2016 International Neighbourhood Symposium in Turkey

Deadline: 1 May 2016
Open to: young professionals and graduate students between 22-35 years of age
Venue: 20-26 June 2016, Yeşilköy – Istanbul, Turkey


The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University will host the 6th International Neighbourhood Symposium (INS) in Yeşilköy between Wednesday, 22 June and Sunday, 26 June 2016. This year’s Symposium will focus on “Societal Transformations in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South”.

The 2016 International Neighbourhood Symposium aims to discuss, assess, and understand the regional dynamics as well as the impact these are having on the transformation of the societies of the countries of the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South. Consequently, each presentation and discussion will focus on the themes of societal transformations in order to present fresh perspectives on the issues and to challenge the participants as they debate these. While some sessions have a general geographic focus; most will be thematic by stressing the perspective and potential of the human capital from the regions.

All of these points will be discussed further through peer to peer workshops facilitated by conflict resolution trainers whereby participants will be presenting project proposals emanating from their cooperation in the workshops.


  • Young professionals and graduate students primarily from the countries of the Eastern Neighbourhood, the Mediterranean South, Central Asia, EU member states, and the United States;
  • Applicants from the fields of public policy, politics, journalism, and business;
  • Target age group is 22-35 years of age (those born between 1980 and 1993).


The Symposium participation fee is set at EUR 450 and will cover:

  •  Tuition and reading materials;
  •  Local transportation between Istanbul’s international airports and conference venue;
  •  Accommodation in twin rooms (two persons sharing one room);
  •  4 night accommodation including breakfast, lunch for 4 days and 2 dinners.

A limited number of scholarships for international travel or fee waivers may be granted based on merit and the availability of funds. The award of scholarships is at the discretion of the organizers. Successful applicants will be notified upon their acceptance to the Symposium.

How to apply?

In order to apply, you should complete the application form, a two-page CV in English and sent them by email at ciesactivities@khas.edu.tr.

For more information please visit the official webpage.


Global Peter Drucker Essay Competition

Deadline: 15 July 2016
Open to: students and professionals from the ages of 18 to 35
Awards: free registration to the Global Peter Drucker Forum,  EUR 1,000 prize money for 1st prize winners in the two categories and  a one-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review


The Global Peter Drucker Challenge organized by the Peter Drucker Society Europe and aims at raising awareness of the works and humanistic values of Peter Drucker among young people – the new generation poised to build on a management philosophy that puts the human being at its center. The competition is designed to complement and enrich the interdisciplinary exchange of views and ideas at the Global Peter Drucker Forum.

Peter Drucker Challenge invite you to submit an essay covering the topic “The New Entrepreneurs – Movers and Shakers in Economy and Society?

Essay submissions will be evaluated according to:
  • The way you describe your personal insights based on;
  • Peter Drucker’s essay “Managing Oneself”;
  • The way you are translating Peter Drucker’s people-centered management philosophy in our times as a basis for further reflections;
  • The way you connect the past and the future from your own cultural point of view;
  • Relevance and originality, your personal style;
  • Original concept, specifically produced by you for the purpose of this contest;
  • Ability to express your thoughts in fluent English;
  • Form: 1500 to 3000 words.

The GPCF is an annual conference aimed at advancing the development of management thinking and practice in order to respond to the changing requirements in our societies. The 8th Global Peter Drucker Forum  will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 17 and 18 November 2016. This year’s topic is “The Entrepreneurial Society“.


  • You must be at least 18 years old and no more than 35 years old at the time of essay submission;
  • You must be a student (Undergraduate, graduate level, MBA, PhD);
  • You must be a professional (manager or entrepreneur) or in transition to a professional career;
  • You have not been selected (or only once since 2010) among the top 10 finalists.


Take part in the Global Peter Drucker Challenge contest to qualify for participation in one of the leading conferences on management, The Global Peter Drucker Forum:

  • Free registration to the Global Peter Drucker Forum for the best 15 contributions in the students and the professionals category;
  • Get inspired by innovative brains, learn from thinkers and practitioners and your contest colleagues, establish new contacts;
  • Meet with 20 finalists at the Challenge Get-Together;
  • Engage in lively discussions at the speakers’ reception and the Gala event;
  • Opportunity to participate in a session and/or an interview by important media;
  • EUR 1,000 prize money for 1st prize winners in the two categories.
  • Win a one-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review.

How to apply?

In order to apply, you should register HERE. The deadline is 15 July 2016.

For more information please the official webpage.

Global Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp 2016, Singapore

Deadline:  5 July 2016
Open to: students between the ages of 16 and 26 years old
Venue: 4-8 August 2016, Singapore


GYLTLC aims to bring student leaders worldwide, through engaging activities, to enhance their abilities in cross-cultural interaction and cooperation, which will further equip them to be effective leaders. In addition, participants will be able to understand more about Singapore – a multiracial, multilingual and multicultural society from various perspectives. Nevertheless, what they will learn here may not only be unique to Singapore, but also applicable to their home countries as well as the increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.

GYLTLC is an annual gathering for student leaders from Top Universities around the world. The said camp provides our participants an exceptional opportunity:

  • To Network with student leaders from Top Universities
  • To Learn about the Key Success which shaped one of Asia’s most progressive nations, Singapore – a multiracial, multilingual & multicultural society – from various perspectives
  • To Develop themselves to be effective future leaders

Global Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp will take place in Singapore from 4 August to 8 August 2016.


The following are eligible to be a GYLTLC participant:

  • Students aged 16-26(at least 16 but not older than 26 of age at the time of GYLTLC 2016) from schools, colleges and universities around the world.
  • Students who are healthy, curious, aspirant and outgoing.
  • Students who love travelling and learning.

Applicants should also have the following skills and experience:

  • Be fluent in English speaking and writing.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively and express themselves clearly.
  • Be comfortable in working in a cooperative manner.


GYLTLC aims to bring student leaders worldwide, through engaging activities, to enhance their abilities in cross-cultural interaction and cooperation, which will further equip them to be effective leaders. In addition, participants will be able to understand more about Singapore – a multiracial, multilingual and multicultural society from various perspectives. Nevertheless, what they will learn here may not only be unique to Singapore, but also applicable to their home countries as well as the increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.


There are two ways for you to register:

  1. You can register online through the online application system. The online application system will be activated after clicking the “Online Application”Button. (Only for participants to register)
  2. You can find the application form at the Download page. Please submit your application form to register@gyltlc.org after completing it. (For both participants and advisors)

Please make sure to submit your form and pay the registration fee before the deadline.

The official web-page.

Apply and Win Spanish Food Adventure Trip

Deadline: 2 May 2016
Open to:  food writers, bloggers, aspiring chefs aged above 18
Prize: all-expenses-paid trip to Spain, mentorship, round-trip airfare, travel insurance


World Nomads is pleased to invite you to apply for Spanish Food Adventure which is for three culinary explorers to embark on food-fueled assignments to uncover the local recipes, techniques and attitudes that make Spain a seriously celebrated food destination

This is your opportunity to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to learn from the producers, chefs and home cooks that are so passionately dedicated to Spanish cuisine. You could be scoffing churros and preparing patatas bravas in Madrid, cooking fideuàs and indulging in crema Catalana in Catalunya or perfecting a tortilla Espanola and gulping gazpacho in Andalucia. Important dates of each assignment;

  • Andalucia; from 27 May 2106;
  • Madrid; from 3 June 2016;
  • Catalunya; from 10 June 2016.

Each food explorer will keep a daily blog on World Nomads documenting their culinary experiences in Spain featuring stories, photos and recipes from the road. While on assignment, all of the winners’ experiences will be filmed by an accompanying cameraman.


This call is open to food writers, bloggers, aspiring chefs, and just plain passionate eaters with a story to share fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 18;
  • Holders a current, valid passport (with 6 months left before expiry);
  • All nationalities (subject to obtaining a Spanish visa), however, you must have an exceptionally high degree of proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Be comfortable in front of the camera, and sharing your emotions and opinions with the world.


  • A 7-day all-expenses-paid trip to Spain courtesy of Turespana, Culture Xplorers, and the regional tourism boards of Andalucia, Madrid and Catalunya;
  • Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to Spain;
  • Mentorship from local Spanish chefs, cooks and artisan providores;
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads.

How to apply?

In order to apply you need to cook, snap and share your most memorable food recipe.

  • Submit a recipe with accompanying photos. This can’t just be any recipe, this recipe needs to come with a story;
  • Tell the story behind the recipe and what makes it so special to you;
  • Complete an essay telling why you should be chosen and what the opportunity would mean to you. Your answer will provide considerable weight in the judging process;
  • The entry must be submitted in English.

For more information please visit the official webpage.

International Leadership Programme 2016, United Arab Emirates

Deadline:  19 May 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 25 and 35 years old
Venue: in the United Arab Emirates – November 2016 (exact dates will shortly be announced)


The International Leadership Programme (ILP) is an innovative leadership development opportunity which aims to develop leadership skills, inspire thinking about global issues and equip young people to become involved in their local communities. The ILP begins with a residential Summit in which international delegates come together to learn about leadership, but the ILP is about much more than two weeks’ training. Mosaic measures the success of each of its leadership programmes through the projects which delegates implement in their own communities. Mosaic’s International Leadership Programme began in 2009 to help develop leadership skills, highlight global issues and equip young people to become involved in their local community. The Summit includes leadership skills workshops, inspirational sessions on global issues such as poverty and sustainability, and visits to projects in the local area which demonstrate leadership in action.

The programme begins by gathering all of the participants together for the Summit, a period of intense residential training, featuring world-renowned speakers, leadership workshops, and project visits which enable participants to observe examples of leadership in action. This will be held in the United Arab Emirates in November 2016 (exact dates will shortly be announced).


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

  • Be a national of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia (resident in Kenya), Syria (resident in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey & Lebanon),Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
    Please note that ID and proof of address will be asked for during the interview process.
  • Be 25–35 years old in November 2016
  • Be able to attend the two week Summit in November 2016
  • Make a commitment to complete the 12 month programme in full
  • Fluent in English (all elements of the programme will be conducted in English)


Mosaic is a charitable organisation and with the ILP we aim to support those who can most make a positive impact in their local community. There are significant costs associated with the International Leadership Programme, some of which will be the responsibility of Mosaic, such as flights and Summit accommodation, and some of which will be the responsibility of participants– these will be made clear together with practical arrangements when participants are appointed. At this stage, we do not require information about your financial situation and Mosaic does not wish to discourage any applicant who faces financial difficulty – bursaries will be available to support those who need them. Mosaic makes all arrangements for travel, accommodation, and meals, to an adequate but not luxury standard; a realistic expectation is that of average university provision. Participants will have their own single bedroom. 


Mosaic is looking to recruit a diverse range of participants; male and female, from a wide range of backgrounds, urban and rural, representing different professions and experiences. We particularly wish to give opportunity to those who have not previously benefited from a masters education, experienced any leadership training or overseas travel. Before completing the application form please read in full the guidelines for applicants ILP 2016_Information for Applicants.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  debra.hay@bitc.org.uk.

The official web-page.

“Multiculturalism as a Lifestyle in Azerbaijan: Learn, Explore, Share” Summer School

Deadline: 20 May 2016
Open to: undergraduate and graduate students worldwide with a keen interest in Azerbaijani culture
Venue: 18 – 27 July 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan


Baku International Multiculturalism Centre launches the next Summer School 2016 “Multiculturalism as a lifestyle in Azerbaijan: learn, explore, share” for students and researches who are interested in enhancing and deepening their knowledge on Azerbaijani multiculturalism. The Summer School program provides a great opportunity to explore new topics regarding Azerbaijani multiculturalism and benefit from Azerbaijani experience to make a progress in the study of multiculturalism in general.

The Summer School aims to bring together students who have passed the course “Azerbaijani multiculturalism” at their respective universities. Along with the interactive lectures on different aspects of Azerbaijani multiculturalism, the participants will be given an opportunity to experience the realities of Azerbaijan while having chances to travel to regions, where they can explore customs and traditions of different ethnic and religious groups. In general, we can identify the following main goals of the course:

  • providing theoretical and practical knowledge about Azerbaijani multiculturalism;
  • raising awareness about the university course “Azerbaijani multiculturalism”;
  • bringing together all students and researchers who are scholarly and practically interested in multiculturalism.


Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students aged 18-35, academically motivated, fluent in English, who are willing to broaden their knowledge and are eager to learn the model of Azerbaijani multiculturalism.

All students are eligible to participate in the Summer School  but the preference will be given to those who have attended the “Azerbaijani multiculturalism” course.


All expenses (except visa and insurance) — travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by Baku International Multiculturalism Centre.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 20 May 2016. To apply please fill the Application form and forward it to: 2015multiculturalism@gmail.com Please attach the scanned (pdf) version of your passport. For Azeri student scan of identification card.

For more information please follow the official website.

International Rotary Peace Fellowship

Deadline: 31 May 2016
Open to: professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution
Fellowship: tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses


Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of the peace centers. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Two types of peace fellowships are available.

Master Degree

They offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Each year, they award up to 50 master’s degree fellowships at these institutions:

Professional Development Certificate

For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, they offer a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand (fact sheet). This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. They award up to 50 certificates each year.


The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended;
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service;
  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree;
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background.


These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

How to apply?

In order to apply for the fellowship you will need to fill in the online application form latest by 31 May 2016.

Global Youth Rising Summer Camp 2016

Deadline:  5 May 2016 (Applicants who require visas to enter Romania); 30 May 2016 (Applicants who don’t need visas to enter Romania)
Open to:  youth workers, peacebuilders and activists between the ages of 18 and 30 years old
Venue: 10 July – 20 July 2016 in Cluj Napoca, Romania


GYR Summer Camp is a space in the beautiful Romanian countryside where dedicated, passionate, motivated youth activists and peacebuilders from across the globe come together to learn, share, build and exchange their experiences from their movements and organizations. GYR is a space where youth already involved in organizations, movements and initiatives within their countries or globally will share and learn together while supported and empowered by experienced peace workers from a number of key organizations in the field of peacebuilding. This exciting summer camp will include a variety of workshops and training sessions on key topics in the field, as well as seminars, film showings, discussions, exchanges, planning spaces, as well as the chance to hike and explore the surrounding countryside. This is a space not only for preparing people to change the world in the future, but to bring together those of you who are already doing so today.

The GYR summer camp offers a variety of engaging and empowering workshops and training sessions that aim to develop the knowledge, practical skills and capacities of people in the field of activism and peacebuilding. It is a horizontal forum for sharing, learning and collaboration, where co-creation and joint movements can arise and strong new movements can be created.

The main topics and themes are:

• tackling violent extremism, radicalisation, discrimination and prejudice;

• psychological well-being, inner peace and self-care: looking after yourself as a practitioner;

• working with and healing from trauma (with a focus on conflict and refugee situations);

• peace education;

• practical peacebuilding skills, e.g. project development, organising and fundraising, working with digital and social media/IT;

• the environmental and its relation to peace;

• building a global solidarity movement with Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen supporting the people’s and activists peace movements in these countries.

We will announce the official list of workshops and training sessions as these are confirmed.


Currently announced sessions will include:

• Youth participation: What does it mean, what are people’s experiences of it?

• Advocacy: How to lobby your government, the EU or the UN for your issues;

• Innovative approaches to peacebuilding: the use of theatre and the arts in peace (delivered by facilitators from Istanbouli Theatre);

• Perceptions and mindsets: European perceptions of asylum seekers and refugees and how we can start to change them;

• Peace education: Using experiential learning for peace education; transformational approaches to peace education;

• Activist TV: how to make a video story to show your activist work;

• Self-care and inner balance: from inner peace to world peace

• Self-development: a 3-day course on stress managements, breathing techniques (delivered by the International Association of Human Values)

• Dealing with and healing from trauma: Moving from blame to empathy and forgiveness (delivered by Jo Berry from Building Bridges to Peace)

• Designing and implementing effective peace programs and projects


  • Increasing youth activists and peacebuilders’ capacities in the fields of conflict transformation, practical peacebuilding skills, activism on a variety of important topics and to develop practical skills that will benefit youth activists/peaceworkers and their organizations/communities.
  • Creating a forum for sharing, cooperation and exchange between participants from different backgrounds and to create collaborative movements between organizations worldwide.
  • Linking young activists from the MENA region with young activists from Europe and to look at starting to build a true international solidarity and support movement for peacebuilding in Syria, Libya, Iraq and Yemen.
  • Developing of a strong social, organizational and field-based network to continue the sharing and development of ideas and relationships beyond the physical gathering.
  • Full support and follow-up will be given, including a briefing before coming to Romania; an invitation to an online discussion and learning space where participants can meet each other before the summer camp, take part in discussions facilitated by our organizers and share resources before they meet in person. During the camp, participants will be supported through daily morning meetings with the chance to learn powerful techniques for psychological wellbeing; high quality training sessions and workshops delivered by our expert trainers; one-to-one support, coaching or mentoring from facilitators and trainers; the creation of a strategic plan of action. After the course, participants will be able to access support, mentoring, and advice from facilitators and trainers; follow-up Skype calls, and continued access to an online discussion group.


Global Youth Rising Summer Camp 2016 is open to youth workers, peacebuilders and activists aged 18 – 30 (although older participants are welcome to apply).


We aim to keep costs as low as possible in the interests of making the camp as accessible as possible.

Course contributions are:

  • OECD participants: 500 EUR
  • Non-OECD participants: 300 EUR

A 10% discount is also available for anybody who applies and pays the fees before 30th March 2016. Organizations sending 5 or more participants can receive an additional 10% discount.


Please note that a high level of English proficiency is required for this event.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact at:  ilona.traista@patrir.ro

The official web-page.

Young Diplomats Forum 2016 in Croatia

Deadline:  30 July 2016
Open to: young leaders from across the world Under 35
Venue: 12 – 16 July 2016 in Croatia


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

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

The YDF will play host to an exceptional elite of young diplomats from across the world in a weeklong event that develops their skills and knowledge in areas around international affairs.The forum includes exciting field trips, interactive workshops, simulations, case studies, presentations and speeches from leaders from the diplomatic world. The event will excel in facilitating exchange of ideas and fostering international relationships


The Participation fee is £500.  The participation fee includes accommodation (Double Room) from the 10th of July to the 15th of July. Food (breakfast and lunch), receptions, transportation during the forum and institutional and cultural visits are all included within the fee


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

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

The official web-page.

International OmniPapers Writing Contest 2016

Deadline: 30 June 2016
Open to: all students from worldwide, aged 20-25
Awards: prizes in three categories USD 500/ USD 200 / USD 100


It’s challenging to be a good student. Many learners need to pay for education and living in hostels, so they have to combine study and earning a living, spending hours at work. As a result, it becomes physically impossible for a student to do lots of homework, and it appears that many learners decide to ask essay writing services for help. OmniPapers is your ultimate guide to the world of essay writing services that lets you compare websites by different criteria. What is the main task? Write an essay on the topic “The ideal higher education model for my country.”

Try your best to cover the following questions:

  1. What higher education model do you see ideal?
  2. What changes would you make to improve your country’s higher education model?

All essays will be evaluated for creativity, originality, and proper grammar by Emily Johnson.


  • All students from worldwide and all participants must be 20-25 years old;
  • The language of essay should be English.


  • 1. prize – US 500;
  • 2. prize – US 200;
  • 3. prize – US 100.

How to apply?

You can write it in academic or non-academic style. The number of words should be between 1,000-1,500. Save and send your essay in Word Doc or PDF formats. Send your essays to  info@omnipapers.com. Also, don’t forget the subject line of your message should be “OmniPapers Writing Contest” and write your name in the body of this message.

For more information, please visit official website.