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How do I apply for the Gender Academy?

Candidates must also provide the following supporting mandatory documents:

  • Sponsor support letter or a statement on how you intend to finance your participation;
  • Scanned copy of valid national passport;
  • Schengen VISA for Italy, if applicable (Participants are responsible for obtaining the necessary Schengen visa. Visa applications should be made at least six weeks in advance to the relevant EU Embassy in participants’ countries.)

If you come in representation of an institution, or your employer will fund your participation, we will also need:

  • An official nomination letter from the appointing institution and signed by the candidate’s supervisor (the letter should state the institutional motivation in taking this training opportunity, potential use of knowledge in the professional setting and confirm name and position of the selected delegate)


To apply for the Academy, fill in the on-line registration form (containing CV, personal and professional details and motivation):


Cancellation and refunds

Sponsoring institutions and self-paying participants are strongly encouraged to pay participation fees a month prior to the start date of the course in order to secure enrolment and the timely issuance of visas.The individual participation fees for open courses are payable at enrolment time and payment should be received at least 14 days prior to the start date of the course. The amount due is payable in full and all related bank charges (bank of origin, correspondent bank and recipient bank) shall be entirely borne by the participant or the sponsoring institution(s).

Cancellation of participation in open courses will result in the following penalties:

  • 14 days or more prior to the start date of the course: No penalty – 100 per cent refund of amount paid less applicable - bank charges
  • 8 to 13 days prior to the start date of the course: penalty of 50 per cent – refund of 50 per cent of amount paid less applicable - bank charges
  • 7 days or less prior to the start date of the course: penalty of 100 per cent – no refund of amount paid