Deadline: 9 October 2015
Open to: applicants aged 18-26 from Germany, Russia and Ukraine
Venue: 29 November – 5 December 2015, Moscow, Russia
What role do the youth and civil societies play in easing tensions between nation-states? How does media affect our perception of other countries? How do young people feel and what do they think on the other side of the conflict? These and many other questions are raised in our three-year youth project by youth – trilateral youth forum „Germany, Russia, Ukraine: A Common Future?” Its 2nd edition is taking place on 29 November – 5 December 2015 in Moscow, Russia. The main goal of the Forum is to reinforce the civil society aspect of German-Russian-Ukrainian Trialogue at the youth level. The working language is English. The knowledge of German, Russian and Ukrainian is an advantage. Topics of the forum are:
- Role of the youth in the civil society of Germany, Russia and Ukraine;
- Economic relations and business;
- The countries’ security issues in the common European security architecture;
- Understanding of common culture and space;
- The role of mass media in shaping public consciousness.
Participants will be asked to prepare short presentations about their research on one of the forum topics (during the workshops) and get the chance to present their own project ideas about the development of the trilateral relations. You can find a preliminary program HERE.
Ten (10) active and motivated 18-26 year old people from each of the three respective countries, who are interested in contributing into a sustainable development of the trilateral relations will participate in the forum. Young future leaders and specialists in the field of media, politics, economics, education, security and civil society are especially welcomed.
There is a participation fee of EUR 50. In case of additional fundraising the participation fee will be reimbursed. Organizers cover accommodation and meals for the Forum days and provide visa assistance. Travel costs can be partly reimbursed:
- German participants: up to EUR 200;
- Ukrainian participants: up to EUR 130;
- Russian participants: up to EUR 100;
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 9 October 2015. To apply please fill out the application form and write essay on one of topics of the forum (up to 3000 characters including space; please use the application form).
For more information please visit the official website.