Thursday, April 11, 2013

EU and Russia advance over Common Spaces, 2012 progress report says

The EU-Russia Partnership for Modernisation (P4M) continued to be the main policy platform for EU-Russia cooperation activities, according to the new EU-Russia Common Spaces progress report for 2012, which is now available online. The report outlines progress made during 2012 under the EU-Russia Common Spaces Road Maps and sets forth the next steps expected in 2013, with a detailed section devoted to each of the four spaces.

The major bilateral developments include the following:

General
  • The EU and Russia continue working on the Common Steps towards visa free short-term travel of Russian and EU citizens, including expert missions;
  • Under the Partnership for Modernisation, projects are being implemented in the areas market access improvement and strengthening the rule of law (including a new anti-corruption project implemented by the Council of Europe);
  • The Political Dialogue on Counter Terrorism was launched in November in Moscow. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Call for participation: Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Moldova

Civil Society Organisations have been invited to submit expressions of interest to take part in the fifth meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. The event will be held on 4-5 October 2013, in the Moldovan capital Chisinau.

The annual CSF meeting brings together about 200 representatives of civil society organisations from the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region and the EU. It is an event at which officials of the European Commission, the European External Action Service, governments of the EU and EaP countries address the assembly of civil society representatives and present their views on the Eastern Partnership and developments in the region, and the involvement of the Civil Society Forum in it.

The Forum provides a platform for debate on the achievements of the EaP and how civil society can further contribute to its success. It allows civil society representatives to debate future actions, adopt resolutions and take part in thematic panels of their choice. The Steering Committee – the governing body of the Forum – is elected at this event.

The meeting will be made possible thanks to the support of the European Commission/European External Action Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova and the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Call for applications: 7th Baku Summer Energy School 2013

The Baku Summer Energy School (BSES) is an annual two-week certificate program of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) held in partnership with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). It brings together world-renowned scholars, academicians and policy makers to examine and gain a better understanding of global energy and environment issues and their practical application. 

Upon completion of the program, participants are issued a certificate by the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy.

Program Description

The Baku Summer Energy School studies a wide range of issues, such as fundamentals of energy, energy law, economics and politics of energy, environmental impacts, and strategic management. A special focus of the program is on the Caspian Basin, including regional pipeline network development, geopolitics of the Caspian and its legal status, and the strategic outlook of SOCAR. Environmental issues, as well as revenue and resource management, are emphasized throughout the course of the program. 

Call for applications: Leadership Summer School 2013

You are invited to apply to participate in the Leadership Summer School 2013. Below you can find the most important information about the event.

Why does LSS exist?

Many international student organisations, representing various backgrounds and disciplines, often share similar goals to improve the skills of their leaders, knowledge transfer, continuity and internal communication.

The Leadership Summer School project was born to fulfil perceived needs related to development and/or improvement of their training culture, leaders readiness to manage their organisation and networking with diverse youth associations. This interdisciplinary event became a training platform for active youth volunteers.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

EU and Russia advance over Common Spaces, 2012 progress report says

The EU-Russia Partnership for Modernisation (P4M) continued to be the main policy platform for EU-Russia cooperation activities, according to the new EU-Russia Common Spaces progress report for 2012, which is now available online. The report outlines progress made during 2012 under the EU-Russia Common Spaces Road Maps and sets forth the next steps expected in 2013, with a detailed section devoted to each of the four spaces.

The major bilateral developments include the following:

General
  • The EU and Russia continue working on the Common Steps towards visa free short-term travel of Russian and EU citizens, including expert missions;
  • Under the Partnership for Modernisation, projects are being implemented in the areas market access improvement and strengthening the rule of law (including a new anti-corruption project implemented by the Council of Europe);
  • The Political Dialogue on Counter Terrorism was launched in November in Moscow. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Call for participation: Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Moldova

Civil Society Organisations have been invited to submit expressions of interest to take part in the fifth meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. The event will be held on 4-5 October 2013, in the Moldovan capital Chisinau.

The annual CSF meeting brings together about 200 representatives of civil society organisations from the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region and the EU. It is an event at which officials of the European Commission, the European External Action Service, governments of the EU and EaP countries address the assembly of civil society representatives and present their views on the Eastern Partnership and developments in the region, and the involvement of the Civil Society Forum in it.

The Forum provides a platform for debate on the achievements of the EaP and how civil society can further contribute to its success. It allows civil society representatives to debate future actions, adopt resolutions and take part in thematic panels of their choice. The Steering Committee – the governing body of the Forum – is elected at this event.

The meeting will be made possible thanks to the support of the European Commission/European External Action Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova and the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Call for applications: 7th Baku Summer Energy School 2013

The Baku Summer Energy School (BSES) is an annual two-week certificate program of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) held in partnership with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). It brings together world-renowned scholars, academicians and policy makers to examine and gain a better understanding of global energy and environment issues and their practical application. 

Upon completion of the program, participants are issued a certificate by the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy.

Program Description

The Baku Summer Energy School studies a wide range of issues, such as fundamentals of energy, energy law, economics and politics of energy, environmental impacts, and strategic management. A special focus of the program is on the Caspian Basin, including regional pipeline network development, geopolitics of the Caspian and its legal status, and the strategic outlook of SOCAR. Environmental issues, as well as revenue and resource management, are emphasized throughout the course of the program. 

Call for applications: Leadership Summer School 2013

You are invited to apply to participate in the Leadership Summer School 2013. Below you can find the most important information about the event.

Why does LSS exist?

Many international student organisations, representing various backgrounds and disciplines, often share similar goals to improve the skills of their leaders, knowledge transfer, continuity and internal communication.

The Leadership Summer School project was born to fulfil perceived needs related to development and/or improvement of their training culture, leaders readiness to manage their organisation and networking with diverse youth associations. This interdisciplinary event became a training platform for active youth volunteers.