2016 International Neighbourhood Symposium in Turkey

Deadline: 1 May 2016
Open to: young professionals and graduate students between 22-35 years of age
Venue: 20-26 June 2016, Yeşilköy – Istanbul, Turkey


The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University will host the 6th International Neighbourhood Symposium (INS) in Yeşilköy between Wednesday, 22 June and Sunday, 26 June 2016. This year’s Symposium will focus on “Societal Transformations in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South”.

The 2016 International Neighbourhood Symposium aims to discuss, assess, and understand the regional dynamics as well as the impact these are having on the transformation of the societies of the countries of the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South. Consequently, each presentation and discussion will focus on the themes of societal transformations in order to present fresh perspectives on the issues and to challenge the participants as they debate these. While some sessions have a general geographic focus; most will be thematic by stressing the perspective and potential of the human capital from the regions.

All of these points will be discussed further through peer to peer workshops facilitated by conflict resolution trainers whereby participants will be presenting project proposals emanating from their cooperation in the workshops.


  • Young professionals and graduate students primarily from the countries of the Eastern Neighbourhood, the Mediterranean South, Central Asia, EU member states, and the United States;
  • Applicants from the fields of public policy, politics, journalism, and business;
  • Target age group is 22-35 years of age (those born between 1980 and 1993).


The Symposium participation fee is set at EUR 450 and will cover:

  •  Tuition and reading materials;
  •  Local transportation between Istanbul’s international airports and conference venue;
  •  Accommodation in twin rooms (two persons sharing one room);
  •  4 night accommodation including breakfast, lunch for 4 days and 2 dinners.

A limited number of scholarships for international travel or fee waivers may be granted based on merit and the availability of funds. The award of scholarships is at the discretion of the organizers. Successful applicants will be notified upon their acceptance to the Symposium.

How to apply?

In order to apply, you should complete the application form, a two-page CV in English and sent them by email at ciesactivities@khas.edu.tr.

For more information please visit the official webpage.


Global Peter Drucker Essay Competition

Deadline: 15 July 2016
Open to: students and professionals from the ages of 18 to 35
Awards: free registration to the Global Peter Drucker Forum,  EUR 1,000 prize money for 1st prize winners in the two categories and  a one-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review


The Global Peter Drucker Challenge organized by the Peter Drucker Society Europe and aims at raising awareness of the works and humanistic values of Peter Drucker among young people – the new generation poised to build on a management philosophy that puts the human being at its center. The competition is designed to complement and enrich the interdisciplinary exchange of views and ideas at the Global Peter Drucker Forum.

Peter Drucker Challenge invite you to submit an essay covering the topic “The New Entrepreneurs – Movers and Shakers in Economy and Society?

Essay submissions will be evaluated according to:
  • The way you describe your personal insights based on;
  • Peter Drucker’s essay “Managing Oneself”;
  • The way you are translating Peter Drucker’s people-centered management philosophy in our times as a basis for further reflections;
  • The way you connect the past and the future from your own cultural point of view;
  • Relevance and originality, your personal style;
  • Original concept, specifically produced by you for the purpose of this contest;
  • Ability to express your thoughts in fluent English;
  • Form: 1500 to 3000 words.

The GPCF is an annual conference aimed at advancing the development of management thinking and practice in order to respond to the changing requirements in our societies. The 8th Global Peter Drucker Forum  will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 17 and 18 November 2016. This year’s topic is “The Entrepreneurial Society“.


  • You must be at least 18 years old and no more than 35 years old at the time of essay submission;
  • You must be a student (Undergraduate, graduate level, MBA, PhD);
  • You must be a professional (manager or entrepreneur) or in transition to a professional career;
  • You have not been selected (or only once since 2010) among the top 10 finalists.


Take part in the Global Peter Drucker Challenge contest to qualify for participation in one of the leading conferences on management, The Global Peter Drucker Forum:

  • Free registration to the Global Peter Drucker Forum for the best 15 contributions in the students and the professionals category;
  • Get inspired by innovative brains, learn from thinkers and practitioners and your contest colleagues, establish new contacts;
  • Meet with 20 finalists at the Challenge Get-Together;
  • Engage in lively discussions at the speakers’ reception and the Gala event;
  • Opportunity to participate in a session and/or an interview by important media;
  • EUR 1,000 prize money for 1st prize winners in the two categories.
  • Win a one-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review.

How to apply?

In order to apply, you should register HERE. The deadline is 15 July 2016.

For more information please the official webpage.

Global Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp 2016, Singapore

Deadline:  5 July 2016
Open to: students between the ages of 16 and 26 years old
Venue: 4-8 August 2016, Singapore


GYLTLC aims to bring student leaders worldwide, through engaging activities, to enhance their abilities in cross-cultural interaction and cooperation, which will further equip them to be effective leaders. In addition, participants will be able to understand more about Singapore – a multiracial, multilingual and multicultural society from various perspectives. Nevertheless, what they will learn here may not only be unique to Singapore, but also applicable to their home countries as well as the increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.

GYLTLC is an annual gathering for student leaders from Top Universities around the world. The said camp provides our participants an exceptional opportunity:

  • To Network with student leaders from Top Universities
  • To Learn about the Key Success which shaped one of Asia’s most progressive nations, Singapore – a multiracial, multilingual & multicultural society – from various perspectives
  • To Develop themselves to be effective future leaders

Global Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp will take place in Singapore from 4 August to 8 August 2016.


The following are eligible to be a GYLTLC participant:

  • Students aged 16-26(at least 16 but not older than 26 of age at the time of GYLTLC 2016) from schools, colleges and universities around the world.
  • Students who are healthy, curious, aspirant and outgoing.
  • Students who love travelling and learning.

Applicants should also have the following skills and experience:

  • Be fluent in English speaking and writing.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively and express themselves clearly.
  • Be comfortable in working in a cooperative manner.


GYLTLC aims to bring student leaders worldwide, through engaging activities, to enhance their abilities in cross-cultural interaction and cooperation, which will further equip them to be effective leaders. In addition, participants will be able to understand more about Singapore – a multiracial, multilingual and multicultural society from various perspectives. Nevertheless, what they will learn here may not only be unique to Singapore, but also applicable to their home countries as well as the increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.


There are two ways for you to register:

  1. You can register online through the online application system. The online application system will be activated after clicking the “Online Application”Button. (Only for participants to register)
  2. You can find the application form at the Download page. Please submit your application form to register@gyltlc.org after completing it. (For both participants and advisors)

Please make sure to submit your form and pay the registration fee before the deadline.

The official web-page.

Apply and Win Spanish Food Adventure Trip

Deadline: 2 May 2016
Open to:  food writers, bloggers, aspiring chefs aged above 18
Prize: all-expenses-paid trip to Spain, mentorship, round-trip airfare, travel insurance


World Nomads is pleased to invite you to apply for Spanish Food Adventure which is for three culinary explorers to embark on food-fueled assignments to uncover the local recipes, techniques and attitudes that make Spain a seriously celebrated food destination

This is your opportunity to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to learn from the producers, chefs and home cooks that are so passionately dedicated to Spanish cuisine. You could be scoffing churros and preparing patatas bravas in Madrid, cooking fideuàs and indulging in crema Catalana in Catalunya or perfecting a tortilla Espanola and gulping gazpacho in Andalucia. Important dates of each assignment;

  • Andalucia; from 27 May 2106;
  • Madrid; from 3 June 2016;
  • Catalunya; from 10 June 2016.

Each food explorer will keep a daily blog on World Nomads documenting their culinary experiences in Spain featuring stories, photos and recipes from the road. While on assignment, all of the winners’ experiences will be filmed by an accompanying cameraman.


This call is open to food writers, bloggers, aspiring chefs, and just plain passionate eaters with a story to share fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 18;
  • Holders a current, valid passport (with 6 months left before expiry);
  • All nationalities (subject to obtaining a Spanish visa), however, you must have an exceptionally high degree of proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Be comfortable in front of the camera, and sharing your emotions and opinions with the world.


  • A 7-day all-expenses-paid trip to Spain courtesy of Turespana, Culture Xplorers, and the regional tourism boards of Andalucia, Madrid and Catalunya;
  • Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to Spain;
  • Mentorship from local Spanish chefs, cooks and artisan providores;
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads.

How to apply?

In order to apply you need to cook, snap and share your most memorable food recipe.

  • Submit a recipe with accompanying photos. This can’t just be any recipe, this recipe needs to come with a story;
  • Tell the story behind the recipe and what makes it so special to you;
  • Complete an essay telling why you should be chosen and what the opportunity would mean to you. Your answer will provide considerable weight in the judging process;
  • The entry must be submitted in English.

For more information please visit the official webpage.

International Leadership Programme 2016, United Arab Emirates

Deadline:  19 May 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 25 and 35 years old
Venue: in the United Arab Emirates – November 2016 (exact dates will shortly be announced)


The International Leadership Programme (ILP) is an innovative leadership development opportunity which aims to develop leadership skills, inspire thinking about global issues and equip young people to become involved in their local communities. The ILP begins with a residential Summit in which international delegates come together to learn about leadership, but the ILP is about much more than two weeks’ training. Mosaic measures the success of each of its leadership programmes through the projects which delegates implement in their own communities. Mosaic’s International Leadership Programme began in 2009 to help develop leadership skills, highlight global issues and equip young people to become involved in their local community. The Summit includes leadership skills workshops, inspirational sessions on global issues such as poverty and sustainability, and visits to projects in the local area which demonstrate leadership in action.

The programme begins by gathering all of the participants together for the Summit, a period of intense residential training, featuring world-renowned speakers, leadership workshops, and project visits which enable participants to observe examples of leadership in action. This will be held in the United Arab Emirates in November 2016 (exact dates will shortly be announced).


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Be a national of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia (resident in Kenya), Syria (resident in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey & Lebanon),Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
    Please note that ID and proof of address will be asked for during the interview process.
  • Be 25–35 years old in November 2016
  • Be able to attend the two week Summit in November 2016
  • Make a commitment to complete the 12 month programme in full
  • Fluent in English (all elements of the programme will be conducted in English)


Mosaic is a charitable organisation and with the ILP we aim to support those who can most make a positive impact in their local community. There are significant costs associated with the International Leadership Programme, some of which will be the responsibility of Mosaic, such as flights and Summit accommodation, and some of which will be the responsibility of participants– these will be made clear together with practical arrangements when participants are appointed. At this stage, we do not require information about your financial situation and Mosaic does not wish to discourage any applicant who faces financial difficulty – bursaries will be available to support those who need them. Mosaic makes all arrangements for travel, accommodation, and meals, to an adequate but not luxury standard; a realistic expectation is that of average university provision. Participants will have their own single bedroom. 


Mosaic is looking to recruit a diverse range of participants; male and female, from a wide range of backgrounds, urban and rural, representing different professions and experiences. We particularly wish to give opportunity to those who have not previously benefited from a masters education, experienced any leadership training or overseas travel. Before completing the application form please read in full the guidelines for applicants ILP 2016_Information for Applicants.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  debra.hay@bitc.org.uk.

The official web-page.

“Multiculturalism as a Lifestyle in Azerbaijan: Learn, Explore, Share” Summer School

Deadline: 20 May 2016
Open to: undergraduate and graduate students worldwide with a keen interest in Azerbaijani culture
Venue: 18 – 27 July 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan


Baku International Multiculturalism Centre launches the next Summer School 2016 “Multiculturalism as a lifestyle in Azerbaijan: learn, explore, share” for students and researches who are interested in enhancing and deepening their knowledge on Azerbaijani multiculturalism. The Summer School program provides a great opportunity to explore new topics regarding Azerbaijani multiculturalism and benefit from Azerbaijani experience to make a progress in the study of multiculturalism in general.

The Summer School aims to bring together students who have passed the course “Azerbaijani multiculturalism” at their respective universities. Along with the interactive lectures on different aspects of Azerbaijani multiculturalism, the participants will be given an opportunity to experience the realities of Azerbaijan while having chances to travel to regions, where they can explore customs and traditions of different ethnic and religious groups. In general, we can identify the following main goals of the course:

  • providing theoretical and practical knowledge about Azerbaijani multiculturalism;
  • raising awareness about the university course “Azerbaijani multiculturalism”;
  • bringing together all students and researchers who are scholarly and practically interested in multiculturalism.


Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students aged 18-35, academically motivated, fluent in English, who are willing to broaden their knowledge and are eager to learn the model of Azerbaijani multiculturalism.

All students are eligible to participate in the Summer School  but the preference will be given to those who have attended the “Azerbaijani multiculturalism” course.


All expenses (except visa and insurance) — travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by Baku International Multiculturalism Centre.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 20 May 2016. To apply please fill the Application form and forward it to: 2015multiculturalism@gmail.com Please attach the scanned (pdf) version of your passport. For Azeri student scan of identification card.

For more information please follow the official website.

International Rotary Peace Fellowship

Deadline: 31 May 2016
Open to: professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution
Fellowship: tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses


Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of the peace centers. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Two types of peace fellowships are available.

Master Degree

They offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Each year, they award up to 50 master’s degree fellowships at these institutions:

Professional Development Certificate

For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, they offer a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand (fact sheet). This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. They award up to 50 certificates each year.


The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended;
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service;
  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree;
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background.


These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

How to apply?

In order to apply for the fellowship you will need to fill in the online application form latest by 31 May 2016.