Monday, February 19, 2018

CFA: Venice School of Human Rights

Deadline: March 15, 2018

The Venice School of Human Rights was born in 2010 with the goal of studying today's challenges in the field of human rights. It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners. The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that "Human Rights are our responsibility". 


The Programme


After a first common session, participants will be divided in the three thematic clusters following the choice made upon enrollment. Clusters will focus on Business & Human Rights, Human Rights Defenders and Women, Peace and Security.

Cluster on Business & Human Rights: recent trends and developments

Under the leadership of Giulia Di Tommaso, an international lawyer with over twenty years of global experience in Legal and Public Affairs on a wide range of business issues, the course explores the interdisciplinary components of the Business and Human Rights agenda and provides thoughtful insights on the most recent developments from experts representatives from Academia, International Organizations and Institutions (EU, UN, FAO, OECD), and the private sector

Cluster on Human Rights Defenders
Under the responsibility of George Ulrich, Program Director of the European Master in Human Rights and Democratization (EMA), the cluster on Human Rights Defenders will review a cross-section of instruments, policies and coordination mechanisms that have been devised to protect and facilitate the work of human rights defenders. It will also explore possibilities for reinforcing the work of human rights defenders through a targeted engagement with international, regional and national human rights mechanisms as well as civil society organisations operative in areas intersecting with the work of local human rights defenders giving particular attention to contexts of imminent threat to human rights, notably conflict and post-conflict situations and situations of repressive governance, as well as sexual and gender-based violence.

Cluster on Women, Peace and Security in a growing extremist and militarised world: Agenda, implementation gap and the transformative approach & potential of CEDAW

The cluster under the leadership of Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides, Chairperson of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EU Agency) and former Vice-President of the European Inter University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation will provide a state of the art critical appraisal on the Women, Peace and Security agenda in a growing extremist and militarised world and stimulate reflection on achievements, key challenges and ways ahead. Participants will have the opportunity to refine their knowledge on both empirically and theoretically informed analyses and highly benefit from discussions with experienced field activists, leading scholars and world-class decision-makers.

Opening and Closing Lectures


The Opening Lectures of the School will be held by Manfred Nowak, EIUC Secretary General and Dalia Leinarte, Chairperson of the CEDAW Committee. Manfred Nowak, Professor of international law and human rights at the University of Vienna, has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and member of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. Dalia Leinarte, Professor of Family History at Vilnius University is the Director of the Gender Studies Centre at Vilnius University and Member of the working group for Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

The Closing Lecture of the School will be held by Ambassador Mara Marinaki, the Principle Gender EEAS Advisor on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Ambassador Mara Marinaki is a law graduate from the University of Athens, and holds an LL.M in International Law from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.

Early Bird: 15 March 2018
Registration deadline: 23 April 2018
Course dates: 9 – 16 June 2018


Target: The Venice School is addressed to graduate students from all academic backgrounds, students from the different regional masters in human rights and democratisation, to E.MA alumni as well as to human rights practitioners willing to deepen and improve their knowledge in human rights issues.

For more information, contact us at chra@eiuc.org or visit https://eiuc.org/school

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

CFA: 16thAnnual Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 16


The European Union Center of California at Scripps College is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting online applications for the 16thAnnual Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union, which will take place on April 5 & 6, 2018 on Scripps Campus in Claremont, CA.

Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with any aspect of European integration or transatlantic relations. Papers can be about the EU, a particular country within the EU, or the EU’s relationship with outside countries.

Students will present and discuss their research in a panel format followed by questions and a discussion moderated by a faculty member. The conference will include a keynote address. At the conclusion of the conference, faculty participants will nominate and select the “best papers” of the conference. Selected papers will be published in a special volume of conference proceedings. Previous publications can be viewed via the digital version, http://scholarship.claremont.edu/urceu/. In addition to publication in the Conference Journal, the EU Center of California and some of its partner institutions will be offering awards for the top two papers with summer study tours to Europe.

The Center will cover hotel room for 2 nights and conference meals for accepted participants. Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel.

Applications are due February 16. Additional information is available at: http://eucenter.scrippscollege.edu. Please see the attached conference poster. You may contact us at  (909) 607-8103 or eucenter@scrippscollege.edu.

Friday, January 26, 2018

CFP: Foundation German-American Academic Relations (SDAW)

Deadline: April 1, 2018

The “Stiftung Deutsch Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen” (SDAW/Foundation German-American Academic Relations) has just issued its “Call for Proposals 2018”. This year, SDAW is soliciting proposals for a “brainstorming conference” on the future of academic collaboration on transatlantic relations. The conference will take place March 2019 in Toronto.

Please find our detailed CfP enclosed and/or online at

https://www.deutsches-stiftungszentrum.de/download/file/fid/1635

CFA: European Summer School 2018

Deadline: January 31, 2018

We are happy to inform you that EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy – a Prague-based think-tank specialized in EU affairs - organizes its 16th annual European Summer School for university students in July 2018.

The programme focuses on current challenges that the European Union faces and explores scenarios for its future developments. European Summer School is organized under the auspices of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic, in cooperation with Prague College and Faculty of Social Science of Charles University in Prague.

The European Summer School under the title "Europe in Transition: Exploring EU's Futures" will take place in Prague July 14-24, 2018. We have prepared early-bird discounts for those who apply before January 31st!

You can find further information at our website www.essprague.eu 

Friday, December 8, 2017

CFA: Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

Deadline: February 16, 2018

The European Union Center of California at Scripps College is pleased to announce that we are now accepting online applications for the 16th Annual Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union, which will take place on April 5 & 6, 2018 on Scripps Campus in Claremont, CA.

Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with any aspect of European integration or transatlantic relations. Papers can be about the EU, a particular country within the EU, or the EU’s relationship with outside countries.

Students will present and discuss their research in a panel format followed by questions and a discussion moderated by a faculty member. The conference will include a keynote address. At the conclusion of the conference, faculty participants will nominate and select the “best papers” of the conference. Selected papers will be published in a special volume of conference proceedings. Previous publications can be viewed via the digital version,  http://scholarship.claremont.edu/urceu/. In addition to publication in the Conference Journal, the EU Center of California and some of its partner institutions will be offering awards for the top two papers with summer study tours to Europe.

The Center will cover hotel room for 2 nights and conference meals for accepted participants. Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel.

Applications are due February 16. Additional information is available at: http://eucenter.scrippscollege.edu. You may contact us at  (909) 607-8103 or eucenter@scrippscollege.edu.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Announcement: Summer abroad with Learning Enterprises

Learning Enterprises is looking for volunteers to teach English abroad in one of 11 countries this summer. Through LE, students can build meaningful connections in cities and developing towns in Asia, Eastern Europe, and more. LE is an international 501(c) non-profit organization, dedicated to expanding global horizons through international service teaching. With no program fees, LE has sent hundreds of college students to communities around the world every summer since 1992, and is looking to expand its presence both within the United States, and internationally. We have chapters in campuses across the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France, and are excited to bring our organization to students in the Ann Arbor area.


We are looking for students who are passionate about education, global service, and cross-cultural exchange. They can contact the Michigan chapter at annarbor@learningenterprises.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LEatAnnArbor/ for more information about meetings, open positions within the campus organization, and applications for the summer programs. Our website at www.learningenterprises.org gives specific information about host countries, dates of the programs, and any other volunteer info.

My personal email is tacyg@umich.edu if there are any lingering questions that can’t be answered by other means. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my email, I sincerely appreciate it!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Announcement: College of Europe application period 2018-2019 started, scholarship opportunities and more

Deadline: January 17, 2018

Click here to learn more and apply!

All applicants to the College must hold a relevant university degree. Candidates must submit a formal application for admission, which consists of an online application.

Applications need to be submitted with all the requested supporting documents before the closing date. All applicants, including students who do not apply for a scholarship, must indicate their selection committee (in principle according to their nationality) in the application form. Should there be no selection committee, please select 'No selection committee - College of Europe'. This does not apply to MATA applicants (Master in Transatlantic Affairs).

Recommendation letters are in the form of online recommendation questionnaires that are automatically sent to your nominated referees via email through your online application.