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.


The Delegation of the European Union to Belarus is seeking to recruit an Interpreter/Translator under a local contract of unlimited duration starting January 2016 (indicative date). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The deadline for submission of applications is 14 December 2015, 17:30.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Belarus is supporting national economic effort through the programmes of Economic and Regional Development portfolio. Economic portfolio projects are designed to enhance the economy of Belarus and improve business environment in the country.

Some of the projects contain extensive grants (initiatives) component as a part of their activities. Grants are distributed according to UNDP modalities on competitive basis and include state entities and NGOs as recipients. Primarily grants are processed by project staff and submitted to UNDP Belarus Country Office for further verification.
Cash Transfers Administrator will be placed at UNDP CO and under the direct supervision of UNDP Programme Officer, he/she will provide services on collection of documents, related to grants, their verification and monitoring of funds distribution.

Application Deadline: November 18, 2015.

Call for Papers:
Human Rights after 1945 in the Socialist and Post-Socialist World

A collaborative conference between the German Historical Institute and 1989 after 1989, The University of Exeter

Venue: German Historical Institute, Warsaw (Poland)
Date: March 3-5, 2016
Call for Papers Deadline: 27 November 2015

Histories of late 20th century global change have focused on its perceived winners on a macro-scale: democratic capitalism, global markets and individual rights. In such formulations, the "socialist world" and its history appear irrelevant to understanding global processes and unable to inform liberal Western democratic societies.

The Swedish Institute (SI) Baltic Sea Region Cooperation now announces four upcoming scholarship calls for the academic year 2016/2017 within the SI Visby Programme. The aim of the Visby Programme is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region, centered on the Baltic Sea while also including EU Eastern Partnership countries and Russia.

The programme is open to candidates from Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. The application deadline is 16 January 2016.

The European Youth Event (EYE) will take place in the European Parliament seat in Strasbourg from 20-21 May 2016. It is a unique opportunity for thousands of young Europeans to make their voices heard. During the event, they will exchange ideas and perspectives on youth-related issues, develop innovative solutions to crucial questions for the future and meet with European decision-makers and speakers with a wide range of professional experience.

At the same time the EYE will provide an opportunity to experience the rich cultural diversity within the European Union through the staging of various artistic performances and spectacles.

As follow-up, a report with the ideas discussed during the event will be made available to all Members of the European Parliament. As well, former EYE participants will have the opportunity to present the most concrete ideas produced by young people to a number of parliamentary committees and receive feedbacks from Members.

The College of Europe offers a large number of scholarships to university graduates coming from European Neighbourhood Policy countries for post-graduate studies at the College of Europe (Bruges campus and Natolin campus) during the academic year 2016-2017.

The countries concerned are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine. Deadline: January 20, 2016.

At the initiative of the Ukrainian National Platform, the Working Group 4 of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum announces the Photo Contest "Youth Creates Contacts between People!" organized in partnership with SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre.

The contest is open to individuals and Civil Society Organizations from Eastern Partnership countries: Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, involved in youth projects.

Deadline: November 9, 2015.

This is a clear opportunity for recently graduated professionals to start an international career in United Nations. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office at Geneva recently opened rare P-1 level vacancies, for professionals who are willing to work in Switzerland. The Professional category in UN system ranges from P1 (lowest) to P5 (highest), in terms of experience and payment. Vacancies are in Geneva, Switzerland, and initial payment is around 85,000 USD/year (gross salary).



The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution responsible for the human dimension of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). ODIHR’s activities are implemented in 57 participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s political mandate. Among ODIHR’s main fields of activities are election observations, as well as a large number of assistance projects in the areas of democratic institution building, the rule of law and human rights.

The Intern will provide assistance to the Democratic Governance and Gender Unit (DGGU), which forms part of the OSCE/ODIHR’s Democratization Department. Activities will include providing support to on-going projects on the political participation of women and persons with disabilities, as well as research on the concept of e-democracy and new forms of political participation.