Call for Applications, Young Diplomats Forum 2017 in London

Deadline:  10 June 2017
Open to: young leaders from across the world under 35 years of age
Venue: 3rd – 7th July 2017 in London

Description

The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is set up to recognise, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats. This community of exceptionally bright and accomplished future leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connections to influence global leaders.

Our Forum will present an opportunity for interaction and the development of skills for future senior diplomats and future leaders. The Young Diplomats Forum is set up to recognise, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats and leaders. This community of exceptionally bright and accomplished leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connection to influential stakeholders.

The YDF will play host to an exceptional elite of young diplomats from across the world in a weeklong event that develops their skills and knowledge in areas around international affairs.

The forum includes exciting field trips, interactive workshops, simulations, case studies, presentations and speeches from leaders from the diplomatic world. The event will excel in facilitating exchange of ideas and fostering international relationships.

Why Attend?

  • Contribute to the debate on the top of the global diplomatic agenda
  • Meet and interact with diplomats, ambassadors, ministers, members of the parliament, government’s officials, journalists, academics, and diplomacy experts
  • Attend sessions at  Parliament, Chamber of Commerce, EU Commission and European Parliament Representation Office
  • Workshops on Smart Diplomacy
  • Increase your knowledge, contacts and skills sets to boost your career
  • Create a lasting legacy of Young Diplomats Forum 2017

Costs

The Participation fee is £895.  The participation fee includes shared accommodation from  the 2nd – 7th July. Food (breakfast and lunch), receptions, transportation during the forum and institutional and cultural visits are all included within the fee. For delegates not requiring accommodation, the participation fee is £595.

Application

To apply, simply email us a personal statement that is no longer than 500 words. Tell us about yourself, your interests and your plans for the future. Include a current CV and send it to: ydf@gdforum.org. Upon receiving your application, we will aim contact you within 3 weeks to inform you of the outcome of your application.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact us via email: ydf@gdforum.org, or call us on + (44) 208 853 53293.

The official web-page.

Join the OpenVillage/LOTE6 festival 2017 in Brussels

Deadline:  ongoing
Open to: anyone with a story of an open and participatory project of health/social care
Fellowship:  Up to 15000 Euro

Description

We believe that the future of health and social care is community-based and participatory. We are committed to the idea that care should not necessarily be handed down from institutions to the people but can emerge organically from the people according to their needs.

The OpenVillage Festival is a highly participatory festival showcasing working solutions and demos produced by community members, as well as pathways for working together towards their sustainability. It will take place on October 19-21, 2017 in Brussels and represents the culmination of the OpenCare 18 month research that involves hundreds of original initiatives.

Aiming to deepen community collaboration, during April – May 2017, the SCImPULSE Foundation will appoint 3 “students” to support communication and engagement for the OpenVillage. We use “students” in the Latin sense, of people that will apply themselves to the subject, as fellows of SCImPULSE Foundation, and not in any sense as an indication of career status.

Eligibility

We will consider individuals who have demonstrated an interest in and alignment with Diy Welfare (referred to as “opencare”) in the following ways (each item will receive a score from 0 the minimum, to 5 the maximum, which will be summed to define the final score used to choose the winners):

  • are registered on edgeryders.eu and have contributed a story on the OpenCare community page. NB: All the stories already submitted in 2016 and 2017 are being considered.
  • are operating at the grassroots level or are heavily interacting with such groups
  • Are open in their work, use of methodology, technology, results (public and transparent communication, open processes for participation, commons licensing, open source code etc.)
  • their contribution is validated in positive responses by their peers in the opencare community (as seen from the Comments section)
  • have storytelling and content production skills for presenting the opencare initiatives to various community groups and audiences
  • demonstrate willingness to collaborate with others and use online environments for communication, engagement, documentation of work and social media

Fellowship

  • A bursary appointment: Up to 15000 Euro to reimburse your working time, distributed on the basis of winners’ financial needs
  • A travel budget: Up to 5000 Euro, to be authorized in advance by due justification.

Application

  1. Connect with other participants by reading their stories at the bottom of this page, and offering ideas or advice in the form of thoughtful comments.
  2. Think about a theme, session or exhibit on community care, that you would like to curate for the OpenVillage (see the first proposal here).
  3. Write a post containing your proposal in our shared workspace.

In order to apply, register HERE.

There is no deadline for the applications, but the sooner you start and complete your application, the higher your chances – we will consider them on the rolling basis!

For more information come to our weekly online community gatherings on Wednesdays at 18:00 CET here or contact community@edgeryders.eu.

The official web-page.

Call for Applications, Imagine Peace Youth Camp 2017 in Greece

Deadline:  15 May 2017 (23.59)
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 25 years old
Venue: 27 August–2 September 2017 in Ancient Olympia Ilia in Greece

Description

If you’re aged 18 to 25, eager to help make a change to other people’s lives and believe in the importance of the Olympic values, we invite you to take part in our Imagine Peace Youth Camp and become a member of a community of emerging leaders from around the globe!

In partnership with the International Olympic Truce Centre (IOTC)Opens in a new tab or window. and under the auspices of the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP)Opens in a new tab or window., we are organising the third Imagine Peace Youth Camp.

Fifty participants from more than fifteen countries from around the world with different cultural and political backgrounds will come together for one week from 27 August to 2 September 2017 in Ancient Olympia to take part in a series of educational workshops and sports activities that aim to promote equality and peace, and explore the role of sport in the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Participants will be divided into groups of up to seventeen people, which will be balanced in terms of gender and reflect the diversity of participants’ communities. A team of experienced facilitators, volunteers and Olympic champions will facilitate the programme.

Eligibility

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

  • between the ages of 18 and 25
  • able to communicate in English
  • available and fully committed to taking part in the Imagine Peace Youth Camp
  • involved in youth or community projects in their own community and be motivated to implement youth initiatives for peace building following the event
  • curious, open-minded and appreciative of diversity.

Costs

Participants are expected to cover their own international travel costs as well as a participation fee of €500, which includes accommodation, three meals per day, local transportation and all programme and training costs.

There is a limited amount of assisted places available (based on excellence, accomplishments and drive). The assisted places cover all costs in Greece. The travel costs to and from Greece are excluded.

Application

Participants will be divided into small groups. A team of experienced facilitators and Olympic Champions will develop and facilitate the programme. Each group will be balanced in terms of gender and reflect the diversity of their communities.
The Imagine Peace Youth Camp programme will give young people from different parts of the world with different cultural and political background the opportunity to share, explore and reflect on different concepts such as peace, racism and intercultural dialogue through interactive workshops and sports.

The programme will be based on reciprocal learning situations among participants and will make use of a variety of working methods.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact with Victoria Kyriaki via email: Victoria.Kyriaki@britishcouncil.gr.

The official web-page.

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Minorities in USA

According to research, the average cost of tuition for an in-state student at a public university in the United States has increased by 296% over the past 20 years. At the same time, wages in the U.S. have barely grown in that same time. College students are graduating with more debt than ever.

Statistics indicate that minority students often graduate with more debt than their peers.

Fortunately, federal grants and scholarships for minorities can significantly lighten the financial load for these students.

The U.S. Department of Education recently invested $96 million in grants to provide additional financial aid specifically for minority students. This grant funding will go directly to colleges and universities to help them provide better financial support to their minority populations.

Minority students who receive federal grants and loans to help finance their college educations often could use some additional funding to help them bridge financial gaps. Scholarships for minorities are of tremendous help to these students, but finding the right scholarships to apply to is not always an easy task. To help you in your search for additional funding, we have compiled a list of some of the top minority scholarships. Check on the link to find a detailed list of these scholarships, including eligibility requirements, deadlines, and information on how to apply.

http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-for-minorities/#asian-and-pacific-islander-students

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: www.enrs.eu/inbetween or contact Ms Karolina Dziełak, In Between? Project Coordinator (e-mail: karolina.dzielak@enrs.eu and telephone: 0048 22 395 7610).

Call for Applications, Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) in Poland

Academy of Young Diplomats – 14th Edition

Application deadline: 30 June 2017!

 

The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is an annual diplomatic program for emerging young global leaders, preparing future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers in a spirit of responsibility for the surrounding world. Addressed to senior students and young graduates, the program offers, among others, 70-hours of hands-on diplomatic training, a special workshop session, study visits and one study-session outside of Warsaw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 2004 over 2200 participants from 50 countries have graduated from the Academy of Young Diplomats. Over 100 AYD Alumni found work in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of their respective countries, while others are employed in European institutions, international organizations, public administration and business.

 

 

 

Curriculum

Friday

Regional Seminars

 

Saturday

Main Session

Skills Labs in Specialization groups

 

Sunday

Extracurricular Classes

Additional activities

Study Session in Cracow

Study Visits

Polish Language & Culture Classes

English for Diplomats

 

Why join us?

·         Unique Methodology

·         Highest quality of education

·         Extraordinary student profile

·         Openness and collaboration

·         Assisting in future career

 

To read more about the program, please click here:

https://diplomats.pl/academy-of-young-diplomats/about-the-program/

 

Recruitment

 

To apply, please check if you are eligible to apply and fill in the online APPLICATION FORM.

 

ADMISSION INFO AND PPLICATION FORM:

https://diplomats.pl/academy-of-young-diplomats/admission/

 

 Application deadline: 30 June 2017!

Scholarships

 

A number of scholarships will be awarded to best applicants:

https://diplomats.pl/academy-of-young-diplomats/admission/scholarship-opportunities/

 

Scholarship application deadline: 31 May 2017!

For more information please visit our website: https://diplomats.pl/course/european-diplomacy-workshop-eastern-partnership/#1485181678541-38a59b7a-8f8b

 

 

 

Call for Applications, AI For Social Good Summer Lab at McGill University, in Montreal, QC

Deadline:  17 April 2017
Open to: individuals who identify as a woman
Venue: 5– 30 June 2017, at McGill University, in Montreal, QC.

Description

In collaboration with the McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab, we are launching a 1 month Summer Lab that teaches technical concepts in machine learning, in addition to digital product development and design applied to a wicked social problem.

It is our belief that AI should drive innovation to address key societal challenges that impact the lives of millions of people. It is also our belief that AI research and product development needs to be more inclusive. This has motivated us to create opportunities for women to gain training, experience, and mentorship in machine learning techniques and product development at McGill University, and through our ecosystem partners in the Montreal technology and start-up community.

Eligibility

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

  • You are an undergraduate, graduate, or industry practitioner with advanced prior training in mathematics and computer science.​
  • You identify as a woman.​
  • You want to learn, build your network, and explore potential career paths in machine learning research and development.​
  • You love technology and are inspired by the idea of using it as a force to drive positive change in the world.​

Costs

If you are selected you will be required to pay a small fee to confirm you spot.

Application

Innovation@McGill, in collaboration with the McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab, is launching a 1 month Summer Lab that teaches technical concepts in machine learning, in addition to digital product development and design applied to a wicked social problem.

It is our belief that AI should drive innovation to address key societal challenges that impact the lives of millions of people.

It is also our belief that AI research and product development needs to be more inclusive. This has motivated us to create opportunities for women to gain training, experience, and mentorship in machine learning techniques and product development at McGill University, and through our ecosystem partners in the Montreal technology and start-up community.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  innovation@mcgill.ca.

The official web-page.