November 20, 2014

2015 “Governance and Development in Africa” Residential School

The annual residential school on governance and development is part of the Governance for Development in Africa programme that SOAS-University of London run in collaboration with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. This initiative aims to contribute to and stimulate debate on governance, development, and the relationship between them. About 20 participants from a range of African countries, and representative of the academic, civil society and government sectors will gain, through this training, new ideas and knowledge on the broad issue of governance and development.

The 2015 “Governance and Development in Africa” Residential School will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, 22 to 25 March 2015. 

November 11, 2014

Visegrad Scholarship Program 2015-2016

The International Visegrad Fund offers Master’s and Post-Master’s schol­ar­ships awarded to selected schol­ars for peri­ods of 1 or 2 semes­ters (with the excep­tion of Master’s schol­ar­ships within the In-Coming scheme where 1– to 4-semester schol­ar­ships can be awarded).

In applying for a scholarship to the International Visegrad Fund, you can:
  • Choose any aca­d­e­mic field;
  • Study in any lan­guage (the lan­guage of instruc­tion is not limited);
  • Choose a school of your choice, i.e., study at any accred­ited pub­lic or pri­vate uni­ver­sity or any insti­tute of sci­ence acad­e­mies in the Visegrad coun­tries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, or Slovakia);
  • Study or con­duct research at Masters (MA) or Post-Masters (PhD/postdoc) levels;
  • Apply at any age—there is no age limit and one does not need to be a stu­dent when applying;
  • Choose the length of study—between 1 to 4 semes­ters (depend­ing on the program).

September 27, 2014

Solidarity Academy 2014

The European Solidarity Centre and New Eastern Europe are pleased to invite you to the tenth edition of the Solidarity Academy which will be held in Gdańsk from 16th to 22nd November 2014. The Solidarity Academy is an international educational project aimed at maintaining and developing the tradition of the Solidarity Movement. Looking back at the social movement of Solidarity and the peaceful socio-political changes which took place both in Poland and throughout Eastern Europe, we can find an inspiration for solving problems in today’s world. 

September 11, 2014

International Student Festival in Trondheim 2015

International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT), the world’s largest international student festival, will be held on 05-15 February 2015.

ISFiT is a non-profit organization and is brought to life with the efforts of more than 400 student volunteers. The vision of ISFiT is to create a better future for young people in the world. ISFiT is arranged every other year, and each festival has a theme related to social and political topics with international relevance. The festival is held in the city of Trondheim, Norway. Here, over 450 students from all over the world gather to attend 18 different workshops and take part in the cultural program of the festival.

September 3, 2014

International Youth Forum in Lutsk

On October 18-19, 2014 the Ukrainian city of Lutsk will host the II International Youth Forum-2014 that will become a meeting place for the active youth from many countries. The organizers strive to create the best working conditions for the Forum participants to exchange experience and ideas in order to create and maintain cooperation. 

During the two Forum days participants will take part in presentations, discussions, panels, workshops and indulge the Lutsk city tour. Various presentations of international funds and Ukrainian charity organizations will be a valuable initiative that will help young activists to find the financial help for their creative projects. Also the Forum encourages young leaders to take part in a contest of project ideas. The best idea will be awarded. 

August 21, 2014

Sri Lanka Government Scholarships 2014/15

Applications are invited from eligible students for the award of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships offered by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka under the Government of Sri Lanka Presidential Scholarships for Foreign Students for the academic year 2014/15 and the courses are to commence in December 2014. Since this is a government to government scholarship program, candidates should apply for this scholarship with the recommendation of the government scholarship nominating agency (Ministry / Institution) of the respective country.

July 4, 2014

Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP)

The Swedish Institute is pleased to announce the possibility for young professionals to apply for participation in a new training programme arranged during 2014 in cooperation between SI and Lund University. The topic is Increased Transparency through Governance and Control in Governmental Institutions.

We welcome applications from persons working in the public administration or students on the master’s level who have a major in political sciences, public administration, journalism or economics in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Between 22 September and 3 October 2014, SAYP will be held as a two-week intense training session for some 30 participants, at Lund University in Sweden.

June 24, 2014

2nd International Summer Academy in Peace-Building & Intercultural Dialogue

Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD), an independent, international non-profit and non-religious institute located in Lucerne, Switzerland, is very glad to announce its next International Summer Academy in Peace-building & Intercultural Dialogue, which is going to be held in Switzerland 2014. Its image as one of the most favourable places for traveling has made it more interesting to offer an exited and comprehensive program for our participants. Our experts, who are professionals in their fields will contribute to this event, with many years of experience in peace and conflict studies.    

June 14, 2014

Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics 2014 in Riga

Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics for Eastern Partnership Region and Central Asia is a special 12-week full-time training programme, funded by the government of Latvia, offering education and practical knowledge transfer. The programme starts on 15 September 2014. Graduation is planned for Friday 5 December 2014.

The programme will focus on the understanding of the legal, economic and political aspects within the European Union framework, using an interdisciplinary approach that is based on both teaching and practical experience through group activities and experience-sharing study visits.

June 9, 2014

SynCity 2014 Summer School

The Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD) is organizing the SynCity 2014 Summer School (September 17, 2014 – September 30, 2014). From a practical perspective and through interdisciplinary workshop formats, the summer school SynCity 2014 wants to explore how the inevitable technology push of smart technologies can be directed towards more social, human, and urban sustainable development.

The idea of "smart" and "intelligent" systems pervades all levels of urban environment. Mostly associated with ICT, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things, "smart" concepts still demand clarification and original interpretation. For the SynCity summer school 2014, TU Dresden invites up to 20 excellent young researchers, PhD-students and PostDocs from all over the world with an interest in technology development and socio-ecology to explore future trends in urban design.