Amman- 21 April 2019

The International Office at the German Jordanian University (GJU) organized an introductory lecture on the International Parliamentary Scholarship 2019 (IPS) to the students presented by the Program Coordinator for the IPS program for the Arab Countries at the German Bundestag Ms. Sabrina Sperlich and the Member of Parliament in the German Bundestag and member of the CDU/CSU Party Mr. Christian Haase.

The lecture aims at introducing students to the International Parliamentary Scholarship 2019 and encouraging them to participate and join this program, which allows the participants to have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the German parliamentary system and political decision making processes.

The lecturers provided an overview of the program and its conditions as a program for young Arab graduates who are keen to learn more about the German parliamentary system and want to play an active role in promoting core democratic values in their home countries.

The program will take place from 1 to 30 September 2019 in Berlin. The program core element is a week-long work placement in the office of a Member of the German Bundestag.

The program also focuses on events about the German parliamentary system along with presentations, workshops and seminars on topics such as German history and culture. A workshop on project management aims to support the development of individual project ideas with a view to promoting democracy and civil society in participants’ countries of origin.