The 2021 edition of the Summer Seminar for Young Public Policy Professionals focused on “Exploring Post-Covid Recovery Scenarios for Central and South-Eastern Europe” was held in Varna, Bulgaria, on 6-10 September. 

After a competitive selection process, the 2021 Summer Seminar brought together a diverse group of young public policy professionals from state institutions and policy-oriented research centers from the CEI region. The meeting served as a platform for expert discussion and exchange on the most pressing issues concerning Central and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE).

The five-day event capitalised on a wide range of formats to leverage the participants’ diverse vantage points and collective wisdom to derive a strategic outlook for the post-COVID development perspectives ahead of the economies and societies.