The Social Entrepreneurship Forum Stockholm

Deadline:  2 November 2014
Open to: participants from around the world (Please see the eligibility criteria below)
Venue: April 13th-June 5th, 2015, Stockholm, Sweden


The SE Outreach Accelerator is an exciting 8 week program that takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It is a capacity-building program that is designed to equip the participants with entrepreneurial skills to enable them to scale up their impact and accelerate their growth, thereby creating a multiplier effect of the positive impact they are having.

The SE Outreach Accelerator is a program for:

  • founders of projects/enterprises
  • change makers
  • social entrepreneurs who are creating positive social and/or environmental impact in developing communities.


The SE Outreach Accelerator is open for applicants with:
  • Any background, age, or nationality
  • No requirement to have a registered enterprise prior to the program
  • Both for-profit and non-for profits enterprises
  • No requirement to already have a written business plan
  • No requirement to have revenue streams/profitability prior to the program
To apply we require that:
  • You have an operating project/enterprise that targets social and/or environmental issues facing the developing communities
  • Your project/enterprises can be scaled and replicated to benefit more people
  • You are passionate about creating positive impact with your project/enterprise and have the ambition of making it financially sustainable from sources beyond donations
  • You are the founder of such project/enterprises and can attend the 8 week Accelerator program in Stockholm full-time during April 13th – June 5th2015
  • You can fully participate in a program conducted entirely in English (read/write/speak/comprehend)
  • You are open-minded and willing to share your experiences in a co-working, co-learning environment


SE Outreach Accelerator in Stockholm is a program that is provided free of charge. This means that there is NO cost of attendance, or application fee associated with the program.

Furthermore, we will cover some of the expenses associated with attendance which include:

  • Return flights, visa, insurance
  • Accommodation in Stockholm
  • Fixed daily food allowance in Stockholm
  • Internet
  • Travel card to use Stockholm public transportation


Make sure to read through the eligibility criteria and the FAQ before you apply for our next round.

1.Step 1: Application  -> Applications are open between Sep 22nd-Nov 2nd, 2014.
2.Step 2: Interviews -> Interviews will be conducted (in person or on Skype) with top applicants between Dec 1st-12th, 2014.
3.Step 3: Announcement -> Selected social entrepreneurs are announced by Dec 22nd, 2014.
Deadline is November 2nd, 2014.

In order to apply:


For questions regarding the SE Outreach Accelerator Program go to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us

The official web-page.


National Security Language Initiative for Youth

U.S. Department of State funded program for high school students to study abroad, National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) application is currently open, the deadline is : October 30, 2014. Please share with students!


The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program, sponsored by theU.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.

NSLI-Y is part of a U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world. Now more than ever, it is important that Americans have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogue and support American engagement abroad. NSLI-Y aims to provide opportunities to American youth that will spark a lifetime interest in language learning.


NSLI-Y programs offer intensive language immersion in a variety of locations around the world. Beginners are welcome to apply for any of the target languages.

Scholarships are available for students to learn the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Persian (Tajiki)
  • Russian
  • Turkish

Programs may take place in the following locations:

  • China
  • Estonia
  • India
  • Jordan
  • Korea
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Other locations


Is the NSLI-Y program right for you?

Before filling out the online application, review the eligibility requirements below and read more about the process of learning a language through immersion.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • 15-18 years of age at start of program (birthdate between July 15, 1996 and June 10, 2000 for summer programs; birthdate between September 30, 1996 and June 30, 2000 for academic year programs)
  • Enrolled in high school (including home school) at the time of application
  • Not an immediate family member of an employee of the U.S. Department of State who works in the Youth Programs Division of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs or an employee at a NSLI-Y administering organization whose duties involve the NSLI-Y program
  • Have not previously traveled outside the U.S. on a long-term (more than eight weeks) program sponsored by the Youth Programs Division of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
  • Previous NSLI-Y summer program participants or alumni of ECA-funded short-term programs are only eligible to apply for a NSLI-Y academic year program.

Click here to read additional eligibility criteria from the U.S. Department of State for the 2015-2016 program year.

Previous language study is not a requirement. Students of all levels of language ability are welcome to apply. However, please note that the majority of NSLI-Y participants are at novice or intermediate levels.

The NSLI-Y program seeks applicants who represent the diversity of the United States. Students of all racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as are students with disabilities.

Is language learning through an intensive immersion experience right for you?

The goal of the NSLI-Y program is to promote critical language learning among American youth and to spark a lifetime of interest in language learning. NSLI-Y aims to guide students toward using language in their university and professional careers and to dedicate themselves to continued language learning far beyond their time on the program.

NSLI-Y scholars participate in intensive language courses on both summer and academic year programs. Summer programs include a minimum of 120 hours of formal classroom instruction.  Academic year programs include at least ten hours per week of formal classroom instruction, and most programs include additional academic courses. These intensive language courses are complemented by cultural immersion activities inside and outside of the classroom, including home-stays, excursions, and local community service projects.

Successful NSLI-Y participants dedicate themselves to language acquisition through both formal and informal learning opportunities. Participants strive to succeed both academically, by improving their language skills, and culturally, by gaining an understanding and appreciation for a new way of life. Participants should expect to immerse themselves fully in the language and cultural experience; they should not expect to complete academic work for their U.S. school while abroad.

Before deciding whether or not to apply, learn more about the program by exploring this website and speaking with other students via networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. We encourage you to discuss this opportunity with your parents and teachers. You may also want to talk with your teachers and school administrators about the possibility of receiving academic credit for your NSLI-Y experience.


2nd Young BPW Symposium – Leaders of the Future in Tallinn, Estonia

Deadline:  30th November 2014
Open to: women from all over Europe and beside
Venue: 12th – 14th December in Tallinn, Estonia


BPW Business and Professional Women is an international organization with 30000 members in 96 countries. BPW Europe is one of the 5 regions of BPW International. BPW develops the business,professional and leadership potential of women on all levels through our advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world. BPW International has Consultative Status with the United Nations with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1947 and participatory status with the Council of Europe. In its eightieth year of empowering women, BPW continues to develop the business and leadership potential of members through mentoring programs, leadership and e-Business training. Members include influential women leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, professionals and young career women. BPW International is a non-governmental organization founded on August 26, 1930 in Geneva, Switzerland on the initiative of Dr. Lena Madesin Phillips. Since then, BPW International has worked with other international women´s organization and other UN bodies to bring forth a difference in women´s lives locally as well as around the word. It is one of the most influential international networks of business and professional women with affiliates in 96 countries across five continents.

BPW International is one of the biggest women’s organisations worldwide and engaging for gender equality in society and work places and for instance we are having consultative status at the UN. We have clubs in about 96 countries worldwide and bringing together working women from every sector to get in contact with each other.

One of our main focus is to support young working women, bringing them together with senior business women and exchange experiences and learn from each other and to build a network on local, national and international level.

So, it’s a pleasure for me to invite you to our 2nd Young BPW Europe Symposium from 12th – 14th December in Tallinn, Estonia!

There will be many workshops and discussions about “Leaders of the Future” and we have the opportunity to meet up with women from all over Europe and beside this to explore Tallinn, one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe!

If you are not yet a member of BPW and have never before heard about us – no problem – Our symposium will be a good opportunity to get to know us and our organisation!
You are most welcome to join us!


women from all over Europe and beside are eligible to apply.


Young BPW
€ 100.00
BPW 35+
€ 130.00
€ 160.00
Additional Fees:
Gala Dinner (Friday)
€ 30.00
Girls Night Out (Saturday) (Dinner drinks later not included)
€ 20.00
Breakfast and Visit Tour (Sunday)
€ 10.00


In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any further questions please contact the organising team:

Maria Socratous, Young BPW Europe Representative:

Anu Ruut, Young BPW Estonia Representative:

We would be happy to see you in Tallinn!



Archisle: International Photographer in Residence Programme 2015

Deadline: 15 October 2014
Open to: professional photographers worldwide
Fellowship: £10,000 for the production of an exhibition plus living allowance, travel costs and studio


Archisle, hosted by the Jersey Society in the British Channel Island of Jersey, promotes contemporary photography through an ongoing programme of exhibitions, education and commissions. The Archisle project connects photographic archives, contemporary practice and experiences of island cultures and geographies through the development of a space for creative discourse between Jersey and international practitioners. Archisle is currently inviting applications for the International Photographer in Residence Program, which will be held from April-September 2015.

A key focus of the Archisle project is to engage the residency programme with Jersey culture and community through audience and participatory involvement. In addition to the production and solo exhibition of new work responding to the cultural context of theisland of Jersey, the resident will be contracted to teach photography one day per week over the six month duration of the project. This teaching will be delivered in a workshop format to a range of educational and community groups.


The residence program is open to professional photographers possessing the desire, enthusiasm and a proven ability to impart technical skills and develop critical understanding of contemporary photography across a diverse range of participants.

The residency provides the following benefits:

  • £10,000 bursary for the commission/production of a body of work and solo exhibition;
  • Studio space with access to inkjet printing and office/internet resources;
  • Living Accommodation and stipend;
  • Travel costs.


Interested applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A current CV including details of past exhibitions/publications;
  • Examples of recent work (min 10/max 20 images);
  • Statement describing current practice;
  • Statement of objectives for the residency including an outline commission/exhibition proposal;
  • An estimate of travel costs.

Applications must be submitted by email to: or by post to:

Archisle Photographer in Residence Programme 2015
Société Jersiaise
7 Pier Road
St Helier
Jersey-Channel Islands

The deadline to apply is 15 October 2014.

For any enquiries please contact:

The official call


Creative Shock – International Business Case Competition

Deadline: 19 October 2014
Open to:  Bachelor and Master’s Degree students
Prize: EUR 1500


Creative Shock is an annual business case competition for students from all around the world. Participants every year are gathered to solve business, marketing and PR problems for social enterprises and organizations.

To reach the Finals of “Creative Shock” and become one of the Top 5 teams, your team has to complete several rounds.-

  1. Participants of the competition have to make a team of 3 to 4 members.
  2. 1st Round: 20-29 October; during the first challenge teams have to solve a social business case.
  3. 2nd Round: 30 October 30 – 9 November; during the second stage teams are challenged to create a guerilla marketing strategy for international social organizations and present the solution in a video form. It‘s a real chance to make an impact on our society, business and environment.

The best five teams will reach the finals, which will be held at ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius, Lithuania on the 5-7th of December 2014. These teams will have only one night to solve the final case study and compete with each other for 1500 EUR grand prize established by Danske Bank. Lectures, networking event and team building activities will be included in the final three days event in Vilnius. You can read more about the Finals here.


The contest is open to Bachelor and Master’s Degree students.


The winning team gets EUR 1500 grand prize.


Register your team online HERE. Registration deadline is 19 October 2014.

Official website



The Packaging Challenge with H&M Germany

Deadline: 27 November 2014
Open to:  emerging social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs between the ages of 21 and 31 years old, from around the world
Tuition Fee:  1,000 € excluding travel and living expenses throughout the Incubation Phase in Hamburg ( financial aid is available)



The one-year program is a competitive fellowship enabling emerging social entrepreneurs to plan and implement their own ventures. Fellows receive start-up training, engage with current experts, and create change by implementing their social start-ups in their your own communities.The program takes place in two phases, the ten-week Incubation Phase on campus in Hamburg and the ten-month Implementation Phase in the Fellows’ home countries. During the Incubation Phase they will develop their individual business plans and next to that, solve a real life group Challenge posed by a company or organization to learn hands-on what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how to successfully take action. During the Implementation Phase each Fellow starts his/her own mission-driven venture.

H&M Germany challenges you to create an innovative packaging system for one of its product lines! The goal is to minimize waste and energy, optimize the handling process and create maximum recycling and upcycling opportunities along the way. The solution should aim to be globally scalable and economically viable. The impact of the developed solution will be evaluated during a one-week testing phase, delivering goods from the central German warehouse to H&M stores in Hamburg.


The DO School  is seeking highly motivated and talented emerging social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs age 21 to 31. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record of being passionate about addressing social issues and creating and spreading innovative social change. We welcome applications from people with all educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. Successful applicants are determined and willing to use our program to start new, or grow existing ventures, or implement a new initiative within a larger organization. The DO School program is ideal for outstanding mission-driven people who are looking for the tools, skills, and mentoring to launch a social start-up

Tuition Fee & Fellowship

The DO School fellowship is a highly subsidized program, which means participants pay only a small portion of the actual costs as their tuition fee. For One-Year Programs in Hamburg the tuition fee is 1,000 € excluding travel and living expenses throughout the Incubation Phase in Hamburg. This only applies to Fellows who can afford to pay the full tuition and their own costs, for everyone else there is financial aid available for both the tuition fee and the personal costs during the Incubation Phase of the One-Year Program. Fellow selection is need-blind. This means we select Fellows regardless of their financial circumstances and make sure that everyone who is selected can also participate in the program. If you need financial aid there is a separate form in the application process that you can fill out. If you are accepted you will then automatically receive an individualized partial or full financial aid offer. The offer will be based on your personal needs, however, we expect all candidates to demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and actively contribute to part of their own costs through their own fundraising activities.


The One-Year Program with the Packaging Challenge
Location: Hamburg
Open for emerging social entrepreneurs from around the world, aged 21 – 31

Application Phase
24 September – 27 November 2014

To start your application click here. If this is your first application for the DO School Fellowship. If you have previously applied you can log in using your existing username and password.

Additional information about the fellowship is provided here.


International Film Festival Rotterdam Trainee Project for Young Film Critics

Deadline:  1 November 2014
Open to: Journalists ages 30 and younger around the world
Venue: 22 – 29 January 2015 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands


The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) seeks applicants for its 2015 training program. The IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics offers motivated and talented journalists a chance to cover a major international film festival.

The program includes reporting on the festival for the Daily Tiger, publishing a blog on IFFR’s website, meeting with experienced film critics and reporting for participants’ home media outlets.

International Film Festival Rotterdam welcomes applications for the 17th Trainee Project for Young Film Critics taking place during its 44th festival edition (21 January – 1 February 2015).

International Film Festival Rotterdam supports film making, film producing and journalistic talent on several levels: the main festival section Bright Future (including competitions for both features and shorts) presents recent works by first and second time filmmakers; Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund contributes to film projects in developing countries and co-production market CineMart organizes a trainee project for young film producers (Rotterdam Lab) in close collaboration with its partner organizations. Recognizing the important role of film criticism to the perception of independent cinema, IFFR organizes a trainee project for young film critics.


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

  • Age under 30 years
  • Fluent command of the English language (written and spoken)
  • Demonstrable experience in film criticism (print or online media)
  • Not yet established enough to profit from facilities as attending international film festivals outside your country
  • Have agreement(s) with relevant print and/or online media to publish reports on International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015


The organizers will cover hotel accommodations from Jan. 22 to 29 and partial refunds of travel costs when participants are traveling from outside Europe.


Your application should include digital versions (Word, jpg or pdf) of the following documents and information:

  • A motivation letter to support your application: explain why this project and the Rotterdam festival appeals to you and what you can offer the festival
  • Your resume (CV) including your contact details and date of birth.
  • Up to three proofs of recent work you published on (independent) film or film festivals. If not in English, provide the original articles with English translations to demonstrate your command of this language
  • Information about your affiliation(s): title, name of chief editor, postal address, phone number, email account, periodicity, circulation, web address, estimated unique page views per month.
  • A recommendation letter (on company letterhead) of your principal affiliation’s chief editor assigning you to cover IFFR 2015 and confirming that your report will be published.

Please send in your application by e-mail to or by land mail to IFFR Press Office, PO Box 21696, 3001 AR Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The deadline is Friday 1 November 2014.

The official web-page.


Médicos del Mundo Photography Contest

Deadline: 31 October 2014
Open to: adult amateur and professional photographers worldwide
Award: €6,000 to develop a photo project related to the work of Médicos del Mundo


Médicos del Mundo have recently announced the call for the 18th Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, to denounce the situation of millions of people in the World. This award comes as a tribute to and in recognition of Luis Valtueña, Flors Sirera, Manuel Madrazo, and Mercedes Navarro, Médicos del Mundo aid workers killed in Rwanda in 1997 and in Bosnia in 1995 while performing their duties as international humanitarian aid workers. Their memory serves to ensure that each year victims of injustice are brought to light.


The competition is open to adult amateur and professional photographers of any nationality.


The winner will receive a project grant worth € 6,000 to develop a photo project related to the work of Médicos del Mundo. The grant will cover all project expenses and will be paid in three installments: 50% at the announcement of the winner; 25% at the beginning of the project; and the remaining 25% at the end.


In order to enter the competition each participant should submit a maximum of ten photographs, which can be part of a series or standalone, and a personal data questionnaire. Please consider that only photos taken between January 2012 and October 2014, and which have not been previously entered, will be accepted. Photos must be sent in digital format by one of the following procedures:

  • Mailed on a properly protected CD or DVD, with the entrant’s name clearly identified, to the following address: Médicos del Mundo, C/ Conde de Vilches, 15, 28028 Madrid, España. Attention: PARTICIPANTE EN EL XVIII PREMIO INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFÍA HUMANITARIA LUIS VALTUEÑA.
  • E-mailed
  • Delivered in an envelope duly protected, to the attention above indicated with the name of the author clearly identified, to Médicos del Mundo’s reception desk.

The deadline to submit your photos is 31 October 2014. The awards will be presented publicly in January 2014.

For enquiries please contact:

The official call 


ILO and J-PAL Course on Evaluating Social Programs

Deadline: 10 October, 2014 (for applying for scholarships) / 17 October, 2014
Open to: academics, evaluators, implementers, researchers, managers and other interested individuals with relevant experience in statistical tools and impact evaluation
Venue: Sharjah, UAE, from 16 to 20 November, 2014


The ILO and J-PAL Executive Education course is a five-day training on evaluating social programs which will provide participants with a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic, step-by-step guidance for conducting their own evaluations. Through a combination of lectures and case studies from real randomized evaluations, the course will focus on the benefits and methods of randomization, choosing an appropriate sample size, and common threats and pitfalls to the validity of the experiment.

While the course is centered around the why, how, and when of randomized evaluations, it will also discuss the importance of a needs assessment, measuring outcomes effectively, quality control, and monitoring methods that are useful for all kinds of evaluations. The course also provides the opportunity to learn from and interact with ILO and J-PAL affiliated researchers and practitioners in the region.

Youth unemployment rates are disproportionality high in many regions of the world, particularly in the Middle East. In the face of this challenge, policymakers and practitioners need more evidence on which social programs work and why, especially for youth labor market programs. This course is intended to equip academics, evaluators, implementers, and researchers with the skills necessary to produce and consume rigorous impact evaluations.

The course will take place at the American University of Sharjah. Information on visas can be found on the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Visa Information page. This page will be updated as more logistical details are to be confirmed.


The training is open to everyone. Managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations, trained economists are all encouraged to apply. The course places special emphasis on evaluating labor market programs, although professionals from other sectors and backgrounds will find the course useful.

A necessary prerequisite for this course is relevant experience in statistical tools and impact evaluation. Interested applicants who have already participated in a ILO Evaluation Clinic are especially encouraged to apply, as this course will build upon the skills developed in that course.


All course fees will be covered by the ILO for applicants who are accepted to the course but course participants will need to pay for their travel, accommodation, and visa. There is a limited number of scholarships available to cover travel and accommodation for participants who demonstrate need. If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please complete the application no later than October 10th, 2014All admission and scholarship decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


You can apply for the training HERE by providing the required information and submitting your application. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from J-PAL. Deadline for applying for a position with scholarship for travel and accommodation is 10 October, 2014. 

The official webpage