October 29, 2010

Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarship 2011

The 2011 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship application is now available. GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

Our program is more than a scholarship—it’s an opportunity to change your life! Putting in the effort now to apply can be a worthwhile experience for super special students like you!

October 27, 2010

CEPR International Program Intern in Washington

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), Washington DC, is currently looking for a full-time Research and Outreach Intern for Spring 2011. The internship will start in early-to-mid January and end in mid-to-late May, 2011. CEPR was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. It is an independent nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.

The intern will assist with a variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the U.S. economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to the press, advocacy organizations and Congress, along with some research on upcoming papers and economic opinion pieces. Other tasks may include communications duties such as generating website content and tracking CEPR’s appearances in the media. The responsibilities of interns vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will have the opportunity to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

October 26, 2010

Millennium Youth Camp in Finland

Young people have the key role in resolving global challenges in the future. The target of the international Millennium Youth Camp (MY Camp) is to find young people interested in mathematics, science and technology, and help them start up a career in these fields. MY Camp also aims to raise awareness of the educational and working opportunities available in Finland and promoting the Millennium Technology Prize, Finland's tribute to developers of life-enhancing technological innovations, awarded by Technology Academy Finland. The next MY Camp will be organised on 11 - 17 June 2011. 

The first-ever MY Camp was organised in Helsinki in June 2010. Almost one thousand applications were received from 62 countries and from all continents, and 30 talented young people from 14 countries were selected as participants. The camp got excellent feedback from all the MY Campers and organisers.

The main organisers of MY Camp are Technology Academy Finland and the Finnish Science Education Centre LUMA.

October 25, 2010

Training Course "Talk and Listen" in Romania

"Talk and Listen" is a training course on conflict management and communication aiming at exploring the concept of conflict on two sides: intra-personal and interpersonal level as well as understanding the mechanisms of communication.The event will be held on 19-24 March 2011, in Brasov, Romania.

Themes of the training course are:
* Sources and classification of conflicts
* Conflict and communication
* Types of personality (including personality tests)
* Meaning of body language
* Conflict resolution methods
* Negotiation techniques

* To provide the participants with knowledge about conflict and negotiation
* To provide the participants with practical tools on conflict management and negotiation techniques
* To facilitate the cooperation between the participants in order to develop future projects within Youth in Action program
* To empower the participants to act as mediators in future conflicts.

October 22, 2010

Sauvé Scholars Program for Young Leaders, Canada

The Sauvé Scholars Program (Montreal, Canada) has already welcomed 100 scholars from 45 different countries. Launched in 2003, the Sauvé Scholars Program has evolved from the Jeanne Sauvé Youth Foundation, created in 1991 by the late Jeanne Sauvé, the first woman to serve as Governor General of Canada, the country’s Head of State and Commander-in-Chief. The Sauvé Scholars Program exists for young leaders from across the globe who want to change the world. 

The Scholars are chosen above all on the basis of criteria laid out by the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé:
* Initiative
* Motivation
* Vision
* Imagination
* Demonstrated communication skills
* Awareness of international and domestic issues
* A strong desire to effect change

October 21, 2010

Open Forum "Faces and Fakings of Volunteering"

The Open Forum Bruges "Faces and Fakings of Volunteering" on 26-28 November 2010 is the first part of the project v11 which consists of a series of events contributing to the European Year of Volunteering 2011. As a first attempt to approach the topic, this weekend event will provide a framework for discussing different understandings and meanings of the term “volunteering”. This project is supported by the European Union under the ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme.

What is the OpenForum Bruges about?

2011 was declared the “European Year of Volunteering” by the European Union. All over Europe Institutions and organisations will highlight the importance of volunteering for individual development and for society. Together with partner organisations from all over the continent, Citizens of Europe will realise a series of events and activities dealing with volunteering. As a first attempt to approach the topic, the OpenForum in Bruges will provide a framework for discussing different understandings and meanings of the term “volunteering”.

October 20, 2010

European Academy for Intellectual Entrepreneurs

The Lithuanian Free Market Institute runs the independent program - European Academy for Intellectual Entrepreneurs - for finding and training talented young people in Europe, to encourage undertaking innovative activities for principles of individual freedom, responsibility, free market and limited government. They invite those people who want to promote ideas of liberty to apply for funding. Up to USD 5000 per project will be provided. The application deadline is October 30th 2010.

Who is eligible for this grant?
We are looking for new intellectual entrepreneurs: individuals, groups, recently established organizations. We aim to support and strengthen the newcomers, encourage new activities or to expand existing projects, which would serve ideas of liberty in Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.

October 19, 2010

IHS Journalism Internship Program, USA

The IHS Journalism Internship Program (Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, USA) places aspiring journalists who support liberty at media companies and non-profit investigative newsrooms. Talented writers and communicators have the opportunity to learn or improve their journalism skills and expand their professional network. Opportunities are offered year-round, during the spring, summer, and fall.

Journalists can advance liberty by producing balanced stories incorporating the ideas of individual rights, free markets, and peace. Journalists can draw on these ideas when choosing which stories to cover and how to report breaking stories. An IHS intern who understands spontaneous order and public choice theory will produce stories far different and more unique than a journalist steeped in the notion of central planning by altruistic, government officials.

If you have an eye for news and want to get the story and if you believe individual rights precede government, then start or enhance your journalism career with an internship through the IHS Journalism Internship Program. Past interns have worked at 20/20, the Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other companies and organizations.

October 18, 2010

Humane Studies Fellowships at IHS, USA

Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, USA, awards Humane Studies Fellowships of up to $15,000 for graduate or undergraduate study to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers with liberty-advancing research interests. The fellowships are open to students in a range of fields, such as economics, philosophy, law, political science, anthropology, and literature.

The program began in 1983 as the Claude R. Lambe Fellowships, and in 2010 we awarded more than 180 fellowships ranging from $2,000 to $15,000.

Past fellows have researched a variety of topics that explore historical and contemporary ideas that maximize freedom of action and support the rule of law:
  • market-based approaches to environmental policy
  • the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England
  • the role of patient autonomy in bioethics
  • impediments to economic growth in developing countries
  • the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance

Symposium on Continuity and Change in Southeastern Europe, Harvard University

The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Southeastern Europe Study Group, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, invite scholars, researchers, university faculty, public policy practitioners, and graduate students at advanced stages of research to submit 500-word proposals for papers to be delivered at the symposium “Continuity and Change in Southeastern Europe” on February 4, 2011, at Harvard University.

Proposals must fall into one of the below thematic units:

I) Institutional Legacies: Tracing Historical Continuities.
Over the last century and a half, Southeastern Europe has been marked by a large number of critical junctures: from the collapse of multinational empires to the long period of wars form 1912-18 and World War II to the emergence of Communist states and their collapse.
Chair: Dr. Florian Bieber, Editor-in-Chief, Nationalities Papers

October 17, 2010

OAS/UPEACE Scholarships for Professional Development Courses in Costa Rica

The Organization of American States (OAS) and The University for Peace through the UPEACE Institute have decided to support outstanding individuals of the Americas by offering OAS/UPEACE scholarships to further their education through the following Professional Development courses:
One Week Course:
* Fundraising for Sustainable Development
Two Weeks Courses:
* Sports and Peace
* Arms Control and Disarmament Today
* Environmental Security Assessment: Principle and Practice
* Gender and Human Trafficking
Three Weeks Courses:
* Curricular Design for Peace and Conflict Studies
* Hunger, Famine and Food Security

The courses will be held from January 17th to 04th February 2011, in Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica. The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition cost and a complementary subsistence amount of $150 per week. In order to apply for the OAS/UPEACE Scholarship, participants must be admitted to the course.

October 14, 2010

Winter School on Cross-Border Cooperation

The second edition of the Winter School on Federalism and Governance will take place from 31 January until 11 February 2011 in Austria and Italy (sessions: 31 January – 4 February – Innsbruck; 7 – 11 February 2011 – Bolzano) and will focuse on the topic of Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC). The Winter School was honoured by the patronage of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland.

Topics of the Winter School
The development of cross-border institutions, policies and instruments between neighbouring regions is a recent phenomenon of increasing importance. How to manage cross-border issues from a legal point of view? How to develop a transnational, cross-border civil service? How to create a common legal framework and cluster economies? The Winter School addresses these and other issues both from a theoretical and practical perspective.

October 13, 2010

Master Scholarship in Insurance and Risk Management

MIB School of Management of Trieste, Italy is pleased to announce a scholarship competition for applicants to the eleventh edition of the Master in Insurance and Risk Management. The scholarships will cover tuition fees to attend the Master in Insurance and Risk Management program (January 2011 – December 2011).

Tuition Fees
The scholarships will cover up to 100% of the tuition fees (equivalent to 20.000,00 EUR 20% V.A.T. included). The amount of the scholarships will be discounted from the overall tuition fees. In case of course abandonment or exclusion for any reason, no amount of the scholarship will be paid or reimbursed.

Eligibility Requirements
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • Academic degree (or equivalent qualification).
  • Good working knowledge of English (TOEFL certificate is recommended).

October 11, 2010

Balkan Youth Sport Democracy Training

The International Sport and Culture Association, in cooperation with Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations and Sport For All Serbia, has the pleasure to invite you to the Balkan Youth Sport Democracy Training that will be held on November 22-28, 2010 in Serbia.

The main themes of the training are:
- intercultural dialogue through youth and sport activities
- democratic youth participation.

The objectives of the training:
- Develop the skills of Balkan youth leaders in promoting inter-ethnic dialogue through youth and sport activities;
- Support Balkan youth leaders to discover and develop innovative ways of participating in democratic decision making processes in their local communities;
- Establish a network of youth leaders that are actively pursuing and implementing cross-cutting initiatives in the youth and sport field in the Balkans.

Euro–Arab Training Course for Cooperation Youth Projects

Council of Europe and the League of Arab States are aiming to develop the capacity of youth organisations active in Euro-Arab cooperation, in the areas of non-formal learning, training and intercultural dialogue.

Background for the course
Euro-Arab youth cooperation was initiated more than 15 years ago by the Council of Europe with a series of activities in the area of Euro-Arab Dialogue. Nonetheless, the most important area of cooperation in the recent years has been in the Euro-Mediterranean region, in particular through the human rights education and intercultural dialogue of the partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth.

Aim of the course
The course aims at supporting Euro-Arab youth cooperation by developing the competences of thirty leaders of youth organisations from the Council of Europe and the League of Arab States as well as to support the development and the implementation of innovative projects for youth policy development, youth participation and intercultural dialogue through non formal learning and by youth organisations.

October 8, 2010

'Empowering Women' Seminar in France

French National Agency in cooperation with SALTO EuroMed, with the support of SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus, and SALTO South East Europe organize a building seminar "Empowering Women"  that will take place on 13-18 December 2010 in France. 

The seminar will deal with the empowerment of women: it will deepen what empowering means (liberty and power, knowledge and capacity for taking decisions and the opportunity for fulfilling them) and how it is searched in various sectors of life (economy, politics, education and health). Participants will have a direct touch with the empowerment of women in the seminar venue, by visiting places and organisations active in the field. All this in order to let participants build partnerships and draw draft ideas of future common projects, which will be monitored with an impact evaluation after 6/12 months.

October 7, 2010

International Autumn Academy in Georgia

International Autumn Academy will conducted by New Economic School - Georgia in cooperation Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) in hotel “Tbilisi”, resort Bakuriani, on October 25-31, 2010. It covers the classical liberal philosophy, principles of market economics and applied economics. The aim of the Academy is to encourage and challenge free and critical thinking of the young generation.

NESG is a not-for-profit institution oriented towards creation of public opinion, based on classical liberal economic thoughts (mainly Austrian and Public Choice schools). Its main ideas are methodological individualism, personal freedom and limited government. Main directions of NESG activities: dissemination of economic knowledge through seminars, conferences, publishing, translations, public lectures etc; influencing on the political decisions though involvement in public policy development process organizing r/t meetings, seminars, participating in debates, government commissions, inviting international experts, famous reformers etc.

October 6, 2010

AAUW 2011-2012 International Fellowships for Women

AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners. AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2009-10 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

For more than a century, AAUW has helped more than 10,000 women from more than 130 countries break through barriers and pursue their dreams of obtaining graduate degrees or making an impact in their communities.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women in the United States and around the globe.

Young Innovations Europe Magazine Contest

Young Innovations Europe (YIE) is a new magazine showcasing youth-led best practices in Europe across a variety of fields,  including Politics, Economy, Arts, Science, Social Sector and many more. It main aim is to inspire and engage young people to become active change makers in their field of interest, while inform the adults of what young people are up to and the impact their projects are having throughout Europe.

As a way to collaboratively shape our path and the next steps for the upcoming year, we invite you to fill in the survey and compete for the chance to win Euro 1,000!

Eligibility Criteria
- Up to 35 years of age
- Currently living in one of the countries of the Council of Europe
- Interested in launching a local initiative

October 5, 2010

Odessa National University Model UN 2010

9th Odessa National University Model United Nations will take place in Odessa, Ukraine, on November 26-28, 2010. ONUMUN gives a unique and interactive opportunity for university students from all over the world to become familiar with international issues and to enhance their understanding of the institutional and political in-workings of the UN organization. At this role-playing game participants assume roles of diplomats representing various member-states of the UN and simulate the debate happening in several bodies of the UN and one regional organization, following the corresponding rules of procedure. We have a great traditional support from the General Consulates accredited in Odessa and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Participation is open to anyone interested in international affairs and aged 18–30.

Purpose of the conference:
* building knowledge about the United Nations and European structures;
* bringing understanding of multilateralism and multilateral diplomacy;
* raising awareness about democratic values;
* promotion of International Education;
* making valuable and potentially fruitful international contacts with peers, professors, guests.

October 4, 2010

Postgraduate Internship in Communications

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – is offering a post-graduate internship in communications in the World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany to support ICLEI’s global communications work. ICLEI  is a worldwide association of more than 1,200 metropolitan regions, cities, towns, counties and municipal associations in 70 countries that are dedicated to implementing sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level.

Tasks and responsibilities of the intern:
The intern will support the communications team in general with internal and external communications, developing and running global campaigns and organizing press and media work; specifically:
- with researching and writing communications materials such as news bits, press releases, brochures, case studies, etc.
- assisting with website maintenance, web content and online newsletters
- supporting the planning and coordinating of direct mail campaigns
- maintaining media relations and developing the basis for furthering media outreach by researching targeted media contacts, publications and associations
- maintaining and expanding the publications and media library.

October 1, 2010

Scholarships and Grants at Boston University School of Management

Boston University School of Management offers a wide variety of unique competitive undergraduate and graduate programs in management science. The School develops new ideas and insights for scholars and practitioners through its faculty’s research; and by fusing the art, science, and technology of business in teaching, the School imparts knowledge of business disciplines with a unique cross-functional perspective to prepare ethical, innovative leaders for the good of society worldwide. Students acquire advanced teaming skills, appreciate the impact of management systems, and understand the strategic and operating applications of new technologies.

At Boston University School of Management, interdependency and long-term impact pervade teaching and learning at all levels: undergraduate, graduate, and executive. Graduates of every program stand out as builders and leaders. They rise rapidly in their careers. And they develop the staying power needed in an era when technological advancement drives innovation and competitive advantage - in every department of every organization, in all sectors. The School has changed the face of management education by building on deep and broad strength in information technology.

This is a School that really understands what businesses and entrepreneurs need to succeed. For the past seven years, admission to the management programs has been increasingly competitive. The result is that recruiters find the School graduates increasingly attractive.