July 26, 2011

13th International Conference on Finance and Banking

13th International Conference on Finance and Banking will be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on 12-13 October 2011. Papers are currently accepted for presentation at the conference.

Subject areas of the conference
  • Financial Crisis; Financial Theory and Financial Crisis; Regulation and Supervision versus Financial Crisis; Central Banks and their Role in Financial Crisis; Structural
  • Impacts of Financial Crisis; Regional Impacts of Financial Crisis; Financial Crisis and Economic and Monetary Union; Impacts of Financial Crisis on Developing Countries;
  • Financial Crisis and Transition Countries; Financial Markets before, during and after Financial Crisis; Risk Management and Financial Crisis; Financial Institutions and
  • Financial Crisis; Financial Crisis and Economic Policy; Rating Agencies and Financial Crisis

July 22, 2011

Upcoming Events and Programs for Young Journalists

“Impossible is Nothing: Reporting on Human Rights and International Conflicts” workshop for young journalists. Apply before Aug. 15!

How do you create balanced reports from conflict zones where things can change in a matter of minutes? How do you know who is telling you the truth? How can journalists get their facts right? What is the relationship between media coverage and human rights in such conflicts? If these are questions that interest you then we invite you to apply to become one of the 60 young journalists, aged between 18 and 30, reporting from inside the European Parliament in Brussels on Oct. 18-20
Participants will experience three days of creativity and innovation through political discussions, hands-on media workshops and invaluable insights into the European Parliament and the European media. They will interact with high-level European politicians, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange through practical work and evening cultural activities. Over the course of the three-day workshop, each young journalist will produce a report on the topic of the seminar through their medium of choice - audio, video, print, online or photography. 
The workshop is organised by the European Parliament and the European Youth Press and is open to citizens and legal residents of the EU member states. 

July 20, 2011

Global Youth Summit 2011 in UK

Applications are accepted for the upcoming Global Youth Summit 2011, which will take place in the UK on 13-19 November, 2011. The call for applications is open for social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers aged 16-19 from around the world.

If you’re already a Changemaker who has taken part in one of our summits, you can apply for one of the positions as peer facilitator.

Please note that the application deadline is 24 July 2011!

July 15, 2011

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Study Abroad Experience Even If You're Homesick

For many of us, going abroad is a wonderful experience. In fact, the majority of study abroad students have a wonderful time living abroad, meeting new people, and studying in new academic settings. However, the majority of study abroad students also deal with varying degrees of homesickness.

The key to overcoming homesickness is to accept it as a part of living abroad and then to figure out ways to both treat it and also compartmentalize it. By this I mean that homesick students should learn to understand what homesickness truly is, which helps them better appreciate their own 'normal' life situation, and then they should use their homesickness as inspiration to make the most of their time abroad. Here are five ways homesick students can overcome homesickness in order to better enjoy their experience abroad.

July 13, 2011

Lessons of Liberty International Summer Camp in Bakuriani

The Lessons of Liberty International Summer Camp will take place on 15-21 August, 2011 in Bakuriani, Georgia. Topic of this year summer camp: Role of Entrepreneur in the Society.
Issues that will be covered:
- Planning a Strategy
- Business organization forms and Business Structures
- Organizational structures in business companies
- Leadership versus Management
- Risk/uncertainty assessment in the project
- Motivation and human resources in business
- Monitoring and controlling of business activities
- Budgeting of business activities
- Role of entrepreneur in Business process.
- Prognosis, inquiries and planning – trust or not.
- International standards.
- International economic agreements and its business influence.
- Marketing and innovation.
- Roles of COO and CFO

Rochus und Beatrice Mummert Foundation Master’s Scholarships

The Rochus und Beatrice Mummert Foundation sponsors High Potentials from Central and South Eastern Europe in the fields of economics, business administration, engineering, natural sciences or tourism management. The Program includes, amongst others, a scholarship for 2,5 years for a Master degree at the University of Cologne, the German Sport University Cologne or at the RWTH Aachen. The scholarships are offered within the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Within the programe a 4-5-month internship (usually in the summer semester of the 2nd academic year) a management education is included.

July 8, 2011

International Youthcamp 2011

International Youthcamp2011 will take place on 12-14 August 2011, in Ballerup, Denmark. Active young people from all over the EU will meet to jointly develop ideas, debate democracy and establish networks across geographical borders. The activities at the Youthcamp will strengthen the young people in their work developing projects for and with young people in their local area, and engaging other young people in the democratic decision-making processes.

The camp consists of a series of workshops, where Danish and foreign presenters talk about e.g. inter alia, international political cooperation, project development and youth participation. The camp also offers social and cultural events, such as film, music, swimming, video art, song writing and much more. As a participant in the camp you will help to shape the camp and its contents.

July 6, 2011

The Best Choice For You: Studying Abroad in High School

When we hear the phrase "semester abroad" most of us think college. While it is most common to study abroad when you are an undergraduate, this is not the only time that students can make this adventure. There are several programs throughout the world geared specifically toward having students study abroad while they are high school students. Also these scholarships for single moms can help get your child through college. In many ways, studying abroad in high school may be a better option for some students and individuals. If you know that you are interested in traveling to another part of the world, studying another language, and going to school in a different learning system, do not limit yourself to only considering this option when you are in college. There are many aspects of studying abroad that lend themselves to doing so as a high school student rather than a college student.

July 3, 2011

Planning for Your Studies Abroad: Apply for the Fulbright Scholarship

If you are looking for an enriching and independent experience abroad, consider applying for the Fulbright scholarship this year. This full scholarship, which is funded mostly the US government, allows you to explore your interests, through research, teaching, university studies, or all of the above. The objective of the program is to increase the exchange of ideas through research and collaboration abroad. The United States government awards about 8,000 grants (4,000 international students) a year, and American Fulbright scholars work or study in any one of the 152 countries which participate in the program.  Fulbright scholars from other countries must conduct their research/teach/study in the US.