Friday, August 30, 2013

YCSD took a part in the youth project "Krasnodar is our common home", Krasnodar, Russia

29 August 2013, YCSD took a part in the special youth project devoted to awareness and capacity building of intercultural and inter-religious dialogue in the compelexed Southern area of the Russian Federation with a "meeting point" in Krasnodar city. 

This project called "Krasnodar is our common home" is developed by the Directorate for youth of the city Krasnodar and includes several activities with the common goal to work out the basis of intercultural dialogue taking into account features of the Southern Russia's multicultural structure of society. 

The place of the yesterday event -- oriental "Chor-Minor" restaurant (Krasnodar, Krasnaya street 184/2) gathered more than fourty people of different ages interested in cultural realities and current socio-political instability in the Middle East that raised a lot of questions in the auditorium and made guests think of appropriate dialogue tools using, inter-religious communication, media instruments, civic responsibility and human rights as a basis for dialogue establishment. 

Moderator: Polina Zeti-Katich (Krasnodar), 
guest-speaker: Evgeniya Goryushina (Rostov-on-Don). 

Photos are available there: 

Essay contest: The First FDC student dialogue essay competition (Academic year 2013-2014)

Purpose: 
  • University level students (MA and PhD) are invited to participate in the 1st FDC annual dialogue essay competition sponsored by Swiss based Foundation for Dialogue Among Civilisations (FDC), which is in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. 
  • The mission of the FDC annual dialogue essay competition is to encourage the University level students as emerging writers, scholars, public servants and future practitioners to promote dialogue/dialogical approach for solving national and international conflicts.
Deadline: 1 March 2014

Questions:

University level students (MA and PhD) from all over the world are welcomed to compete in writing of an essay in which, they have to provide rationale and advices for political leaders and respective societies on how dialogue/dialogical approach could be used to accomplish one of the following aims:
  • To solve a specific national or international conflict
  • For conflict analysis and prevention
  • For mediation and conflict resolution
  • For post conflict peace and stability operations
  • For religion and peacekeeping
  • For preventing conflict and enhancing peace and harmony among different races, nationalities and believers who are residing in a multicultural society
Eligibility:

the competition is open to the University level students (MA and PhD) enrolled for academic year 2013-2014. Submissions can include papers submitted for a related course in the University or pieces written specifically for the competition. Essays must be the work of the submitting student without substantial editorial input from others. Co-authored papers are ineligible. Only one essay may be submitted per entrant.

Awards:
  • First placewinner will receive $5,000 cash. 
  • Second and third placewinner each will receive a $2,500 Cash
Full information (PDF): http://wpfdc.org
Our partner source: youth-in-action.org

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Call for applications: Training course "The Future of Reporting Europe", Berlin, 2013

7-10 November 2013 | Berlin, Germany
How can media offer a transnational perspective and better reflection of reality? What is the role of young people in creating the media of the future? And what are the new opportunities the online world has opened up for us? Join us to find out!

"The future of reporting Europe" will bring together 22 youth workers experienced in working with media (online, traditional, new media), young aspiring journalists and media makers from across the continent between the 7th and 10th of November 2013 in Berlin to discuss a transnational approach to reporting. The workshop will explore ways of collaborating across the continent in order to equip participants with the essential skills to become those who report on the most important matters in the future. The workshop will help young media makers with an interest in Europe to establish a network which will enable them to continue their trans-national collaboration beyond the time spent in Berlin.

The workshop aims to:
  • train participants in reporting on European issues from a transnational rather than a national perspective
  • educate participants in linking practical reporting and web 2.0 journalism skills with an ongoing discussion on how to write about Europe transnationally
  • better equip young aspiring media makers to deal with the demands of reporting to a European audience in a thoughtful, independent-minded way
  • strengthen networks between youth workers/youth leaders and media makers from different European countries
The workshop will include specific training sessions, reporting sessions from Berlin, daily blogging and social media as well as an editorial forum for a print magazine to be published by E&M.

Call for papers: Politikon, the IAPSS journal of Political Science

Dear friends and colleagues,

The call for papers for the upcoming issue of POLITIKON, the IAPSS journal of Political Science is now out. 
Papers are very welcome for submission until August 28th and should be sent to politikonjournal@iapss.org.


We look forward to receive your papers!

Best regards,
Rodrigo Vaz
POLITIKON, Editor-in-Chief
Head of the Academic Department
International Association for Political Science Students

About Politikon:

Politikon is the academic journal of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS). It is recognized as one of the leading academic journals publishing the work of students from across the fields of political science and international relations.

Founded in 2001, the journal is published twice yearly and distributed in hard copy and online to more than 10,000 IAPSS members in more than 40 countries on every continent, as well as outside the IAPSS network.

Politikon publishes the best in undergraduate and graduate student scholarship from around the world. The peer-review and refereeing process involves full Professors, leading academics and experts from across the world and abstracts from Politikon are included in the International Political Science Association’s (IPSA) Annual International Political Science Abstracts In a crowded academic publication market Politikon has carved out a niche, becoming one of the longest standing and most highly regarded student journals of political science and international relations for students in the world.

Call for applications: Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI), 2013-2015

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), in cooperation with its partners the Center cooperation with representatives of the Euroregional Center for Public Initiatives (ECPI) are pleased to announce the Call for Applications to participate in the training programme of the Fifth Round of the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI), 2013-2015. The Institute is a unique initiative founded by the three partners in 2004 it is the first-of-its-kind programme aimed at building and developing the capacity of young lawyers from Central and Eastern European and the Newly Independent States (CEE/NIS) for litigation on women’s rights issues,including: 
  • violence against women,
  • sexual and reproductive health and rights, and
  • employment discrimination.
The Institute, organized by the BGRF in cooperation with its partners, already has successfully completed four rounds: WHRTI 2004-2006, WHRTI 2007-2009, WHRTI 2009-2011 and WHRTI 2011-2013 (www.institute.bgrf.org), and trained more than 80 lawyers.

The WHRTI provides the participants advanced and in-depth knowledge on women’s human rights protection in the three areas noted above. The WHRTI improves their practical skills in writing and advocacy for development of strategic litigation in the region both at the national and

international levels through the use of regional and universal human rights mechanisms such as the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and the Optional Protocol to CEDAW

as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Optional Protocol to ICCPR. The WHRTI also gives lawyers an opportunity to get acquainted with the EU standards in the field of equal treatment of women and men, including the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Call for applications: Mega-events in (Post)Socialist Countries Workshop, Russia

Deadline: 1 September 2013 (for citizens of other countries ) AND 6 September 2013 (for Russian and CIS citizens: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine)
Open to: international researchers of mega-events in post-socialist countries speaking English and Russian
Venue: 15-17 October 2013 in Kazan, Russia

Description

The Kazan Series of workshops on Socio-Cultural Research launched a call for the International Interdisciplinary Workshop “Mega-events in (post)socialist countries: neo-liberalism, socialists legacy and glocalization” that will take place from 15-17 October 2013 in Kazan, Russia. Their aim is to discuss both the theoretical and empirical studies concerning the preparation and organization of sport, political and economic mega-events in (post)socialist countries. The workshop will be conducted in Kazan – the city branded as Russia’s ‘sports capital’ due to the student Universiade in 2013, the European Championships in badminton in 2014, the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, the FIFA World Cup 2018 and other sporting events. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to visit a number of sites associated with sports mega-events in Kazan. Topics for discussion:
  • The applicability of Western theories for the analysis of mega-events in the post-socialist countries
  • Comparison of mega-events held in the developed countries of Western Europe and North America with the mega-events that take place in post-colonial and post-socialist countries
  • Mega-events in the (post)socialist countries and neo-liberalism
  • Mega-events and socialist legacy
  • Mega-events in post-socialist countries and the effects of glocalization
  • The impact of mega-events on the development of urban cultures and infrastructure
  • Mega-events and the local community: conflicts and consensus

Прием заявок: Форум «Германия, Польша, Россия – на пути к совместному будущему»?

Трехсторонний молодежный форум «Германия, Польша, Россия – на пути к совместному будущему» пройдет с 30 сентября по 4 октября 2013 года в городе Варшава, Польша. 

Организаторами Форума выступают Студенческий Парламент Польской республики (PSRP), Организация студенческого самоуправления Университета Варшавы (SSUW), Ассоциация выпускников Российско-Германского молодежного Парламента «ДРУГ» и Российско-Польский Совет молодёжи (RPYC). Поддержку Форуму оказывают Университет Варшавы, Высшая школа экономики г. Москвы (Факультет прикладной политологии) и Университет Тюбингена. Финансовую поддержку предоставляет Германо-Польский Союз молодежи.

Цель Форума – создать открытый диалог между молодёжью Германии, Польши и России и дать ей возможность внести свой вклад в укрепление связей трёх государств. В Варшаве вас ожидает насыщенная программа, состоящая из семинаров, круглых столов, экскурсий и интересных дискуссий с известными представителями СМИ, политики, культуры и экономики Германии, Польши и России (см. программу). У вас будет возможность поделиться своими идеями и мнениями с политиками и дипломатами задействованных стран и тем самым поучаствовать в процессе развития германо-польско-российских отношений.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Лекция РСМД: Публичная дипломатия – не работа узкой группы людей

Фото:
Лекция Федора Лукьянова на летней школе
Федор Лукьянов Гл. ред. журнала «Россия в глобальной политике», председатель Президиума СВОП, член РСМД

Обращаясь к теме публичной дипломатии в современном прозрачном и коммуникационно-замкнутом мире, попробую обрисовывать, что это такое.

Когда-то внешняя политика была уделом профессионалов, людей с определенными навыками, но, тем не менее, она всегда вызвала интерес публики. Сегодня мир стал таким, что грань между внутренним и внешним практически исчезла – политику любого государства невозможно отделить от внешнего мира. Здесь нет исключений, будь то Россия, США или Нигерия. Исключением является, может быть, только Северная Корея, но это из той категории исключений, которые подтверждают правило, поскольку речь идет об искусственной самоизоляции. В остальном ни одно государство, правительство, общество не в состоянии действовать в отрыве от того, что происходит в мире.
Дипломатия без тайн

Внешние воздействия носят разнообразный характер, начиная с информационного. Благодаря неразрывности информационного пространства, все становится известно в режиме реального времени, и никакие попытки ограничить поток ничего не дают.

Понятие «публичная дипломатия» появилось в современную эпоху, когда стало понятно, что дипломатия – это не работа узкой группы людей в пиджаках и смокингах с сигарами, которые где-то сидят и что-то решают.

Friday, August 30, 2013

YCSD took a part in the youth project "Krasnodar is our common home", Krasnodar, Russia

29 August 2013, YCSD took a part in the special youth project devoted to awareness and capacity building of intercultural and inter-religious dialogue in the compelexed Southern area of the Russian Federation with a "meeting point" in Krasnodar city. 

This project called "Krasnodar is our common home" is developed by the Directorate for youth of the city Krasnodar and includes several activities with the common goal to work out the basis of intercultural dialogue taking into account features of the Southern Russia's multicultural structure of society. 

The place of the yesterday event -- oriental "Chor-Minor" restaurant (Krasnodar, Krasnaya street 184/2) gathered more than fourty people of different ages interested in cultural realities and current socio-political instability in the Middle East that raised a lot of questions in the auditorium and made guests think of appropriate dialogue tools using, inter-religious communication, media instruments, civic responsibility and human rights as a basis for dialogue establishment. 

Moderator: Polina Zeti-Katich (Krasnodar), 
guest-speaker: Evgeniya Goryushina (Rostov-on-Don). 

Photos are available there: 

Essay contest: The First FDC student dialogue essay competition (Academic year 2013-2014)

Purpose: 
  • University level students (MA and PhD) are invited to participate in the 1st FDC annual dialogue essay competition sponsored by Swiss based Foundation for Dialogue Among Civilisations (FDC), which is in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. 
  • The mission of the FDC annual dialogue essay competition is to encourage the University level students as emerging writers, scholars, public servants and future practitioners to promote dialogue/dialogical approach for solving national and international conflicts.
Deadline: 1 March 2014

Questions:

University level students (MA and PhD) from all over the world are welcomed to compete in writing of an essay in which, they have to provide rationale and advices for political leaders and respective societies on how dialogue/dialogical approach could be used to accomplish one of the following aims:
  • To solve a specific national or international conflict
  • For conflict analysis and prevention
  • For mediation and conflict resolution
  • For post conflict peace and stability operations
  • For religion and peacekeeping
  • For preventing conflict and enhancing peace and harmony among different races, nationalities and believers who are residing in a multicultural society
Eligibility:

the competition is open to the University level students (MA and PhD) enrolled for academic year 2013-2014. Submissions can include papers submitted for a related course in the University or pieces written specifically for the competition. Essays must be the work of the submitting student without substantial editorial input from others. Co-authored papers are ineligible. Only one essay may be submitted per entrant.

Awards:
  • First placewinner will receive $5,000 cash. 
  • Second and third placewinner each will receive a $2,500 Cash
Full information (PDF): http://wpfdc.org
Our partner source: youth-in-action.org

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Call for applications: Training course "The Future of Reporting Europe", Berlin, 2013

7-10 November 2013 | Berlin, Germany
How can media offer a transnational perspective and better reflection of reality? What is the role of young people in creating the media of the future? And what are the new opportunities the online world has opened up for us? Join us to find out!

"The future of reporting Europe" will bring together 22 youth workers experienced in working with media (online, traditional, new media), young aspiring journalists and media makers from across the continent between the 7th and 10th of November 2013 in Berlin to discuss a transnational approach to reporting. The workshop will explore ways of collaborating across the continent in order to equip participants with the essential skills to become those who report on the most important matters in the future. The workshop will help young media makers with an interest in Europe to establish a network which will enable them to continue their trans-national collaboration beyond the time spent in Berlin.

The workshop aims to:
  • train participants in reporting on European issues from a transnational rather than a national perspective
  • educate participants in linking practical reporting and web 2.0 journalism skills with an ongoing discussion on how to write about Europe transnationally
  • better equip young aspiring media makers to deal with the demands of reporting to a European audience in a thoughtful, independent-minded way
  • strengthen networks between youth workers/youth leaders and media makers from different European countries
The workshop will include specific training sessions, reporting sessions from Berlin, daily blogging and social media as well as an editorial forum for a print magazine to be published by E&M.

Call for papers: Politikon, the IAPSS journal of Political Science

Dear friends and colleagues,

The call for papers for the upcoming issue of POLITIKON, the IAPSS journal of Political Science is now out. 
Papers are very welcome for submission until August 28th and should be sent to politikonjournal@iapss.org.


We look forward to receive your papers!

Best regards,
Rodrigo Vaz
POLITIKON, Editor-in-Chief
Head of the Academic Department
International Association for Political Science Students

About Politikon:

Politikon is the academic journal of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS). It is recognized as one of the leading academic journals publishing the work of students from across the fields of political science and international relations.

Founded in 2001, the journal is published twice yearly and distributed in hard copy and online to more than 10,000 IAPSS members in more than 40 countries on every continent, as well as outside the IAPSS network.

Politikon publishes the best in undergraduate and graduate student scholarship from around the world. The peer-review and refereeing process involves full Professors, leading academics and experts from across the world and abstracts from Politikon are included in the International Political Science Association’s (IPSA) Annual International Political Science Abstracts In a crowded academic publication market Politikon has carved out a niche, becoming one of the longest standing and most highly regarded student journals of political science and international relations for students in the world.

Call for applications: Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI), 2013-2015

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), in cooperation with its partners the Center cooperation with representatives of the Euroregional Center for Public Initiatives (ECPI) are pleased to announce the Call for Applications to participate in the training programme of the Fifth Round of the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI), 2013-2015. The Institute is a unique initiative founded by the three partners in 2004 it is the first-of-its-kind programme aimed at building and developing the capacity of young lawyers from Central and Eastern European and the Newly Independent States (CEE/NIS) for litigation on women’s rights issues,including: 
  • violence against women,
  • sexual and reproductive health and rights, and
  • employment discrimination.
The Institute, organized by the BGRF in cooperation with its partners, already has successfully completed four rounds: WHRTI 2004-2006, WHRTI 2007-2009, WHRTI 2009-2011 and WHRTI 2011-2013 (www.institute.bgrf.org), and trained more than 80 lawyers.

The WHRTI provides the participants advanced and in-depth knowledge on women’s human rights protection in the three areas noted above. The WHRTI improves their practical skills in writing and advocacy for development of strategic litigation in the region both at the national and

international levels through the use of regional and universal human rights mechanisms such as the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and the Optional Protocol to CEDAW

as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Optional Protocol to ICCPR. The WHRTI also gives lawyers an opportunity to get acquainted with the EU standards in the field of equal treatment of women and men, including the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Call for applications: Mega-events in (Post)Socialist Countries Workshop, Russia

Deadline: 1 September 2013 (for citizens of other countries ) AND 6 September 2013 (for Russian and CIS citizens: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine)
Open to: international researchers of mega-events in post-socialist countries speaking English and Russian
Venue: 15-17 October 2013 in Kazan, Russia

Description

The Kazan Series of workshops on Socio-Cultural Research launched a call for the International Interdisciplinary Workshop “Mega-events in (post)socialist countries: neo-liberalism, socialists legacy and glocalization” that will take place from 15-17 October 2013 in Kazan, Russia. Their aim is to discuss both the theoretical and empirical studies concerning the preparation and organization of sport, political and economic mega-events in (post)socialist countries. The workshop will be conducted in Kazan – the city branded as Russia’s ‘sports capital’ due to the student Universiade in 2013, the European Championships in badminton in 2014, the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, the FIFA World Cup 2018 and other sporting events. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to visit a number of sites associated with sports mega-events in Kazan. Topics for discussion:
  • The applicability of Western theories for the analysis of mega-events in the post-socialist countries
  • Comparison of mega-events held in the developed countries of Western Europe and North America with the mega-events that take place in post-colonial and post-socialist countries
  • Mega-events in the (post)socialist countries and neo-liberalism
  • Mega-events and socialist legacy
  • Mega-events in post-socialist countries and the effects of glocalization
  • The impact of mega-events on the development of urban cultures and infrastructure
  • Mega-events and the local community: conflicts and consensus

Прием заявок: Форум «Германия, Польша, Россия – на пути к совместному будущему»?

Трехсторонний молодежный форум «Германия, Польша, Россия – на пути к совместному будущему» пройдет с 30 сентября по 4 октября 2013 года в городе Варшава, Польша. 

Организаторами Форума выступают Студенческий Парламент Польской республики (PSRP), Организация студенческого самоуправления Университета Варшавы (SSUW), Ассоциация выпускников Российско-Германского молодежного Парламента «ДРУГ» и Российско-Польский Совет молодёжи (RPYC). Поддержку Форуму оказывают Университет Варшавы, Высшая школа экономики г. Москвы (Факультет прикладной политологии) и Университет Тюбингена. Финансовую поддержку предоставляет Германо-Польский Союз молодежи.

Цель Форума – создать открытый диалог между молодёжью Германии, Польши и России и дать ей возможность внести свой вклад в укрепление связей трёх государств. В Варшаве вас ожидает насыщенная программа, состоящая из семинаров, круглых столов, экскурсий и интересных дискуссий с известными представителями СМИ, политики, культуры и экономики Германии, Польши и России (см. программу). У вас будет возможность поделиться своими идеями и мнениями с политиками и дипломатами задействованных стран и тем самым поучаствовать в процессе развития германо-польско-российских отношений.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Лекция РСМД: Публичная дипломатия – не работа узкой группы людей

Фото:
Лекция Федора Лукьянова на летней школе
Федор Лукьянов Гл. ред. журнала «Россия в глобальной политике», председатель Президиума СВОП, член РСМД

Обращаясь к теме публичной дипломатии в современном прозрачном и коммуникационно-замкнутом мире, попробую обрисовывать, что это такое.

Когда-то внешняя политика была уделом профессионалов, людей с определенными навыками, но, тем не менее, она всегда вызвала интерес публики. Сегодня мир стал таким, что грань между внутренним и внешним практически исчезла – политику любого государства невозможно отделить от внешнего мира. Здесь нет исключений, будь то Россия, США или Нигерия. Исключением является, может быть, только Северная Корея, но это из той категории исключений, которые подтверждают правило, поскольку речь идет об искусственной самоизоляции. В остальном ни одно государство, правительство, общество не в состоянии действовать в отрыве от того, что происходит в мире.
Дипломатия без тайн

Внешние воздействия носят разнообразный характер, начиная с информационного. Благодаря неразрывности информационного пространства, все становится известно в режиме реального времени, и никакие попытки ограничить поток ничего не дают.

Понятие «публичная дипломатия» появилось в современную эпоху, когда стало понятно, что дипломатия – это не работа узкой группы людей в пиджаках и смокингах с сигарами, которые где-то сидят и что-то решают.