The 2nd Squeeze it Contenst 2016

Deadline: 10 September 2016
Open to: professionals and students under the age of 30 born in EU member countries, in CEI member states, in Kosovo and/or in Turkey
Prize: the winning video will premiere in Trieste and screened in Europe through the international network of the organizers


The L’Officina and the Studio Tommaseo of Trieste, together with the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, announce the Squeeze It Contest 2016 / Franco Jesurun Award and Online Squeeze It Award / Second Edition.

The contest is international and addressed to the European area. It is specifically directed at the new generations in order to encourage future professionals to create original projects, which are characterized by the dynamic interaction between the contemporary creativity of theatre, the languages of the visual arts and of the new media.

Travel and accommodation expenses, pertaining to the final evening and to the participation in the workshop, of the finalists and of the winner of the online award (1 individual/group leader + 1 eventual added collaborator) will be paid by the organization. Travel and accommodation expenses will also be provided to people involved in the shooting of the final video.


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

  • The competition is open to young contestants under the age of 30, born in EU member countries, in CEI member states, in Kosovo and in Turkey;
  • Any group competing should indicate a project leader. All participants must be born after 10 September 1986 and in the countries listed above.


  • The winner of the Franco Jesurun Award 2016 will be given the opportunity to collaborate with an internationally renowned video artist with whom he will realize a professional video work of the winning theatrical action;
  • Finalists: Finalists will actually perform their theatrical action in the final evening of the competition, to be staged in November 2016 in Trieste. They will be invited as well to participate in a formative and indepth workshop on issues relating to the three creative sectors that are object of the contest;
  • Semi-Finalists: The semi-finalist video clips will be published on the website. The one of them, ranked first in an on-line public vote, will be awarded the Online Squeeze It Award 2016. The winner will be invited to participate in the workshop of the finalists.


Before applying please first read the rules  and how to upload the video and please submit the video latest by 10 September 2016.

To apply use the online application form. 

For more information, please visit the official website.

The International Youth Camp 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan

Deadline:  July 31, 2016
Open to: young people from the entire world
Venue: 26– 30 August 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan


In the time of conflicts that appear, wars that are going on, the value of intercultural dialogue and non-formal learning and communication between countries, nations, various cultures and religions gets its significance. In the recent years many projects aimed to rising cross-cultural ties between countries were implemented. As one of the Great Silk Way International Youth Union’s objectives is to organize various international training courses and seminars, round-table meetings, exhibitions, conferences, charity marathons, forums and other events aimed at multi-cultural learning, the Union considers that it is important to implement this project in the country where living together among people with different cultures and religions is not a form of behavior, but a way of living.

The “International Youth Camp” is a platform designed to bring together youth from different parts of the world in order to discuss and share their ideas and concerns about issues related to intercultural dialog and multiculturalism. Participants are expected to be encouraged to discuss and thus increase the awareness of the issue. It also aims at exploring ways in which these active and emerging youth can act together as advocates for multiculturalism and tolerance at the local, regional and global level. That is why they will be trained on project management in order to improve their own projects. The Camp provides local and international youth the opportunity to learn intercultural experience, integrated understanding on tolerance, multiculturalism and living together in peace, through a valuable and meaningful 5 days program in a beautiful countryside.


  1. To initiate an intercultural dialogue between youth workers;
  2. To create sustainable motivation and encourage youth for promotion of values and development of actions in the sphere of multicultural dialogue on their local level;
  3. To create common understanding of intercultural dialogue among participants and to develop participants skills in this field;
  4. To encourage future network among participants and support potential peer-leaders and multipliers for Intercultural Dialogue working on local level after the participants are back to their countries of residence;
  5. To explore existing concepts, practices and approaches in intercultural dialogue, non-formal education, project management;
  6. To ascertain the obligations of community to respect, protect and fulfill the right to equal education among the people representing different cultures, nations and religious.



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

  • be aged 18 and 30;
  • be able to work in English;
  • be youth workers involved in youth or community projects in their countries and be willing to realize youth initiatives for intercultural dialogue following the residential meeting;
  • possess a sense of responsibility for one’s own actions and a commitment to personal and community development;
  • be curious, open-minded, appreciate diversity and learn about each other’s realities;
  • be interested in creation of network that will collaborate after the project is over;
  • demonstrate willingness to work;
  • participate at the full duration of the project;


The Camp is entirely free. Costs for living arrangements, food, internal transportation and activities are fully provided, however, international participants have just to pay the travel expenses.


The organizing team will select the best applications and inform those who will pass selection process.

The project will use a variety of methods to achieve its aims. The program will include grоuр discussiоns, tеаmbuilding ехеrcises, energizers, simulatiоn gаmes and role-plays, individual and group reflection sessions, individual and group presentations, guest sреаkers, thеоretical input and field trips. The program will be guided by the trainers with international experience in youth events in related topic and facilitated by the staff of the Great Silk Way IYU. The participants that will participate in full duration of the camp will be awarded with certificates.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Send the application form and your CV to


The official web-page.


Professional Master programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe

Deadline: 10 September 2016
Open to: candidates who hold a university degree in disciplines relevant to human rights; in particular law, social, political sciences and humanities from an accredited university
Scholarships: depending on the Target Groupstudents will receive study grants


The European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (ERMA) is an international, full time, interdisciplinary Programme focused on the development of democracy and human rights in South East Europe. It is a joint initiative by University of SarajevoCIS Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and University of BolognaIECOB Institute for Central Eastern and Balkan Europe, jointly co-financed by the European Union through the EIUC (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy via the Embassy of the Republic of Italy to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Programme lasts for one year (November-October), awarding the students with 60 ECTS and a double-degree diploma of both founding universities (UNSA and UNIBO).

ERMA is an intensive academic educational activity intended for students that wish to combine academic studies with practical  and  field  research  experience  in  human  rights  and  democratization  issues.  ERMA is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach recognizing that human rights are a crosscutting theme among different disciplines of study, such as political science, social sciences, law, sociology and philosophy. The aim of the  Programme is to promote the development and realization of young generations of officials for state  management, inter-governmental  and  non-governmental  organizations,  for   universities  and  think-tanks  in  Albania,  Bosnia  &  Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and  Serbia, as well as in  the countries belonging to the EU, the rest of Europe, and worldwide.




  • Candidates who hold a university degree (min 240 ECTS) in disciplines relevant to human rights; law, politics, economics, sociology, journalism, psychology and humanities from an accredited university;
  • The university degree of the applicants must be earned during studies lasting either 4 or 5 years within the former undergraduate studies provisions, or 5 years (3+2) within I and II cycle studies provisions in accordance with the Bologna process;
  • Fluency in English is a necessary prerequisite; following international English Language proficiency certificates:
  • TOEFL minimum score of 560 paper-based, computer based 220, IBT not less than 83;
  • British Council’s IELTS – minimum band 6.5 and no less than 6.0 in any of its subsections;
  • CAE and CPE Cambridge Exams;
  • Applicants with English as native language or applicants who had previous university education in English language need to prove competency through their transcripts or certificates issued by the respective universities.


Overall 33 students will be selected, in the second half of September 2016, from the following target groups:

  1. Target group I (25 places reserved): Citizens of target countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia. Students receive study grants covering normal living costs during term I and II (November to July) in the overall amount of 4.500 EURO. Their costs of lodging and dinning (full board) in Italy are covered by the Programme.
  2. Target group II (5 places reserved): Citizens of the European Union countries, countries of the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and Russian Federation;
  3. Target group III (3 places reserved): Citizens of other countries;

Students from TG I and TG II receive study grants covering normal living costs during term I and II (November to July) in the overall amount of 4.500 EURO. Their costs of lodging and dinning (full board) in Italy are covered by the Programme. Students from TG I and TG II also receive reimbursements in the overall amount of 1.200 EURO for the three terms of the Programme. Students from the TG III are expected to cover their living expenses, the costs of term three in amount of 3.150 EURO and 200 EURO administrative costs for the thesis defense.


  1. Candidates should first consult the PRE-APPLICATION CALL;
  2. Candidates should fill out the ONLINE PRE-APPLICATION FORM;
  3. Subsequently, candidates should collect and deliver all required documents in hard copies to the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Sarajevo via regular/express/priority mail or in person by 10  September 2016.

For more information check the Official Webpage.

EAD’s Academy of Young Diplomats

The European Academy of Diplomacyis proud to announce recruitment for the 13th edition of the Academy of Young Diplomats.


The program offers a combination of lectures with renowned speakers, over 50 hours of hands-on workshops, study visits and simulations to provide exclusive training, tailored to the needs of our participants – young professionals, students and  graduates- and their international careers.


Meet distinguished guests from the world of politics, diplomacy and science and join the unique network of future leaders from over 15 countries. Discover Poland and Central Europe while complementing your academic and professional experience!


The Academy of Young Diplomats consists of 7 weekend sessions held in Warsaw & 1 external session held in Cracow.


Application deadlines:

  • 31 July 2016 (1st Round of Recruitment)
  • 7 November 2016 (2ndRound of Recruitment)



EAD offers scholarships (merit based) for best candidates. To learn more about the scholarship opportunities visit our website:


Learn more about the program at: or contact Ms. MałgorzataZawadzka, AYD Coordinator at

Apply for Fall Internship at White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship Program

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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship Program

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, D.C. offers full-time internships during the spring, summer, and fall. The Initiative is responsible for the implementation of the President’s Executive Order 13515. Its purpose is to develop, monitor, and coordinate executive branch efforts to improve the quality of life of AAPIs through increased participation in federal programs.

Applicants for intern positions must be undergraduates or graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time. Ideally, the candidate will already be familiar with AAPI issues and have outstanding research, writing, communications, and computer skills. The application deadline is July 29, 2016.

Apply Here

2017 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government application now open

On behalf of the American Public Health Association, I am thrilled to announce the call for applications for the 2017 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. This is the ninth year APHA is offering this fellowship, which has been described as an “amazing,” “phenomenal” and “life altering” experience by previous fellows.

Candidates must have strong public health credentials and be able to spend one year in Washington, D.C. The fellow will have the option of working in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health.

Training for the fellowship will begin in January 2017 so you must be able to move to the Washington, D.C., area in January. The fellowship provides a unique learning experience and demonstrates the value and need for basing policy on sound science. Throughout the year, the fellow will gain a practical knowledge of government and how the public policy process works.

All candidates must:

  1. be an APHA member.
  2. have a graduate degree in public health or a related discipline.
  3. have at least five years’ experience as a public health professional beyond graduate or medical training.
  4. be a citizen of the U.S. or its territories or have permanent residence status in the U.S.

Applications, additional information and brief articles from the previous fellows are available on APHA’s website. The application, including a CV and three letters of recommendation, is due to APHA by August 15, 2016.

Please forward this email to anyone you believe may be eligible and interested. For more information, please feel free to contact us at or 202-777-2510.


Susan L. Polan, PhD

Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs and Advocacy

This fellowship is sponsored by an unrestricted grant from the Aetna Foundation.


Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship Program in USA, Apply Now Through July 22

The U.S. Department of State’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eInternship program is bigger and better than ever! This year, we have over 900 vacancies at 30 U.S. Government agencies. The 309 projects available this year can be found here. Students can apply between July 2 – 22 on USAJobs to their top three projects.

VSFS is a way for the American public and government employees to collaborate on projects of global importance. Selected applicants will contribute up to 10 hours per week from September 2016 through May 2017 working on projects from a U.S. Mission abroad or a domestic government office. As eInterns, students will play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, space, journalism, trade, environment, health, agriculture, technology, housing and other essential initiatives. Together, we can create a more effective, efficient, and smarter government that takes advantage of an engaged and participatory citizenry.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in university level courses in the U.S. or abroad. Last year, we had students in programs ranging from undergraduate to PhD levels, both full and part-time, taking courses in person or online. A resume, transcript, and statement of interest are required as part of the application process. Interviews may be conducted in August. eInternships are unpaid and do not require a security clearance or travel.

The following agencies are participating in the 2016-17 VSFS program:

  • Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Agriculture Department (USDA)
  • American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)
  • Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)
  • Census Bureau (USCB)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Commerce Department (DOC)
  • Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
  • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Department of State (STATE)
  • Education Department (DOE)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Federal Student Aid (FSA)
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Parks Service (NPS)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Peace Corps (PC)
  • Smithsonian Institution (SI)
  • Veterans Affairs Department (VA)

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