Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Anna Lind Foundation: 2012

Anna Lind Foundation: €1.35 million call for projects to promote civil society

The Anna Lindh Foundation has launched a Call for Project Proposals for 2012 worth a total of €1.35 million, aimed at supporting projects that promote the mobilisation and empowerment of civil society. Around 50 projects are expected to be awarded through this call. 

Unfortunately Russia is not eligible to take a part in this process but it doesn't mean that it never could. We have to overcome all political realities to work in collaboration via intercultural issues without geopolitical borders.



About Russia

Our Youth Club 'Social Diplomacy' would like to propose you to read something real true about us, Russians. We've found it very interesting and connected to our real life. Please, ignore some political issues and you can be in intercultural dialogue with us :)

Ten Things Never to Say or Do in Russia


Sometimes, knowing what NOT to do is even more important if you want to fit in or at least produce a good impression. Read on to find out about ten Russian social taboos. 

Don't come to visit empty-handed

If you're invited over for dinner, or just for a visit, don't come to a Russian house with nothing. What you bring doesn't really matter — a box of chocolates, flowers, or a small toy for a child. Russian hosts prepare for company by cooking their best dishes and buying delicacies that they normally wouldn't for themselves. If, after all this effort, a guest shows up without even a flower, Russians believe he doesn't care.

Don't leave your shoes on in someone's home

Russian apartments are covered in rugs. Often, they're expensive Persian rugs with intricate designs, which aren't cleaned as easily as traditional American carpeting. Besides, Russians walk a lot through dusty streets, instead of just stepping from the car directly into the home. For these reasons, and also because this tradition has gone on for centuries, Russians take off their street shoes when they enter private residencies. The host usually offers a pair of tapochki (tah-puhch-kee; slippers); if you go to a party, women usually bring a pair of nice shoes to wear inside. And again, if you fail to take your shoes off, nobody will say anything. But sneak a peek: Are you the only person wearing your snow-covered boots at the dinner table?

EU Neighbourhood Library – your online ENP and ENPI documents database

You have to check this new resource dedicated to ENPI because:

the EU Neighbourhood Library is a user-friendly online database bringing together the key documents that guide EU relations with the ENP and ENPI partner countries.

This database allows you to search and download a wide range of materials drawn from official EU sources and EU-funded projects in the neighbourhood. These range from Association Agreements and Country reports to essential policy documents and research generated by the projects. The search can be made by country, by theme, by source, by policy, by date of publication and by keyword.

Documents can be downloaded in their original language (mainly English or French) as well as any other language versions in which they are available.

Additionally, the ENPI Info Centre has translated into the relevant local languages a selection of key documents governing regional and bilateral relations. As unofficial translations, these have no legal value (see Disclaimer).

Each document has a short description in English, and links to all the language versions available.

Registered users can bookmark their documents and have the possibility to suggest documents to be included to the data pool.

This Data Base is an indispensable tool for think tanks, academics, public servants, media, civil society and others interested to know how the Partnership works.

The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre was launched by the European Commission in January 2009 to make more known the relationship between the EU, its nine partner countries in the Mediterranean and seven neighbours and partners in the East.

Qatar, Al Jazeera, and the Age of Virtual Power

An Egyptian man holds a sign thanking Qatar-based channel Al-Jazeera as he celebrates in the Qatari capital Doha after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down on 11 February 2011. (Photo: AFP - Karim Jaafar)
By: Hareth Hassan

In the beginning, there was Al Jazeera...then there was Qatar. Does anyone recall anything about Qatari politics before Al Jazeera was established in 1996? Can anyone tell us something about Qatar’s direction and goals, if in fact it had any at the time? And today, can anyone ignore Qatar’s political role in the region?

Through Al Jazeera, Qatar has played a major role in toppling Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak. If Al Jazeera had not been able to set up its cameras in the center of the protests and build support for the protesters through its Arabic and English channels, it would not have been possible to create an international consensus and force the world powers to at least feign the appearance of supporting the protesters, and call on Mubarak to step down.

But that’s not all. Al Jazeera helped set the stage for the standoff in Libya by fostering the belief among many that the Libyan people must not be left at the mercy of their mad dictator Muammar Gaddafi. After being seen as widely critical of the American occupation of Iraq, Al Jazeera ended up as a platform for justifying foreign intervention in Libya. 

The Eastern Partnership without Russia

"Council sets priorities of cooperation with South Caucasus

EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels welcomed the significant progress made in the framework of the Eastern Partnership to strengthen the European Union’s relations with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. They underlined the importance of the Eastern Partnership as a specific Eastern dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy, the Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions said".

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=28115&lang_id=450

Due the special case of Russia it is necessary to collaborate with the Russian Federation and promote youth and civil activities. As you could notice, there are a lot of trainings and international events will be held in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan but with Russia's exclusion. Such kind of ignorance could lead to the tensive cross-border cooperation between former USSR republics and modern Russia, and geopolitical games can be the perfect ground for new conflicts with ones old "frozen" saving. 

Photo: Tara Todras-Whitehill



Tara Todras-Whitehill is a documentary photographer who has been living in the Middle East for over 6 years. Currently, she is a staff photographer for the Associated Press, and has also worked for clients such as Vanity Fair, NY Times Travel, Glamour, Marie Claire and the Washington Post, among others. Her passion is women's issues - trying to portray strong women changing the world around them. Most recently she covered the revolutions in Egypt and Libya.

Monday, February 27, 2012

the UNDP Arab Development Challenges Report 2011


Download here the UNDP Arab Development Challenges Report 2011. 

The Impact of Armenian-Turkish Bilateral Projects and Initiatives on Young People

The role of civil society actors in Armenian-Turkish relations grew over the past years and that is obvious. But do these projects and initiatives reach their goals? Do they change opinions and break stereotypes of people, who live in societies full of prejudices and negative attitudes towards each other? Are they successful or there is no need to spend money on such kind of initiatives until there is a political will? This survey will try to give an answer and find out if CS programs and initiatives are really useful and if they break stereotypes of young Armenians and Turks about each other. The Web survey was conducted in Armenia and Turkey from December 15, 2011 to January 15, 2012. 

Intercultural Dialogue: From Practice to Policy and Back

A civil society initiative under the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008

Commit to change for Intercultural Dialogue. Make our collective voice heard. Support our deposition with the European Union and its Member States. Sign up.

This site, made possible by LabforCulture, serves the public endorsement of The Rainbow Paper, an initiative of the Platform for Intercultural Europe (the “Rainbow Platform”). The endorsement process started on 6th October 2008 and is open-ended.

The Rainbow Paper is the result of several consultation exercises in the course of 2007 and 2008. It is a collection of and compromise between hundreds of view points. We hope you find your contributions reflected.

The paper sets out five steps to making interculturalism our new human norm and proposes five sets of recommendations: Educating, building capacity by organisations, monitoring for sustained policies, mobilising across boundaries and resourcing of Intercultural Dialogue. The recommendations are addressed to civil society organisations and public authorities at all levels in Europe, using the European Union as the point of access. Civil society organisations are invited to sign up to the recommendations on-line.

The endorsed document was presented to the public and to the EU Council at the closing event of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue on 17-19th November 2008 in Paris. The Rainbow Platform is a formally recognised partner for the European Union institutions under the process known as “Structured Dialogue”. It delivered its recommendations, and will continue to promote them in this capacity.

Organisations who endorse the Rainbow Paper also have the possibility of becoming members of the Platform for Intercultural Europe as a legally established association.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hidden treasures of Europe

Under the slogan 'So similar, so different, so European' this clip shows just how gorgeous and surprising Southeast Europe can be. Yes, the region is different and this is what makes it so vibrant, exciting and fascinating. But is it actually that different?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

International Mother Language Day / Международный день родного языка

International Mother Language Day has been celebrated every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This year the theme of the International Mother Language day is “Mother tongue instruction and inclusive education”. UNESCO highlights the importance of mother tongue as part of the right to education and encourages its member states to promote instruction and education in the mother tongue. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

In addition to Arabic culture

The next Arab-Russian Educational meeting

The next Arab-Russian Educational meeting (with Youth Club 'Social Diplomacy' executive assistance). 

Tomorrow we are going to implement another traditional Intercultural meeting between our new and old friends -- Arab and Russian people. This meeting is oriented on Intercultural Dialogue promotion, mutual understanding and non-formal education within the frameworks of Arabic Literatural Language studying. Both sides are invited to arrange a cross-cultural meeting for dialogue on traditions, language diversity. It allows to boost the most important process in our complex polyethnic city -- Rostov-on-Don. The common space of meetings is the best background to discuss, open new pages of other culture and better understand with xenophobia issues overcoming. 

We arrange such meetings each month and at the same place -- the restaurant 'Damascus' (Russia, Rostov-on-Don, Socialisticheskaya  st. 166). 

All information is here

Cultural Connectives: Understanding Arab Culture Through Typography

by 
What typography has to do with cross-cultural understanding and linguistic minimalism.
I’m obsessed with language, such a crucial key to both how we understand the world and how the world understands us. In today’s political and media climate, we frequently encounter the Middle East in the course of our daily media diets, but these portrayals tend to be limited, one-note and reductionist. We know precious little about Arab culture, with all its rich and layered multiplicity, and even less about its language. On the heels of last month’s excellent Arabic Graffiti comes Cultural Connectives — a cross-cultural bridge by way of a typeface family designed by author Rana Abou Rjeily that brings the Arabic and Latin alphabets together and, in the process, fosters a new understanding of Arab culture.
Both minimalist and illuminating, the book’s stunning pages map the rules of Arabic writing, grammar and pronunciation to English, using this typographic harmony as the vehicle for better understanding this ancient culture from a Western standpoint.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Практический семинар "Искусство повязывания платка"

В канун большого праздника всех мам и женщин (21 марта) Центр арабской культуры "Аль-Фарахиди" проводит практический семинар "Искусство повязывания платка" 

В программе: 
1. История и традиция ношения платка на Руси и на Востоке.
2. Искусство покрытия головы:
а) Вариации повязывания платка в быту у русских и арабов;
б) Особенности вариантов повязывания платка.
в) Повязывание платка в фольклорных традициях арабских народов.
3.Практика повязывания платка замысловатыми узорами Востока.


Проведение семинара: 25 марта 2012 г. (время 11:00 - 18:00) 
Место проведения: Россия, г. Ростов-на-Дону, ул. Советская, 44


Предварительная запись и все вопросы по тел.: 8 (863) 2414341 и 8 9094043359

ОБСЕ Бюро по демократическим институтам и правам человека: президентские выборы в России


Interim Report ahead of Russia Presidential Elections now out:

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the local, localizing the global

Sheikha Al Mayassa, a patron of artists, storytellers and filmmakers in Qatar, talks about how art and culture create a country's identity -- and allow every country to share its unique identity with the wider world. As she says: "We don't want to be all the same, but we do want to understand each other."

We would like to present this inspirational talk with Sheikha Al Mayassa and strongly recommend to watch it. 

Euro Arab Sustainability Leadership Youth Forum


Presented by Earth Charter International & Shift Network (Euro-Arab Youth Initiative)  
Why a Euro-Arab Youth Forum? 

Young people in the Euro-Arab region promote andcontribute to the transition of sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.  

COURSE DESCRIPTION                       

a) Background

The first online course entitled, Euro-Arab Youth Collaboration for a More Sustainable World took place in 2011. This course met once a week for 2 hours and consisted of a total of 25 European and Arab youth. 

The participants learned about sustainability issues, community leadership and the Earth Charter. Specifically, they were asked to define their visions for a more sustainable world and articulate the type of a role they would like to play in their own communities to help solve the current challenges they face. The course was a great success since by the end each participant prepared and presented a project that they wanted to implement within their communities. Some of them have already started to put their projects into practice within their contexts.

Due to the success of the first online Euro-Arab Youth course, Earth Charter International has partnered with Shift Network (Euro-Arab Youth Initiative) to offer a second one entitled, (Euro-Arab Sustainability Leadership Youth Forum -- Moving Beyond Just Tolerance.). 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Круглый стол «Символические ресурсы политического выбора: к осмыслению российских электоральных практик»


Сообщаем, что Научный клуб «Язык политики» (Южный федеральный университет), а именно Кафедра теоретической и прикладной политологии факультета социологии и политологии в кооперации с Центром политической концептологии СКНИИЭиСП ЮФУ, при поддержке Российской ассоциации политической науки проводит КРУГЛЫЙ СТОЛ «Символические ресурсы политического выбора: к осмыслению российских электоральных практик». 

Дата и место: 14 марта 2012 года, 14.00. Гуманитарный корпус ЮФУ,  пр. М. Нагибина, 13, ауд. 302 (Конференц-зал).

Российская политическая система находится в переходном периоде: становление новых форм гражданской активности, возрождение политической борьбы и появление новых политических сил стало поводом трансформации российского символического пространства. Во время электорального цикла зарождаются новые политические и социальные символы, а старые претерпевают изменения. В связи с этим Круглый стол ставит своей целью анализ современных символических форм и степени их влияния на политическую сферу, а также прогнозирование символической активности и трансформаций российской политики.

Ключевые вопросы круглого стола:
• Социальный символ как инструмент конструирования политической реальности
• Символические практики российской власти (сравнительно-исторический анализ)
• Трансформации символического пространства в период электорального цикла
• Аспекты легитимности современных политических символов
• Формы и перспективы символической политики в России
• Властные и протестные символы в электоральном процессе 

К участию приглашаются политологи, социологи, философы, культурологи, конфликтологи, а также специалисты в сфере рекламы, PR и журналистики.

Для участия в круглом столе просим Вас прислать на электронный адрес Научного клуба «Язык политики» yazik-politiki [at] yandex.ru заявку в произвольной форме, содержащую ФИО, должность и место работы, ученую степень, тему выступления, а также тезисы объемом не более 3 тысяч знаков. 

Планируется публикация материалов круглого стола в электронном политологическом журнале «Политическая концептология: журнал метадисциплинарных исследований»

За дополнительной информацией обращаться:
e-mail:  yazik-politiki [at] yandex.ru
тел: 89518332977 (Илья Викторович)

UNAOC Youth Event

UNAOC Youth Event and Forum in Doha has launched another interesting and very important event: Follow-up on on-line campaign from youth calling on leaders to speak out against fear, intolerance and xenophobia. We hope it will help and affect on the following work continuation. 

From our side we'd like to propose a case-study sharing (in this field of intolerance, xenophobia and etc. + its features and political treatment) from each country representative. It would allow to resolve the existing mass-media stereotypes and work out resolving methods. 

The most important thing now is do not stop and break the work team of the UNAOC Youth Event and Forum in Doha and really develop this work initiative.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New TH!NK Project Seeks Multimedia Reporters

The European Journalism Centre is proud to announce the rebirth of the new TH!NK project, which is anticipated to launch in the Spring of 2012.

Following a total of five competition rounds spread over a period of three years,
TH!NK ABOUT IT, the EJC's international blogging competition series, is taking it to the next level and will be revamped into a sustainable platform where selected reporters will cover timely international topics through multimedia reporting.

The selected reporters are asked to perform and showcase how to best report about the latest "hot topics" by using multimedia outlets such as photo, audio, video, data visualisation, infographics etc. These selected reporters will have a chance to represent the new project and report from various international conferences and events. In addition, there will be a close tie-up to the next edition of
CL!CK ABOUT IT, which will focus on the topic "Crisis & Disaster".

Would you like to be part of this new TH!NK project? If so, apply now by filling out this form. Due to a limited number of openings, a strict selection process will take place. Because of this, we encourage you to please include as many references as possible that are relevant to your reporting and/or blogging activities when completing this form. Application deadline is 12 February 2012.

We look forward to having the most enthusiastic, committed and excited reporters from all around the world participating in the new TH!NK project. Thank you and good luck!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Workshop "The parliamentary elections in Turkey independent observing, June 2011"

We are glad to announce that our workshop will be held with the primary support of our organization, Youth Club "Social Diplomacy" and the Department of Theoretical and Practical Political Science (Southern Federal University).

The workshop is devoted to the following topic: "The parliamentary elections in Turkey independent observing, June 2011".

Information about these elections is here

Subject elections is particularly relevant for Russia in 2012.

The workshop is based on the unique experience of an independent observation for 10 days before the parliamentary elections in Istanbul, Turkey, June 2011.

Location: Rostov-on-Don, Nagibina M avenue, 13, aud. 301

Time: March 1, 2012 at 14:00.

Goal: to introduce to young experts of Humanities the specifics of the election process in Turkey based on the experience of an independent international monitoring in real elections.

Objectives:
  • familiarize young experts with the cultural space of Turkey in the framework of national characteristics campaign
  • demonstrate the media technologies used during the election campaign in Turkey (campaign material: photos / video / audio)
  • identify the factors of activity of civil society in Turkey.
Form: an interactive workshop using real dialogue with the audio / video / photographic materials as well as distributing printed materials from the field in order to create an atmosphere in the presence of the elections in Turkey in June 2011.

Participation is free but by appointment only. We glad to  see: students, graduate students, PhD students, researchers, employees of educational institutions, government agencies and civil organizations, media workers and other professionals who are interested in this subject.

For participation you should complete the registration form:
  • Full name
  • Place of work (study), position
  • E-mail
Send this form to the organizing committee of the seminar: turkelections [at] gmail.com

We are waiting for you!

Практический семинар "Независимое наблюдение на парламентских выборах в Турции, июнь 2011"

Рады сообщить, что планируется провести практический семинар при поддержке нашей организации, Молодежного клуба «Общественная дипломатия», и Кафедры теоретической и прикладной политологии ЮФУ. 

Практический семинар посвящен следующей тематике: «Независимое наблюдение на парламентских выборах в Турции, июнь 2011» 

Парламентские выборы в Турции прошли 12 июня 2011 года. На 550 мест в Великом национальном собрании Турции претендовало 27 партий. Право голоса имели 50,2 миллиона граждан Турции. Правящая Партия справедливости и развития («Ak Parti») получила половину голосов избирателей и более половины депутатских мандатов. В то же время партии не удалось получить 2/3 мест в парламенте, что необходимо для изменения конституции — одного из запланированных мероприятий ПСР. Явка составила 86,7%. 

Тема выборов особенно актуальна для России 2012 г. 

Практический семинар основан на уникальном опыте независимого наблюдения в течение 10 дней перед парламентскими выборами в г.Стамбуле, Турция, июнь 2011 г. 

Место проведения: г. Ростов-на-Дону, пр. М. Нагибина, 13, а. 301 

Время: 1 марта 2012 в 14:00 

Цель: ознакомить молодых экспертов в области гуманитарных наук со спецификой предвыборного процесса в Турции на основе опыта независимого международного наблюдения на реальных выборах. 

Задачи: 
  • ознакомить молодых экспертов с культурным пространством Турции в рамках национальных особенностей предвыборной кампании, 
  • продемонстрировать медийные технологии, использованные в ходе предвыборной кампании в Турции (агитационные материалы: фото/видео/аудио), 
  • выявить факторы активности гражданского общества в Турции. 

Форма: интерактивный семинар-диалог с использованием реальных аудио/ видео/фотоматериалов, а так же печатной раздаточной литературы с мест событий с целью создания атмосферы присутствия на выборах в Турции в июне 2011г. 

Участие бесплатное, по предварительной записи. Приглашаются студенты, аспиранты, соискатели, исследователи, работники образовательных учреждений, государственных органов и общественных организаций, сотрудники СМИ и другие специалисты, интересующиеся данной тематикой. 

Для участия необходимо пройти процедуру регистрации по следующей форме: 
  • Фамилия Имя Отчество (полностью) 
  • Место работы (учебы), должность 
  • Электронный адрес 
Отправить данную форму по адресу оргкомитета семинара: turkelections [at] gmail.com

Ждем Вас!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

EMAJ 2012: Call for applications


Call for participants for the Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists 
“Social media in a changing world”

April 22nd 2012 – May 2nd 2012

DEADLINE for applications: 22 February 2012 (5pm CET)

The Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists in cooperation with the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, Egypt invites young journalists from different media outlets (print, radio, tv, online, photojournalists) to participate in the third Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists in Alexandria, Egypt from April 22nd 2012 to May 2nd 2012.

Friday, February 3, 2012

I Всероссийский форум «Социальные тренды в молодежной среде»

I Всероссийский форум «Социальные тренды в молодежной среде» приглашает к участию!

В целях реализации Стратегии государственной молодежной политики в Российской Федерации Межрегиональный общественный фонд «Мир молодежи» с 14 по 18 марта 2012 года проводит I Всероссийский форум «Социальные тренды в молодежной среде».

Форум призван помочь молодежи сформировать для себя понятие «социальные тренды»: вовлечь молодое поколение в сферу социального творчества, нравственного и гражданского воспитания; привлечь внимание молодежи к самым острым проблемам современного общества посредством социальной рекламы, написания социальных проектов, обмена опытом среди участников и др.

Программа Форума предусматривает работу в социальных лабораториях, интерактивные занятия, лекции, круглые столы, деловые игры по разным направлениям; коучинг проектов, встречи с экспертами и консультации и мастер-классы для участников.

Мы приглашаем к участию в работе делегации от образовательных учреждений и представителей некоммерческих организаций!

Стоимость участия одного человека в период с 14 по 18 марта 2012 года составляет 12 200 рублей. В стоимость входит: трансферт г. Москва – место проведения – г. Москва, питание, проживание, обучающая программа, методическая литература и атрибутика, а также 1 обзорная экскурсия по г. Москве.

Заявку на Форум можно подать до 1 марта 2012 года на электронную почту: forum_mm [at] mail.ru. Подробную информацию можно найти на сайте www.mirmolodezhi.ru или по телефону 8 (495) 640-09-39 – Дюпина Наталья.

Intercultural event in Azerbaijan -- Novruz


Date: 15.03.2012 - 22.03.2012 

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan 

Topic: Spring holiday 

Type: Training Course 

Activity level: European 

Application: 19.12.2011 - 15.02.2012 Apply

Created by: AEGEE-Bakı

No. of participants: 70 

Participation fee: 60 € 

In short: Novruz is the most favourable Holiday in Azerbaijan which is dedicated to the early spring. INFA (International Novruz Festival in Azerbaijan) is the annual celebration of Novruz with the guests from all around the world. And now this is Your chance to enjoy this holiday with us. 

This project will give you a unique chance to experience different parts of NOVRUZ holiday, such as jumping over bonfires and running through the streets, banging on pots and pans with spoons and knocking on doors with your hats and bags to ask for little presents (sweets and candies) and tasting national cookeries, such as shekerbura, pakhlava, goghal that you have never had before! Another essential part of this festival is a chance to visit the capital of Azerbaijan Baku – the city of centuries – old history, ancient traditions and modern reality became known as “ Paris of the East”. And this is not all; lots of surprises are waiting for you...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Правозащитник Томас Хаммарберг: в Европе - рост расизма и ксенофобии

Глава комиссии Совета Европы по правам человека Томас Хаммарберг заявил, что в странах Европы наблюдается рост расизма и ксенофобии. 

В обращении Хаммарберга к базирующемуся в Вене Постоянному совету Организации по безопасности и сотрудничеству в Европе говорится, что в ряде стран это происходит в условиях введения жестких мер экономии бюджета, вол многом ущемляющих социальные права и подвергающих еще большему риску наиболее уязвимые категории населения.

Хаммарберг подчеркивает необходимость обращать больше внимания на нарушения прав человека, связанные с усилением борьбы с терроризмом, а также пролить больше света на еще не раскрытые военные преступления на территории бывшей Югославии, Известный правозащитники обратил особое внимание на правозащитные аспекты затянувшихся конфликтов в Европе.

Источник: Svobodanews.ru

«Межкультурный диалог в действии»


Дорогие друзья! 

МОО «Немецкое молодежное объединение» приглашает лидеров и активистов молодежных этнических организаций Российской Федерации принять участие в Молодежном форуме «Межкультурный диалог в действии», который пройдет c 22 по 26 февраля 2012 года в Московской области.  

Проект проводится с целью развития взаимодействия и обмена опытом между молодежными организациями в сфере развития межкультурного диалога и этнокультурного развития народов России.

При реализации проекта используются средства государственной поддержки, выделенные в качестве гранта Фондом подготовки кадрового резерва «Государственный клуб» по итогам конкурса, проведенного в соответствии с распоряжением Президента Российской Федерации № 127-рп от 02.03.2011 года «Об обеспечении в 2011 году государственной поддержки некоммерческих неправительственных организаций, участвующих в развитии институтов гражданского общества.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Египтяне молятся во время пятничной молитвы на площади Тахрир.
Friday. Egyptians are praying, Tahrir, Cairo.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Anna Lind Foundation: 2012

Anna Lind Foundation: €1.35 million call for projects to promote civil society

The Anna Lindh Foundation has launched a Call for Project Proposals for 2012 worth a total of €1.35 million, aimed at supporting projects that promote the mobilisation and empowerment of civil society. Around 50 projects are expected to be awarded through this call. 

Unfortunately Russia is not eligible to take a part in this process but it doesn't mean that it never could. We have to overcome all political realities to work in collaboration via intercultural issues without geopolitical borders.



About Russia

Our Youth Club 'Social Diplomacy' would like to propose you to read something real true about us, Russians. We've found it very interesting and connected to our real life. Please, ignore some political issues and you can be in intercultural dialogue with us :)

Ten Things Never to Say or Do in Russia


Sometimes, knowing what NOT to do is even more important if you want to fit in or at least produce a good impression. Read on to find out about ten Russian social taboos. 

Don't come to visit empty-handed

If you're invited over for dinner, or just for a visit, don't come to a Russian house with nothing. What you bring doesn't really matter — a box of chocolates, flowers, or a small toy for a child. Russian hosts prepare for company by cooking their best dishes and buying delicacies that they normally wouldn't for themselves. If, after all this effort, a guest shows up without even a flower, Russians believe he doesn't care.

Don't leave your shoes on in someone's home

Russian apartments are covered in rugs. Often, they're expensive Persian rugs with intricate designs, which aren't cleaned as easily as traditional American carpeting. Besides, Russians walk a lot through dusty streets, instead of just stepping from the car directly into the home. For these reasons, and also because this tradition has gone on for centuries, Russians take off their street shoes when they enter private residencies. The host usually offers a pair of tapochki (tah-puhch-kee; slippers); if you go to a party, women usually bring a pair of nice shoes to wear inside. And again, if you fail to take your shoes off, nobody will say anything. But sneak a peek: Are you the only person wearing your snow-covered boots at the dinner table?

EU Neighbourhood Library – your online ENP and ENPI documents database

You have to check this new resource dedicated to ENPI because:

the EU Neighbourhood Library is a user-friendly online database bringing together the key documents that guide EU relations with the ENP and ENPI partner countries.

This database allows you to search and download a wide range of materials drawn from official EU sources and EU-funded projects in the neighbourhood. These range from Association Agreements and Country reports to essential policy documents and research generated by the projects. The search can be made by country, by theme, by source, by policy, by date of publication and by keyword.

Documents can be downloaded in their original language (mainly English or French) as well as any other language versions in which they are available.

Additionally, the ENPI Info Centre has translated into the relevant local languages a selection of key documents governing regional and bilateral relations. As unofficial translations, these have no legal value (see Disclaimer).

Each document has a short description in English, and links to all the language versions available.

Registered users can bookmark their documents and have the possibility to suggest documents to be included to the data pool.

This Data Base is an indispensable tool for think tanks, academics, public servants, media, civil society and others interested to know how the Partnership works.

The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre was launched by the European Commission in January 2009 to make more known the relationship between the EU, its nine partner countries in the Mediterranean and seven neighbours and partners in the East.

Qatar, Al Jazeera, and the Age of Virtual Power

An Egyptian man holds a sign thanking Qatar-based channel Al-Jazeera as he celebrates in the Qatari capital Doha after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down on 11 February 2011. (Photo: AFP - Karim Jaafar)
By: Hareth Hassan

In the beginning, there was Al Jazeera...then there was Qatar. Does anyone recall anything about Qatari politics before Al Jazeera was established in 1996? Can anyone tell us something about Qatar’s direction and goals, if in fact it had any at the time? And today, can anyone ignore Qatar’s political role in the region?

Through Al Jazeera, Qatar has played a major role in toppling Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak. If Al Jazeera had not been able to set up its cameras in the center of the protests and build support for the protesters through its Arabic and English channels, it would not have been possible to create an international consensus and force the world powers to at least feign the appearance of supporting the protesters, and call on Mubarak to step down.

But that’s not all. Al Jazeera helped set the stage for the standoff in Libya by fostering the belief among many that the Libyan people must not be left at the mercy of their mad dictator Muammar Gaddafi. After being seen as widely critical of the American occupation of Iraq, Al Jazeera ended up as a platform for justifying foreign intervention in Libya. 

The Eastern Partnership without Russia

"Council sets priorities of cooperation with South Caucasus

EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels welcomed the significant progress made in the framework of the Eastern Partnership to strengthen the European Union’s relations with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. They underlined the importance of the Eastern Partnership as a specific Eastern dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy, the Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions said".

To read more visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id_type=1&id=28115&lang_id=450

Due the special case of Russia it is necessary to collaborate with the Russian Federation and promote youth and civil activities. As you could notice, there are a lot of trainings and international events will be held in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan but with Russia's exclusion. Such kind of ignorance could lead to the tensive cross-border cooperation between former USSR republics and modern Russia, and geopolitical games can be the perfect ground for new conflicts with ones old "frozen" saving. 

Photo: Tara Todras-Whitehill



Tara Todras-Whitehill is a documentary photographer who has been living in the Middle East for over 6 years. Currently, she is a staff photographer for the Associated Press, and has also worked for clients such as Vanity Fair, NY Times Travel, Glamour, Marie Claire and the Washington Post, among others. Her passion is women's issues - trying to portray strong women changing the world around them. Most recently she covered the revolutions in Egypt and Libya.

Monday, February 27, 2012

the UNDP Arab Development Challenges Report 2011


Download here the UNDP Arab Development Challenges Report 2011. 

The Impact of Armenian-Turkish Bilateral Projects and Initiatives on Young People

The role of civil society actors in Armenian-Turkish relations grew over the past years and that is obvious. But do these projects and initiatives reach their goals? Do they change opinions and break stereotypes of people, who live in societies full of prejudices and negative attitudes towards each other? Are they successful or there is no need to spend money on such kind of initiatives until there is a political will? This survey will try to give an answer and find out if CS programs and initiatives are really useful and if they break stereotypes of young Armenians and Turks about each other. The Web survey was conducted in Armenia and Turkey from December 15, 2011 to January 15, 2012. 

Intercultural Dialogue: From Practice to Policy and Back

A civil society initiative under the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008

Commit to change for Intercultural Dialogue. Make our collective voice heard. Support our deposition with the European Union and its Member States. Sign up.

This site, made possible by LabforCulture, serves the public endorsement of The Rainbow Paper, an initiative of the Platform for Intercultural Europe (the “Rainbow Platform”). The endorsement process started on 6th October 2008 and is open-ended.

The Rainbow Paper is the result of several consultation exercises in the course of 2007 and 2008. It is a collection of and compromise between hundreds of view points. We hope you find your contributions reflected.

The paper sets out five steps to making interculturalism our new human norm and proposes five sets of recommendations: Educating, building capacity by organisations, monitoring for sustained policies, mobilising across boundaries and resourcing of Intercultural Dialogue. The recommendations are addressed to civil society organisations and public authorities at all levels in Europe, using the European Union as the point of access. Civil society organisations are invited to sign up to the recommendations on-line.

The endorsed document was presented to the public and to the EU Council at the closing event of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue on 17-19th November 2008 in Paris. The Rainbow Platform is a formally recognised partner for the European Union institutions under the process known as “Structured Dialogue”. It delivered its recommendations, and will continue to promote them in this capacity.

Organisations who endorse the Rainbow Paper also have the possibility of becoming members of the Platform for Intercultural Europe as a legally established association.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hidden treasures of Europe

Under the slogan 'So similar, so different, so European' this clip shows just how gorgeous and surprising Southeast Europe can be. Yes, the region is different and this is what makes it so vibrant, exciting and fascinating. But is it actually that different?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

International Mother Language Day / Международный день родного языка

International Mother Language Day has been celebrated every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This year the theme of the International Mother Language day is “Mother tongue instruction and inclusive education”. UNESCO highlights the importance of mother tongue as part of the right to education and encourages its member states to promote instruction and education in the mother tongue. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

In addition to Arabic culture

The next Arab-Russian Educational meeting

The next Arab-Russian Educational meeting (with Youth Club 'Social Diplomacy' executive assistance). 

Tomorrow we are going to implement another traditional Intercultural meeting between our new and old friends -- Arab and Russian people. This meeting is oriented on Intercultural Dialogue promotion, mutual understanding and non-formal education within the frameworks of Arabic Literatural Language studying. Both sides are invited to arrange a cross-cultural meeting for dialogue on traditions, language diversity. It allows to boost the most important process in our complex polyethnic city -- Rostov-on-Don. The common space of meetings is the best background to discuss, open new pages of other culture and better understand with xenophobia issues overcoming. 

We arrange such meetings each month and at the same place -- the restaurant 'Damascus' (Russia, Rostov-on-Don, Socialisticheskaya  st. 166). 

All information is here

Cultural Connectives: Understanding Arab Culture Through Typography

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What typography has to do with cross-cultural understanding and linguistic minimalism.
I’m obsessed with language, such a crucial key to both how we understand the world and how the world understands us. In today’s political and media climate, we frequently encounter the Middle East in the course of our daily media diets, but these portrayals tend to be limited, one-note and reductionist. We know precious little about Arab culture, with all its rich and layered multiplicity, and even less about its language. On the heels of last month’s excellent Arabic Graffiti comes Cultural Connectives — a cross-cultural bridge by way of a typeface family designed by author Rana Abou Rjeily that brings the Arabic and Latin alphabets together and, in the process, fosters a new understanding of Arab culture.
Both minimalist and illuminating, the book’s stunning pages map the rules of Arabic writing, grammar and pronunciation to English, using this typographic harmony as the vehicle for better understanding this ancient culture from a Western standpoint.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Практический семинар "Искусство повязывания платка"

В канун большого праздника всех мам и женщин (21 марта) Центр арабской культуры "Аль-Фарахиди" проводит практический семинар "Искусство повязывания платка" 

В программе: 
1. История и традиция ношения платка на Руси и на Востоке.
2. Искусство покрытия головы:
а) Вариации повязывания платка в быту у русских и арабов;
б) Особенности вариантов повязывания платка.
в) Повязывание платка в фольклорных традициях арабских народов.
3.Практика повязывания платка замысловатыми узорами Востока.


Проведение семинара: 25 марта 2012 г. (время 11:00 - 18:00) 
Место проведения: Россия, г. Ростов-на-Дону, ул. Советская, 44


Предварительная запись и все вопросы по тел.: 8 (863) 2414341 и 8 9094043359

ОБСЕ Бюро по демократическим институтам и правам человека: президентские выборы в России


Interim Report ahead of Russia Presidential Elections now out:

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the local, localizing the global

Sheikha Al Mayassa, a patron of artists, storytellers and filmmakers in Qatar, talks about how art and culture create a country's identity -- and allow every country to share its unique identity with the wider world. As she says: "We don't want to be all the same, but we do want to understand each other."

We would like to present this inspirational talk with Sheikha Al Mayassa and strongly recommend to watch it. 

Euro Arab Sustainability Leadership Youth Forum


Presented by Earth Charter International & Shift Network (Euro-Arab Youth Initiative)  
Why a Euro-Arab Youth Forum? 

Young people in the Euro-Arab region promote andcontribute to the transition of sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.  

COURSE DESCRIPTION                       

a) Background

The first online course entitled, Euro-Arab Youth Collaboration for a More Sustainable World took place in 2011. This course met once a week for 2 hours and consisted of a total of 25 European and Arab youth. 

The participants learned about sustainability issues, community leadership and the Earth Charter. Specifically, they were asked to define their visions for a more sustainable world and articulate the type of a role they would like to play in their own communities to help solve the current challenges they face. The course was a great success since by the end each participant prepared and presented a project that they wanted to implement within their communities. Some of them have already started to put their projects into practice within their contexts.

Due to the success of the first online Euro-Arab Youth course, Earth Charter International has partnered with Shift Network (Euro-Arab Youth Initiative) to offer a second one entitled, (Euro-Arab Sustainability Leadership Youth Forum -- Moving Beyond Just Tolerance.). 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Круглый стол «Символические ресурсы политического выбора: к осмыслению российских электоральных практик»


Сообщаем, что Научный клуб «Язык политики» (Южный федеральный университет), а именно Кафедра теоретической и прикладной политологии факультета социологии и политологии в кооперации с Центром политической концептологии СКНИИЭиСП ЮФУ, при поддержке Российской ассоциации политической науки проводит КРУГЛЫЙ СТОЛ «Символические ресурсы политического выбора: к осмыслению российских электоральных практик». 

Дата и место: 14 марта 2012 года, 14.00. Гуманитарный корпус ЮФУ,  пр. М. Нагибина, 13, ауд. 302 (Конференц-зал).

Российская политическая система находится в переходном периоде: становление новых форм гражданской активности, возрождение политической борьбы и появление новых политических сил стало поводом трансформации российского символического пространства. Во время электорального цикла зарождаются новые политические и социальные символы, а старые претерпевают изменения. В связи с этим Круглый стол ставит своей целью анализ современных символических форм и степени их влияния на политическую сферу, а также прогнозирование символической активности и трансформаций российской политики.

Ключевые вопросы круглого стола:
• Социальный символ как инструмент конструирования политической реальности
• Символические практики российской власти (сравнительно-исторический анализ)
• Трансформации символического пространства в период электорального цикла
• Аспекты легитимности современных политических символов
• Формы и перспективы символической политики в России
• Властные и протестные символы в электоральном процессе 

К участию приглашаются политологи, социологи, философы, культурологи, конфликтологи, а также специалисты в сфере рекламы, PR и журналистики.

Для участия в круглом столе просим Вас прислать на электронный адрес Научного клуба «Язык политики» yazik-politiki [at] yandex.ru заявку в произвольной форме, содержащую ФИО, должность и место работы, ученую степень, тему выступления, а также тезисы объемом не более 3 тысяч знаков. 

Планируется публикация материалов круглого стола в электронном политологическом журнале «Политическая концептология: журнал метадисциплинарных исследований»

За дополнительной информацией обращаться:
e-mail:  yazik-politiki [at] yandex.ru
тел: 89518332977 (Илья Викторович)

UNAOC Youth Event

UNAOC Youth Event and Forum in Doha has launched another interesting and very important event: Follow-up on on-line campaign from youth calling on leaders to speak out against fear, intolerance and xenophobia. We hope it will help and affect on the following work continuation. 

From our side we'd like to propose a case-study sharing (in this field of intolerance, xenophobia and etc. + its features and political treatment) from each country representative. It would allow to resolve the existing mass-media stereotypes and work out resolving methods. 

The most important thing now is do not stop and break the work team of the UNAOC Youth Event and Forum in Doha and really develop this work initiative.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New TH!NK Project Seeks Multimedia Reporters

The European Journalism Centre is proud to announce the rebirth of the new TH!NK project, which is anticipated to launch in the Spring of 2012.

Following a total of five competition rounds spread over a period of three years,
TH!NK ABOUT IT, the EJC's international blogging competition series, is taking it to the next level and will be revamped into a sustainable platform where selected reporters will cover timely international topics through multimedia reporting.

The selected reporters are asked to perform and showcase how to best report about the latest "hot topics" by using multimedia outlets such as photo, audio, video, data visualisation, infographics etc. These selected reporters will have a chance to represent the new project and report from various international conferences and events. In addition, there will be a close tie-up to the next edition of
CL!CK ABOUT IT, which will focus on the topic "Crisis & Disaster".

Would you like to be part of this new TH!NK project? If so, apply now by filling out this form. Due to a limited number of openings, a strict selection process will take place. Because of this, we encourage you to please include as many references as possible that are relevant to your reporting and/or blogging activities when completing this form. Application deadline is 12 February 2012.

We look forward to having the most enthusiastic, committed and excited reporters from all around the world participating in the new TH!NK project. Thank you and good luck!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Workshop "The parliamentary elections in Turkey independent observing, June 2011"

We are glad to announce that our workshop will be held with the primary support of our organization, Youth Club "Social Diplomacy" and the Department of Theoretical and Practical Political Science (Southern Federal University).

The workshop is devoted to the following topic: "The parliamentary elections in Turkey independent observing, June 2011".

Information about these elections is here

Subject elections is particularly relevant for Russia in 2012.

The workshop is based on the unique experience of an independent observation for 10 days before the parliamentary elections in Istanbul, Turkey, June 2011.

Location: Rostov-on-Don, Nagibina M avenue, 13, aud. 301

Time: March 1, 2012 at 14:00.

Goal: to introduce to young experts of Humanities the specifics of the election process in Turkey based on the experience of an independent international monitoring in real elections.

Objectives:
  • familiarize young experts with the cultural space of Turkey in the framework of national characteristics campaign
  • demonstrate the media technologies used during the election campaign in Turkey (campaign material: photos / video / audio)
  • identify the factors of activity of civil society in Turkey.
Form: an interactive workshop using real dialogue with the audio / video / photographic materials as well as distributing printed materials from the field in order to create an atmosphere in the presence of the elections in Turkey in June 2011.

Participation is free but by appointment only. We glad to  see: students, graduate students, PhD students, researchers, employees of educational institutions, government agencies and civil organizations, media workers and other professionals who are interested in this subject.

For participation you should complete the registration form:
  • Full name
  • Place of work (study), position
  • E-mail
Send this form to the organizing committee of the seminar: turkelections [at] gmail.com

We are waiting for you!

Практический семинар "Независимое наблюдение на парламентских выборах в Турции, июнь 2011"

Рады сообщить, что планируется провести практический семинар при поддержке нашей организации, Молодежного клуба «Общественная дипломатия», и Кафедры теоретической и прикладной политологии ЮФУ. 

Практический семинар посвящен следующей тематике: «Независимое наблюдение на парламентских выборах в Турции, июнь 2011» 

Парламентские выборы в Турции прошли 12 июня 2011 года. На 550 мест в Великом национальном собрании Турции претендовало 27 партий. Право голоса имели 50,2 миллиона граждан Турции. Правящая Партия справедливости и развития («Ak Parti») получила половину голосов избирателей и более половины депутатских мандатов. В то же время партии не удалось получить 2/3 мест в парламенте, что необходимо для изменения конституции — одного из запланированных мероприятий ПСР. Явка составила 86,7%. 

Тема выборов особенно актуальна для России 2012 г. 

Практический семинар основан на уникальном опыте независимого наблюдения в течение 10 дней перед парламентскими выборами в г.Стамбуле, Турция, июнь 2011 г. 

Место проведения: г. Ростов-на-Дону, пр. М. Нагибина, 13, а. 301 

Время: 1 марта 2012 в 14:00 

Цель: ознакомить молодых экспертов в области гуманитарных наук со спецификой предвыборного процесса в Турции на основе опыта независимого международного наблюдения на реальных выборах. 

Задачи: 
  • ознакомить молодых экспертов с культурным пространством Турции в рамках национальных особенностей предвыборной кампании, 
  • продемонстрировать медийные технологии, использованные в ходе предвыборной кампании в Турции (агитационные материалы: фото/видео/аудио), 
  • выявить факторы активности гражданского общества в Турции. 

Форма: интерактивный семинар-диалог с использованием реальных аудио/ видео/фотоматериалов, а так же печатной раздаточной литературы с мест событий с целью создания атмосферы присутствия на выборах в Турции в июне 2011г. 

Участие бесплатное, по предварительной записи. Приглашаются студенты, аспиранты, соискатели, исследователи, работники образовательных учреждений, государственных органов и общественных организаций, сотрудники СМИ и другие специалисты, интересующиеся данной тематикой. 

Для участия необходимо пройти процедуру регистрации по следующей форме: 
  • Фамилия Имя Отчество (полностью) 
  • Место работы (учебы), должность 
  • Электронный адрес 
Отправить данную форму по адресу оргкомитета семинара: turkelections [at] gmail.com

Ждем Вас!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

EMAJ 2012: Call for applications


Call for participants for the Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists 
“Social media in a changing world”

April 22nd 2012 – May 2nd 2012

DEADLINE for applications: 22 February 2012 (5pm CET)

The Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists in cooperation with the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, Egypt invites young journalists from different media outlets (print, radio, tv, online, photojournalists) to participate in the third Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists in Alexandria, Egypt from April 22nd 2012 to May 2nd 2012.

Friday, February 3, 2012

I Всероссийский форум «Социальные тренды в молодежной среде»

I Всероссийский форум «Социальные тренды в молодежной среде» приглашает к участию!

В целях реализации Стратегии государственной молодежной политики в Российской Федерации Межрегиональный общественный фонд «Мир молодежи» с 14 по 18 марта 2012 года проводит I Всероссийский форум «Социальные тренды в молодежной среде».

Форум призван помочь молодежи сформировать для себя понятие «социальные тренды»: вовлечь молодое поколение в сферу социального творчества, нравственного и гражданского воспитания; привлечь внимание молодежи к самым острым проблемам современного общества посредством социальной рекламы, написания социальных проектов, обмена опытом среди участников и др.

Программа Форума предусматривает работу в социальных лабораториях, интерактивные занятия, лекции, круглые столы, деловые игры по разным направлениям; коучинг проектов, встречи с экспертами и консультации и мастер-классы для участников.

Мы приглашаем к участию в работе делегации от образовательных учреждений и представителей некоммерческих организаций!

Стоимость участия одного человека в период с 14 по 18 марта 2012 года составляет 12 200 рублей. В стоимость входит: трансферт г. Москва – место проведения – г. Москва, питание, проживание, обучающая программа, методическая литература и атрибутика, а также 1 обзорная экскурсия по г. Москве.

Заявку на Форум можно подать до 1 марта 2012 года на электронную почту: forum_mm [at] mail.ru. Подробную информацию можно найти на сайте www.mirmolodezhi.ru или по телефону 8 (495) 640-09-39 – Дюпина Наталья.

Intercultural event in Azerbaijan -- Novruz


Date: 15.03.2012 - 22.03.2012 

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan 

Topic: Spring holiday 

Type: Training Course 

Activity level: European 

Application: 19.12.2011 - 15.02.2012 Apply

Created by: AEGEE-Bakı

No. of participants: 70 

Participation fee: 60 € 

In short: Novruz is the most favourable Holiday in Azerbaijan which is dedicated to the early spring. INFA (International Novruz Festival in Azerbaijan) is the annual celebration of Novruz with the guests from all around the world. And now this is Your chance to enjoy this holiday with us. 

This project will give you a unique chance to experience different parts of NOVRUZ holiday, such as jumping over bonfires and running through the streets, banging on pots and pans with spoons and knocking on doors with your hats and bags to ask for little presents (sweets and candies) and tasting national cookeries, such as shekerbura, pakhlava, goghal that you have never had before! Another essential part of this festival is a chance to visit the capital of Azerbaijan Baku – the city of centuries – old history, ancient traditions and modern reality became known as “ Paris of the East”. And this is not all; lots of surprises are waiting for you...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Правозащитник Томас Хаммарберг: в Европе - рост расизма и ксенофобии

Глава комиссии Совета Европы по правам человека Томас Хаммарберг заявил, что в странах Европы наблюдается рост расизма и ксенофобии. 

В обращении Хаммарберга к базирующемуся в Вене Постоянному совету Организации по безопасности и сотрудничеству в Европе говорится, что в ряде стран это происходит в условиях введения жестких мер экономии бюджета, вол многом ущемляющих социальные права и подвергающих еще большему риску наиболее уязвимые категории населения.

Хаммарберг подчеркивает необходимость обращать больше внимания на нарушения прав человека, связанные с усилением борьбы с терроризмом, а также пролить больше света на еще не раскрытые военные преступления на территории бывшей Югославии, Известный правозащитники обратил особое внимание на правозащитные аспекты затянувшихся конфликтов в Европе.

Источник: Svobodanews.ru

«Межкультурный диалог в действии»


Дорогие друзья! 

МОО «Немецкое молодежное объединение» приглашает лидеров и активистов молодежных этнических организаций Российской Федерации принять участие в Молодежном форуме «Межкультурный диалог в действии», который пройдет c 22 по 26 февраля 2012 года в Московской области.  

Проект проводится с целью развития взаимодействия и обмена опытом между молодежными организациями в сфере развития межкультурного диалога и этнокультурного развития народов России.

При реализации проекта используются средства государственной поддержки, выделенные в качестве гранта Фондом подготовки кадрового резерва «Государственный клуб» по итогам конкурса, проведенного в соответствии с распоряжением Президента Российской Федерации № 127-рп от 02.03.2011 года «Об обеспечении в 2011 году государственной поддержки некоммерческих неправительственных организаций, участвующих в развитии институтов гражданского общества.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Египтяне молятся во время пятничной молитвы на площади Тахрир.
Friday. Egyptians are praying, Tahrir, Cairo.