August 16, 2010

Winter School "The European Convention of Human Rights"

Bologna University announces opening of its winter course “The European Convention of Human Rights: mechanism of protection and rights of migrants”, which will take place in January 2011.

The course aims to focus on two topics:
1. the functioning mechanism of the European Convention of Human Rights (submission of an application, conditions of admissibility, Court’s evaluation, judgments’ effects, surveillance mechanism on judgments’ implementation)
2. The role of the ECtHR on the protection of migrants and of people without a nationality.

Eligibility. Priority will be given to students and practitioners, who have alternatively: a first level degree/ a degree attesting a study programme of at least 3 years/ CV certifying a specific background on human rights plus listening ability  in French and English. The course capacity is 30-50 people. 

August 14, 2010

Liberty Camp: Sulejów, Poland, September 2010

Language of Liberty Institute and the Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education invite you to apply for the Liberty Camp in Poland. The camp will take place on September, 13-19, 2010 at a lovely riverside resort campground by the village of Sulejów in central Poland, between Warsaw and Kraków. This is a joint venture between the Language of Liberty Institute (LLI) and the Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education (PAFERE).

At the camp, 30-40 young people will gather to participate in lectures and discussions about classical liberal philosophy, economics, and entrepreneurship, along with debates, workshops, and videos. In the workshops, students will practice starting a business, writing plans, and giving presentations. The entire program is conducted in English.

August 13, 2010

PhD Scholarships at the University of Milan

The Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences (GSSEPS) of the University of Milan is now inviting applications from qualified candidates for its three-year PhD programme.

The Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences of the University of Milan offers five Ph.D. programs: Business History and Management, Economics, Labour Studies Political Studies and Sociology. Each program focuses primarily on advanced training in the respective discipline to enable students to master the dominant paradigms, research methods and essential literature. In addition, the Graduate School provides an opportunity for cross-disciplinary training in approaches and methods. The objective is to teach graduate students to combine the rigorous use of their disciplinary tool kit with knowledge of the tool kits of adjacent disciplines.

August 12, 2010

Globalizing Eurasia? Impacts on the Region and the World (USA)

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), in partnership with Harvard University's Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, invites applications for a three-day interdisciplinary dissertation development workshop for doctoral students. The workshop will take place on October 5-7, 2010

What factors affect Eurasia and its relationship with the world? The conceptual frameworks associated with globalization invite questions concerning the importance of social and cultural place, the definitions of geographic and conceptual regions, and the nature of national economic institutions, environmental issues, and political identities. To what extent can the conceptual frameworks of globalization enhance our understanding of Eurasia? How can the varied and complex experiences of Eurasia challenge and expand our understanding of globalization?

Young Women’s Dialogue in Tbilisi, Georgia

On October 19 and 20, 2010, AWID is convening a regional meeting for young women from the SEE/CEE/CIS region on the topic of resource mobilization and movement building for women’s rights organizations.

The purpose of the dialogue is to provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Explore key challenges in relation to movement building faced by young women in the region;
  • Consider the resource needs of young women working for women’s rights in the region, how these needs are currently being met, and how to fill any gaps;
  • Gain new knowledge about resource mobilization;
  • Build networks with young women’s rights activists; &
  • Work collaboratively to design strategies for supporting regional young feminist activism.

August 9, 2010

Summer Academy "Economics of Welfare State"

New Economic School, Georgia (NESG, in cooperation with Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Germany (FNF, is organizing International Summer Academy for Young Leaders "Economics of Welfare State", that will take place on August 23-29, 2010, at Hotel “Tbilisi”, resort Bakuriani, Georgia.

Topics of the seminar:
Welfare state: Origins, recent and future; Markets and morality; General Welfare (GW) and General Suffrage (GS): voters’ conflict of interests and Positive State concept; Informal efforts to protect private property; Federalism: competition vs harmonization; Negative effect of redistribution among regions; Independent and Unbiased court vs. GW (Positive) state functions (New “crimes”; Over-criminalization, Activism and General Protection Ideals); Is there a failed privatization; Government failures: background of political economic analysis; Case study/1: how Italian redistribution among regions detroyed the poorest part of the country; Case study/2: how redistribution is destroying Belgium as a State; Media markets distortions main sources under GW: Filter of Regulations (USA) and Public TV (or “Why we should pay for their Microphone?”); Environmental alarmism; The Family institutions’ crisis: Natural Trend or State’s overregulation’s consequences?; Why interventionist state cannot create prosperity; Foreign aid and Israel; Importance of free labor market: Georgia vs. EU; Sources of the Overregulation reproduction under the General Welfare State; European integration: What is working and what is not working?; WG: Non-Centralism: Prospects for the future.

August 7, 2010

Winter School „Time and Temporality: Categories, Models and Narratives“

Winter school "Time and Temporality: Categories, Models and Narratives" - a degree course co-sponsored by the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA) and the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (CECT) will take place at the University of Tartu, Estonia, on January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2011. Participants will be awarded 5-9 ECTS credits.

The first winter school of the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts focuses on time and its conceptualization, the categories and typologies applied. Time is a theme that unites individual experience, social dynamics, research fields and disciplinary histories. Temporality represents an aspect common to all research and a concept that provides an opportunity to look for inter- and transdisciplinary connections.

August 6, 2010

Summer School "Energy, Security and Cultural Dialogue"

The first edition of the International Summer School "Energy, Security and Cultural Dialogue" will take place on 29 August - 5 September 2010 in Iasi, Romania. The Summer School will include lectures, discussions, workshops on environmental issues of European security and international efforts on EU policies regarding energy, challenges generated by diversity in global context and many other issues on the international agenda. Classes will be held by internationally renowned specialists, ministers, parliamentarians and university lecturers.

This international summer school is open to 30 students, master graduates, doctoral candidates, researchers, young professionals from Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia, Albania and Serbia and other Western Balkan states. We seek active people, open and creative. The working language will be English, so a good command of English is essential.

August 5, 2010

European Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 33 fellowships for the 2011/2012 academic year. It proposes 10-month residencies in one of the 14 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyons, Nantes, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar. The Programme builds on the strong reputation of the Institutes for Advanced Study for promoting the concentrated, self-directed work of excellent researchers within the stimulating environment of a multidisciplinary and international group of fellows.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in natural and exact sciences, if their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities. The diversity of the 14 participating IAS - which have agreed on a common selection procedure - offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising scholars at an early stage of their careers as well as from established senior researchers.

August 3, 2010

Workshop for Young Journalists: “The Journalist: an Endangered Species?”

Why has the number of journalists in Brussels dropped from 1,300 to 752 in the past five years? How can we ensure that there is adequate media presence monitoring the work of politicians across the EU? And just how are the financial crisis and increasingly advanced technology affecting European journalists?

If these are questions that interest you then we invite you to apply to become one of the 50 young journalists, reporting from inside the European Parliament in Brussels on 12 - 14 October 2010.

Participants will experience three days of creativity and innovation through political discussions, hands-on media workshops and invaluable insights into the European Parliament, European media and the so-called ‘Brussels bubble’ itself! They will interact with high-level European politicians, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange through practical work and evening cultural activities.

August 2, 2010

Mexican Government Scholarship Program 2011

The scholarships are granted for specialization, Master’s, Ph.D., and medical specialization courses as well as for postgraduate-level research, postdoctoral stays, postgraduate mobility programs, artistic creation residences, high-level conferences, residences for Mexicanist researchers, residences for media collaborators, and special chairs for visiting professors.

Scholarships are not granted for preparatory courses; distance, open learning courses; and direct doctorates (programs that comprise M.A. + Ph.D.)

The scholarships are open only for the programs, institutions and hospitals listed in this Call. Scholarships are not offered for dentistry, plastic surgery, marketing, accounting, advertising, and business management.