     

E-mail: svitlana[a]laboratory.kiev.ua; u.poltavets[a]laboratory.kiev.ua

Website: http://www.usps.org.ua/index.php/ua/


 Visegrad School of Political Studies
(founded in 2013)
Director: Katarzyna PISARSKA

Programme Co-ordinator, EAD Deputy Director: Katarzyna WAKSMUNDZKA

European Academy of Diplomacy
ul. Oleandrów 6, 00-629 Warszawa, Poland
Tel: +48 22 378 11 99
Mobile: +48 (501) 088 071
Email: kpisarska[a]diplomats.pl
Website: visegradschool.org


[1] All references to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.

 Founding Dates (by order of creation)

  • 1992 - Russian Federation - School of Civic Education
  • 1999 - Georgia - Tbilisi School of Political Studies
  • 2002 - Bulgaria - Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza"
  • 2003 - Bosnia and Herzegovina - School of Political Studies Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2003 - North Macedonia - School of Public Policy  « Mother Teresa »
  • 2003 - Moldova - European Institute for Political Studies of Moldova
  • 2003 - Montenegro - School of Democratic Leadership 

  • 2003 - Kosovo[1]*  - Pristina Institute for Political Studies
  • 2003 - Serbia - Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence
  • 2004 - Croatia – Academy for Political Development
  • 2004 - Romania - “Ovidiu Sincai” European School 2004
  • 2005 - Armenia - Yerevan School of Political Studies
  • 2005 - Ukraine - Ukrainian School of Political Studies
  • 2007 - Albania – Academy of Political Studies
  • 2007 - Azerbaijan - Baku Political Studies Programme 

  • 2007 - Belarus - East-European School of Political Studies 

  • 2013 - Tunisia – Ecole Politique de Tunis
  • 2013 - Morocco – Ecole Citoyenne des Etudes Politiques du Maroc 

  • 2014 - Turkey – European School of Politics in Istanbul
  • 2014 - Greece – Civic School of Political Studies, Thessaloniki

[1] All references to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.