Announcements

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Secretariat launched a second call for proposals under a re-granting scheme that aims to support projects contributing to the Forum’s policy-making and advocacy objectives at the EU-level.

The proposals should focus on advancing reforms in the Eastern Partnership countries by strengthening the involvement of civil society actors in policy domains with a regional perspective.

Applications are open until 21 February 2016.

The annual UNESCO-Japan Prize is funded by the Government of Japan and was established in 2014 within the framework of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP).

This Prize is endowed with USD 50,000 for each of the three recipients, honouring and showcasing outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions and organizations engaged in ESD.

 

The deadline for submission is 30 April 2016 (midnight Paris time).

Belarus Digest seeks talented authors.

Most of the materials written for Belarus Digest are contributed by a regular team of authors. However, Belarus Digest welcomes contributions from other authors and is constantly expanding its core team.

Whether a summary of a recent policy paper or a PhD dissertation, sharing Belarus-related experience or a personal opinion—the texts should conform to the general style of Belarus Digest.

The European Commission has adopted a series of cross-border cooperation programmes totalling €1 billion, supporting social and economic development in the regions on both sides of the EU's external borders. This type of cross border cooperation is an important element of the EU policy towards its neighbours. It will prioritise projects supporting sustainable development along the EU’s external borders, thus reducing differences in living standards and addressing common challenges across these borders. For each of the programmes, the participating countries have selected up to four priorities, such as SME development, culture, environment and climate change, fight against poverty, education and research, energy, accessibility, border management.

The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee are launching the call for interest to participate to the 2nd meeting of the European Migration Forum, which will take place on 6-7 April 2016.

The European Migration Forum is a platform for dialogue between civil society and the European institutions on issues related to migration, asylum and integration of third-country nationals.

The theme of the meeting will be legal/labour migration, as a follow up to the Legal Migration Package that will be presented by the Commission in March 2016.

The UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels is looking for a consultant for a period of 11 months in order to ensure a follow-up of ongoing cooperation, notably with the Committee of Culture and Education of the European Parliament, the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) and the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States.

Terms of reference
Under the supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels, the Consultant will provide support in the functioning of the Brussels Liaison Office to reinforce UNESCO cooperation with the European Union institutions in the field of Culture.

 

The Eurasia Program is seeking a Program Specialist, who will be at the forefront of grant making activities, developing relationships with the partners in the field and providing crucial programmatic support to Program Officers. The Specialist will develop expertise in one or more of the thematic areas in which we work (which may include civic engagement, independent media, combating state corruption, and minority empowerment, among others), as well as providing ongoing analysis of the Eurasia region as a whole.

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and the Ostrogorski Centre invite to submit proposals from established academics and doctoral researchers for individual papers and panels discussing various aspects of contemporary Belarusian studies.

The conference "Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century" will take place on 23-24 March 2016 at the School of  Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) in London.

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at OSCE/ODIHR must be borne by their authorities.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension.  The ODIHR is active in 57 participating States in the fields of election observations, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination and the rule of law.

Under the Maastricht Ministerial Council Decision on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, the ODIHR was given the task to serve as a focal point for information and statistics on hate crimes, including on forms of violent manifestations of racism, xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance and to report regularly on these issues.

 

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