The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) is launching its call for applications for the 2016 edition of the TRAIN Programme (Think Tanks Providing Research and Advice through Interaction and Networking) that seeks to foster a fruitful policy dialogue between think tanks and political actors in the Western Balkans. During a series of seminars, participants will receive training on the conduct and efficient communication of policy research and will have the opportunity to exchange their research findings with decision makers in Brussels as well as at the national level. Each participating researcher is expected to draft a policy paper relevant to the EU integration process of his/her respective country or the region as a whole. The general theme of the TRAIN Programme 2016 is the strengthening of fundamental rights in the candidate countries and potential candidate countries of South Eastern Europe. The deadline for all applications is 15th February, 2016. More information is available here.