Beyond liberalism and socialism, Romania

first_img Pocket By Mladiinfo says: on June 9, 2010 at 10:13 am Romani Internship Programme, Budapest → LinkedIn 0 Share 0 +1 Similar Stories 23th – 28th August 2010, Vama Veche, RomaniaDeadline: 12/06/2010The Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies in cooperation with some partners organises an interactive seminar on a challenging topic with lecturers from Luxembourg, UK, Germany, Turkey and Romania. The topic of the the summer seminar is Beyond liberalism and socialism: searching for a decent society.The ambition of the 2010 seminar is to have a critical look at some key societal models such as liberalism and socialism, their possible strengths and shortcomings, as well as at a few more marginal concepts such as utopianism, anarchism, communitarianism and the underlying philosophical ideas: utilitarianism, materialism, idealism, pessimism. What can be the guiding principles and values in the quest for a decent society – tolerance, empathy, justice, benevolence – and how to implement them?Target group* students, young researchers and professionals from both Eastern and Western Europe;* young representatives of higher education, of specialized institutions, of political parties, of NGO’s, of the mass media.Working languageEnglishCost and funding* The course fee is 395 Euro.* The LIEIS offers a grant covering the fee of 395 Euro to the students whose application is accepted.Application procedureAll interested applicants should apply by submitting following documents:1. an Application Form2. the Letter of intention3. a two-page essay on one of the topicsAll the documents need to be submitted to the EUROPEAN CULTURAL CENTRE by e-mail: [email protected] by sending to following address:Centrul European de Cultura, Bucuresti49-51, Sfintii Voievozi St.,010968, 4th floor, apt. 16,Bucharest-1, RomaniaThe deadline for application is 12th June 2010.More detail info 2 thoughts on “Beyond liberalism and socialism, Romania” Log in to Reply Beyond liberalism and socialism, Romaniacenter_img By Satine says: Dear Sir/Madam, I want to aplly for seminar but I can’t find application form for sending my documents, Can you help me? Satine June 8, 2010 Published by Site Default Reddit Dear Satine, here is the application form: http://www.ieis.lu/courses/leaflet%20Vama%20Veche… and it has to be sent together with your CV, letter of intention and two-page essay. Good luck. on June 9, 2010 at 11:05 am ← Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Log in to Reply Tweetlast_img read more

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Religion and Communism Workshop, Germany

first_imgReligion and Communism Workshop, Germany Similar Stories Share 0 +1 ← Communications Intern, Germany Reddit Call for Applications: Graphic Designer at EMBO 2021 Pocket Deadline: 8/10/2010Open to: scholars who work on religious practice in post- or currently communist countriesCosts: travel and accommodation will be provided for workshop participants.Venue: May 6-7, 2011, Goettingen, GermanyReligion and Communism: Comparative PerspectivesCall for Papers: Religion and Communism: Comparative PerspectivesWorkshop/Book ProjectMax Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, Germany, May 6-7, 2011There is a growing body of anthropological literature devoted to religious revival and religious conversion in both former and currently communist countries. Many of these studies make broader arguments about the relationship between religious practice and communist ideology, or communist forms of governance. But despite recent calls to re-examine the Cold War as a global phenomenon, studies of religion under and after communism have remained within traditionally defined area studies boundaries. This workshop seeks to cross these boundaries by asking: Is there a relationship between religion and communism writ large? What does the comparison between different forms of communism tell us about the relationship between communism, as an ideology and form of governance, and religious practice after 1989? We invite proposals that consider the impact of anti-religious propaganda and/or communist forms of governance on religious practice, the relationship between religious practice and various forms of communist and post-communist markets, comparative moralities, the nationalization of religions as well as new points of comparison for an edited volume that will seek theoretical conclusions about the current state of the field.Critics will, of course, note that China, Vietnam and North Korea are still communist regimes, while some of the countries of the former Soviet Union, in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, have been post-communist for twenty years. Others might argue that some Asian countries are communist in name only, or that many countries of the former USSR are democratic in name only. However, it is precisely these differences that promise to yield productive results. All of these countries have experienced a history of communist social engineering, and subsequent market reforms. We wish to keep the question of whether or not individual countries are ‘communist’ or ‘post-communist’ open, in favor of asking, what elements of continuity and change are relevant to religious practice? Given different political and economic situations, widely different cultural histories, and the presence of widely different religions, the similarities between Asian and European examples are all the more striking, allowing us to see more clearly the relationship between communism and religious practice.Analyses of religious practices in communist and post-communist countries have focused primarily on the ‘nationalization’ of religious practices under socialism, or on the way in which religious practices provide an alternative moral structure with which to counter either the communist state or the ‘ideological vacuum’ of the post-Soviet world. Both of these approaches highlight the way religion came to be defined in communist ideology – as a false ideology destined to be replaced by atheist truth. Within this ideology, scientific atheism is progressive and modern, and bringing this awareness to the ‘backwards’ masses justifies state intervention, and often, state violence. This ideology rests on a teleology derived from the same enlightenment traditions that produced theories of secularism and secularization in Europe and America. However, both of these are ideal political visions. In practice, both secular and atheist states invoke ideas about transcendent power, creating slippages that disturb the neat division between « rational statecraft » and « irrational religion ». The existence of state-sponsored atheism within the parameters of the Cold War has transformed, not only the religious practices of those living under atheist regimes, but the political valence of religion around the globe.A closer examination of the relationship between communism and religion has the potential to contribute significantly to the debate on secularism and religion as a global phenomenon. In order to contribute to this debate we must move beyond case studies to ask broader questions:-Does communism produce or privilege particular forms of religion, or are there merely multiple constellations of local practice? Has existing research fetishized the communist experience to the exclusion of local cultural factors? Is there something specific to the communist experience that prompts religious revival, or is it more productive to see contemporary religious practice as a response to capitalist reform and part of a global resurgence in public religion?-What kinds of religious behavior are enabled, constrained or determined by communist forms of governance? How do communist ideas about community, ethnicity, gender, race, class and the nation influence the way religious communities define themselves? What kinds of selves are formed through the intersection of communism and religious practice? Do communist definitions of the ‘good life’ and the ‘moral person’ shape religious aspirations? And conversely, how does religion influence political projects within, as well as directed towards, communist and post – communist states? What is the relationship between trans-national influences such as missionary networks, global economic markets, global media, or political demands for « free religious markets, » and the social, political and moral habits acquired under communism?This workshop seeks to bring together scholars of religion in communist and former communist countries to address these theoretical questions through comparative data from a broad geographic spectrum. We invite scholars who work on religious practice in post- or currently communist countries to present their work at a two-day workshop, concluding with a round-table discussion. Our goal is to produce an edited volume that assesses the state of current research, provides clarity about what can be said about the relationship between religion and communism, and defines new directions for research. Projects do not have to be based on comparative research, but must seek to draw theoretical conclusions that enable comparison across geographic boundaries. Papers presented at the workshop must not be committed for publication elsewhere.The workshop will be held at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Goettingen, Germany on May 6-7, 2011. Please submit a paper proposal of no more than 500 words and a brief biographical description or CV to [email protected] by October 8, 2010.Travel and accommodation will be provided for workshop participants. Papers will be circulated to all participants prior to the workshop in order to facilitate the discussion. Any questions please contact: [email protected]:The official page of Max Planck Institutecenter_img October 3, 2010 Published by Site Default International Relations Officer for Molecular Biology Lab, Germany → LinkedIn 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. 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PhD scholarship on computational materials design, Denmark

first_imgThe predicted materials combinations will subsequently be synthesized, characterized and integrated into full systems.EligibilityCandidates should have a master’s degree in physics, chemistry or materials science or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.The successful candidate has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, and is able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of project. Candidates with experience in computational/theoretical physics, chemistry and related areas shall be favoured.RemunerationThe salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.The employment is expected to start 1 September 2011.ApplicationYou  must send your online application by 29 July 2011. Please open the link THIS LINK, fill in the application form and attach the following documents;A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.If you need further information concerning this position, please contact Senior Researcher Tejs Vegge, +45 4677 5818, [email protected] (please do not send applications to this e-mail address, but use the electronic submission system).The Official Web page Deadline: 29 July 2011Open to: Master’s degree holders in physics, chemistry or materials science or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineeringThe Materials Research Division at Risø DTU, is seeking candidates for a PhD scholarship on computational materials design in the Energy Storage and Conversion group. The scholarship is part of a joined project with the company Amminex A/S on “New Materials for Ammonia Storage” funded by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation“, and also involves collaboration with the Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD).The projectThe development of a sustainable energy infrastructure is going to require carbon-free/neutral energy carriers, which can be stored and transported efficiently and safely. Ammonia is a promising energy carrier that can be store reversibly in metal halides, which combine efficient storage with safe handling. These so-called metal ammines are also used for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for exhaust cleaning in diesel passenger cars SCR (deNOx).The aim of project is to tailor and improve the materials properties by mixing different salts or introducing dopants on the atomic level. Here, advanced computational methods, which combine density functional theory (DFT) calculations on model structures and database methods with supercomputing facilities in large screening studies will be applied, to select optimal materials combinations for:improved ammonia storage in selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systemsfor exhaust cleaning in diesel passenger cars, and for improved integration of fuel cells (FC) for ammonia fed zero-carbon power generation Pocket Reddit Tweet Share 0 +1 Similar Stories center_img ← Second Call for Applications – Summer School in Holocaust Studies, Macedonia LinkedIn 0 PhD scholarship on computational materials design, Denmark Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Yota Space Festival 2011 → July 7, 2011 Published by Site Default last_img read more

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Call for Volunteers – Eurovision Song Contest 2012

first_img Do you know when the applicants will get a response? If I am not successful will I receive an email telling me so? Thank you. on February 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm By Mladiinfo says: By Mladiinfo says: February 9, 2012 Published by Site Default Reddit EYP Call for Young Environmental Journalists → By Elvira says: Log in to Reply 8 thoughts on “Call for Volunteers – Eurovision Song Contest 2012” +1 2020 EaP Civil Society Fellowships – Call for Applications Dear Elvira, The official call did not say anything about age restrictions, but as it is customary, I suppose if they are accepting minor, you would need a consent from your parents. Please contact NAYORA or Hasan Seyidov (e-mail above) and ask them your question. They are best suited to give you a correct answer. Kind regardsElenaMladiinfo Log in to Reply By Jenny says: Dear Jenny, Sorry, but we have no insight in the selection process, and we cannot know when will the applicants get a response, or whether they will get an e-mail if they are not selected. That is up to the organizers, so please direct your questions at them. Kind regardsElenaMladiinfo Tweet Share 0 on February 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm on February 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm If you are a minor, can you also apply,and do you need some sort of permission of your parents ? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ← 6th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability-Call for Applications Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Call for Volunteers – Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Thomson Reuters Foundation Workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia By Mladiinfo says: Log in to Reply By Kostiantyn Iakovliev says: Deadline: 28 February 2012Open to: All interestedDescriptionThe Eurovision Song Contest is one of the longest running television shows in the world. It was on the 24th of May, 1956, that Europe saw the first ever Eurovision Song Contest. After 56 runnings, the contest is one of the most typical European traditions and without doubt, Europe’s favorite TV show! In 2005, the Eurovision Song Contest celebrated its 50th anniversary by picking the best entry to date.Already for 56 years, the Eurovision Song Contest is Europe’s favorite TV show. After more than five decades featuring some 1,100 songs, the contest has become a modern classic, strongly embedded into Europe’s collective mind.The National Assembly of Youth Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan (NAYORA) is pleased to announce the call for volunteers to serve during the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 that will be held from 22nd till 26th of May 2012. The volunteers are supposed to arrive on 20th May and depart on 27th May.CostsNAYORA will provide accommodation and meals. The costs of local transportation will also be covered by NAYORA. The volunteers will be required to cover the travel costs to Baku, Azerbaijan.EligibilityAll interested are eligible to apply.ApplicationInterested volunteers should send the filled in application forms and passport copies to Hasan Seyidov ([email protected]) by 28th February 2012.The Call for Volunteers In aplication, there is a section for name and information about the organization.About what organization seeking the information and whether we belong to an organization? on March 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm Log in to Reply on February 13, 2012 at 11:18 am Are there any restrictions for countries from where interested folks can apply? on February 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm LinkedIn 0 on March 2, 2012 at 11:36 am By Miodrag says: on February 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm By Mladiinfo says: Similar Stories Dear Miodrag, My guess is that you need to fill that part if you are going on behalf of an organization, or some organization is sending you there. I am not quite sure, so my advise would be either to look for a sending organization, or to contact NAYORA or Hasan Seyidov, and ask if you need a sending organization, or you can go as an individual, i.e by yourself. Kind regardsElenaMladiinfo The Lane Kirkland Scholarships in Poland in the 2020-2021 Academic Year Dear Kostiantyn, No restrictions regarding age or country were mentioned in the official call, but my best advise would be to contact NAYORA or Hasan Seyidov (e-mail above) and ask them your question. Kind regardsElenaMladiinfo Log in to Reply Pocketlast_img read more

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The 2013 WISE Awards, Call for Applications

first_img Long-Term Training Course for Youth Workers, Strasbourg Similar Stories ← Lithuanian State Scholarships Programme Share 0 Pocket Deadline: 31 March, 2013Open to: individuals, representing a project and the team associated with it, working in any sector of education, any type of organization and from any part of the world, whose achievements can be considered as outstandingAwards: six Awards will be granted, each worth $20,000DescriptionThe World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of QATAR FOUNDATION, invites applications for the 2013 WISE Awards. These Awards recognize, showcase and promote educational projects and activities that have demonstrated a transformative impact upon societies and communities over a period of time.Project holders from any region, educational sector or level are encouraged to submit applications which demonstrate the quality and impact of their activities in accordance with the criteria.EligibilityEligible applicants are individuals, representing a project and the team associated with it, working in any sector of education, any type of organization and from any part of the world, whose achievements can be considered as outstanding.AwardsSix Awards will be granted, each worth $20,000 Applicants need to include a description of how they plan to use the prize money in the application form.Representatives of the six winning projects will receive their Award at a Gala Dinner held during the 2013 WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar, October 29 – 31, 2013 and will also have the opportunity to showcase their projects during the Summit.CriteriaApplicants have to show how their educational activities have delivered on the following criteria (equally weighted):THE INNOVATIONInnovation can be of many different kinds depending on the context. It is important for applicants to emphasize in what way their project, or its components, are innovative in the given situation. Furthermore, the application should describe what global challenge the project is addressing and how the project distinguishes itself from other actors in similar fields. Applicants should also explain how the activity is innovative in the use of educational tools, design, methodology, media and/or practice, thereby shaping novel educational delivery.Inclusion and Access: Applicants should detail how the activity has enhanced equality of access to education, particularly through an increase in the diversity of those participating in learning opportunities provided through the project. Applicants need to detail what types of audiences are targeted by the project.Relevant and Quality Education: Applicants should explain how the project ensures the delivery of quality education and quality of learning as well as its relevance in the real world. Applicants need to indicate what they understand by relevant and quality education, and show explicitly how the intervention is indeed enhancing skills needed for improving people’s lives and their development as active and empowered citizens.THE REACH AND IMPACTEducational and Social Transformation: Applicants should provide explanations on the extent to which the project has transformed an aspect of education and the effect this is having on the community and society more generally. Applicants should detail the nature of the impact, whether it is on the standard of living, working life or other social aspect.Community Involvement: Applicants should detail the degree to which the project makes use of local resources and know-how and the project’s ability to enhance local capacities, allowing the community to achieve measurable and sustainable results in the future. Applicants should also be explicit about the ways in which beneficiaries, stakeholders and the community participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of the project.Monitoring and Evaluation: Applicants should demonstrate how impact is assessed and how progress is monitored. Applicants need to show how this monitoring and evaluation has contributed to the project’s subsequent development and efficiency.MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITYOrganization and Partnerships: Applicants should explain how the organizational structure ensures the coherent and sustainable development of the project. If partnerships have been developed, applicants need to indicate their nature and detail how these have enhanced the effectiveness and efficiency of the project.Sustainable Financing: Applicants should detail how the activity has been funded to date and how it will be financed in the future. Applicants need to show how their project has sought to ensure continuing sustainability and/or new ways of financing their project.Scalability and Dissemination: Applicants should provide evidence that the activity has the potential to be scaled up effectively, or has already been replicated in another context/region, by the applicant or by others (please specify). For more recent projects, the applicant needs to show explicitly how they plan to scale up the project effectively in similar educational and/or regional contexts. Applicants should provide evidence of how they have shared and disseminated their model and educational experiences with other practitioners.How to applySubmit your application hereThe language of applications for the 2013 WISE Awards is English.For any queries, please contact the WISE Team through the website or by email: [email protected] deadline for submission of applications is March 31, 2013, 23.59 GMT.Download the BrochureThe Official Website +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. center_img LinkedIn 0 March 19, 2013 Published by turpis Cross-Border School Partnership Projects for Central and Eastern Europe → The 2013 WISE Awards, Call for Applications Tweet Redditlast_img read more

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Training Programme by the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights

first_img ← Doctoral Fellowship at the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School May 15, 2015 Published by michal Deadline: 25 May 2015Open to: The candidate must be indigenous  with good knowledge of English, French, Spanish and RussianFellowship: return flight ticket, living expenses and basic health insuranceDescriptionThe Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) is a comprehensive human rights training programme that was established by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004). The programme contributes to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular, so they are in a better position to protect and promote the rights of their communities at the international level.Since the launch of the training programme in 1997, more than 300 indigenous men and women from all over the world have been trained. They provided human rights training to many more in their communities. The IFP is held annually and fellows from the 4 language components (English, French, Spanish and Russian) of the programme are trained together with simultaneous interpretation during 4 to 5 weeks in Geneva. The date of the training programme usually coincides with the annual meeting of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (June/July), thus allowing the fellows to participate more actively in that Mechanism.EligibilityThe candidate must be indigenous (non-indigenous persons will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with indigenous communities and/or organizations);Age should not be a limitation to participation in the programme;Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the IFP given the socio-economic barriers confronted by many indigenous peoples that limit access to formal educational institutions;Candidates should agree to train other indigenous persons after the return to their respective communities/organizations;The candidate should be proposed and his/her candidacy supported by his/her indigenous organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership and that it is representative;The candidate should have a good working knowledge of the English, French, Spanish and Russian language.FellowshipThe selected candidates are entitled to a return flight ticket, living expenses and basic health insurance for the duration of the training.How to apply?Fellowship applications will only be taken into consideration if they are fully completed. Both parts I and II of the application form must be signed and sent by regular post at the following address:Indigenous Peoples and Minorities SectionOffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsUNOG-OHCHRCH-1211 Geneva 10SwitzerlandScanned applications are also accepted, although we prefer receiving applications by post. Your scanned application can be sent at the following email: [email protected] Application forms need to be accompanied by an official recommendation letter from the nominating indigenous organization or community.For more information, please check the official web-page. Share 0 Similar Stories Reddit Express Your Opinion on Youth Employment Policy! → ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMS Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate studentscenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Pocket LinkedIn 0 African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers Tweet Training Programme by the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights +1last_img read more

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Summer School in Economics and Philosophy in San Sebastian

first_img May 19, 2015 Published by miro Tweet Similar Stories Summer School in Economics and Philosophy in San Sebastian Iversity: Win a Scholartrip to your Dream Destination and a New MacBook +1 ← Design Competition – Integrated Communities: A Society for All Ages Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0center_img Traineeship at the European Medicines Agency in London → Share 0 Reddit Pocket Deadline: ASAP and not later than 15 June 2015Open to: international Masters/PhD students and other researchersVenue: 6-8 July 2015, San Sebastian, SpainDescriptionThe Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) has opened a call for application for Macroeconomics, Microfoundations, and Evidence-Based Social Policy: A Summer School in Economics and Philosophy. The Summer Schools aim to bring together graduate students with scholars from economics, philosophy and neighbouring disciplines in order to exchange ideas, build a community and help to further establish ‘economics and philosophy’ as an independent and diverse research field consisting of economic methodology, history of economic thought, rational choice theory, ethical aspects of economics, and the intersections of these areas. They are meant to complement other events in the area of ‘Economics and Philosophy’, such as the annual International Network for Economic Method (INEM) research conference in that it provides an outlet to attract beginning graduate students to the philosophy of economics and offers a much-needed opportunity for graduate training in this highly diverse field. The Summer Schools focus on graduate student instruction. Invited scholars will give short courses on topics they specialise in and that fall within the confines of economics and philosophy broadly construed. The short courses will feature mixture of lecture-style and seminar-style formats, and additional panel discussions as well as training sessions will round off the programme.EligibilityThe Summer School is open to Masters/PhD students and other researchers at various stages of progress on their dissertation project or academic careers.CostsThe registration fee for the Summer School is €100. This will cover teaching material as well as lunches and coffee breaks during the event. There are bursaries to help with accommodation expenses in San Sebastián. If you are interested in applying for a bursary, please make a note in your registration letter.How to apply?The deadline for applications is 15 June 2015. To apply please send a short CV and motivation statement to Anna de Bruyckere to [email protected] Applications will be accepted as they come in, so to be guaranteed a place please apply as soon as possible. Student presentations are being also considered. Whether or not this will fit the programme will depend upon interest and final schedules. If you would be interested to give a brief presentation of your own work, please indicate so in your application.For more information please check the official website or registration information HERE. Traineeship in the Directorate General for Interpretation CfP – The Arts of Editing: Past, Present and Futurelast_img read more

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Doctoral Research Fellowships in Contemporary Middle East Studies

first_img Pocket Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. A Master’s Degree or equivalent in Middle East studies, or in a relevant discipline in social sciences or humanities, with the precondition that the master thesis has an explicit Middle East specialization. The Master’s Degree has to have been achieved by the time of application;It is an absolute requirement that the applicants have proficiency in one of the major languages of the Middle East;Personal suitability and motivation for the position.In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame;The applicant’s ability to complete research training;Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities;The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation.FellowshipThe position is remunerated by salary of the level 50 – 56 NOK 430,500 – 475,400, (approximately EUR 48,870 – 53,970) depending on qualifications. Moreover, research fellows will obtain attractive welfare benefits.How to apply?The deadline for applications is 15 September 2015. Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:Letter of application;Curriculum Vitae;List of publications (if any);Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system;Transcript of records of all university exams at bachelor and master levels;Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions).Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or an interview on Skype will be arranged.For more information please visit the official website. Deadline: 15 September 2015Open to: applicants with MA or equivalent in Middle East studies, or in a relevant discipline in social sciences or humanitiesFellowship: NOK 430,500 – 475,400 per annum (approximately EUR 48,870 – 53,970)DescriptionTwo PhD Research Fellowships in contemporary Middle East Studies are available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS) at the University of Oslo. The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. In their research proposals, the two PhD Fellows are required to address issues related to political and/or religious authority in the Middle East, from a macro or micro perspective. Of special interests would be projects within one of two subfields:Re-conceptualization of authority within political Islam, including projects addressing new ideological-religious trends and understanding of authority within Islamic movements and jihadist groups. Themes of particular interest includes ideological debates within the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi movements in the aftermath of the military coup in Egypt; Islamist rebel groups and their approach to governance; cyberspace and the empowerment of militant youth preachers; methodologies and metrics for quantifying ideological impact of individual preachers and ideologues;Post-patriarchy, youth autonomy and the politics of protests, including the political role of football as an arena of youth autonomy and protests, and how regimes use sport and popular culture for their own interests. Other relevant themes include: the resurgence of primary solidarity groups in (local) politics, like clan based organizations, where groups related by blood are dominated by the younger generation rather than elders; studies on new marital strategies and marriage patterns, where increased youth autonomy in finding a marriage partner is limited by economic family dependence as the bridegrooms have to cover the relatively huge expenses of housing and marriage; and social and political organization, governance and authority of refugee camps.The appointment is for the duration of three years. The successful candidates are expected to join, and be an active part of the research activities at the Department’s Center for Islamic and Middle East Studies.EligibilityTo be eligible for the position, applicants must have: July 16, 2015 Published by miro LinkedIn 0 Doctoral Research Fellowships in Contemporary Middle East Studies +1center_img Similar Stories Share 0 Reddit Summer School on Security Policy in Bar → ← Internship as an Online Marketer in your native language at coLanguage Tweetlast_img read more

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Policy/Communication Intern at Open Forum Europe

first_img Pocket Similar Stories EU RESOURCE MOBILISATION COORDINATOR Deadline: 15 August 2015Open to: applicants with an interest in the open-source software movement and in the IT industryRemuneration: a monthly stipend of EUR 350DescriptionOpenForum Europe (OFE) is a not-for-profit industry organization which was originally launched in 2002 to accelerate and broaden the use of Open Source Software (OSS) among businesses, consumers and governments. OFE’s role has since evolved and its primary role now is to promote the use of open standards in ICT as a means of achieving full openness and interoperability of computer systems throughout Europe. It continues to promote open source software, as well as openness more generally as part of a vision to facilitate open, competitive choice for IT users. OFE is supported by major IT suppliers (including RedHat, Google, IBM, Oracle), user and consumer organisations, and national partners, together representing thousands of individual companies across Europe. The intern will be working directly with OFE staff in the Brussels office. The responsibilities are determined by the interns interests and can include:Monitoring EU policy developments and alerting OFE’s network on relevant issues;Help in preparing and organising events and meetings with the community and policy makers;Help in preparing communication material for the website (press releases, white papers, policy statements) and social media;General office administration.The internship begins in September 2015 with a duration of 3 months (extendable to 6 months).EligibilityApplicants should meet following requirements:Some understanding of the EU decision making process;Demonstrable interest in the open-source software movement and in the IT industry;Fluent level of written and spoken English; other EU languages considered as an asset;Self starter, reliable, able to multi-task and prioritize own work;Good interpersonal and team-working skills;Computer and web literacy (in particular experience with social media, blogging, HTML/CSS, desktop publishing tool are considered a plus, but not required).RemunerationThe position is remunerated by a monthly stipend of EUR 350. OFE offers a challenging and exciting experience with a dynamic organisation working internationally, and the opportunity to meet and work with senior figures in EU public affairs and the IT industry. This is a part-time position. OFE will accommodate for the possibility for the intern to be studying or have another job in parallel to this position.How to apply?The deadline for applications is 15 August 2015. Please apply by email submitting your CV, together with your answers to the following questions, to [email protected] Name;Email;Where did you find out about the position;In which way creating a level-playing field in public procurement of ICT can contribute to the achievement of a Digital Single Market? (maximum 300 words);What makes you a suitable candidate? (approximately 300 words).For more information please visit the official website. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Reddit LinkedIn 0 Traineeships at the General Secretariat of the Council of European Union 8 Doctoral Positions at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich →center_img August 5, 2015 Published by miro Policy/Communication Intern at Open Forum Europe Share 0 PhD on Big Data, Democracy and Fundamental Rights in Belgium Tweet ← PhD Research Fellow in Sociology at Univ. of Oslo +1last_img read more

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Public Affairs Officer Wanted in Brussels

first_imgPublic Affairs Officer Wanted in Brussels +1 Deadline: 30 June 2016Open to: candidates with 2 to 3 years professional experience in EU public affairsRemuneration: competitive salaryDescriptionUEPG, the European Aggregates Association, represents the biggest non-energy extractive industry with Members in 29 countries across Europe. Their mission is to demonstrate the key role played by the European Aggregates Industry in meeting the needs of Europe and its society and to shape EU public policy in areas where it is likely to affect the sector.ResponsibilitiesMonitor and assess EU policy developments and advise UEPG Members on their implications, in particular in the area of environmental and technical policies;Develop and coordinate UEPG advocacy programmes vis-à-vis the European Commission, European Parliament and Council working groups;Draft clear reports, position papers, presentations and speeches;Make a significant input to UEPG Sustainable Development Strategy;Expand UEPG’s network with stakeholders including NGOs.Eligibility2 to 3 years professional experience in EU public affairs; preferably with an environmental background;English mother tongue (or equivalent) and good command of French;Thorough knowledge of EU policy-making;Excellent analytical, organisation and communication skills;Ability to meet deadlines and to work in a small team.RemunerationThe position is available from 1 September 2016. UEPG offers a competitive salary and an excellent working environment at the centre of the EU quarter.How to apply?To apply, please send your CV to [email protected] by 30 June 2016. Your application letter should describe how you see yourself fulfilling the role as outlined above.For more information please check the official call. Similar Stories FES-Youth Lab For a Social and Democratic South Caucasus → ← Apply for Peace Pending Project in Kosovo Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweet LinkedIn 0center_img PhD on Big Data, Democracy and Fundamental Rights in Belgium June 16, 2016 Published by Gorica Pocket Traineeships at the General Secretariat of the Council of European Union Share 0 Reddit EU RESOURCE MOBILISATION COORDINATORlast_img read more

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