Cooperation with the FPCI to sponsor an Indonesian intern in a European think-tank

In cooperation with the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), a think-tank on foreign relations founded by Mr. Dino Patti Djalal, former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, the EU Delegation agreed to finance an internship for a young Indonesian at a European think-tank, with the view to contribute to developing a younger generation of foreign relations practitioners not only in the public service.

The EU-PDO has intervened as intermediator between the EU Delegation and FPCI in shaping the form and length of this activity, as well as liaising with European think thanks as potential hosts for the internship.

The internship was awarded on the basis of an essay competition launched with the question “What impact does regional integration have on a country’s sovereignty? Discuss with reference to ASEAN and/or the European Union”. Over 160 essays were received and assessed by the FPCI, with the EU Delegation reading the final shortlist of the four best essays and interviewing candidates before making the final selection. The one month internship was awarded to Ms. Cassandra Etania Liem.

This initiative is linked to the mission of the FPCI to “shape and promote positive Indonesian internationalism throughout the nation and the world” and it is one of the activities initiated by the FPCI is to seek the support of international partners to sponsor young Indonesians with internships abroad to broaden their studies and widen their experience.

Published On: December 1, 2015|