Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sea of Words Short Story Contest (MENA region)

This contests encourages dialogue between peoples, and exchange of knowledge and experiences between different local and international traditions.

The contest, which is organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation and its Head of Network in Spain (IEMed), is aimed at awarding talented and young Euromed writers for their short stories whose content is related to the creation and/or consolidation of dynamics aiming to reinforce volunteering activities, one of the active citizenship elements to promote social cohesion, liberty and democratic values.

The authors of the best short stories will be invited to the awards presentation ceremony in Barcelona on 28th and 29th November 2011.

THEME

The theme of this year’s contest is “promoting social solidarity and the democracy”.

ELIGIBILITY

* you are from the Middle East, North Africa or Europe

* younger than 30 years old

YOUR ESSAY

* write a short story related to the theme above (intercultural dialogue)

* up to 2,500 words

* in any of the official MENA / European languages

HOW TO APPLY

[1] write your short story

[2] contact details (first and last name, place of birth, nationality, postal address, email)

[3] send it to concurso@iemed.org

DEADLINE

July 31, 2011 (until midnight)

MORE INFO

For further details, please visit the Leaders of Tomorrow post here: http://www.iemed.org/seaofwords/2011/a_reglament.php

concurso@iemed.org


Girona, 2008010 Barcelona SPAIN

+ 34 93 244 98 50

Friday, June 17, 2011

International scientific conference "Black Sea in the XXI century: socio-economic development and inter-regional cooperation in the context of globali

Yesterday YC "Social Diplomacy'" took a part in the International scientific conference "Black Sea in the XXI century: socio-economic development and inter-regional cooperation in the context of globalization". It was held on the base of the Southern Federal University (Rostov-on-Don) with invited guests from Turkey, Krasnodar, Moscow and etc; different universities, scientific departments and from Russian Academy Science's branches.

This event was devoted to different aspects of cooperation in the Big Black Sea region with special attention to Russian-Turkish relations and possible methods and platforms for possible collaboration and its development.

It gathered the best specialists in the noticed field: A. Yazkova, J. Radvanyi, V. Kolosov, L. Vardomskij, A. Archipov, A. Druzhinin, I. Busigina, Mustafa Mutluer, Aydin Ibrahimov, Ilkay Sudas and etc.

There was raised a question linked to Turkish-Russian relations and also Turkish model of the regional development as the most attractive and effective example for the Caucasus.

Experts had different points of view in the field of the united Black Sea Region definition. As far as it understood only we -- inhabitants and CSO participants -- could provide it by positive scenario.

Вчера YC "Social Diplomacy" принял участие в Международной научной конференции «Причерноморье в XXI веке: социально-экономическое развитие и межрегиональные взаимодействия в контексте глобализации». Конференция была проведена на базе Южного Федерального Университета (Ростов-на-Дону). Гости прибыли из Турции, Краснодара, Москвы и др.; различных университетов, научных подразделений и филиалов Российской Академии Наук.

Состоявшееся мероприятие посвящено аспектам кооперации в Черноморском регионе, среди которых серьезное внимание было уделено российско-турецким отношениям и возможным методам и платформам взаимовыгодного сотрудничества и его возможном развитии в дальнейшем.

Конференция собрала в стенах университета лучших специалистов в сфере черноморского регионального сотрудничества: А. Язькова, Ж. Радвани, В. Колосов, Л. Вардомский, А. Архипов, А. Дружинин, И. Бусыгина, М. Мютлюэр, Э. Ибрагимов, И. Судаш и др.

В рамках круглого стола был поднят наиболее важный вопрос, касающийся российско-турецких отношений и применения турецкой модели регионального развития применительно к Кавказу.

Эксперты аргументировали разнообразные точки зрения относительно определения "Черноморский регион" и его состава государств. Но как стало понятно из всей дискуссии, только жители непосредственно региона и активные участники организаций гражданского сектора способны повлиять на ход развития всего региона.

International Summer School “Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood”, Italy

Deadline: 28 June 2011
Open to: individuals/students interested in democratic developments, human rights, peace and security issues, European integration
Costs: scholarships available for citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, and Turkey
Venue: 4th – 17th September 2011, Cervia, Italy

About
The CEI International Summer School “Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighborhood” will take place in Cervia, every September.

Since 1995 the “Europe and the Balkans International Network – Centre for Eastern European and Balkan Studies”, established by the University of Bologna, has been organising a yearly Summer School for post-graduate students from Eastern Europe and from the European Union. Up to the ninth edition, held in 2003, the School was entitled “Post-Communist Transition and European Integration Processes”. Starting from 2004 the School has the title: “Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood”. This title change is explained by the enlargement of the EU towards ten East European Countries in 2004, seven of them belonging to the CEI area that represents the conclusion of the so called “post-communist transition”, at least for this part of Eastern Europe.

The recent policy of the EU on “Greater Europe and the new neighbourhood” offers new rooms for an interaction between the CEI and the EU strategic goals, and this will be taken into serious consideration in the School programmes as well as in the selection of the students.

Aim
The aim of the summer school is to help participants learn about democratic developments, human rights, peace and security issues, and European integration.

In particular the 2011 will offer an arena for exchange experiences as well as tools for strengthening the actions of activists in the Central and SEE Region, for fighting against discrimination (within the broader framework of Diversity Management) and spreading new sense of economic development (with a special reference to Green Economy and Sustainable development).

Eligibility
The summer school is supported by the CEI and the P2P Programme of the European Commission and particularly designed for participants belonging to CSOs from the Western Balkans. Scholarships are available for CSOs representatives who are citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, and Turkey.

How to Apply
Deadline for application: 28th June 2011 is the strict deadline set for receiving the properly completed:

  • Application form,
  • Curriculum vitae European Format,
  • Letter of endorsement from your CSO.
  • Interested applicants can register and apply on the website of the summer school.

Further information my be requested to

Ms. Dessislava Krasteva
e-mail: dessislava.krasteva [at] unibo.it

Ms. Luciana Moretti
e-mail: luciana.moretti [at] unibo.it

Centro per l’Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica
CEI International Summer School
via San Giovanni Bosco, 1, Faenza, Italy
Phone: +39 0544 937 950

The Official Website

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Elections in Turkey

YC 'Social Diplomacy' is participating in observing during Turkish elections. AKP (lead-party) is the leader with 51.10%. CHP is 25.10% and MHP is 13.40%.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sea of Words Short Story Contest (MENA region)

This contests encourages dialogue between peoples, and exchange of knowledge and experiences between different local and international traditions.

The contest, which is organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation and its Head of Network in Spain (IEMed), is aimed at awarding talented and young Euromed writers for their short stories whose content is related to the creation and/or consolidation of dynamics aiming to reinforce volunteering activities, one of the active citizenship elements to promote social cohesion, liberty and democratic values.

The authors of the best short stories will be invited to the awards presentation ceremony in Barcelona on 28th and 29th November 2011.

THEME

The theme of this year’s contest is “promoting social solidarity and the democracy”.

ELIGIBILITY

* you are from the Middle East, North Africa or Europe

* younger than 30 years old

YOUR ESSAY

* write a short story related to the theme above (intercultural dialogue)

* up to 2,500 words

* in any of the official MENA / European languages

HOW TO APPLY

[1] write your short story

[2] contact details (first and last name, place of birth, nationality, postal address, email)

[3] send it to concurso@iemed.org

DEADLINE

July 31, 2011 (until midnight)

MORE INFO

For further details, please visit the Leaders of Tomorrow post here: http://www.iemed.org/seaofwords/2011/a_reglament.php

concurso@iemed.org


Girona, 2008010 Barcelona SPAIN

+ 34 93 244 98 50

Friday, June 17, 2011

International scientific conference "Black Sea in the XXI century: socio-economic development and inter-regional cooperation in the context of globali

Yesterday YC "Social Diplomacy'" took a part in the International scientific conference "Black Sea in the XXI century: socio-economic development and inter-regional cooperation in the context of globalization". It was held on the base of the Southern Federal University (Rostov-on-Don) with invited guests from Turkey, Krasnodar, Moscow and etc; different universities, scientific departments and from Russian Academy Science's branches.

This event was devoted to different aspects of cooperation in the Big Black Sea region with special attention to Russian-Turkish relations and possible methods and platforms for possible collaboration and its development.

It gathered the best specialists in the noticed field: A. Yazkova, J. Radvanyi, V. Kolosov, L. Vardomskij, A. Archipov, A. Druzhinin, I. Busigina, Mustafa Mutluer, Aydin Ibrahimov, Ilkay Sudas and etc.

There was raised a question linked to Turkish-Russian relations and also Turkish model of the regional development as the most attractive and effective example for the Caucasus.

Experts had different points of view in the field of the united Black Sea Region definition. As far as it understood only we -- inhabitants and CSO participants -- could provide it by positive scenario.

Вчера YC "Social Diplomacy" принял участие в Международной научной конференции «Причерноморье в XXI веке: социально-экономическое развитие и межрегиональные взаимодействия в контексте глобализации». Конференция была проведена на базе Южного Федерального Университета (Ростов-на-Дону). Гости прибыли из Турции, Краснодара, Москвы и др.; различных университетов, научных подразделений и филиалов Российской Академии Наук.

Состоявшееся мероприятие посвящено аспектам кооперации в Черноморском регионе, среди которых серьезное внимание было уделено российско-турецким отношениям и возможным методам и платформам взаимовыгодного сотрудничества и его возможном развитии в дальнейшем.

Конференция собрала в стенах университета лучших специалистов в сфере черноморского регионального сотрудничества: А. Язькова, Ж. Радвани, В. Колосов, Л. Вардомский, А. Архипов, А. Дружинин, И. Бусыгина, М. Мютлюэр, Э. Ибрагимов, И. Судаш и др.

В рамках круглого стола был поднят наиболее важный вопрос, касающийся российско-турецких отношений и применения турецкой модели регионального развития применительно к Кавказу.

Эксперты аргументировали разнообразные точки зрения относительно определения "Черноморский регион" и его состава государств. Но как стало понятно из всей дискуссии, только жители непосредственно региона и активные участники организаций гражданского сектора способны повлиять на ход развития всего региона.

International Summer School “Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood”, Italy

Deadline: 28 June 2011
Open to: individuals/students interested in democratic developments, human rights, peace and security issues, European integration
Costs: scholarships available for citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, and Turkey
Venue: 4th – 17th September 2011, Cervia, Italy

About
The CEI International Summer School “Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighborhood” will take place in Cervia, every September.

Since 1995 the “Europe and the Balkans International Network – Centre for Eastern European and Balkan Studies”, established by the University of Bologna, has been organising a yearly Summer School for post-graduate students from Eastern Europe and from the European Union. Up to the ninth edition, held in 2003, the School was entitled “Post-Communist Transition and European Integration Processes”. Starting from 2004 the School has the title: “Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood”. This title change is explained by the enlargement of the EU towards ten East European Countries in 2004, seven of them belonging to the CEI area that represents the conclusion of the so called “post-communist transition”, at least for this part of Eastern Europe.

The recent policy of the EU on “Greater Europe and the new neighbourhood” offers new rooms for an interaction between the CEI and the EU strategic goals, and this will be taken into serious consideration in the School programmes as well as in the selection of the students.

Aim
The aim of the summer school is to help participants learn about democratic developments, human rights, peace and security issues, and European integration.

In particular the 2011 will offer an arena for exchange experiences as well as tools for strengthening the actions of activists in the Central and SEE Region, for fighting against discrimination (within the broader framework of Diversity Management) and spreading new sense of economic development (with a special reference to Green Economy and Sustainable development).

Eligibility
The summer school is supported by the CEI and the P2P Programme of the European Commission and particularly designed for participants belonging to CSOs from the Western Balkans. Scholarships are available for CSOs representatives who are citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, and Turkey.

How to Apply
Deadline for application: 28th June 2011 is the strict deadline set for receiving the properly completed:

  • Application form,
  • Curriculum vitae European Format,
  • Letter of endorsement from your CSO.
  • Interested applicants can register and apply on the website of the summer school.

Further information my be requested to

Ms. Dessislava Krasteva
e-mail: dessislava.krasteva [at] unibo.it

Ms. Luciana Moretti
e-mail: luciana.moretti [at] unibo.it

Centro per l’Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica
CEI International Summer School
via San Giovanni Bosco, 1, Faenza, Italy
Phone: +39 0544 937 950

The Official Website

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

AKP strong in youth, proximity to people, young activists say - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

AKP strong in youth, proximity to people, young activists say - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

This article is devoted to the held in Istanbul event -- Election Exchange Program 2011 in which YC 'Social Diplomacy' participated as an independent observer.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Elections in Turkey

YC 'Social Diplomacy' is participating in observing during Turkish elections. AKP (lead-party) is the leader with 51.10%. CHP is 25.10% and MHP is 13.40%.