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 Scholarship Applications – The Aziz Foundation in Britain

The Aziz Foundation is currently offering the following scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018:

The Aziz Foundation is an independent grant-making body seeking to support the most disadvantaged communities in Britain. It aims to do this through supporting community empowerment, leadership development and greater public engagement in these communities, and greater public engagement by them in wider society. The Foundation seeks to support individuals and projects, strengthen organisations and networks, and help incubate innovative ideas that will ultimately improve the conditions in and for these sections of our society.

 

 

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Two Masters Scholarships at Goldsmiths University of London: Developing Community Services Professionals from British Muslim Communities

Applications close on Friday 23 June 2017
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Three PhD ScholarshipsDeveloping Academics from British Muslim Communities 

Applications close on Sunday 14 May 2017

 

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Two Masters in Arts Scholarships:Developing Arts Management Professionals and Artists from British Muslim Communities.

Applications close on Sunday 30 April 2017

 

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One Masters Scholarship at the University of OxfordDeveloping Public Policy Practitioners from British Muslim Communities.

Applications close on Thursday 6 April 2017. 

Apply to be a Youth Ambassador to Colombia!

Apply to be a Youth Ambassador to Colombia!

The deadline for the 2017 U.S. Youth Ambassadors program to Colombia has been extended to Tuesday, March 14th. We are seeking youth (15-17) and educators (21+) in PA, WY, SC, AR, TN, MO, MA, NE, VA, MD, TX and Washington, D.C. All expenses paid! Apply today >>

Call for applications Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2017

Deadline:  25 March 2017, at 23:59 CET (Brussels) time.
Open to: nationals of (and are working for organisations in) Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of South Korea or the USA as well as nationals of (and are working for organisations in) the 28 Member States of the European Union.
Venue: 19-23 June 2017 in  Athens, Greece

Description

Are you a young cultural practitioner looking to develop and strengthen your cultural leadership skills? Then the Global Cultural Leadership Programme is designed just for you!

Through its framework, content and methodology, the Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) specifically aims to improve the skills of cultural managers, as well as develop collaborative peer-to-peer learning and network building.

The programme offers a set of learning modules, tools and manuals for practice-based learning, giving you opportunities to build meaningful collaborations at the global level, and enabling you to develop fresh insights into international cultural collaboration practices.For the second edition of the GCLP, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform is looking specifically for applications from outstanding cultural managers from the ten Strategic Partners of the EU (three participants from each of these ten countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA), as well as from the 28 European Union Member States (ten participants, each from a different EU countries).

The participants to the GCLP 2017 will come from different fields of relevant cultural practice in their respective countries and represent sectors that are specifically interested in reaching out with their work globally.

This second edition of the GCLP will take place in Athens, Greece on 19-23 June 2017.

Eligibility

The 40 participants of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) will come from different fields of relevant cultural practice in their countries and represent sectors that are specifically interested in reaching out with their work globally. For the second edition of the programme, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform will look specifically for applications from outstanding cultural managers who fill in the criteria below:

Geographical criteria:

  • are nationals/permanent residents of (and are working for organisations in) Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea or the USA (a maximum of three participants from each of these ten countries will be selected),
  • are nationals/permanent residents of (and are working for organisations in) the 28 EU Member States
  • (a maximum of ten EU participants in total will be selected, each one from a different EU country).

Professional experience:

  • work for a cultural civil society organisation (NGO), a cultural enterprise (social or for profitmaking) or a public cultural institution (such as museums, libraries, or music venues that operate on local, regional and national levels),
  • have relevant working experience in the field of 3 to 5 years,
  • have (some) previous experience in international networking and cultural exchange,
  • are working in a field or position that allows them to act as local/national multipliers of new leadership knowledge and global cultural networking, and
  • hold a relevant (leading) position in their organisation.

Thematic interest:

  • are strongly interested in international cultural collaboration and wish to further develop professionally in a global working context,
  • show a strong awareness of intercultural sensitivities and are passionate about working on cultural issues and topics of global relevance.

Language criteria and age requirements

  • have a very good working knowledge of English,
  • are (preferably) 25-39 years of age.

Costs

  • As stated in the Call for Participants, all travel (full roundtrip flights and local transports in Malta) and accommodation (5 hotel nights, including breakfast) costs for selected participants will be covered by the Programme.
  • Most of the meals will also be covered by the Programme. The Programme does not cover the local transport in your own country.
  • There is no additional participation fee.

Application

Candidates will be selected by the management team of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform and the five experts/tutors who deliver the programme.

Selected candidates (30 from the ten Strategic Partners of the EU, and ten from the EU) will be informed about their participation by mid-April 2017.

The management team will assist selected participants in their travel preparations (including visas) and bookings.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section

The official web-page.

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. 

Curriculum

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

The 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities & Human Rights Education »

Deadline: June 2, 2017
Open to: educators, academics, researchers, students, non-profit and non-governmental professionals, social workers and human rights activists.
Venue: 6– 8 August 2017, Hiroshima, Japan

Description

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities and Human Rights Education (SHARE 2017), which will coincide with the 72nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony.

In addition to the conference, participants will have an opportunity to visit Hiroshima Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima — both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The human rights landscape today, with its ever-changing peaks and valleys, has made some noteworthy advances in promoting greater access to human rights on a global scale; however, they cannot overshadow the existing violations against humanity that are aggravated through the discrimination and marginalization of peoples. SHARE 2017 will be an opportunity to explore these issues through the lens of the humanities.

With the theme New Directions, SHARE 2017 aims to promote a greater understanding of the intersections between the humanities and human rights through peaceful and respectful discussion of the issues. This event is an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, human rights advocates, students and professionals.

Eligibility

SHARE 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan will focus on the intersections between the humanities and human rights education. It will be an ideal event for educators, academics, researchers, students, non-profit and non-governmental professionals, social workers and human rights activists.

Application

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English on the streams listed below by Friday, June 2, 2017. For more information or to submit an abstractclick here

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions,  write to:  secretariat@intesda.org.

The official web-page.

International Youth Summit 2017 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Deadline:  24 February, 2017
Open to: young people from across the world and Uzbekistan
Venue: 24-26 March 2017 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Description

If you are an active youth and interested in connecting with 300 passionate young people from across the world and Uzbekistan, you are invited to join us at the second International Youth Summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 24-26 March 2017. The event under the theme: ‘My country, My pride’ will feature highly experienced speakers across the youth-related fields that will provide an extra bridge to the discussion and will contribute to the outcomes of the event.

International Youth Summit in Tashkent – is an open international event in the sphere of education and culture, in the framework of the summit participants can have a chance to have an influence on designing different projects via their active participations. It is designed to take place once a year in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with general theme relevant to youth initiatives. The annual Summit will become a platform for the young people as future leaders of the world to hone their leadership, cultural, intercultural communication, and critical thinking and self-development skills.
The purpose of this year’s summit: Popularizing National, cultural and historical heritage of Uzbekistan among the youth, increasing foreign youth interest in it. Along with, teaching mutual respect to foreign cultures and traditions among different nationalities, contributing to the development of the human values.
Functions of the Summit:
– To ensure the exchange of experiences between youth of the Republic of Uzbekistan and foreign peers to create a favorable platform integration;
– To contribute to the professional growth and development in the field of youth interested in.
– To contribute ensuring the implementation of the Presidential decrees;
– To help young people to contribute in the interest of the state and prospects of solidarity;
– To be proud of their own national values;
– To learn national and cultural heritage of the world and its role in society benefit coverage;
– To increase the project’s position in the national tourism through and find their own solutions to social problems;

Eligibility

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

  • be no younger than 17 and no older than 27 years old
  • demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and potential to become a key leader in your community
  • passion to create positive social change and willingness to use Summit experience in your leadership position
  • be active either in politics (local, national, or international), civil society organizations, media, the business sector, local communities, and other fields
  • good knowledge of written and spoken English

Application

We value diversity and unique perspectives. The organizing team will select participants with varied professional and academic backgrounds. The candidates will be selected from a competitive pool based on their expertise and will ensure a geographical and gender balance.

Announcement of all successful candidates will be announced on 28 February 2017.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact via email:  info.yldp@gmail.com

The official web-page.

Resistance is Fertile – Call for participants 2017 in Liverpool, UK

Deadline: 30 January 2017 (midnight, CET)
Open to: activists between the ages of 16 and 32 years old
Venue: 24-29 March, 2017 in Liverpool, UK

Description

Despite the ideals and the efforts of several generations to stop wars, the reality is that armed conflicts are still ravaging societies worldwide, including in Europe and on Europe’s borders. These ongoing wars bring about tremendous misery for those affected, they erase the future perspectives of any young people living in those societies, and they force people to flee, often to societies that might not even welcome victims of war.

We, the Federation of Young European Greens, are an organisation and a movement committed to going to the roots of problems and creating, as well as practicing, sustainable long-term solutions. We in that spirit are organising a seminar titled “Resistance is Fertile” on 24-29 March, 2017 in Liverpool, UK. The seminar is supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and European Green Party.

The project aims to empower youth organisations, in particular Young Greens, to strengthen Europe’s role in peacebuilding internationally. With Europe we mean European civil society, political actors, and governmental actors.

The seminar is linked to the congress of Global Young Greens taking place on 30 March – 2 April. The selected participants are expected to participate in the congress as well.

Eligibility

We are looking for activists from the age bracket of 16-32. We particularly encourage young people coming from the former or current conflict areas or disadvantaged backgrounds. We are looking forward to compiling a diverse group of participants.

Costs

Financial and practical conditions of participation: All costs of the programme (including food, accommodation, travel and visa costs) will be covered by the organisers. Selected participants will be asked to pay the participation fee of the seminar in the amount of €50.

Application

Applications for the camp are accepted only through filling out the Online Application form. The deadline for applications is 27th January (midnight, CET).

In order to apply, register HERE.

In case of questions, please contact  project.manager@fyeg.org   and  fabian@fyeg.org.

The official web-page.

Free Online Courses for Cultural Managers from Leading European Experts are launched

Professionals from the cultural and creative industries can take a series of online courses given by European experts on strategic planning, advocacy and applying to Creative Europe, developed by the EU-EaP Culture and Creativity Programme.

 

Each course consists of several short videos and is complemented with practical tips and examples. You can receive a certificate on completion of each course. The courses are available in 8 languages including Azerbaijani, Russian, and English) and include the best European practices in the sphere of cultural and creative industries.

 

To take a course and receive a certificate, you have to select your favourite topic on the Programme’s website https://www.culturepartnership.eu/en/publishing/online-learning, go through the course materials and answer the test questions correctly. 4 courses are currently available: Strategic Planning, Advocacy, Creative Europe and Proposal Writing.

 

The Strategic Planning course will  teach you how to formulate an organisation’s vision, conduct internal and external analyses, determine competitive advantages and implement a successful marketing plan (from the author of the popular book for creative businesses David Parrish).

 

The Advocacy course videos will teach you how to develop an advocacy strategy. You will also get practical advice on key tools and effective campaigning methods from the communication expert.

 

The distance learning course for Creative Europe consists of 5 videos with step-by-step instructions on how to apply to Creative Europe, the biggest European grant programme in the cultural sphere (from the heads of Creative Europe Lithuania Desk Egle Deltuvaite and the Estonia Desk Yvelin Karu-Veskioja). During the course, you will learn about the selection criteria, registration process, search for partners and success factors when applying for Creative Europe.

 

The Proposal Writing course will help cultural managers to prepare successful project proposals, and so obtain the funds for implementing these projects. After completing the course, you will be able to determine the project’s goals, objectives and expected outcomes, find partners and develop proper applications. The course is led by Magdalena Krasowska-Igras, a coach on writing project proposals and setting a budget who has more than 12 years of experience.

 

Over the year, new topics will be added to the courses, including finance, fundraising, communication, project management for cultural organisations and many more.

 

“The accessibility of the Culture and Creativity Programme’s course is very valuable. In fact, even during the busiest times you can always find half an hour for personal development. The courses will be useful not only for beginners, but also for experienced cultural managers who are looking for new challenges. Test your knowledge by comparing it with the approaches of European practitioners” – shares Olena Pravylo, Chairwoman of the Congress of Cultural Activists from Ukraine after successfully completing the courses.

 

 

The EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme aims to support cultural and creative industries and increasing their contribution to the social and economic development in Azerbaijan and other 5  EU-Eastern Partnership countries. To find out more about the courses visit www.culturepartnership.eu  or write to info@culturepartnership.eu