August 29, 2013

Winter School "The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR): The Principle of Non-Discrimination"

The University of Bologna organises a Winter School "The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR): The Principle of Non-Discrimination", that will be held in Forlì (Italy) - University of Bologna - School of Political Science from 13 to 17 January, 2014

The Winter School is organised in cooperation with the Institut des droits de l'homme (Strasbourg) and the High School of Economics - Moscow. The event is dedicated to the system of protection established by the European Convention on Human Rights with a special focus on the principle of non-discrimination. Keynote speakers include former President of the European Court of Human Rights - J. P. Costa, judge G. Raimondi, professors E. Dubout (Paris) and E. Brems (Ghent).

August 19, 2013

10 Crazy Scholarships That You Never Knew About

Looking for cash to help pay for college or grad school? Good news: you don’t have to be a top scholar or star athlete. Here are ten scholarships for those of us with more unique and unusual talents:

1. Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest. Attention, aspiring Project Runway contestants! awards cash prizes to the couple who creates and wears the best duct tape outfit or accessories to their prom.  First place is $5,000 each, second place is $3,000 each, and third place is $2,000. The same amount is awarded to the colleges they’ll be attending.

2. Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest.  Can you do an incredible duck imitation?  Are you a high school senior?  Do you realize that these two descriptors, put together, can earn you big bucks?  Scholarshipfunds for this contest total $4,250 each year, with the first place winner snagging $2,000. Check out for more information.

August 16, 2013

Culture and Democratic Citizenship, Culture of Democratic Citizenship

JEF-Europe and JEF-France have opened a call for participants for the international seminar "Culture and Democratic Citizenship, Culture of Democratic Citizenship", which will take place in Paris, France from 26 October to 1 November 2013 in Paris, France. The aim of the seminar is to explore the links between Culture and Citizenship offering ideas and approaches to participating youth leaders which they can use on local level when working with youth. 

August 8, 2013

Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

The Eastern Partnership Youth Forum aims to increase sustainable political/civic commitment to further support non-formal learning/the youth work recognition process through cooperation in the youth field. Objective of the event - reaching better social inclusion and improvement of lives of young people by increasing the quality and recognition of non-formal learning/education and youth work and make outcomes visible and transferable to other sectors. This year, the Eastern Partnership Youth forum will take place on 22-25 October, 2013 in Kaunas (100 km. from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania)

The Eastern Partnership Youth Forum is organised by the Agency of International Youth Cooperation, which is the Lithuanian National Agency of the Youth in Action Programme, in cooperation with the European Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and other stakeholders.