February 26, 2010

Weimar Summer Courses

This year Weimar Summer Courses will be held under the general topic "The Cultural Dimensions of Sustainability" on 26 June – 10 July 2010.

We are living in a time of incredible ecological and social change. The destruction of life-supporting ecosystems, the extinction of species, exploding poverty, suburban sprawl and ever-higher energy consumption are calling us to act. The action needed demands new understanding and new competences. Not least, the world requires of us the depth of humanity to meet the scale and complexity of the challenge. To develop a sustainable society, we need to engender greater humanity and a stronger connection to our world while simultaneously furthering our understanding of the complexity of the current crisis.

February 23, 2010

Youth Exchange in Romania

Do you feel concerned by environmental issues? Do you like photography as a way to express yourself? Did you ever think about combing both interests? 

Pro Eco Scientia and Citizens of Europe invite you to take part at the youth exchange project "Environmental Pollution. Shoot it! Frame it!" organized from 21 to 28 March in Oradea (Romania).

Matching artistic and scientific approaches, techniques of photography and non-formal learning processes about the effects of pollution, this exchange is a wonderful opportunity to improve our knowledge and raise our awareness on environmental issues!

February 22, 2010

Summer School on Interest Group Politics

Summer School on Interest Group Politics under the topic Mobilization Processes and Interest Group Communities will be held on 30 June - 8 July, 2010 in the University of Antwerp. The program is intended for  PhD and master students.

The Summer School on Interest Group Politics is a new initiative of the ECPR Standing Group on Interest Groups. Three schools, to be organized in 2010-2011-2012, aim to provide students of political science and public administration sound knowledge about these organized interests and their impact on public policy making.

February 21, 2010

ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques

The 5th ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques will take place at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana from 30 July - 14 August 2010. This year topic is Social Science Methods: Between Unity, Diversity, and Complementarity.

A solid training in methods is the fundament of successful research. A researcher should know what a method does, how it works, and how it should be applied, but also what its potentials and what its limits are. Hence methods training is a tightrope walk between the perils of overconfidence in a method's capacity and underestimation of its potential.

The ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques provides ECTS accredited up to date training in specially selected methods in the whole spectrum of approaches used in the social sciences. In particular, it emphasises those methods which are particularly salient for research questions in political science broadly defined. It deals with all stages of a project, it caters to the needs of research set at the macro and at the micro level, and it covers quantitative and qualitative designs.

February 19, 2010

Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University is able to finance doctoral scholarships for candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a Ph.D. at Ghent University. No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development. Relevance for development measures the degree in which the action of development corresponds with the expectations of the beneficiaries, the needs of the country, global priorities and the policies of partners and donors.

There are two types of scholarships: full grants for starting PhD students and grants with a maximum duration of 1 year for students finalizing their PhD research at Ghent University.

February 18, 2010

University of Warwick Summer Law School

Applications are welcomed for the summer school organized by Warwick Law School from 5 to 10 July 2010. The summer school will bring together doctoral students from law, women's studies,  politics, sociology and anthropology (or appropriate disciplinary backgrounds) working on interdisciplinary gender and law issues in relation to development. Five fully funded residential places are offered for doctoral students studying in the UK with interests in this area who would like to contribute to the school..

February 17, 2010

People Like Us: A 1 Day Conference

Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research invites to attend a 1 Day Conference "People Like Us", which will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010, at Manchester Conference Centre. 

This free to attend conference will examine and discuss the origins and implications of ethnic concentration, or ethnic density. Four sessions will cover key topics, each with two papers, a response from a discussant and plenty of time for broader discussion among the conference attendees, who will include academics and those working in the policy arena from central and local government and from NGOs.

February 15, 2010

International Youth Meeting in Georgia

All interested and qualified persons are invited to apply for the International Youth Meeting Fighting Against Racism and Intolerance: Shared Agenda for Shared Future to be organised on 20-26 April, 2010 in Georgia by Union “21 Century”.

The central focus of the meeting will be around the current needs and challenges which young people face nowadays in terms of the intolerance and racial discrimination and the perspectives lead by/for young people in this field. The meeting will give the space for a wide exchange of different visions, approaches, experiences, intercultural backgrounds and the meeting will try to come out with concrete outcomes, joint actions and shared vision on what has to be done for addressing the racism and discrimination at different levels.

February 11, 2010

Oxfam International Youth Partnership

Are you a young person who cares about what is happening in your community? Are you committed to working with others to overcome injustices? Do you want to learn from other young people working with their communities all around the world? If you answered YES to these questions, would you consider applying to be a member of the OIYP?

The Oxfam International Youth Partnership (OIYP), “a global network of young people who share a vision of a just world and are committed to working for peaceful, equitable and sustainable social change with their communities” is inviting applications for its 2010-2013 program.

Seminar on Market Freedoms and Fundamental Rights

Jean Monnet Chair of European Public Law of the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law organizes International Seminar on Market Freedoms and Fundamental Rights which will be held on April 18-25, 2010, in IUC Dubrovnik.

The Seminar is aimed for:
- undergraduate and graduate students of law
- doctoral students and researchers
- junior public servants

February 10, 2010

CEU Summer University

Established in 1996, CEU's Summer University program hosts high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development in the social sciences and the humanities.

The summer school is a meeting place for academics and professionals, eager to look beyond their disciplinary boundaries. During SUN everyone particularly enjoys the exposure to this immense diversity, of countries, disciplines, views, and perspectives. Discussions are encouraged and conducted in an atmosphere of tolerance and intellectual curiosity.

February 9, 2010

Heinrich Boell Scholarships

The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to German and foreign students in keeping with the guidelines provided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA).

Deadline: 01/03/2010
Open to: students who are enrolled at state-recognized institution of higher education in Germany
Funding/scholarship: depends on income and personal assets
Eligibilty: the scholarship is awarded to German and foreign students ( from EU and non-EU countries).

February 7, 2010

International Conference "Dialogue of Languages, Cultures and Civilizations"

The Department of Slavic and Balkan Languages of the School of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana, Albania, in collaboration with the Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey, organize an International Conference "Dialogue of Languages, Cultures and Civilizations". The event will take place on 8, 9, 10 April 2010 at the School of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana, Albania. Interested persons are invited to take part at the Conference by submitting a paper. 

February 5, 2010

Master In Economics And Finance At CEMFI

Scholarship up to EUR 10,000 per year offered for students of Graduate Program in Economics and Finance at Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI), Madrid.

Master in Economics and Finance at CEMFI is a 2-year full-time program intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the public and the private sectors. It also serves as the first two years of the PhD in Economics at CEMFI. This flexibility is very attractive to many students that initially are not sure whether they would like to follow a professional or an academic track. The program is taught in English.

February 4, 2010

Youth Forum 2010 – Young Adults 4 New Results

Climate change is a global challenge that concerns young people as much as it concerns the older generation. Climate change already has an impact on the daily lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, destroying livelihoods, exacerbating conflict and claiming lives. Nowadays, we can no longer solve the climate challenge separately from each other, be it across nations, across religions, across sectors or across generations. It is of the utmost importance that we as the young generation have a real say in the climate debate and take action!

On 28 June – 1 July 2010 the Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF), a Geneva based international organization personally led by Kofi Annan, will host its second annual Youth Forum entitled Youth Forum 2010 – Young Adults 4 New Results. Youth Forum 2010 will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, and the overarching title of the event will be “Generations Taking on the Climate Challenge”.

Postgraduate Funding Opportunities in Durham University

Durham University offers postgraduate degrees in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences for the Fall 2010.

Each year Durham University invests millions of pounds in funding opportunities to enable the most talented postgraduate students from across the world to realise their potential.
For prospective postgraduate research and taught students who are applying to join the University in the 2010/11 academic year Durham University has on offer a range of attractive studentships, scholarships and bursaries.

February 2, 2010

Christine Mirzayan Graduate Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program currently accepts applications for the Fall 2010 session.

The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program within the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Academies is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy.  Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. 

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and those who have completed graduate studies or postdoctoral research in any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary field within the last five years are eligible to apply.

Economic Talk 2010

Students from G4 countries - Chinese, German, Japanese and US students plus participants from other countries have the opportunity to participate in a 6-day workshop with well-known representatives from the car industry, within the program "Economic Talk 2010", from 22 to 27 March in Tokyo, Japan

Participants: About 60 students from China, Germany, Japan and the US, basically between 18 and 30 years of age. Students from other countries may be included as representatives of their country. Representatives from car industry (Daimler, Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Volkswagen, etc.).

World Urban Forum, Brazil

UN-HABITAT is looking for young people aged 15–32, from all over the world, to help capture the youth perspective on issues of urbanization at the upcoming World Urban Youth Assembly and World Urban Forum in Brazil, March 19-20, and March 22-26, 2010.

You must be highly literate in English, with outstanding writing skills and the capacity to absorb, analyze and organize large quantities of information from diverse perspectives, and to prepare coherent and informative reports. You must be actively engaged in youth-led development activities focused on sustainable urbanization, and have a commitment to being an active part of crafting solutions to the many challenges posed by urbanization, especially those impacting youth.

February 1, 2010

International Novruz Festival

AEGEE-Baki – European Students' Forum Baku Public Union - invites you to apply for the International Novruz Festival, which will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on March 15-22, 2010

Novruz is the most favourable Holiday in Azerbaijan which is dedicated to the early spring. International Novruz Festival in Azerbaijan (INFA) is the annual celebration of Novruz with the guests from all around the world. 

This project will give you a unique chance to experience different parts of Novruz holiday, such as jumping over bonfires and running through the streets, banging on pots and pans with spoons and knocking on doors with your hats and bags to ask for little presents (sweets and candies) and tasting national cookeries, such as shekerbura, pakhlava, goghal that you have never had before! Another essential part of this festival is a chance to visit the capital of Azerbaijan Baku – the city of centuries – old history, ancient traditions and modern reality became known as “Paris of the East”. And this is not all; lots of surprises are waiting for you...