Call for Applications – educational project called “In Between?

European Network Remembrance and Solidarity is launching a recruitment process for an ongoing educational project called In Between?, which aims to encourage the young generation of Europeans to explore 20th-century history by speaking with those who lived it. Participants are given a unique opportunity to gain theoretical and practical experience in documenting oral stories.

This time, participants will travel to Berlin, Mostar, Vojvodina and the Polish-Lithuanian borderland in July, and to the Prespa Lakes region, the Albanian-Montenegrin borderland, the Hungarian-Romanian borderland and the Spanish-French borderland in September. The call for applications closes on 8 May 2017 for the Summer Edition and 17 July 2017 for the Autumn Edition.

The call is open to all candidates age 18-25, including students and freelancers representing various areas of interest that may include history, cultural anthropology, sociology and audiovisual arts, among others. After being selected, they will take part in interdisciplinary workshops (Summer Edition: 1-5 July , Autumn Edition: 13-17 September) and study visits (Summer Edition: 6-13 July, Autumn Edition: 18-25 September).

After 4-day workshops in Warsaw participants will have learned the theoretical basics of interview methodology, digital video-camera operation, photography, digitalisation of visual materials, archiving and historical context. Then, they will be divided into groups of six to travel to border towns and other localities for seven days. During their stay they will conduct and document interviews with local inhabitants. Recollections, sound and video recordings, photographs, letters as well as scanned documents and other items reflecting the daily life of the communities will constitute a basis for building accounts of their travel that will be shared with historical institutions and local archives, including the National Digital Archive and the Virtual Shtetl (Museum of the History of Polish Jews).

Recorded on family photographs and stories, collected documentary material reflecting the past of the eight European regions – with their cultural and historical complexities – will become the theme of a project closing conference. The event to be held in Berlin in December 2017 will feature debates with cultural anthropologists, historians and oral history researchers.

Factors to be considered in the recruitment process include a candidate’s motivation to participate in the project, openness and readiness to cooperate. Knowledge of English and one of the languages spoken in a selected region is a must.


To obtain the application form, The Rules Governing the Recruitment of Participants and any further information please visit: or contact Ms Karolina Dziełak, In Between? Project Coordinator (e-mail: and telephone: 0048 22 395 7610).

Call for Applications – UNAOC Fellowship Program 2017

Candidates from Europe and North America (EUNA) and from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) can now apply until Sunday May 21st 2017 11:59pm EST to participate in the 2017 edition of the UNAOC Fellowship Program.

The theme of the Fellowship 2017 is “The role of civil society and the media in combatting hatred and fostering inclusion”.

To be selected, eligible candidates must demonstrate strong interest in intercultural dialogue and professional achievements in the fields of media and/or civil society.

The goal of the Fellowship is to provide participants with first hand exposure to cultural diversity, while interacting with a wide range of local actors and partners. In every country they visit, participants will acquire crucial comprehension tools to help them understand the plurality of their host country’s culture, politics, society, religion, and media.

  1. Call for applications to candidates from EUNA countries
  2. Call for applications to candidates from MENA countries

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets in the U.S. through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry.

Submissions will be accepted from March 1 – April 30 of this year, via the online submissions system.

  • Applicants must reside in the U.S. or be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age as of April 30, 2017.
  • Applications must be submitted by midnight (Central Standard Time) on April 30, 2017.
  • Applications must be made through our submissions website, according to the guidelines below. (Be sure you are submitting to the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship category on our submissions page, otherwise your work will not be considered for the fellowship.)
  • Application materials sent via e-mail or standard mail will not be considered.
  • Previously published poems may be included in your application.

FIRST, you must assemble your application materials as a SINGLE file (acceptable file types are pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, wpf). This document must include:

  • An approximately 250-word introduction to your work (not to exceed one page).
  • Ten pages of poems, in standard font and size (such as Times New Roman, 12pt). You may include multiple poems on one page, but the total pages of poems must not exceed ten.
  • Publication list. (Optional. If you choose to include it, please do so as the last page of your document.)
  • Name this document [LAST NAME]_[FIRST NAME].doc (example: Doe_John.doc)

THEN, proceed to our online submissions manager where you can upload your application.
Finalists will be notified by e-mail by August 1.
Winners will be announced on September 1.
Payments to winners will be subject to the completion of IRS Form W-9, including a valid TIN or SSN.

If you have any questions, contact:

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About the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Program
Established in 1989 by Ruth Lilly to encourage the further writing and study of poetry, the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Poetry Fellowship program has dramatically expanded since its inception. Until 1995, university writing programs nationwide each nominated one student poet for a single fellowship; from 1996 until 2007, two fellowships were awarded. In 2008 the competition was opened to all U.S. poets between 21 and 31 years of age, and the number of fellowships increased to five, totaling $75,000. In 2013, the Poetry Foundation received a generous gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund to create the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships, which increased the fellowship amount from $15,000 to $25,800.

About Poetry Magazine
Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. Monroe’s “Open Door” policy, set forth in Volume 1 of the magazine, remains the most succinct statement of Poetry’s mission: to print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre, or approach. The magazine established its reputation early by publishing the first important poems of T.S. EliotEzra PoundMarianne MooreWallace StevensH.D.William Carlos Williams,Carl Sandburg, and other now-classic authors. In succeeding decades it has presented—often for the first time—works by virtually every major contemporary poet. In recent years, Poetry has been honored with three National Magazine Awards. It celebrated its centennial in 2012.

About the Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative partnerships, prizes, and programs. Opened to the public in June 2011, the Poetry Foundation building in Chicago provides new space for the Foundation’s extensive roster of public programs and events. It also houses a public garden, a library, and an exhibition gallery as well as the offices of the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine.

Call for Applications, WoWoman: WoWideo

WoWoman is a women empowerment platform, which creates space and tools for women to be able to achieve the coolest, craziest and the most “impossible” dreams She has.

One of our active work in this direction became a new project which we are glad to announce – WoWoman: WoWideo! for capacity building of women having interest to cinematography.

Our slogan “Camera! Action! Non-Stop!” tells its own tale – there is too much to learn in constantly changing cinematography environment so we are not going to stop until we create our own “Hollywood”.

First edition of the project will be delivered in 7 interactive classroom evening lessons and 3 independent full-day workshops during March 10 – May 10 2017 with professionals of Filmmaking Industry, such as Ahmed Mukhtar, Maria Ibrahimova, Famil Mahmudbayli. Workshops with other locally and internationally recognized film professionals are also expected to become important part of our 2-month project. There is a great opportunity for you to start a career in filmmaking. WoWoman actively cooperates with “Women in Motion” project launched by filmmaker Maria Ibrahimova with support from U.S. Embassy.

We believe that the training reveals cinematograph in every single participant and She will gain practical knowledge to shot Her own short movie. Application deadline is March 7, 2017, criteria for acceptance of the best applicants is Her outstanding film idea and strong motivation to delve deep in this industry.

More information is available on the official project page WoWoman:WoWideo, as well as online site of WoWoman platform.

To apply for WoWideo Cinematography School please fill in the following form:

We believe She can make this worldAwesome!


WoWoman является платформой для раскрытия прав и возможностей женщин, создающей пространство, чтобы помочь достичь самые крутые, безумные и самые “невозможные” мечты, которые у Нее есть.

Одной из нашых активных работ в этом направлении стал новый проект, который мы рады представить – WoWomanWoWideo!, созданный для наращивания потенциала женщин, имеющих интерес к кинематографии.

Наш лозунг: “Камера! Мотор! Нон-стоп! “говорит сам за себя – слишком много всего, чему надо учиться в постоянно меняющейся кинематографической среде, поэтому мы не будем останавливаться, пока не создадим наш собственный!” Голливуд “.

Первая часть проекта будет представлена в виде 7 интерактивных вечерних занятий и 3-х независимых полнодневных семинаров, которые будут проведены в период с 10 марта – 10 мая 2017 года профессионалами сферы кинопроизводства Ахмедом Мухтар, Марией Ибрагимовой, Фамилем Махмудбайли. Семинары с ведущими национальными и международно признанными профессионалами кино также должны стать важной частью нашего двухмесячного проекта. Это большая возможность для Нее, желающей начать карьеру в кино. WoWoman активно сотрудничает с проектом «Women in Motion», созданный режиссером Марией Ибрагимовой при поддержке посольства США в Баку.

Мы считаем, что обучение раскроет кинематографа в каждом участнике, и Онаполучит необходимые практические знания для создания Ее собственного короткого фильма. 

Срок подачи заявок до 7 марта 2017 года, критерием для принятия лучших претендентов является ее выдающаяся идея фильма и сильная мотивация, для вовлечения в эту отрасль.

Более подробная информация доступна на официальной странице проекта WoWoman:WoWideo, а также на сайте платформы WoWoman

Чтобы подать заявку на участие в Кинематографической школе WoWideo, необходимо заполнить следующую форму:

Мы верим, что Она может сделать этот мир удивительным!


Wowoman qadınlara ən çılğın və “imkansız” xəyallarını həyata keçirmək üçün şərait yaradan platformadır.

Bu yolda aktiv işlərimizdən biri elan etməkdənməmnun olduğumuz WowomanWowideolayihəsidir kikinematoqrafiyaya marağı olanxanımlara lazımi bacarıqlara yiyələnməsi üçünyaradılıb.

Bizim şüarımız “CameraActionNonStop!” özülayihənin məzmunu haqqında anlayış yaradırdaim hərəkətdə olan kinematoqrafiyamühitində öyrəniləsi çox şey var və biz özHollivudumuzu yaradana qədərçalişacağıq.

Layihənin birinci hissəsi 7 interaktiv dərsdənve 3 günlük müstəqil seminar daxil olmaqla10 Mart  10 May 2017 tarixləri arasindaAhmed MuxtarMaria IbrahimovaFamilMahmudbayli kimi kino sahəsindəprofessionalların təlimləri ilə yerinəyetiriləcək. Həm yerli, həm də beynəlxalq mühitdə məşhur olan digər film peşəkarların da bizim 2 ay davam edəcək təlimlərimizdə studio dərslər üçün istirakı gözlənilir. Bu kinematoqrafiya sahəsində karyeraniza başlanğıc üçün böyük fürsətdir. Wowoman həmçinin Maria Ibrahimova tərəfindən ABS sefirliyinin dəstəyi ilə yaradılmış “Women in motion” layihəsi ilə əməkdaşlıq edir.

Biz inanırıq ki, bu təlimlər hər bir istirakçının ruhundaki kinematoqrafı oyadacaq və O öz qısa filminin çəkilişi üçün lazımi bilikləri əldə edəcək. Qeydiyyat üçün son tarix 07.03.17-dir. Ən yaxşı namizədlərin qəbul  olunması üçün kriteriya maraqlı film ideyasının və bu sahədə ireliləmək üçün güclü motivasiyasının olmasıdır. Elavə məlumatı WoWoman:WoWideo facebook səhifəsi və  WoWoman saytından əldə edə bilərsiniz.

Wowideo kinematoqrafiya məktəbinin nümayəndəsi olmağa bir addım olaraq bu formu doldura bilərsiniz.

Biz inanırıq ki, “O” bu dunyanı m

Leadership & Advocacy Training 2017 for Asian Americans

Apply by March 10

Applications are open for SEARAC’s 2017 Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT), to be held in Washington, DC, June 26-28, 2017. The LAT program is intended for members of Southeast Asian American communities and allies who want to learn how to translate their own experiences in their families, schools, and communities into powerful advocacy to fight for policy change. 

Our 2017 LAT training will focus specifically on immigration and deportation policy, with a special emphasis on the deportation consequences of old criminal convictions. Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, and Vietnamese immigrants and refugees are 3-4 times more likely than other immigrants to be deported because of old criminal convictions.  

Deportation touches the lives of so many of our Southeast Asian American families, but stigma, fear, and shame keep many families from speaking out. 

The 2017 LAT cohort will change that. The group will include people directly impacted by deportation, their friends and family, students, activists, formerly-incarcerated community members, and staff of community-based organizations. 


The training will focus on the policies behind deportation in the Southeast Asian American community, as well as the intersecting issues that contribute to high rates of criminalization, including:

  • History of the SEAA refugee and resettlement experience
  • Mental health and intergenerational trauma
  • School discipline policies, high school push-out, and bullying

The third day of the LAT program will culminate in Congressional advocacy visits.

How to apply

SEARAC will cover the majority of travel and lodging expenses for accepted applicants living outside of the Washington, DC area, but participants may be responsible for a portion of their travel costs.

We welcome individuals from all 50 states to apply. Because of key opportunities in the Senate, we especially encourage applications from community members in Minnesota, California, Rhode Island, North Carolina, and Texas.

Applicants should expect final decisions and invitations by early April.

Training dates: June 26 – 28, 2017

Applications due: March 10, 2017

Your chance to WIN FREE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION in Warsaw for #RockitWAW!

Deadline:  30 January 2017
Open to: participants from around the world
Venue: 16– 17 February 2017 in Warsaw, Poland


Rockit Digital Summit is an annual international conference bringing innovation, entrepreneurial mindset and technology to digital communication and media.

RockitWAW is the major networking conference for digital communication professionals from media, marketing, business, non-profit, and governmental sectors in Europe and Central Asia. RockitWAW brings you the world-class speakers & inspiring discussions around digital communication, tech trends and developments in media. This is the event to share ideas, inspire others and get inspired yourself.

Who will be there 450+ attendees:

  • Media – journalists, bloggers, editors, media managers
  • Marketing – digital marketing and advertising professionals
  • Business – entrepreneurs, startups, corporate managers
  • Non-profit – activists, communication specialists
  • Government – press officers, political consultants

Join RockitWAW! Rock the Digital!




Your chance to WIN FREE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION in Warsaw for #RockitWAW!
All you have to do is write a public post telling us why you want to join Rockit. It can be a picture, gif, video, text – you name it! And don’t forget to tag Rockit Digital Summit and use #IWant2RockitWAW hashtag!


The owner of the most creative post will join #RockitWAW at our expenses! The more “likes” and shares you get – the bigger are your chances!
The contest ends by Monday (30.01) midnight!
If you already bought your tickets you can still participate. If you win we will reimburse you the money.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, feel free  to contact via email :  or

The official web-page.