Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development Conference

Posted on November 29th, 2016 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 November 2016 Open to: journalists or regular contributors to print, broadcast or online media organizations Costs: bursaries would include air travel expenses (economy class), accommodation, local transfers and meals

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In order to ensure the daily issues faced by rural poor people and their communities are acknowledged, it is important that their stories are heard and their voices are amplified. The Thomson Reuters Foundation, with funding from the United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will select journalists to attend the IFAD’s conference on Jan. 23 to 26, 2017. IFAD works with those most affected by poverty, food security, gender inequality, environment and climate change.

Participants will build expertise and increase knowledge of issues faced by rural communities. Journalists will have access... Read More »

Preventing Victimization in Vulnerable Communities

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

Deadline: 10 November 2016 Open to: academics and practitioners to stimulate the new ideas development on this topic Venue: 7-8 December 2016, Bucharest, Romania

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The Institute of National Economy – Romanian Academy and the General Inspectorate of Romanian Police are inviting you to participate to the International Conference PREVENTING VICTIMIZATION IN VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES, Bucharest, Romania. The aim of The International Conference “Preventing victimization in Vulnerable Communities” is to overview peculiarities and trends in this specific research domain, to gain a common attitude towards latest challenges in crime victimization prevention, focusing on the protection of vulnerable or disadvantaged groups, including Roma communities. The aim is to develop and extend scientific collaboration in European countries by bringing together academics and practitioners that have common research agendas, to disseminate research output and to stimulate the new ideas development on... Read More »

Young Faces Conference: Strategic Cybersecurity Policy Development in Southeast Europe

Posted on October 5th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 14 October 2016 Open to: public officials, corporate sector representatives, graduate students or members of civil society or the media from the Western Balkans, Croatia or Moldova Costs: all costs covered for participants related to the trip (meals, accommodation, travel), and the transportation and accommodation booking

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This year’s programme will develop participants’ understanding of challenges in cybersecurity governance; explore best practices and relevant tools for developing and implementing cybersecurity policies. At the end of the programme, the participants will be informed about tools for cybersecurity governance development, devising cybersecurity strategies and action plans, identifying the needs of stakeholders and conceptualising multi stakeholder discussions on cybersecurity. Specific topics and skill areas that will be covered include:

The main cybersecurity issues and how they relate to... Read More »

European Angst: Populism, Extremism and Euroscepticism in European Societies

Posted on September 27th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 2 October 2016 Open to: students from around Europe Venue: 6-7 December 2016, Brussels

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The Goethe-Institut together with the European Movement International and other partners is reaching out to invite 40 students from around Europe to participate in the “European Angst” conference, taking place at the BOZAR in Brussels on 6-7 December 2016. The event will address urgent questions around populism, xenophobia and extremism in Europe, and will look for responses to the growing anxiety in the “old continent” and beyond its borders. 40 Students, chosen from all over Europe in an open call, will enrich the discussions with their critical questions and write a joint manifesto on the future of Europe, to be handed over to the European institutions at... Read More »

Young Faces Conference: Strategic Cybersecurity Policy Development in Southeast Europe

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 14 October 2016 Open to: anyone interested in cyber-security governance development Costs: all costs covered for participants related to the trip (meals, accommodation, travel), and the transportation and accommodation booking

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This year’s programme will develop participants’ understanding of challenges in cybersecurity governance; explore best practices and relevant tools for developing and implementing cybersecurity policies. At the end of the programme, the participants will be informed about tools for cybersecurity governance development, devising cybersecurity strategies and action plans, identifying the needs of stakeholders and conceptualising multistakeholder discussions on cybersecurity.

Specific topics and skill areas that will be covered include:

The main cybersecurity issues and how they relate to other policy areas, stakeholders involved; Strategic goals in and tools for cybersecurity governance; Developing a cybersecurity... Read More »

The Importance of Having Courage to be First

Posted on September 21st, 2016 in Articles, EventsRespond to this post »

There are builders, and there are users. There are creators, and there are supporters. There are leaders, and there are followers. And it is never easy to be in the first group. But in this case, the Association for education Mladiinfo International once again was not afraid to set a foot forward and take a leap while jumping into a new field, all for support of the Macedonian ecosystem. On September 5th, together with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Macedonia, Impact Hub Skopje and Association Public (Magazin LiceVLice), they organized the first edition of Social Innovators Conference.

The format of the conference was similar to a TEDx Conference, where speakers shared personal stories in the field of social impact in... Read More »

International Youth Conference on Antigypsyism

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

Deadline: 5 September 2016 Open to: participants aged between 18 and 30 who are committed to act as multipliers in youth work on the themes of antigypsyism and promotion of human rights with Roma young people Venue: 10-16 October 2016, Ostrava, Czech Republic

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his conference is organized by Diocesan Caritas Ostrava-Opava from the Czech Republic and its partner organizations: Phiren Amenca/RGDTS (HU), Romano Centro (AT), NevoParudimos (RO), Association of Young Roma (SK) and FAGIC (ES).

In 2015 FAGIC took an important role in this development and took the responsibility to coordinate and host the conference in Barcelona with a support of its member organizations. This year our Czech member organization will host the conference, in order to give an opportunity for participants to learn more about the... Read More »

Model European Union Zagreb 2016 Conference

Posted on August 17th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 18 August 2016 Open to: residents of Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and United Kingdom Venue: 2-7 October 2016, Zagreb, Croatia

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The conference will be held from 2-7 October 2016 in the Croatian Parliament and the City Assembly of Zagreb and aims to bring together 98 young participants from 20 countries. The conference is organised by the non-governmental organisation – Croatian Educational and Development Network for the Evolution of Communication.

At the conference the participants will take up roles of the Members of the European Parliament, national ministers, lobbyists and journalists and will participate in a simulation of the legislative process in the EU on... Read More »

“BETWEEN THEN AND NOW: Practices and Narratives of Globalization and Memory”

Posted on August 17th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 September 2016 Open to: fellow ethnologists and anthropologists,students, experts and young researchers from other fields of social sciences and humanities (sociology, philosophy, political science, history, economics, geography,journalism and others) Venue: 11-14 October 2016, The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb

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Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology Students’ Club (Zagreb) invites you to participate in the international conference. The conference is interdisciplinary with its main purpose to address, discuss on contemporary processes of globalization, manifestations of social memory and the contemporary practices and narratives of globalization and social memory in an effort to better understand contemporary society and culture. With this conference the aim is to establish a platform for the exchange of experiences and knowledge as well as presentation and dissemination of student, young researcher... Read More »

Call for Papers: Bureaucracy in Central Europe

Posted on July 27th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 5 September 2016 Open to: graduate students and early career researchers in a range of humanities and social sciences working on the Central European region in the broadest possible sense Venue: 23-24 February 2017, Prague, Czech republic

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The image of the bureaucrat stamping piles of documents is recognizable as a Central European cultural trope. Labyrinths of paper and faceless institutional corridors have long been part of the literary imagination of the region. In East Central Europe Between the Two World Wars, historian Joseph Rothschild suggests that bureaucracy was a feature both typifying this region and stunting its growth. But bureaucratic organization is a staple of any modern state (Weber). The organizers invite reflections on both state and private (corporate) bureaucracies... Read More »