Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Прием заявок: Московская Открытая Школа Прав Человека при Сахаровском Центре

Приглашаем всех, кто интересуется защитой прав человека в России и мире и хочет принимать активное участие в работе правозащитного движения. 

Мы ждем студентов и молодых преподавателей, журналистов, юристов и специалистов в сфере международных отношений, молодых историков, политологов, социологов, психологов, антропологов и философов, активистов и волонтеров гражданских организаций и вообще всех, кто хочет научиться защищать права человека.

Для участия необходимо проживать в Москве или Московской области. Занятия по выходным и частично вечером в будни. Занятия пройдут с октября 2014 по февраль 2015 года в Сахаровском центре (Москва).

Что такое Московская Открытая Школа Прав Человека? 


– Установочные занятия (Вводный курс по правам человека, 3 часа)

– Базовый курс по правам человека и гражданским действиям (1,5 дня в выходные)


− Лекторий (2 часа по вечерам в будни)

− тематические семинары (1 полный день)

− практические мастерские (очные встречи на 3-4 часа и дистантные задания).

По итогам программы все выпускники смогут пройти стажировки в правозащитных организациях России и получат сертификаты об окончании Школы.

Для участия необходимо заполнить анкету и пройти собеседование. Последний срок подачи заявки – 15 октября.

Контакт для связи: moscow@inthrschool.org, +79192495272

Страничка Школы в Фейсбуке: https://www.facebook.com/humanrightsschool

Страничка Вконтакте: http://vk.com/club58648065

Школа проходит уже в третий раз, и хотя у всех участников текущего набора будет возможность познакомиться с выпускниками предыдущих лет, вот отзывы от тех, кто учился в Школе весной и летом 2014 года.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Прием заявок: Европейская школа в Пятигорске, 2014

Четыре раза в год в разных частях страны проходят Европейские школы. Каждая Европейская школа на несколько дней объединяет в одном из российских городов неравнодушных, креативных, смелых молодых людей, словом, таких как Ты.

На Европейских школах лучшие эксперты из России и Европы предложат тебе свое видение российско-европейских отношений, интеграционных процессов в Европейском Союзе, перспектив России в сфере экономики, международных отношений, образования.

Следующая школа пройдет:
  • в Пятигорске с 10-12 октября 2014 года

для студентов и аспирантов вузов Южного и Северо-Кавказского Федеральных округов России: Волгоградская, Астраханская, Ростовская области, Краснодарский край, Ставропольский край, Республики Калмыкия, Адыгея, Дагестан, Чечня, Ингушетия, Карачаево-Черкесия, Кабардино-Балкария, Северная Осетия. Прием заявок до 29 сетнября 2014 года.

Что такое европейские школы?

  • Европейские школы – это твоя личная сеть важных контактов и связей, которая будет полезна для твоего профессионального роста в будущем.
  • Европейские школы – первый шаг на пути в Европу, если ты хочешь завершить или дополнить свое образование в странах Европейского Союза.
  • Европейские школы – это возможность познакомиться с лучшими российскими и европейскими экспертами по проблемам политики, экономики, права, международных отношений.
  • Европейские школы – это шанс проявить себя, представить свой взгляд, отстоять свою позицию, а также применить твои творческие дарования в богатой неформальной жизни Европейской школы.
Слушателям оплачивается проезд и проживание. 

Срок подачи заявок до 29 сентября.

Отбор слушателей — конкурсный, общее количество слушателей — 30 человек. Результаты конкурса будут объявлены 1 октября.

Организаторы оплачивают расходы на проезд (в плацкарте или автобусом) до места проведения семинара и обратно, проживание и питание участников на месте.

Не упустите свой шанс провести время с пользой!

Контакты:
Наш партнерский ресурс: youth-in-action.org

Thursday, September 4, 2014

12 tips for getting a job in international development


From how to network to making your CV stand out of the crowd, our panel of experts share their career advice

Jamie Furniss, programme director of MSc International Development, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, @UofE_MScID

Don’t assume studying international development is the best plan: One mistake a lot of people make is to think that you need to study international development in order to ‘do’ international development. There are clearly many benefits to studying the subject, but depending on the career you are seeking it is not the only, or even the best, pathway.

Clare Dawson, careers consultant, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Do your research: My first top tip would be to research the sector well and understand its current priorities and requirements. From there, be clear about the skills you have to offer and where these might fit. You should then find out about the variety of roles in international development and focus on which area most suits you. Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to connect with relevant organisations can also be useful. The Careers Group London for example have a good Facebook page.

Claire Schultz, HR manager for field staffing, Médecins Sans Frontières, London, UK, @MSF_uk

Build your practical experience: Generally speaking, recruiters in the sector will be more interested in the practical experience you have gained after your degree, as opposed to the finer detail of what you studied.

Tristan Shirley, recruitment consultant, Prospectus, London, UK

Be realistic: We see successful candidates as the ones who take a realistic stock of how to get into the sector. For example, a general administration job in marketing may not be the same as working in programmes, but it will allow you to be in the organisation to hear about roles, develop relationships and be building relevant experience for your CV.

Don’t overlook office skills: To get the edge in the sector, strong administrative office based skills are vital for many entry level disciplines in international development. Relevant specialist skills such as fundraising, marketing, communications and digital are also useful to get experience in. Other weapons in your arsenal may be volunteering experience or internships, as well as the best CV possible.

Graham Salisbury, head of HR, ActionAid UK, London, UK, @ActionAidUK

Network: People who work in the sector are generally only too pleased to be invited to share their thoughts and experience with those wanting to follow in their footsteps, so make use of that opportunity. CVs, cover letters and application forms are fine, but they can’t compete with some real one-to-one networking.

Use available resources to help polish your CV: Don’t forget that there are hundreds of available books on pulling together a good CV and covering letter. Your library will have plenty, so there’s no need to spend your hard-earned cash on them. Get your hands on these books and steal with glee any tips and advice that they contain. If I was, however, to recommend just one book which also contains some great tips, it’s How to write an impressive CV and cover letter’ by Tracey Whitmore.

Damilola Odimayo, careers adviser, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Stay flexible: I think one of the key skills in the sector is flexibility. The sector is highly competitive with far fewer jobs than applicants, so it’s really key to bear in mind that you may have to make a few ‘sideways’ career moves to get your ideal job. Sometimes this may mean taking a role abroad (even if the location would not be your first choice) or in a smaller organisation. This can provide you with great experience that will make your application look more attractive when you apply for future roles.

Youth Policy Fact Sheet: Russia


The web-source www.youth-policy.org provides the basic information on youth in Russia,as well as other countries.


Full information is available in PDF: http://www.youthpolicy.org/pdfs/factsheets/Russia.pdf

Thursday, August 28, 2014

International photo competition -- No Hate Speech Movement

The No Hate Speech Movement is organising an international photo competition dedicated to the European Action Day against Islamphobia and Religious Intolerance on 21 September 2014!

You are invited to participate by submitting your photo, illustrating the issue of Religious Diversity and Tolerance. The winner will receive a €300 gift voucher and will be invited to participate in one of the Council of Europe activities.

If you are between 13 and 30 years old you can submit your photo from 30 June 2014 to 1 September 2014 (the competition will close at midnight). For more details Click here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Call for participation: Cairobserver


Cairobserver will begin working simultaneously on two new publications. One will have a focus on universities and the other will focus on downtowns. Both Cairobserver issues will expand the scope of the themes beyond Cairo to include stories from across Egypt. This is an open call to invite students, writers, residents, architects, historians, archivists, photographers, and anyone else who is interested to participate in the making of these two publications. The final outcome will be two separate 50 page tabloid-sized publications.

#University


The university issue of Cairobserver will consider the university from a variety of perspectives: as a physical site within the city, as a space for the production of ideas and imaginaries about the built environment, and as a space of struggle where youth and authorities are in a constant tug of war. Participants are invited to interpret the theme beyond the suggested questions below and to explore the other countless possibilities:

Mapping: How does the university, as a physical space, fit within its urban setting?

Production: Is the university still a laboratory for knowledge production, particularly pertaining to Egypt’s urban condition with its history, politics and physical reality?

Knowledge: Students and teachers, particularly in architecture, urban planning, and political science departments, are invited to reflect on university curricula and their relationship to Egypt’s urban realities. What is the relationship between university faculty and the state, on one hand, and between university faculty and their students, on the other hand, in regards to Egypt’s urban problems and possible solutions?

Campus: University campuses are mini-cities onto themselves. Contributors are invited to explore the design of university campuses, how people move around them, campus architecture, gendered uses of space, and the politics of space within the campus limits and the spaces immediately outside campus walls.

Cairobserver also encourages students working in architecture, urbanism, public policy and related fields to publish summaries of their work and thesis projects in this issue.

#Downtowns

The downtowns issue of Cairobserver will revisit city centers in Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura, Port Said, Luxor and other cities to examine their present conditions and challenges. What makes a city center? Do our cities need a single center, a downtown, or multiple centers or downtowns and why? Do new desert cities need downtowns or is this an urban artifact from the past that is no longer relevant in new cities? Can we think of an urban future for Egyptian cities without including a comprehensive evaluation the downtowns of these cities, their economies, architectural and urban histories, current challenges in addition to identifying key stakeholders? Can our cities survive without vibrant inclusive downtowns? What do we make of the destruction of Cinema Rialto in downtown Alexandria and the reopening of Cinema Radio in downtown Cairo, the erection of new statues and monuments in downtown Alexandria and downtown Cairo that ignited public uproar? What about the persistent question regarding who owns the streets and sidewalks in downtowns?

Possible themes for contributions in this issue include: Public space, protest, street vendors, architectural vandalism, municipal corruption, romanticism and nostalgia, architectural preservation and real estate. Participants in this issue are invited to reflect on these questions and to bring their own interventions, experiments, investigations and visions. In addition to downtown Cairo and Alexandria, Cairobserver is particularly interested in contributions from cities in the Delta, Upper Egypt and Suez Canal cities.

How to participate

Contributions to these two Cairobserver issues should be in the range of 500-800 words with relevant photographs taken by the author. Visual and photographic contributions are also welcomed. Contributions can be in Arabic or English with a preference for Arabic. If you are interested in participating in these publications please send your questions and contributions to Cairobserver [at] gmail [dot] com

Authors must include a two-sentence biography with their submission. Please write in the subject of the email the name of the issue you are interested in: #university or #downtowns

Please send a short email with your idea regarding a contribution by September 1. The deadline for all final contributions is October 15, 2014. No late submissions will be accepted.



Cairobserver print issues are an independent publishing effort with content sourced from young architects and scholars. All work is voluntary and the expenses are limited to publication design and printing. If you are interested in financially supporting this effort with a grant, donation or to advertise in the publications, contact Cairobserver [at] gmail [dot] com

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

an intercultural project on Cairo

More than 10 days ago, (8 August 2014) YCSD has implemented a special meeting aiming to break a wall of stereotypes on Cairo (Egypt). This Great city used to be an intercultural citadel in the area of North Africa and the Middle East, and nowadays, it is a symbol of socio-political instability, violence and horrific dispersal of demonstrations, as well as sit-ins (2013). 

This meeting aimed to describe a scope of modern popular ideas about Cairo as a city on the world map in the context of Islamic culture. It has been proven that the majority of people do not have any appropriate conception due to their low-grounded stereotypes regarding Islamic traditions, Copts and Muslims co-existence, overall, about history of Egypt itself (excluding some well-known facts about Ancient Egypt). 

The presentation on Cairo was based on the city’s development through the last centuries. Also, the goal was to demonstrate Cairo’s graph, its amplitudes and historical fluctuations that affected the city. The people of Cairo, their habits and daily routine were the main point of the presentation. It consisted of some teasers – “The Square”, “Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo” – that have caught all the audience’s hearts. It has been done specifically to touch sensitive issues of inter-religious and inter-faith interaction, as well as  to establish a base of intercultural dialogue on Cairo as a positive cultural symbol. 

All the information is on the special web-source devoted to Cairo in Russian language: www.cairobook.blogspot.ru and additionally -- (cairo! post)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Moscow Science Week 2014


Приглашаем на Moscow Science Week, которая на одной площадке объединяет лекции выдающихся ученых. Они познакомят молодых исследователей со своим авторитетным взглядом на проблемы современной науки, выступления лауреатов молодежных научных премий, постерные сессии и выставки инновационных продуктов и технологий, панельные дискуссиии круглые столы, где в горячем споре сталкиваются разные точки зрения и рождаются идеи междисциплинарного взаимодействия, мастер-классы, призванные помочь молодым исследователям развить свои профессиональные навыки.

Под эгидой MSW 2014 пройдут тематические школы и конференции молодых ученых в широком спектре областей наук.

Для участия в работе Moscow Science Week просим Вас зарегистрироваться на сайте и загрузить тезисы в личном кабинете.

ОРГВЗНОС за участие в MSW-2014 не взимается.


Также информируем о предстоящей в рамках MSW-2014 Всероссийской конференция молодых ученых «Вызовы для России в меняющемся мире». Организатор: Институт мировой экономики и международных отношений РАН. 

Вся информация: http://www.imemo.ru/

Заявки на данную конференцию можно подавать до 25 августа 2014 г

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Call for applications: Fellowship 2015-2016 Russia and the West


Call for Fellowship Applications: 2015-2016 Russia and the West

Call for Proposals
The Transatlantic Academy is seeking candidates to serve as resident Fellows from September 2015 – June 2016 to examine the research theme “Russia and the West.” A joint project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Transatlantic Academy is located at the GMF office in Washington, DC. Each year, the Academy brings together scholars from Europe and North America to work on a single set of issues facing the transatlantic community. The Academy is an interdisciplinary institution which is open to all social science disciplines, the humanities, and the natural sciences. For more information on the Academy please visit our website at www.transatlanticacademy.org.

Background
Following several years examining the future of liberal order in both domestic and international contexts and the role of religion in foreign policy, the Academy will turn its attention to the troubled relationship between Russia and the West. It is our goal to use the Academy’s unique format bringing together multidisciplinary groups of scholars from Europe and North America to produce policy suggestions for how the transatlantic partners should move forward regarding Russia following its actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine in 2014.

Russia’s actions in the territory of neighboring Ukraine, including occupying and annexing Crimea and fomenting an insurgency in eastern Ukraine, have created an acute challenge to the international and particularly the European liberal order. These actions followed the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia and an assertive Russian policy regarding the preservation of the Assad regime in Syria. President Putin’s actions in Ukraine have reopened all the assumptions behind Western approaches to Moscow as well as the understandings that have shaped the post-Cold War order in Europe. They have also created fissures within and between countries in Europe and North America, as Europe has deeper business and energy ties to today’s Russia, while security concerns about Russia loom larger in countries such as Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia compared to in Germany, France, Italy, and others.

The Academy invites research proposals from academics which can deepen interdisciplinary understanding of the relationship between Russia and Europe and the United States since the end of the Cold War and link this knowledge to a range of issues, policy communities, and wider publics through interaction with shorter-term practitioner fellows as well as through a series of workshops in Washington, Berlin, and other cities.

Research Themes

The Transatlantic Academy Fellows will spend the year both conducting their individual research and developing a collaborative research project which will result in a series of policy papers offering a Russia policy roadmap for North American and European governments as well as for the private sector and non-governmental organizations. The Academy invites proposals for research on one or more of the following questions:

•What Went Wrong? When the Cold War ended, the West attempted to democratize Russia and build partnerships with Moscow, although these proved to be limited. Why has liberal democracy failed in Russia, why have relations between the United States and Russia broken down, and why has Russia’s foreign policy become more aggressive towards its neighbors? What role have the European Union and its member states played in shaping the new Russia and in the Ukraine crisis?

•Russian Threat Perceptions and Foreign Policy: What has stayed consistent and what has changed in Russian foreign policy over the short and long run? To paraphrase George F. Kennan, what are the sources of Russian conduct? What are Russia’s major strategic options and what are the major drivers in Russian foreign policy? To what extent and how should Western policymakers take these perceptions into account in the shaping of long-term strategy?

•Russia and the Global Order: Can Russia challenge the global order? How would it go about doing so? Would China cooperate openly or tacitly with Russian efforts to restructure international economic, financial, or political systems? Could Russia attempt to rally other nations around a new global anti-Western ideology and political model? How could the United States and the West respond to such an effort?

•Russian Economic Integration with the West: Unlike the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation is increasingly integrated into the Western economic system and interlocked through investment and trade in natural resources, especially energy. What is the role of the private sector in shaping the West’s relationship with Russia? How does the Russia business lobby influence Western policy and is business trumping non-economic values in Western policies? What role can the private sector play in fostering change in Russia? How much leverage do the United States and Europe derive from their economic ties to Russia and vice versa, and how can both sides apply this leverage in practice? What are Russia’s short and medium-term economic prospects? How vulnerable is Russia to changes in global energy markets? Can Russia sustain economic growth in a context of decreased access to Western capital and technology?

•How Should Europe and North America Develop a New Strategy Toward Russia? The post-Cold War assumptions underlying Western policies have been thrown into doubt following Russia’s actions in Ukraine. How should the West deal with Russia in an interconnected world? Is containment possible? Is cooperation possible? What are the implications for defense and security policies, including nuclear and cyber security? For media and public diplomacy? What is NATO’s role? Can the European Union develop a more unified approach to Russia?

Eligibility

A minimum of four senior and two postdoctoral scholars, three from Europe and three from North America, will work in a collaborative environment from September 7, 2015 to June 10, 2016. Applicants who combine academic excellence with practical field or policy experience will have an advantage. Fellows will be expected to present their own research and to react to the work of their colleagues on a regular basis while at the Academy. They will also be expected to discuss their research with policymakers, non-governmental organizations and other policy-oriented institutions, both in the United States and Europe. In addition to a generous monthly stipend, Fellows will receive travel expenses to and from the Academy.

Applicants for Senior Fellowships must have a PhD and professional experience equivalent to that of an Associate Professor. Applicants for Postdoctoral Fellowships must have completed their PhD within the last five years. The Academy offers two Postdoctoral Fellowships. One of them, the Volkswagen Stiftung Fellowship, is reserved for promising young scholars based at German institutions working in a specific field of the humanities. Applications for this fellowship must be made directly to the Volkswagen Stiftung. More information on this application process can be found on the Stiftung’s website:www.volkswagenstiftung.de. Applicants for the other Postdoctoral Fellowship should apply directly to the Academy.

How to Apply

Applications from a variety of disciplines, to include history, economics, political science, and legal studies, will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in September 2014 with offers made no later than December 2014. Applications for fellowships can be downloaded from the Academy’s website: www.transatlanticacademy.org.

Applicants for Volkswagen Stiftung Fellowships must be made via the Volkswagen Stiftung.

For more information please contact Jessica Hirsch, Program Coordinator, at jhirsch@transatlanticacademy.org or 202-683-2644.

Our partner source: youth-in-action.org 

Прием заявок: научная школа «Москва – международный бизнес-центр: вчера, сегодня, завтра»

Молодежная научная школа «Москва – международный бизнес-центр: вчера, сегодня, завтра» проводится с целью выявления и поддержки одаренных детей и молодежи, профессиональной ориентации, профильного образования. Молодежная научная школа включает в себя 2 этапа – 1-й этап – он-лайн этап, заочный: конкурс научных работ среди студентов и аспирантов (индивидуальный и командный) вузов г. Москвы «От купечества до предпринимательства: эволюция бизнес-среды», конкурс научных работ старшеклассников (9-11 классы) по экономике «Юные москвичи – экономике города» (в электронной форме), 2-й этап – очный (научная конференция «Москва – международный бизнес-центр: вчера, сегодня, завтра»), проводимая на базе РУДН.

В жюри конкурса и программном комитете конференции – известные специалисты и эксперты.

Участие бесплатное и осуществляется на добровольной основе.

Призы:
  • Всем участникам вручаются сертификаты об участии в Молодежной научной школе (далее — Конкурсе). Сертификаты об участии в Конкурсе могут быть получены участниками Конкурса как во время церемонии награждения, так и позже (по запросу участника).
  • Победителям и призерам Конкурса вручаются дипломы и ценные призы. Работы победителей и призеров получают организационную, информационную поддержку, рекомендуются для практической реализации в Департамент средств массовой информации и рекламы города Москвы.
  • Оргкомитет Конкурса оставляет за собой право наградить отдельных участников Конкурса (не более пяти), чьи работы не вошли в список победителей или призеров, но были отмечены Оргкомитетом по другим критериям, согласованным с учредителями и спонсорами Конкурса.
  • Награждение победителей и призеров Конкурса дипломами и ценными призами проводится Оргкомитетом Конкурса на торжественном закрытии Фестиваля «Москва – межэтнический, международный деловой и культурный центр» 22 ноября 2014г.

Он-лайн этап проводится до 13 ноября 2014 г. Для участия в Проекте необходимо пройти предварительную регистрацию на сайте молодёжной научной школыhttp://agora.guru.ru/festivalnauka до 1 октября 2014 г.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Call for applications: International Young Forum about "Peace and Integration"

Training Course
 
15-20 September 2014 | Prishtina and Prizren, Kosovo

Forum for Progressive Initiative is organizing an International Forum about conflict resolution to explore and share common values for peace building and reconciliation in post-conflict countries towards a mutual peaceful and democratic society.
 
We want to face different participants from different countries to see their attitudes in rapport of dealing with different ethnicities and working together with one another for a common bright and perspective future despite of a bitter past.

This way we would share and promote a publication with recommendation platform with modern and significant values and approaches which might be a model for conflict resolution and we would get a direct opinion from minorities.
 
Aims:
  • To share different historic experiences among different countries how did they overcome their ethnic conflict and how did the developed sustainable peace.
  • To promote democratic, modern cultural and social values among participating countries.
  • To exchange culture, idea, thoughts and experiences between various countries.
  • To socialize participating students and to create collaborative bridges on the future.
Costs:

Selected participants are requested to pay a participation fee up to 185€


This fee it’s all inclusive, covering the accommodation, food & refreshment, seminars and workshops, necessary material, trips around the country and some entertaining activities.


As for travel cost, each attendant is in charge of his/her own travel expenses form to Kosovo.



Our partner source: youth-in-action.org

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Прием заявок: Московская Открытая Школа Прав Человека при Сахаровском Центре

Приглашаем всех, кто интересуется защитой прав человека в России и мире и хочет принимать активное участие в работе правозащитного движения. 

Мы ждем студентов и молодых преподавателей, журналистов, юристов и специалистов в сфере международных отношений, молодых историков, политологов, социологов, психологов, антропологов и философов, активистов и волонтеров гражданских организаций и вообще всех, кто хочет научиться защищать права человека.

Для участия необходимо проживать в Москве или Московской области. Занятия по выходным и частично вечером в будни. Занятия пройдут с октября 2014 по февраль 2015 года в Сахаровском центре (Москва).

Что такое Московская Открытая Школа Прав Человека? 


– Установочные занятия (Вводный курс по правам человека, 3 часа)

– Базовый курс по правам человека и гражданским действиям (1,5 дня в выходные)


− Лекторий (2 часа по вечерам в будни)

− тематические семинары (1 полный день)

− практические мастерские (очные встречи на 3-4 часа и дистантные задания).

По итогам программы все выпускники смогут пройти стажировки в правозащитных организациях России и получат сертификаты об окончании Школы.

Для участия необходимо заполнить анкету и пройти собеседование. Последний срок подачи заявки – 15 октября.

Контакт для связи: moscow@inthrschool.org, +79192495272

Страничка Школы в Фейсбуке: https://www.facebook.com/humanrightsschool

Страничка Вконтакте: http://vk.com/club58648065

Школа проходит уже в третий раз, и хотя у всех участников текущего набора будет возможность познакомиться с выпускниками предыдущих лет, вот отзывы от тех, кто учился в Школе весной и летом 2014 года.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Прием заявок: Европейская школа в Пятигорске, 2014

Четыре раза в год в разных частях страны проходят Европейские школы. Каждая Европейская школа на несколько дней объединяет в одном из российских городов неравнодушных, креативных, смелых молодых людей, словом, таких как Ты.

На Европейских школах лучшие эксперты из России и Европы предложат тебе свое видение российско-европейских отношений, интеграционных процессов в Европейском Союзе, перспектив России в сфере экономики, международных отношений, образования.

Следующая школа пройдет:
  • в Пятигорске с 10-12 октября 2014 года

для студентов и аспирантов вузов Южного и Северо-Кавказского Федеральных округов России: Волгоградская, Астраханская, Ростовская области, Краснодарский край, Ставропольский край, Республики Калмыкия, Адыгея, Дагестан, Чечня, Ингушетия, Карачаево-Черкесия, Кабардино-Балкария, Северная Осетия. Прием заявок до 29 сетнября 2014 года.

Что такое европейские школы?

  • Европейские школы – это твоя личная сеть важных контактов и связей, которая будет полезна для твоего профессионального роста в будущем.
  • Европейские школы – первый шаг на пути в Европу, если ты хочешь завершить или дополнить свое образование в странах Европейского Союза.
  • Европейские школы – это возможность познакомиться с лучшими российскими и европейскими экспертами по проблемам политики, экономики, права, международных отношений.
  • Европейские школы – это шанс проявить себя, представить свой взгляд, отстоять свою позицию, а также применить твои творческие дарования в богатой неформальной жизни Европейской школы.
Слушателям оплачивается проезд и проживание. 

Срок подачи заявок до 29 сентября.

Отбор слушателей — конкурсный, общее количество слушателей — 30 человек. Результаты конкурса будут объявлены 1 октября.

Организаторы оплачивают расходы на проезд (в плацкарте или автобусом) до места проведения семинара и обратно, проживание и питание участников на месте.

Не упустите свой шанс провести время с пользой!

Контакты:
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

12 tips for getting a job in international development


From how to network to making your CV stand out of the crowd, our panel of experts share their career advice

Jamie Furniss, programme director of MSc International Development, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, @UofE_MScID

Don’t assume studying international development is the best plan: One mistake a lot of people make is to think that you need to study international development in order to ‘do’ international development. There are clearly many benefits to studying the subject, but depending on the career you are seeking it is not the only, or even the best, pathway.

Clare Dawson, careers consultant, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Do your research: My first top tip would be to research the sector well and understand its current priorities and requirements. From there, be clear about the skills you have to offer and where these might fit. You should then find out about the variety of roles in international development and focus on which area most suits you. Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to connect with relevant organisations can also be useful. The Careers Group London for example have a good Facebook page.

Claire Schultz, HR manager for field staffing, Médecins Sans Frontières, London, UK, @MSF_uk

Build your practical experience: Generally speaking, recruiters in the sector will be more interested in the practical experience you have gained after your degree, as opposed to the finer detail of what you studied.

Tristan Shirley, recruitment consultant, Prospectus, London, UK

Be realistic: We see successful candidates as the ones who take a realistic stock of how to get into the sector. For example, a general administration job in marketing may not be the same as working in programmes, but it will allow you to be in the organisation to hear about roles, develop relationships and be building relevant experience for your CV.

Don’t overlook office skills: To get the edge in the sector, strong administrative office based skills are vital for many entry level disciplines in international development. Relevant specialist skills such as fundraising, marketing, communications and digital are also useful to get experience in. Other weapons in your arsenal may be volunteering experience or internships, as well as the best CV possible.

Graham Salisbury, head of HR, ActionAid UK, London, UK, @ActionAidUK

Network: People who work in the sector are generally only too pleased to be invited to share their thoughts and experience with those wanting to follow in their footsteps, so make use of that opportunity. CVs, cover letters and application forms are fine, but they can’t compete with some real one-to-one networking.

Use available resources to help polish your CV: Don’t forget that there are hundreds of available books on pulling together a good CV and covering letter. Your library will have plenty, so there’s no need to spend your hard-earned cash on them. Get your hands on these books and steal with glee any tips and advice that they contain. If I was, however, to recommend just one book which also contains some great tips, it’s How to write an impressive CV and cover letter’ by Tracey Whitmore.

Damilola Odimayo, careers adviser, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Stay flexible: I think one of the key skills in the sector is flexibility. The sector is highly competitive with far fewer jobs than applicants, so it’s really key to bear in mind that you may have to make a few ‘sideways’ career moves to get your ideal job. Sometimes this may mean taking a role abroad (even if the location would not be your first choice) or in a smaller organisation. This can provide you with great experience that will make your application look more attractive when you apply for future roles.

Youth Policy Fact Sheet: Russia


The web-source www.youth-policy.org provides the basic information on youth in Russia,as well as other countries.


Full information is available in PDF: http://www.youthpolicy.org/pdfs/factsheets/Russia.pdf

Thursday, August 28, 2014

International photo competition -- No Hate Speech Movement

The No Hate Speech Movement is organising an international photo competition dedicated to the European Action Day against Islamphobia and Religious Intolerance on 21 September 2014!

You are invited to participate by submitting your photo, illustrating the issue of Religious Diversity and Tolerance. The winner will receive a €300 gift voucher and will be invited to participate in one of the Council of Europe activities.

If you are between 13 and 30 years old you can submit your photo from 30 June 2014 to 1 September 2014 (the competition will close at midnight). For more details Click here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Call for participation: Cairobserver


Cairobserver will begin working simultaneously on two new publications. One will have a focus on universities and the other will focus on downtowns. Both Cairobserver issues will expand the scope of the themes beyond Cairo to include stories from across Egypt. This is an open call to invite students, writers, residents, architects, historians, archivists, photographers, and anyone else who is interested to participate in the making of these two publications. The final outcome will be two separate 50 page tabloid-sized publications.

#University


The university issue of Cairobserver will consider the university from a variety of perspectives: as a physical site within the city, as a space for the production of ideas and imaginaries about the built environment, and as a space of struggle where youth and authorities are in a constant tug of war. Participants are invited to interpret the theme beyond the suggested questions below and to explore the other countless possibilities:

Mapping: How does the university, as a physical space, fit within its urban setting?

Production: Is the university still a laboratory for knowledge production, particularly pertaining to Egypt’s urban condition with its history, politics and physical reality?

Knowledge: Students and teachers, particularly in architecture, urban planning, and political science departments, are invited to reflect on university curricula and their relationship to Egypt’s urban realities. What is the relationship between university faculty and the state, on one hand, and between university faculty and their students, on the other hand, in regards to Egypt’s urban problems and possible solutions?

Campus: University campuses are mini-cities onto themselves. Contributors are invited to explore the design of university campuses, how people move around them, campus architecture, gendered uses of space, and the politics of space within the campus limits and the spaces immediately outside campus walls.

Cairobserver also encourages students working in architecture, urbanism, public policy and related fields to publish summaries of their work and thesis projects in this issue.

#Downtowns

The downtowns issue of Cairobserver will revisit city centers in Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura, Port Said, Luxor and other cities to examine their present conditions and challenges. What makes a city center? Do our cities need a single center, a downtown, or multiple centers or downtowns and why? Do new desert cities need downtowns or is this an urban artifact from the past that is no longer relevant in new cities? Can we think of an urban future for Egyptian cities without including a comprehensive evaluation the downtowns of these cities, their economies, architectural and urban histories, current challenges in addition to identifying key stakeholders? Can our cities survive without vibrant inclusive downtowns? What do we make of the destruction of Cinema Rialto in downtown Alexandria and the reopening of Cinema Radio in downtown Cairo, the erection of new statues and monuments in downtown Alexandria and downtown Cairo that ignited public uproar? What about the persistent question regarding who owns the streets and sidewalks in downtowns?

Possible themes for contributions in this issue include: Public space, protest, street vendors, architectural vandalism, municipal corruption, romanticism and nostalgia, architectural preservation and real estate. Participants in this issue are invited to reflect on these questions and to bring their own interventions, experiments, investigations and visions. In addition to downtown Cairo and Alexandria, Cairobserver is particularly interested in contributions from cities in the Delta, Upper Egypt and Suez Canal cities.

How to participate

Contributions to these two Cairobserver issues should be in the range of 500-800 words with relevant photographs taken by the author. Visual and photographic contributions are also welcomed. Contributions can be in Arabic or English with a preference for Arabic. If you are interested in participating in these publications please send your questions and contributions to Cairobserver [at] gmail [dot] com

Authors must include a two-sentence biography with their submission. Please write in the subject of the email the name of the issue you are interested in: #university or #downtowns

Please send a short email with your idea regarding a contribution by September 1. The deadline for all final contributions is October 15, 2014. No late submissions will be accepted.



Cairobserver print issues are an independent publishing effort with content sourced from young architects and scholars. All work is voluntary and the expenses are limited to publication design and printing. If you are interested in financially supporting this effort with a grant, donation or to advertise in the publications, contact Cairobserver [at] gmail [dot] com

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

an intercultural project on Cairo

More than 10 days ago, (8 August 2014) YCSD has implemented a special meeting aiming to break a wall of stereotypes on Cairo (Egypt). This Great city used to be an intercultural citadel in the area of North Africa and the Middle East, and nowadays, it is a symbol of socio-political instability, violence and horrific dispersal of demonstrations, as well as sit-ins (2013). 

This meeting aimed to describe a scope of modern popular ideas about Cairo as a city on the world map in the context of Islamic culture. It has been proven that the majority of people do not have any appropriate conception due to their low-grounded stereotypes regarding Islamic traditions, Copts and Muslims co-existence, overall, about history of Egypt itself (excluding some well-known facts about Ancient Egypt). 

The presentation on Cairo was based on the city’s development through the last centuries. Also, the goal was to demonstrate Cairo’s graph, its amplitudes and historical fluctuations that affected the city. The people of Cairo, their habits and daily routine were the main point of the presentation. It consisted of some teasers – “The Square”, “Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo” – that have caught all the audience’s hearts. It has been done specifically to touch sensitive issues of inter-religious and inter-faith interaction, as well as  to establish a base of intercultural dialogue on Cairo as a positive cultural symbol. 

All the information is on the special web-source devoted to Cairo in Russian language: www.cairobook.blogspot.ru and additionally -- (cairo! post)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Moscow Science Week 2014


Приглашаем на Moscow Science Week, которая на одной площадке объединяет лекции выдающихся ученых. Они познакомят молодых исследователей со своим авторитетным взглядом на проблемы современной науки, выступления лауреатов молодежных научных премий, постерные сессии и выставки инновационных продуктов и технологий, панельные дискуссиии круглые столы, где в горячем споре сталкиваются разные точки зрения и рождаются идеи междисциплинарного взаимодействия, мастер-классы, призванные помочь молодым исследователям развить свои профессиональные навыки.

Под эгидой MSW 2014 пройдут тематические школы и конференции молодых ученых в широком спектре областей наук.

Для участия в работе Moscow Science Week просим Вас зарегистрироваться на сайте и загрузить тезисы в личном кабинете.

ОРГВЗНОС за участие в MSW-2014 не взимается.


Также информируем о предстоящей в рамках MSW-2014 Всероссийской конференция молодых ученых «Вызовы для России в меняющемся мире». Организатор: Институт мировой экономики и международных отношений РАН. 

Вся информация: http://www.imemo.ru/

Заявки на данную конференцию можно подавать до 25 августа 2014 г

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Call for applications: Fellowship 2015-2016 Russia and the West


Call for Fellowship Applications: 2015-2016 Russia and the West

Call for Proposals
The Transatlantic Academy is seeking candidates to serve as resident Fellows from September 2015 – June 2016 to examine the research theme “Russia and the West.” A joint project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Transatlantic Academy is located at the GMF office in Washington, DC. Each year, the Academy brings together scholars from Europe and North America to work on a single set of issues facing the transatlantic community. The Academy is an interdisciplinary institution which is open to all social science disciplines, the humanities, and the natural sciences. For more information on the Academy please visit our website at www.transatlanticacademy.org.

Background
Following several years examining the future of liberal order in both domestic and international contexts and the role of religion in foreign policy, the Academy will turn its attention to the troubled relationship between Russia and the West. It is our goal to use the Academy’s unique format bringing together multidisciplinary groups of scholars from Europe and North America to produce policy suggestions for how the transatlantic partners should move forward regarding Russia following its actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine in 2014.

Russia’s actions in the territory of neighboring Ukraine, including occupying and annexing Crimea and fomenting an insurgency in eastern Ukraine, have created an acute challenge to the international and particularly the European liberal order. These actions followed the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia and an assertive Russian policy regarding the preservation of the Assad regime in Syria. President Putin’s actions in Ukraine have reopened all the assumptions behind Western approaches to Moscow as well as the understandings that have shaped the post-Cold War order in Europe. They have also created fissures within and between countries in Europe and North America, as Europe has deeper business and energy ties to today’s Russia, while security concerns about Russia loom larger in countries such as Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia compared to in Germany, France, Italy, and others.

The Academy invites research proposals from academics which can deepen interdisciplinary understanding of the relationship between Russia and Europe and the United States since the end of the Cold War and link this knowledge to a range of issues, policy communities, and wider publics through interaction with shorter-term practitioner fellows as well as through a series of workshops in Washington, Berlin, and other cities.

Research Themes

The Transatlantic Academy Fellows will spend the year both conducting their individual research and developing a collaborative research project which will result in a series of policy papers offering a Russia policy roadmap for North American and European governments as well as for the private sector and non-governmental organizations. The Academy invites proposals for research on one or more of the following questions:

•What Went Wrong? When the Cold War ended, the West attempted to democratize Russia and build partnerships with Moscow, although these proved to be limited. Why has liberal democracy failed in Russia, why have relations between the United States and Russia broken down, and why has Russia’s foreign policy become more aggressive towards its neighbors? What role have the European Union and its member states played in shaping the new Russia and in the Ukraine crisis?

•Russian Threat Perceptions and Foreign Policy: What has stayed consistent and what has changed in Russian foreign policy over the short and long run? To paraphrase George F. Kennan, what are the sources of Russian conduct? What are Russia’s major strategic options and what are the major drivers in Russian foreign policy? To what extent and how should Western policymakers take these perceptions into account in the shaping of long-term strategy?

•Russia and the Global Order: Can Russia challenge the global order? How would it go about doing so? Would China cooperate openly or tacitly with Russian efforts to restructure international economic, financial, or political systems? Could Russia attempt to rally other nations around a new global anti-Western ideology and political model? How could the United States and the West respond to such an effort?

•Russian Economic Integration with the West: Unlike the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation is increasingly integrated into the Western economic system and interlocked through investment and trade in natural resources, especially energy. What is the role of the private sector in shaping the West’s relationship with Russia? How does the Russia business lobby influence Western policy and is business trumping non-economic values in Western policies? What role can the private sector play in fostering change in Russia? How much leverage do the United States and Europe derive from their economic ties to Russia and vice versa, and how can both sides apply this leverage in practice? What are Russia’s short and medium-term economic prospects? How vulnerable is Russia to changes in global energy markets? Can Russia sustain economic growth in a context of decreased access to Western capital and technology?

•How Should Europe and North America Develop a New Strategy Toward Russia? The post-Cold War assumptions underlying Western policies have been thrown into doubt following Russia’s actions in Ukraine. How should the West deal with Russia in an interconnected world? Is containment possible? Is cooperation possible? What are the implications for defense and security policies, including nuclear and cyber security? For media and public diplomacy? What is NATO’s role? Can the European Union develop a more unified approach to Russia?

Eligibility

A minimum of four senior and two postdoctoral scholars, three from Europe and three from North America, will work in a collaborative environment from September 7, 2015 to June 10, 2016. Applicants who combine academic excellence with practical field or policy experience will have an advantage. Fellows will be expected to present their own research and to react to the work of their colleagues on a regular basis while at the Academy. They will also be expected to discuss their research with policymakers, non-governmental organizations and other policy-oriented institutions, both in the United States and Europe. In addition to a generous monthly stipend, Fellows will receive travel expenses to and from the Academy.

Applicants for Senior Fellowships must have a PhD and professional experience equivalent to that of an Associate Professor. Applicants for Postdoctoral Fellowships must have completed their PhD within the last five years. The Academy offers two Postdoctoral Fellowships. One of them, the Volkswagen Stiftung Fellowship, is reserved for promising young scholars based at German institutions working in a specific field of the humanities. Applications for this fellowship must be made directly to the Volkswagen Stiftung. More information on this application process can be found on the Stiftung’s website:www.volkswagenstiftung.de. Applicants for the other Postdoctoral Fellowship should apply directly to the Academy.

How to Apply

Applications from a variety of disciplines, to include history, economics, political science, and legal studies, will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in September 2014 with offers made no later than December 2014. Applications for fellowships can be downloaded from the Academy’s website: www.transatlanticacademy.org.

Applicants for Volkswagen Stiftung Fellowships must be made via the Volkswagen Stiftung.

For more information please contact Jessica Hirsch, Program Coordinator, at jhirsch@transatlanticacademy.org or 202-683-2644.

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Прием заявок: научная школа «Москва – международный бизнес-центр: вчера, сегодня, завтра»

Молодежная научная школа «Москва – международный бизнес-центр: вчера, сегодня, завтра» проводится с целью выявления и поддержки одаренных детей и молодежи, профессиональной ориентации, профильного образования. Молодежная научная школа включает в себя 2 этапа – 1-й этап – он-лайн этап, заочный: конкурс научных работ среди студентов и аспирантов (индивидуальный и командный) вузов г. Москвы «От купечества до предпринимательства: эволюция бизнес-среды», конкурс научных работ старшеклассников (9-11 классы) по экономике «Юные москвичи – экономике города» (в электронной форме), 2-й этап – очный (научная конференция «Москва – международный бизнес-центр: вчера, сегодня, завтра»), проводимая на базе РУДН.

В жюри конкурса и программном комитете конференции – известные специалисты и эксперты.

Участие бесплатное и осуществляется на добровольной основе.

Призы:
  • Всем участникам вручаются сертификаты об участии в Молодежной научной школе (далее — Конкурсе). Сертификаты об участии в Конкурсе могут быть получены участниками Конкурса как во время церемонии награждения, так и позже (по запросу участника).
  • Победителям и призерам Конкурса вручаются дипломы и ценные призы. Работы победителей и призеров получают организационную, информационную поддержку, рекомендуются для практической реализации в Департамент средств массовой информации и рекламы города Москвы.
  • Оргкомитет Конкурса оставляет за собой право наградить отдельных участников Конкурса (не более пяти), чьи работы не вошли в список победителей или призеров, но были отмечены Оргкомитетом по другим критериям, согласованным с учредителями и спонсорами Конкурса.
  • Награждение победителей и призеров Конкурса дипломами и ценными призами проводится Оргкомитетом Конкурса на торжественном закрытии Фестиваля «Москва – межэтнический, международный деловой и культурный центр» 22 ноября 2014г.

Он-лайн этап проводится до 13 ноября 2014 г. Для участия в Проекте необходимо пройти предварительную регистрацию на сайте молодёжной научной школыhttp://agora.guru.ru/festivalnauka до 1 октября 2014 г.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Call for applications: International Young Forum about "Peace and Integration"

Training Course
 
15-20 September 2014 | Prishtina and Prizren, Kosovo

Forum for Progressive Initiative is organizing an International Forum about conflict resolution to explore and share common values for peace building and reconciliation in post-conflict countries towards a mutual peaceful and democratic society.
 
We want to face different participants from different countries to see their attitudes in rapport of dealing with different ethnicities and working together with one another for a common bright and perspective future despite of a bitter past.

This way we would share and promote a publication with recommendation platform with modern and significant values and approaches which might be a model for conflict resolution and we would get a direct opinion from minorities.
 
Aims:
  • To share different historic experiences among different countries how did they overcome their ethnic conflict and how did the developed sustainable peace.
  • To promote democratic, modern cultural and social values among participating countries.
  • To exchange culture, idea, thoughts and experiences between various countries.
  • To socialize participating students and to create collaborative bridges on the future.
Costs:

Selected participants are requested to pay a participation fee up to 185€


This fee it’s all inclusive, covering the accommodation, food & refreshment, seminars and workshops, necessary material, trips around the country and some entertaining activities.


As for travel cost, each attendant is in charge of his/her own travel expenses form to Kosovo.



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