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.
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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.
HOW TO APPLY:
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.
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. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, H.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.
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 >>
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
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.
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:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 abstract, click here
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Deadline: 24 February, 2017 Open to: young people from across the world and Uzbekistan Venue: 24-26 March 2017 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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;
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
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
Applications for the camp are accepted only through filling out the Online Application form. The deadline for applications is 27th January (midnight, CET).
Are you on the hunt for an internship? Are you already employed, but thinking your life might be better if you quit your job and instead got paid to Instagram for three weeks? Well then, hold on to your iPhones.
Royal Caribbean UK & Ireland will be hiring one savvy photographer this summer for its new “intern-ship” program, according to Conde Nast Traveler. This lucky human will get to spend three weeks between June and July 2017 setting sail with Royal Caribbean and documenting their adventures all over Instagram. The intern will board Ovation of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas and travel to Beijing, New York, and Barcelona, respectively, with all of their daily expenses covered.
The intern will also receive 3,000 British pounds ($3,723) in prize money and get “complimentary access to climbing walls, Flowrider, restaurants, swimming pools, zip wires, water-slides and onboard fitness facilities.”
All you have to do to apply is post a “most extraordinary” travel photo or video to Instagram and tag @RoyalCaribbeanUK and #ExtraordinaryExplorer. Applicants must be at least 21, own an iPhone, and have “extensive knowledge of all 23 filters.” Apply here before applications close on Jan. 31.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org