Our next task will be to "zoom back in" to the work that we are doing in order to reflect on and discuss this work and the larger mission of your respective internship organizations. The instructions for the Organizational Assessment Blog Post are posted below (and are also posted to Blackboard). I look forward to reading about and discussing your experiences so far!
This exercise offers you the chance to reflect on the work that you are
doing, how that work fits into the broader scope of activities for your
organization, and how concrete institutional and organizational features
of your organization and of the broader European policy space impact
your organization's work.
In your post, you should identify the
main areas of policy that your organization addresses, and reflect on
how organizational constraints (e.g. budgets, legal restrictions,
bureaucratic structures, etc.), organizational procedures, and
organizational culture affect your organization's policies and its
ability to perform its stated tasks and goals. Your post should discuss
the specific work that your organization does as well as identify how
that work connects to the larger landscape of European policy and
politics. In doing so, your post should assess what your organization
does and how various aspects of its structure, culture, and procedures
impact or influence the organization's ability to accomplish it's
Your original post of approximately 250-500 words
should be posted to the SIS Brussels Blog by the end of the day (11:59
p.m. CET) on Monday, June 17. After you have submitted your own
original post, you should provide comments/questions on the original
post of at least one other individual. Be sure to then check back and
respond to the questions/comments that you receive!