2014 Summer School “Cross Continental – Interethnic Relations for Peace”‏

Deadline:  16 May 2014 (Silver and Gold Packages) ; 30 May 2014 (Local Package)
Open to: undergraduate and graduate students interested in the topics
Venue: 18-27 June 2014, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


The 2014 Summer School “Cross Continental – Interethnic Relations for Peace” is to be held in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is known as the place where east meets west, where a truly multicultural and multiethnic spirit persists – Sarajevo is often called the European Jerusalem, making it particularly appealing for a comprehensive program offered to our international participants. Furthermore, 2014 marks the 100th year of the beginning of the WWI to be remembered with several peace events in Sarajevo.

This Summer School will serve as an alternative to numerous other events and ceremonies to mark the happenings during the month of June. The city of Sarajevo will draw worldwide attention during this month where we want to take the opportunity of this occasion to promote peace and international cooperation. Hence, we have chosen this time for the Summer School to contribute to the commemorative event series.


We welcome all undergraduate and graduate students as well as applicants who have been away from education for some years. We invite applications from undergraduate and graduate students interested in the topics related to international relations, conflict analysis and resolution, peace research, security studies, preventing diplomacy, international law, sociology and ethnicity, from all countries. Although most of you will be currently enrolled at a university or college, we also welcome applicants who have been away from education for some years.


Local Package

  • Field Trips
  • 9 refreshments
  • 1 cocktail
  • Conference Materials

for more detailed information, click here

Silver Package
  • Visits to Konjic, Blagaj, Pocitelj and Mostar
  • Visits to National Park (Vrelo Bosna) and War Tunnel
  • Field Trips
  • 9 refreshments
  • 9 lunches
  • 1 cocktail
  • Guidance services
  • Conference Materials

for more detailed information, click here

Gold Package ( 7 nights accommodation)
  • 9 nights accommodation in a 4* Hotel between 18th and 27th of June
  • Visits to Konjic, Blagaj, Pocitelj and Mostar
  • Visits to National Park (Vrelo Bosna) and War Tunnel
  • Field Trips
  • 9 refreshments
  • 9 lunches
  • 8 dinners
  • Airport Transfers (18th and 27th)
  • 1 cocktail
  • Transfers to town for dinners
  • Guidance services
  • Conference Materials


(Gold Package (staying in a twin room) *price per person is € 630.00. Single room difference is € 135. )

Please click here for travel and flight info


Deadline for the registration for Silver and Gold Packages: 16 May 2014

Deadline for the registration for Local Package: 30 May 2014

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, write to: ccirp@ius.edu.ba   or    nopacin@ius.edu.ba

The official web-page.

Do you want to win a TRIP to one of the world’s paradise islands ?

Deadline: 4 April 2014
Open to: any video enthusiast or amateur videographer, age 18 and above
Awards: a trip to an island to video blog for a major UN event.


Put your creativity and video skills to work in defense of the small islands. Capture in an engaging, visually creative, two-minute video what World Environment Day 2014 is all about and get a chance to win a trip to a stunning island to cover a UN event!

The World Environment Day 2014 theme is about Small Islands Development States (SIDS). Raise your voice, not the sea level. WED 2014 will shine the spotlight on Small Islands and their unique development challenges and successes. Climate change is foremost among these challenges.

We are looking for original and engaging ways of delivering this message through a video – a short and creative movie of no more than 2 minutes that can be made with your mobile phone or home camera and in your own language.  You don´t need to be a professional movie maker or to write a film script, but you have to try to find the most interesting and universally appealing way of telling the WED message to the world!


Any video enthusiast or amateur videographer, age 18 and above, can enter the competition. Please note that we are accepting entries in as many languages as possible to ensure we receive a wide representation from many parts of the world.


The exciting news is that the best video will be chosen by Hollywood Star and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Don Cheadle, and the winner will travel to one of the world’s paradise islands to video blog for a major UN event.

Additional awards (Recognition for Effort, Best School Award, School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable. Winners will be announced in November 2014 on the Goi Peace Foundation web-site and UNESCO web-site.


The competition  is free to enter. Participants may submit more than one video. However, a participant can only have one entry at the final showdown. Competition accepts entries in all languages but we would like to encourage all participants to aim for universality with their approach (i.e. the message can be understood by as broad an audience as possible). Participants who don´t use English in their video messages are requested to send a translation of the script. Submissions received after the 4th of April will not be considered.  All entries that exceed 2 minutes will be disqualified.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: worldenvironmentday@unep.org

The official web-page.

Do you want to win a TRIP to TOKYO and EUR 700?

Deadline: 15 June 2014
Open to: youth up to 25-year old
Awards: certificate and prize of ca. $950 (first place), certificate and prize of ca. $475 (second place), as well as certificates and gifts for other entrants


UNESCO’s objective is to help empower young people and ensure that their contributions are taken into account. This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world. On the occasion of the final year of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), the theme of this year’s contest is “My Role as a Citizen of Earth.” In the vast universe, people were born on this planet called Earth, where various cultures and ethnicities, all living things, and all of nature exist together. However, in the world today, people face numerous problems environmental destruction, resource depletion, wars and conflicts, poverty, and many more – that make the future uncertain. Given this situation, what do you think is the best way forward for humanity? How do you wish to fulfill your role as a citizen of Earth?


  • Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2014) in one of the following age categories: children (ages up to 14) and youth (ages 15 – 25);
  • Essays must be 700 words or less in English, French, Spanish or German; or 1600 characters or less in Japanese, typed or printed;
  • Essays must have a cover page indicating: (1) category (Children or Youth) (2) essay title (3) your name (4) address (5) phone number (6) e-mail (7) nationality (8) age as of June 15, 2014 (9) gender (10) school name (if applicable) (11) word count;
  • Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group;
  • Please enclose a list of participants’ names, ages and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director. Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered;
  • Entries may be submitted by postal mail or online. Important: to send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page and follow the required steps;
  • Essays must be original and unpublished;
  • Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.

Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizers.


  • 1st Prize: Certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$ 950) (1 entrant) – 1st prize winner will be invited to the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan in December 2014. Travel expenses will be covered by the organizers;
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$ 475) (2 entrants);
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and gift (5 entrants);
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift (25 entrants).

Additional awards (Recognition for Effort, Best School Award, School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable. Winners will be announced in November 2014 on the Goi Peace Foundation web-site and UNESCO web-site.


The candidates should send their entries to:

International Essay Contest
c/o The Goi Peace Foundation
1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan

OR send them online.

Check the official call HERE.

Start-Up Scholarships 2014 at Basel !

Deadline: 15 April 2014
Open to: Doctoral students who should have a background in a discipline of the Department of Social Sciences
Scholarship: 25’000 CHF / 12 months each

Funding Period: Oct. 1st, 2014 – Sep., 30th, 2015


We are advertising five start-up grants (25’000 CHF / 12 months each) for the next academic year, beginning in October 2014. The scholarships are meant to support graduates in the early stages of their PhD, during which they will develop research proposals for submission to a funding body such as the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Doctoral students in the G3S should have a background in a discipline of the Department of Social Science (e.g. anthropology, cultural anthropology, educational sciences, middle eastern studies, political science, sociology, see also: g3s.unibas.ch). They may likewise be trained in interdisciplinary fields also represented at G3S:

•    PhD Program Gender Studies
•    Centre for African Studies
•    MUBIT: Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
•    PhD Program Science of Religion
•    International Graduate School North-South
•    Sustainability Research
•    PhD Programs Cultural Anthropology

The scholarships are directed at students holding a Master’s degree or a “Licence/Lizentiat” in one of the G3S fields. Dissertation projects are supervised by faculty members of the Department of Social Sciences. We therefore encourage applicants to contact potential supervisors concurrently to their application for a G3S-scholarship for preparatory project counsel. The working languages of the school are English and German. Candidates should be highly motivated to carry out an independent research project in an interdisciplinary environment and show a vivid interest in current debates of the social sciences.

Deadline for submissions: April 15th, 2014
Applications (English or German) may be submitted via email or in paper form to:

Dr. Günter Schmidt, Coordinator of G3S
Petersgraben 27
CH-4051 Basel

The following documents must be included:

•    Letter of motivation

•    Curriculum vitae (with a list of publications if applicable)

•    Draft of the PhD project (approx. 3 pages)

•    1-2 writing samples (at least one of which was submitted as an academic qualification requirement)

•    Academic transcript or excerpt of the study registry

The start-up grants will be transferred to successful candidates in two installments of CHF 12’500 each, one in October 2014 and the second one in April 2015 after evaluation of the candidates’ activities during the first six months.

Check the official call.

The ANU Asia Pacific Week 2014, Australia

Deadline:  6 April 2014
Open to: students from across the globe
Venue: 23-26 June 2014, at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia


Asia Pacific Week 2014 will be the fourth conference of its kind hosted by The Australian National University and will explore the theme of ‘GlobaliseAsian’.

Asia’s remarkable rise and economic development means that it is set to make its mark on the world. But is the world ready for a world shaped by Asia? Today, there is a common assumption in the West that as countries modernise, they become more Westernised. This is an illusion and suggests that modernity is simply a product of ideas, systems and technology originating in the West. Instead of an era of globalisation, we are entering a time of ‘GlobaliseAsian’. What this world may look like and how the West can benefit from the East is the focus of Asia Pacific Week 2014.

Bringing together 100 of the best students from across the globe, Asia Pacific week examines significant and controversial issues facing our region, its place in the world and how it is shaping the globe. Th week combines the strength of The Australian National University’s unrivalled expertise in the study of Asia and the Pacific and the resources available in the nation’s capital. The program is sure to engage and intellectually stimulate students and challenge the way they perceive Asia and the Pacific.

The conference also promises to introduce delegates to a network of friends and contacts from across the globe, while encouraging the exchange of ideas with some of the world’s leading Asia Pacific specialists including academics, policymakers and diplomats. As a delegate you will have the opportunity to hear from a myriad of academics and diplomats and engage in interactive and challenging sessions including Q&Asia and The Ambassadors Panel. You will participate in panels, presentations and debates, and go toe-to-toe with many of Australia’s brightest strategic minds The conference will also present delegates with opportunities to exchange and socialise among themselves, providing the next generation of Asia Pacific specialists a network of contacts and friends across the globe.

Asia Pacific Week 2014 will be held between 23 June – 26 June 2014 at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. If you are interested in attending Asia Pacific Week 2014, please fill out an expression of interest form. Applications open 9am 10 March (AEST) and close midnight 6 April (AEST).


Students from across the globe can apply



Asia Pacific Week (APW) 2014 brings together a diverse group of delegates to the Australian National University (ANU). Applicants may receive a partial travel scholarship from APW 2014 to cover airfares to Australia. Scholarship money is dependent on where the applicant is travelling from and the quality of their application. The maximum amount awarded per region is outlined below.

Region Maximum Scholarship 
Central Asia AU$1500
South America AU$1500
Europe AU$1500
North America AU$1200
Africa AU$1200
Middle East AU$1000
Northeast Asia AU$900
South Asia AU$900
Pacific AU$700
Southeast Asia AU$600
Australia AU$200


Applicants from International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) partner universities or Indiana University (IU) may be eligible for alternative travel grants provided by IARU or the ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute respectively.

Eligible IARU delegates will automatically be considered for an IARU travel award. Indiana University students must submit a separate travel grant application, available atwww.iub.edu/~panasia/events/apw2014, to the ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute for consideration.

The scholarship amount is outlined below.

Location Scholarship
IARU AU$1500
PanAsia AU$1000


Delegates are not guaranteed scholarships. If delegates feel that they should be given special consideration, please email us at: asiapacificweek@anu.edu.au. Scholarship money will be reimbursed after the conference is finished and payment will be subject to conditions of attendance.


  • Complete application form below.
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  • Hit the submit button below and follow prompts to complete application process.

In order to apply, register HERE.

For general enquiries please contact asiapacificweek@anu.edu.au.

The official web-page.

Apply now ! The Adobe Youth Voices Awards 2014

Deadline: 18 April 2014
Open to: youth ages 13-19 and their educators
Prizes: Samsung Galaxy Tabs 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) 16GB, Adobe CS Production Premium Suite and cash money for donation to a charity of choice


The Adobe Youth Voices Awards is a global challenge that invites youth to creatively express their vision for presenting potential solutions through visual storytelling. It recognizes media with original, high-quality youth-produced content that creatively express the vision for driving positive change in local communities.

Adobe Youth Voices Awards prizes will be presented in all seven categories:

  1. Animation
  2. Documentary
  3. Music Video
  4. Narrative
  5. Poetry/Experimental
  6. Photo Essay
  7. Poster Campaign

Adobe Youth Voices Awards will be awarded to the top three projects per category. Prizes will be awarded to youth artist(s), as well as the school/organization where the project was produced. Award winning media content will receive broad recognition and exposure through wide multi-platform distribution of their work, including online, print magazine, film festivals, and DVD.

The Adobe Youth Voices Awards judges are selected based on their expertise in media, technology, education, youth development, and social activism. Each judge is dedicated to supporting young media makers in the use of digital tools to create powerful messages for change.


Youth ages 13-19 are eligible to participate by teaming up with adult educators who are from any school or youth organization worldwide. In order to submit media, all educators are welcome to register with Adobe Youth Voices Community at no cost. If you are an educator affiliated to Adobe Youth Voices through one our partner organizations, please submit your media via the Adobe Youth Voices online community.

Eligible projects must be created by youth and demonstrate the power of media to give voice to youth issues and concerns. Media must have been created between 2010-2013 and submitted by an eligible adult educator.

U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.


Adobe Youth Voices Awards believes that everyone has the power to be creative and make powerful media. These awards recognize ordinary young people from all walks of life for their extraordinary projects created to change our world for the better.

Adobe Youth Voices Awards will be awarded to three projects per category:

  1. First Prize Category: Chosen by individual judges;
  2. Second Prize Category: Chosen by individual judges;
  3. Audience Award: Chosen by audiences worldwide.

First Prize Category:

  • School will receive 3 Samsung Galaxy Tabs 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) 16GB and 3 copies of Adobe CS Production Premium Suite.
  • Youth artist(s) will receive $2,000 donation to a charity of choice.

Second Prize Category: 

  • School will receive 2 Samsung Galaxy Tabs 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) 16GB and 2 copies of Adobe CS Production Premium Suite.
  • Youth artist(s) will receive  $1,000 donation to a charity of choice.

Audience Award: 

  • School will receive 1 Samsung Galaxy Tabs 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) 16GB and 1 copy of Adobe CS Production Premium Suite.
  • Youth artist(s) will receive  $500 donation to a charity of choice.


Media must be submitted by April 18, 2014.

All submissions must be submitted by an educator who has worked directly with the youth producers of the project. The educator must be participating in Adobe Youth Voices, either through Adobe Youth Voices partnerships or as a registered member of the Adobe Youth Voices Community. Click here to submit your project.

The announcement of Awards Winners will be made on 18  June 2014.

For further information, please visit the official website.


2014 Summer Internship (paid) in P&G, Baku

Summer Internship (paid) in P&G.

Deadline for application: April 15th
Departments: Marketing and Customer Business Development

Requirements for candidates:

  • – 3rd, 4th year bachelor and 1st, 2nd year master student;
  • – strong leadership, thinking and agility skills

Internship duration: Jun 1st – Sep 15th (candidate should be available full-time during this period).
Internship details: Coaches/partners are P&G managers; projects are real and expectations are real and high; internship is paid

How to apply to P&G?
Go to www.experiencepg.com
Click on Search jobs
Select “Azerbaijan”
Click on “Apply online”

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact abbaszade.y@pg.com or call +994 12 598 07 11

Blog Call for Writers

ThoughtSpeakers Blog with over 450 readers monthly announces call for bloggers to join as writers in the subjects of:

  • self-improvement
  • practice of meditation
  • daily habits
  • writing

and many other topics related to self-realization and the food for thought. Anyone who is interested can present his or her blog posts.


  • experience in blogging
  • sample blog post
  • letter of interest
  • strong motivation to write at least once in a month

There is no limit in creativity.


  • Reach to over 450 readers monthly
  • Get new experience in blogging

Please send required to jimkerouac@gmail.com

Sharing experiences is a mutual act to know not only about each other, but also to get to know ourselves and be great challengers of life. Only through these experiences, we will finally live our lives fully.

ThoughtSpeakers Blog was registered as a new domain in December, 2012. Since then it has progressed as a blog for sharing real experiences for creativity, motivation and the purpose of life.

Digital Camp

Deadline: 31 March, 2014 Open to: Anyone under 35 in the mood to share and gain new skills at the same time. The program is internationally opened, with a regional focus on the Middle East, North Africa and Europe Venue: Münster, Germany between July 5th – 13th


The Digital Participation Camp (DPC) aims at creating an active network of young digital innovators, social entrepreneurs, designers, developers and content creators to unite skills and work together on digital projects for social good. The Digital Participation Camp 2014 will take place in Münster, Germany between July 5th – 13th. The program contains a mix of project group work, skill sharing workshops and idea pitch sessions. Find out more about this camp and the projects of last year here.

Who is eligible to apply?

Anyone under 35 who likes both – making others benefit from a skill he/she brings to the camp (e.g. in graphic designing, programming, marketing, media production) – as well as benefiting him or herself from the skills of the others. The program is internationally open, with a regional focus on the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.


Full scholarships are limited and depending on the sponsors support. You can apply for a scholarship (and select among full scholarships that will include travel costs, board and lodging OR partial scholarship including everything except international travel expenses) within the application form.

How to apply?

You can apply on-line HEREApplication deadline: 31.3.2014 Follow the organizers on Facebook here. The official webpage

Internship at the German parliament with Scholarships

Deadline:  30 June 2014
Open to: participants who are  younger than 30 years, have very good German language skills
Venue: 1 March – 31 July 2014, Berlin, Germany


The German Bundestag collaborates with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to run its International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) scheme.

This gives well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the 1. Albania 2. Armenia 3. Azerbaijan 4. Belarus 5. Bosnia and Herzegovina 6. Bulgaria 7. Estonia 8. France 9. Georgia 10. Israel 11. Kazakhstan 12. Kosovo 13. Croatia 14. Latvia 15. Lithuania 16. Macedonia 17. Vltava 18. Montenegro 19. Poland 20. Romania 21. Russia 22. Serbia 23. Slovakia 24. Slovenia 25. Czechia 26. Ukraine 27. Hungary 28. USA  the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government.

The scheme involves fifteen-week placements with Members of the GermanBundestag. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. For example, they may find themselves drafting speeches, articles and letters or doing preparatory work for plenary sittings.

The exchange programmes of the German Bundestag are conceived of as exciting ways of teaching young people about the significance of friendly cooperation based on shared political and cultural values.

Would you like to work at the German Parliament?

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin. The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 15-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The scholarship-winners are chosen by the German Bundestag’s independent selection panel.


  • University degree
  • Very good knowledge of German
  • Under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship


  • 450 euros per month
  • Free accommodation
  • Insurance and travel expenses


Further information