The Winners of the International Parliamentary Scholarship 2020 were Honored at the Residence of the German Ambassador in Moscow
On 4 December 2019 an official reception was held at the residence of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Russian Federation, located in the Schlosberg Moscow estate on Povarskaya Street. The meeting was held to complete the annual competitive selection process for a long-term internship in the Bundestag.
In his welcome address, German Ambassador to Russia, Dr. Géza Andreas Baron von Geyr, congratulated the winners of the German Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarship 2020. Dr. von Geyr encouraged the participants to make the most of the unique opportunity that they would receive from March to August the following year, working in the offices of the Bundestag deputies, while preparing answers to voters letters, being engaged in analytical work, attending meetings of working groups and committees, fractions parliamentary meetings and plenary sessions of the German Parliament.
The importance of developing parliamentarism and democracy was raised by Frank Heinrich, the CDU faction representative on the Bundestag Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid, who chaired the Bundestag competition committee this year.
In addition to the winners of the German Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarship 2020 - the reception was attended by representatives of the apparatus of the German Federal Parliament, the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Free University of Berlin, as well as members of the Alumni community of this program.
The German Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarship has been operating since 1986. Within the framework of the scholarship, about 120 young professionals (up to 30 years old) are selected on a competitive basis in 44 countries around the world every year. Completed higher education, experience in social and political work, and fluent German are essential requirements.
The scholarship winners have a unique opportunity to plunge themselves into Berlin’s political life for six months by working in the Bundestag deputies' offices, attending seminars of German political foundations, as well as passing parallel studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin.