Claire Manning: The Oklahoma Girl who Fell in Love with Macedonia and Bulgaria

Posted on February 24th, 2017 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

11 June 2011, the USA. Claire Manning, a charming young lady from Oklahoma, knows very little about Eastern Europe. She has just graduated from the University of Chicago with a major in comparative human development. As she feels she wants to be a teacher, Claire applies for a placement with Teach for America. The day after her graduation ceremony, she is already on her way to a place where the aspiring teachers’ training is set to take place.

24 June 2016, Bulgaria. This is Claire’s last day as an English teacher at the foreign language school in the town of Sliven in the framework of Fulbright Bulgaria. She has spent the past two years in the town... Read More »

EVS at the International Short Film Festival in Bulgaria

Posted on January 30th, 2017 in VolunteeringRespond to this post »

Deadline: 28 February 2017 Open to: candidates aged 18-30 coming from Greece, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Slovakia, Spain and Portugal Venue: Veliko Tarnovo and Varna (Bulgaria)

Description

IN THE PALACE is a festival that presents contemporary film art from Bulgaria, Europe and the whole world and provides an exceptionally favorable environment and platform of expression for both young film artists and established professionals. After successfully concluding the first event in Sofia, the 14th edition of IN THE PALACE continues its tour around Bulgaria with two events in Veliko Tarnovo and Varna.

This project will give the volunteers an iNsider’s look at the organization of several cultural events in the framework of the 14th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival.... Read More »

Training Course on RE-EMPOWERING

Posted on January 25th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 5 February 2017 Open to: 27 youth workers, youth leaders, project managers, youth policy makers, educators, social workers from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Turkey Venue: 3-11 March 2017, Dolo, Italy

Description Immigration is a hot topic in Europe and is having an impact on each of us. How can we respond to it as a community and not only as an individual? What is the role that youth workers can play? This TC aims to answer these questions!

The objectives of the training course are:

To promote an open and creative training environment for non-formal learning; To support participants in getting familiar with the concept of resilience and empowerment; To improve participants’ competencies in supporting community empowering pro-cess; To support participants in mastering new empowerment... Read More »

Youth Exchange: “1000 Words” in Dolna Banya, Bulgaria

Posted on September 19th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: as soon as possible Open to: youth 18 to 30 years old with interest in photography Venue: 8-19 October 2016, Dolna Banya, Bulgaria

Description

A picture is worth a thousand words! One of the greatest power photography has its power to move people, power to make social changes in community. One of the noble purpose we can use photography is to help others, especially marginalised groups of society and young people with fewer opportunities. Through enhancing digital skills, learning about photography and photojournalism participants will interview and make photo stories of marginalized groups in Bulgaria, such are Roma people, homeless people, LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, people with disabilities, minorities, youth with geographic obstacles, youth with learning difficulties like school dropouts,... Read More »

Alpha Ω Academy of Social Entrepreneurship

Posted on August 15th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: ASAP/ the seats are limited Open to: everybody interested in social entrepreneurship development Venue: 27 September 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria

Description

A global phenomenon or a contemporary mystery, social entrepreneurship may be described as a blend of business, innovation and responsibility with positive impact on problems such as lack of education, poverty, unemployment and many more. Alpha Ω is aiming to support the growth and development of social entrepreneurship in our country. Within a day, 4 entrepreneurs from 4 different parts of the world will share global knowledge and hands-on experience on social entrepreneurship. This is a unique opportunity for Bulgaria to host such forum and meet professionals from Chile, Morocco, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Alpha Ω will provide space to learn,... Read More »

Gerda Henkel Fellowship

Posted on August 1st, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 October 2016 Open to: candidates who have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences coming from: Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Kasakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan Fellowship: a monthly stipend of EUR 750, accommodation in Sofia, travel, visa and insurance costs and research expenses

Description

CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months. The invited Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working... Read More »

Advanced Academia Fellowship Programme for International Scholars

Posted on July 26th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 October 2016 Open to: candidates who have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences Fellowship: a monthly stipend of EUR 700, Accommodation in Sofia, Travel allowance and Research expenses

Description

CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months.

The invited Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and intellectual support and can profit... Read More »

Call for Contribution: Activist Citizenship in Southeast Europe

Posted on July 26th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 10 September 2016 Open to: everyone interested in the topic with focus on the theme “activist citizenship” in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo or Albania Venue: Online Journal

Description

In the period since the global financial crisis, there has been a marked upsurge in citizen-led activism across the globe, including the Occupy movements and the so-called “Arab Spring”. Such events also spanned across Southeast Europe (SEE). Although there are several possible ways to demarcate the boundaries of SEE, including: Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, and Serbia. The journal seeks additional contributions for an accepted special issue of Europe-Asia Studies entitled “Activist Citizenship in Southeast Europe”. In order to complete the volume 3 to 4 further contributions are needed.

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Anybody... Read More »

Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI)

Posted on June 10th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 June 2016 Open to: practicing lawyers and legal counselors working with human rights or women’s rights NGOs Venue: 27 September- 4 October 2016, Bulgaria

Description

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), in cooperation with its partners the Advocates for Human Rights from Minnesota, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights /ESCR-Net/ and the European Women Lawyers’ Association/ EWLA/ are pleased to announce the Call for Applications to participate in the Training Programme of the Sixth Round of the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI), 2016-2017. The first session of the Institute will be followed by a workshop of the International Network on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

It is the first-of-its-kind programme aimed at building and developing the capacity... Read More »

International Summer School in Sarajevo

Posted on April 6th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 April 2016 Open to: undergraduate, graduate and PhD students of law and related disciplines under the age of 35 Venue: 20-31 July 2016 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Description

Association “PRAVNIK” and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung-Rule of Law Program South East Europe will be offering International Summer School Sarajevo 2016 “Transitional Justice: Key Concepts, Processes and Challenges in South-East Europe” from 20 – 31 July 2016. ISSS 2016 will accept 25 to 30 students for attendance for this year. All ISSS 2016 participants will also participate in the 10 year Alumni Conference which takes place from 28 – 31 July 2016.

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The main objective of ISSS 2016 is to foster contemporary discussion on the issue of Transitional Justice and Human... Read More »