November 30, 2010

X-Change Inc. - Developing Youth Exchanges

X-Change Inc. - Developing Youth Exchanges to combat poverty and social exclusion - This training is organised by Leargas, the National Agency in Ireland for the management of national and international exchange and cooperation programms in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training. The training will take place on March 04-06, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland.

This is an opportunity to meet project partners working with young people with fewer opportunities to develop youth exchanges through the Youth in Action programm particularly projects working across the theme of Combating poverty and social exclusion.

X-Change Inc. aims to provide space for participants to:
•Develop contacts and networks to engage in youth exchanges with other participants working with young people with fewer opportunities.
•Share information and experiences of their organisation, target groups and projects working across the theme of combating poverty and social exclusion
•Gain a clear view of the possibilities and priorities within the Youth in Action Programm
•Understand how to include non formal learning and Youthpass in your project

November 26, 2010

The One-World-Scholarships for Developing Countries

The One-World-Scholarship-Programme is directed at students from developing countries at Austrian Universities and is meant to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of people from different countries of origin by enhancing equal opportunities, dialogue, intercultural know-how and partnership. It has been established within the Austrian Cooperation for Education, and together with the other programmes it supports their concerns (struggle against poverty, resource conservation, peace-keeping etc.), the establishment and expansion of accordingly qualified personnel and the advancement of educational- and economic systems (capacity and institution development) with lasting effects.

It is complementary to other scholarship programmes and laid out globally, it enhances the ability for independent, creative, critical and self-determined thinking and acting and shall strengthen the competence for innovative problem solving strategies. The OWS contributes to the socially required production of knowledge and awareness, it promotes a global perspective and the creation of the globally educated citizen. It attaches a high significance to regional, international and trans-cultural networks. The programme is co-financed (government, church and private funds and own resources of the recipients of the benefits) and significantly contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of the southern countries. 

Third Central and Eastern European Forum for Young Legal, Social and Political Theorists

The Third Central and Eastern European Forum for Young Legal, Social and Political Theorists in 2011 is moving to Belgrade! More precisely, it is coming to the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. The Forum will be held on March 25-26, 2011.

Ever since its inception in 1808, the Faculty of Law offered in its curriculum courses dealing with legal theory and political philosophy. This theoretical tradition was developed under the strong influence of the major European continental schools of thought, most notably German and French, not least due to the fact that a number of future professors at the Belgrade Faculty of Law received their doctoral degrees at some of the prestigious universities in those countries. With the ever-growing influence of the Anglo-American theorists in the second half of the last century, this has become an additional source of inspiration for the development of legal, social and political theoretical thought at the Belgrade Faculty of Law. Rooted in this myriad of influences and oriented towards regional and global cooperation, the present Department for Theory, Philosophy and Sociology of Law of the Belgrade Faculty of Law is an ideal organizational focal point for the third venue of the Forum. It will be additionally supported by the organizational assistance of the Serbian section of the IVR.

November 25, 2010

Journalism Internship Opportunities 2011

Please find below the information on 2011 internship opportunities in journalism and communication at Deutsche Welle, Estonian Free Press, and Eur@dioNantes.

Internship Opportunities at Deutsche Welle

Internships of one to two months are open to students of journalism at German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

Internships with Deutsche Welle are offered in all departments in which journalistic work is carried out: DW-RADIO, DW-TV, DW-WORLD.DE, DW-AKADEMIE and the communications department. Deutsche Welle places great emphasis on involving the trainee as much as possible in an editorial department’s day-to-day work. The more practical experience the trainee already has, the better his or her chances of being allowed to carry out journalistic or editorial tasks. Applicants must have completed at least three semesters of his/her studies and they must possess some experience of journalism in radio, TV, or multimedia.

November 24, 2010

The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders

The United States Meets Europe is a network of likeminded individuals from across the world, who have an active interest in international affairs, cultural exchange, and the European-American relationship. Members can join the forum by taking part in a USAME Weeklong Seminar. The forthcoming USAME Weeklong Seminar will be held in Washington DC & New York on 3rd – 9th January 2011, and will focus on the following theme: “Beyond Mars and Venus: The Transatlantic Relationship in the New World Order.”

The Forum is aimed at young professionals and students, economists, diplomatic and political representatives, and civil society practitioners. The weeklong seminar will consist of lectures, seminars, workshops and panel discussions by leading figures from the fields of politics, diplomacy, civil society, academia, and the private sector, which will offer a range of perspectives on the issues at stake, the challenges ahead, and the new strategies and approaches being taken to address these challenges. The program will be complemented by cultural and social activities that will provide an opportunity to experience the diversity of the respective cultures and provide networking opportunities between the participants themselves, as well as between the participants and speakers.

November 22, 2010

Open Society Foundations / University of Oxford Scholarships 2011/12

The Open Society Foundations / University of Oxford Scholarships, which are funded by the Open Society Foundation-London and the University of Oxford, are intended to provide opportunities for postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for applicants who demonstrate both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision makers and opinion formers in their home countries.
• All applicants must have completed at least three years of BA course (in the Bologna system) or four years of university study and have obtained, or expect to obtain, the appropriate degree(s) not later than September 2011;
• Applicants must be citizens of and resident in one of the following countries during the academic year in which they apply for the award: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia;
• Selected one year taught Masters courses within the University of Oxford’s Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions;
• Applicants will be required to have passed an English proficiency test before being offered a Scholarship.

November 21, 2010

International Summer School "US Europe – Towards a Multicultural Continent"

University of Graz, in cooperation with the Commission of the European Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) and the Diocese Graz-Seckau invite you to participate at the International Summer School "US Europe – Towards a Multicultural Continent" that will take place in Seggau, Austria, on July 2-16, 2011.

Our Summer School is designed for highly motivated students, who wish to discuss and deepen their understanding of current European affairs by focusing on European identity, on the EU on its way towards a possible United States of Europe, and Europe’s position as part of a global system.

Aims and Objectives

Interdisciplinary meeting and cooperation of teachers and students, focussing on East- and South-Eastern Europe and dealing with the cultural, intellectual and historical dimensions of current European affairs in view of Europe’s positioning in a globalized world. Developing and educating young leaders of tomorrow from the fields of politics, administration, business, science and religion.

November 19, 2010

Leaders of the Borders, Borders of the Leaders International Conference

University of Oradea, University of Debrecen and Institute for Euro-regional Studies Oradea-Debrecen invite you to participate in the International Conference Leaders of the Borders, Borders of the Leaders on 31 March – 02 April 2011, in Oradea, Romania.

Panels of the Conference

I. Political leadership and the borders of Europe during the Cold War
This section focus on the role of political leaders in changing the European borders during the Cold War. New post-war borders: physical, ideological, cultural, economic borders.

II. United Europe, Europe of the leaders: European borders from 6 to (+)27
This section specifies the role of different European and national leaders in the transformations of internal European borders in the process of passing from the Europe of 6 to Europe of 27 (or more, if the article is a prospective one). A considerable attention is paid to the role of the leaders in the process of “humanizing” the borders (i.e. realisation of Schengen space).

III. Border and leaders after the end of the Cold War: the disappearance/ appearance of the borders
This section highlights the role of the “toxic” and/or the “charismatic” leaders in the transformation of the borders, such as in the cases of former Czechoslovakia and/or of former Yugoslavia crisis; Moldova/Transnistri a crisis; Caucasian region crisis. This section proposes the challenge concentrated on the potential possibility of the “charismatic” leaders being “toxic” leaders simultaneously.

November 18, 2010

Netherlands Fellowship Programme 2011 for Master's Degree

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 60 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

NFP fellowships can be obtained for a selected number of master’s degree programmes. The Dutch higher education institutions offer many international master’s degree programmes, covering almost every field of study.

Candidates can receive a postgraduate education and earn one of the following Dutch degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Science or a Professional Master’s degree. A Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree is an academic degree, usually awarded by traditional (research-oriented) universities on completion of a postgraduate research-oriented course of one to two years in duration. Professional master’s degrees are awarded by different types of higher education institutions that offer more professionally-oriented programmes. Professional master’s degrees are usually of shorter duration than a research-oriented master’s degree programme. The duration of the programmes varies between 9 and 24 months.

November 17, 2010

Volunteerism and Philanthropy: Ideal or Ideology?

Coinciding with the European Year of Volunteering and LCC International University's 20th year as an institution founded on volunteerism, LCC International University (Klaipėda, Lithuania) will be holding a multidisciplinary conference titled Volunteerism and Philanthropy: Ideal or Ideology? on April 8-9, 2011.

Across the globe there is growing interest and involvement in volunteerism and philanthropy resulting in the widespread distribution of necessary resources. Medical research, educational development and the flourishing of the fine arts have been indebted to patrons and benefactors. Nonetheless, volunteerism and philanthropy raise many theological, ethical, economic and sociological questions. What effect do the generous donations of the wealthy have on non-governmental organizations and governmental organizations? Why is it that, in general, volunteerism and philanthropy flourish in capitalist countries? Is it not odd that such generosity flows out of a system dependent on consumerism? 

November 16, 2010

MA Programs at the Institute for Social and European Studies

The Institute for Social & European Studies (ISES) in Koszeg, Hungary together with Corvinus University of Budapest, offers international multidisciplinary research and educational programmes that provide young academics and thriving professionals with a diverse education in European integration and regional cooperation, international studies and cultural heritage management. 

Internationally recognized for its high level of academic achievements, ISES was awarded the designation of Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence in June 2010. This award is granted to university-level institutions by the European Commission for top quality research and innovative teaching related to European Integration.

The Institute for Social & European Studies welcomes students from around the world to immerse themselves in a highly challenging and rewarding academic experience, having applied for the following programs in 2011:

November 12, 2010

TICTAC Network Training in France

TICTAC is a Network Training open for all National Agencies for the Youth in Action programme and targets at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders involved in international youth work and interested in using Action 4.3 (also within 3.1) as support measures in their organization’s long term strategy.

By bringing together representatives of youth organisations from different European countries, the TICTAC TC aims at improving the potential of the participants to get involved in Action 4.3 of the Youth in Action programme and consequently increase the quality of Training and Networking activities.

The international dimension of the TICTAC TC is given by the different nationalities of participants and trainers team. This is an asset for the intercultural dimension of the course. The course methodology is based on the concept of experiential learning, in an atmosphere where participants can learn a lot from each other and have a lot of fun. Within the frame of ‘recognition of non-formal learning’, participants will receive a ‘Youthpass’ Certificate after the course upon their request.

November 10, 2010

European Forum of Students for Legality

FLARE – Freedom, Legality and Rights in Europe –  would like to present to you its following international event: European Forum of Students for Legality, that will take place in the European Capital of Youth – Turin, Italy from the 5 to 7 of December 2010.

After the end of the event, participants will have the opportunity to join a bigger FLARE event on the topic of globalisation and the struggle against organised crime in Europe in the ‘capital of the EU’, Brussels, Belgium on 9 and 10 of December 2010. The forum is promoted by FLARE Network and coordinated together with the students’ organizations at the University of Turin UniLIbera and Studenti Indipendenti.

The goal of the forum is to provide space for sharing knowledge and experiences between 30 students from different European countries who have been involved in student movements and initiatives which voiced the students needs for freedom of expression, students rights and equality, anti-corruption in the higher education system etc.

November 5, 2010

Humanity in Action Fellowship 2011

Humanity in Action (HIA) fellowship programs will take place for five weeks in the summer of 2011 (June 2 through July 3) in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon, and Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the HIA fellowship programs bring together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. 

Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to bridge the gap between theory and practice and highlight different models of action to remedy injustice. 

The objective of the HIA fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among HIA Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.

November 4, 2010

Campus for Finance New Year Conference 2011

New Year's Conference - Campus for FinanceThe next edition of the Campus for Finance New Year Conference 2011 - will be held in Vallendar, Germany, on January 13-14, 2011. Campus for Finance New Year's Conference is the leading finance conference totally organized by students and unites top students, successful corporates and renowned academics The topic of the next Conference is Financial vs. Real Economy — Two Sides of the Same Coin? You may apply as a student if you are enrolled in either a bachelor, graduate or full-time MBA program.

Explore the fascination of future financial markets. More than 15 speeches will be delivered by high-ranking corporate and renowned academic speakers from around the world (including Nobel laureate and several CEOs and CFOs. Discuss current developments in the financial industry with renowned academic experts and business leaders. Engage in networking opportunities. Meet more than 200 invited international students from leading universities around the world.

November 3, 2010

Scholarships at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, awards several scholarships to Master and PhD students. Awards are based on academic merit and financial need. The Graduate Institute is an institution of research and higher education dedicated to the cross-cutting disciplines of international relations and development studies.

The Institute, keen to draw on the synergies offered by its two fields of specialisation, offers independent and rigorous analyses of current and emerging global issues with a view to promoting international cooperation and making a contribution to the development of less fortunate societies. It fulfils its mission through the provision of postgraduate-level teaching (Master and PhD), thematic research on important issues, executive education and the organisation of forums for forward-looking reflection.

November 2, 2010

Human Security and Security Strategy: Institutions and Policies in a European Perspective

Jean Monnet International Conference "Human Security and Security Strategy: Institutions and Policies in a European Perspective" will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, on 26-29 May 2011. The event is sponsored by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture, and implemented by the International Association for Institutional Studies, Ukraine.

National security policy, and more specifically the nationalising of security policy, has been competing with an increasing recognition that many security problems are transnational in nature and can only be tackled in cooperative efforts. Yet, while the EU has given institutional expression to such cooperative efforts, its member states, especially since 9/11 and similar attacks in the UK and Spain for example, have to some extent begun to emphasise more strongly the need for a national security policy/strategy/doctrine.

Against the background of these developments, we invite proposals for papers that will conduct a thorough analysis of EU security strategy and policy and/or of that of its member states. We specifically seek single or comparative case studies that examine the process of formulating security strategies and their implementation, the interaction between respective processes at national and EU levels, and the results of security policy implementation in discreet cases. Proposals for conceptual papers in any of these areas are also welcome.

November 1, 2010

Summer Semester Scholarships in Slovakia

SAIA, n. o., was authorized by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic to hold an extraordinary selection of scholarship holders in the National Scholarship Programme for stays in the summer semester 2010/2011. The deadline for applications is 24 November 2010 16.00 CET (Central European Time).

The stays have to be carried out by:
  • students: between 1 February 2011 (at the earliest) and 30 June 2011 (at the latest);
  • PhD students, researchers and university teachers: between 1 February 2011 (at the earliest) and 31 August 2011 (at the latest).
The exact duration of stay must be specified in the acceptation/invitation letter.The selection result will be communicated to the applicant by e-mail by the end of December 2010.

Other administrative procedures associated with the scholarships in this call (issue of decrees on granting of scholarship/agreements on granting of scholarship, method of payment and reporting about the stay) will be handled by the Ministry (directly or through an authorised organisation) after the selection.