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EXTERNAL EVALUATIONS – SERBIA AND MACEDONIA
The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is soliciting two external
evaluations to be conducted on its ongoing projects with Roms in the
Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia.
ECMI and Roms in South East Europe
In the context of conducting the first global needs assessment of the
Romani population of Macedonia in 2003, ECMI undertook a similar project in
Serbia & Montenegro in fall 2004. Follow-on initiatives in both Macedonia
and Serbia are currently underway. As the projects’ second and first years
(respectively) conclude with calendar year 2006, an external evaluation is
required to assess the projects’ success in generating the expected
results. For more information on ECMI and its activities with Roms, please
· A minimum of 2-3 years experience in substantive evaluation,
project design and/or project management;
· At least a passive knowledge of Macedonian/Serbian;
· Excellent written English;
· Familiarity with the living conditions of Roms in Macedonia/Serbia;
· The ability to work under time pressure.
Serbia: As the follow-on to ECMI’s assessment in Serbia and Montenegro
approaches the end of its first year, ECMI is in the process of organizing
an external evaluation to be conducted over the period 3-9 September
2006. This evaluation involves extensive in-country travel and carries an
honorarium of € 2 000.
Macedonia: This evaluation is for a follow-on project nearing the end of
its second year. The timeframe for this evaluation is 24-28 October 2006,
with an honorarium of € 1 500.
For both evaluations, costs for international and in-country travel, hotel
accommodation, and a daily subsistence allowance in accordance with German
regulations will be covered by ECMI.
Application BY ELECTRONIC MAIL ONLY. A letter of application with the
reference "EE", accompanied by a c v, and a motivation letter should be
sent to friedman@.... All letters of application should indicate either
individual project evaluation or both.
Application deadline: 7 August 2006
Short-listed candidates will be contacted by 11 August 2006.
International Seminar Video Laboratory for Junior “60 different
If you are young, full with ideas, crazy then you are one of us because we
are Youth Generation!
If you like films, adventures, and TV life then you have to
attend our project
“60 different seconds”. You will have the greatest possibility to find out
more about Council of Europe Institutes, European Campaign “All Different All
Equal”, about filmmaking, being an actor, and saying in one minute that we are
“All Different All Equal”.
The project welcomes young people between 18-25 years old, that are active,
creative and opened for intercultural dialog and intercultural exchange.
Priority will be given to young people with fewer possibilities and from
Eligible countries are: Moldova, Romania, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia,
Bulgaria and Turkey. Other countries are also welcome to apply but priority will
be give to mentioned countries.
The hosting organization will be responsible for the accommodation, meal and
loading. There will be a small reimbursement of international travel cost on a
The project will be held in Vadul lui Voda, Chisinau, Moldova between 10-17
Official language: English
The project is organized by Youth Generation in partnership with OWH TV Studio
and sustained by European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.
If you want to take part in the coolest project then fulfill the application
form and sent it back by 15 August, 2006.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us!
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The Sixth International Congress on Cyprus Studies
Call for Papers Deadline: 2006-12-15
Date Submitted: 2006-07-24
Announcement ID: 152032
The Center for Cyprus Studies is organizing the Sixth International
Congress on Cyprus Studies at the Eastern Mediterranean University,
Famagusta, North Cyprus, on 24-26 October 2007. The aim of the Congress is
to open up a discussion platform for the analysis, development, exchange
and critique of ideas on Cyprus-related matters.
The Organising Committe will accept papers related to the Cyprus issue in
international politics, and other issues related to Cypriot history,
archeology, geography, language, literature, education, art, folklore,
law, economy, tourism, sports, and alike. Proposals can be submitted
either in English or Turkish.
Deadline for submission of proposals is December 15, 2006.
Proposals should include minumum 400, maximum 600 words. Also, a biodata
of maximum 100 words should be attached.
Those interested can submit their proposals as a word document attachment
to the following e-mail addresses: ulker.osam@... or
Please forward this message to any person you know who would be interested
in the event.
Prof. Dr. Ulker Vanci Osam
Director, Center for Cyprus Studies
Eastern Mediterranean University
Famagusta, North Cyprus
via Mersin 10, Turkey
Tel: (90) 392-630 1327
Fax: (90) 392-630 2865
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Since the end of the troubled times over 10 years ago, tourists are
returning to Serbia
Our friendly Serbian language school is offering you the priceless opportunity
to explore the yet unspoiled Western Serbia.
We offer a range of activities on a daily basis, and you will have the
freedom to choose how you’d spend your day. Each tour will be strictly limited
in places, to ensure an unique experience, and your tour guides will be natives
with excellent command of English and comprehensive local knowledge.
You will be based in the picturesque town of Užice, in the heart of
the Balkan region. From this ideal location, the enchanting National parks of
Zlatibor and Tara, the magnificent Potpece Cave, the famous Mokra Gora are
easily within reach. And of course, there’s the beautiful old town of Užice for
you to explore at your leisure
We cater for all levels and special needs of our students. If you’d an
absolute beginner of the Serbian language, if you’d like to improve your Serbian
language skills for study or for business purposes, or to learn more about
Serbian history, culture and tradition, we have the right class for you!
We offer the following cultural activities that will help our students to
get acquainted with Serbian history, culture, traditions and social life. This
component of the program is optional, and the cost is not included in the
- Belgrade tour: weekend excursions, night cruises…
- Tour of Sirogojno, ethno village
- Excursion to Mokra Gora ethno village where Emir Kusturicam a famous
film director who shot his film “Life is a Miracle” there. Having built the
village on the hill of Mecavnik, Kusturica became a resident of Mokra Gora.
- Visits of the Ovcar Banja Monastery, the White Church, St. Marko
Church, St. George Church
- Visits to Kremma, Tara, Porpece Cave.
3 – Home stay program / independent accommodation
All families are carefully selected by our school. Your host family can be a
married couple or a single person, with or without children. If a student is
unhappy in a host family for whatever reason, alternative accommodation will be
arranged, no question asked. From our past experience, host family members
become good friends for the students.
It is very important to us that our students are happy in their
accommodations, whether in host families, self catered shared students
apartments or in private studio apartments.
Our school employs only highly qualified native tutors with experience in
teaching the Serbian language to foreigners. All teachers are University
graduates who have spent some time in foreign countries. Their personal and
professional life experiences help them to better understand and relate to our
There is no Registration fee nor do we charge for an Invitation letter.
August terms: 7.8. 2006. 14.8.2006. 21.8.2006
duration: one/two/three/four weeks
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further queries:
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*Index: YIHRKS -07-2890-31-07-2006*
*Call for Applications: *
*Youth Initiative for Human Rights Prishtina Office -Internships for
*The **Youth Initiative for Human Rights** Office in Prishtina* offers
internships for students and recent graduates during August –October 2006.
Descriptions of the general requirements as well as duties and
responsibilities follow below. Please find application instructions at the
bottom of the page.
All interns will gain a diverse experience during their work at YIHR,
engaging in a variety of activities, while also contributing to general
office tasks. Through their work, interns will have opportunities to gain
knowledge of human rights and advocacy issues, acquire and further put into
practice the knowledge they have acquired during their studies or
professional careers, and also will find opportunities to attend different
events as well as to make contacts during the course of everyday work.
- Young people from all around Kosovo may apply
- Candidates must have completed Highs School Diploma
- Working knowledge of at least Albanian, English, and Serbian is
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Excellent computer skills.
- Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in
civil society work.
*Duties and Responsibilities**:*
Interns will have opportunity to be involved in YIHR projects and
activities. Interns will learn about general idea of the Human Rights,
advocacy; research, monitoring and networking. Interns will also gain
knowledge and experience in practical skills such as in administration
skills (compiling information and documentation, replying to queries,
preparing reports, participating in team meetings, etc.), organizational
skills (assisting in organizing public events and debates, street events,
Apart from working, the interns will have to develop their own ideas for
street actions to be presented, at the end of the internship, to the
community where they live.
Internships will last for two months. 20 hours per week. Monday to Friday.
Starting dates are *August 16, 2006* and *October 16, 2006*.
*How to apply?*
- Cover Letter (include dates of availability and what interests you most
about the internship)
After completing your application please email the CV and Cover letter to
ksoffice@... with *Internship Application* as the subject heading.
Or you can submit application directly to
YIHR Prishtina Office,
Fehmi Agani I 1/16
Deadline for the submission of applications is* August 11, 2006.*
Please find below the following International jobs in the Balkans
which would be of interest to colleagues in this list.
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Last Date: August 4, 2006
Short Term Assignment, Expert in Cross Border Business Co-operation
Location: NY, Brussels, Skopje, Ohrid
Last Date: August 10, 2006
Organisational Development & Human Resources Management Expert
Last Date: August 10, 2006
Independant External Review Expert
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Last Date: August 11, 2006
Experts - Implementation of Budgeting and Salary System Reforms
Location: Podgorica, Montenegro
Last Date: August 25, 2006
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Last Date: August 4, 2006
Communication Technology & Architecture Expert
EU / Eurecna
Last Date: August 10, 2006
Senior IT Consultant
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Last Date: August 20, 2006
You will find the application details in the job description itself
or at the website http://www.DevNetJobs.org
We wish you good luck.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Women, Gender and the Cultural
Production of Knowledge
8-12 August 2007,
Conference of the International Federation for Research
in Women¡¯s History
Cultural history deals with various ¡®artefacts¡¯ produced by human activity
throughout history: with both practices and representations, with written and
visual texts. It is interested in both written and oral (but also visual)
aspects of culture (understood in anthropological sense: cultural artefact as
locus of meaning).
We welcome interdisciplinary contributions (coming from fields as diverse as
history and literary studies, cultural studies, art history, media studies,
anthropology, history of philosophy, historiography) dealing with historical
aspects of production, signification and reception of culture ¨C all from a
gender perspective. We aim to bring together scholars at different stages of
their careers from all over the world.
We are interested in cultural production that deals with individual and
collective authorship, with modes of publication (i.e. with the ways that bring
cultural artefacts before the public), and with the historical context of
Cultural signification is important for the production and reception of
artefacts. It pays attention to the social conventions within which the
artefacts are produced (literary language, styles of painting, writing, film
Cultural reception/consumption that studies how the artefact was
received/read/understood by contemporaries and the meanings it provoked later
under new historical circumstances;
We are interested in studies that pay attention on the role gender, class,
ethnicity, race, age played in the process of cultural production, transmission
and consumption of knowledge, studies that consider:
oral and written culture, both in traditional and modern societies;
restricted and mass literacy;
the role of literate culture in societies with predominantly oral culture;
the role of oral culture in modern societies of mass literacy/high literacy
the modes of reading and writing and their role throughout space and time, in
various places and historical periods;
the role of traditional and modern media in the cultural production of
We are interested:
¡ñ in how cultural memory operates and in the related question about the
gender of that memory, and social and cultural production of women and gender in
¡ñ in the role religion/church, education and state play in the process of
cultural production and consumption.
Submission of Abstracts Abstracts in English (no longer than 300 words) +
short CVs (10-15 lines) should be sent to the organizers by e-mail:
ifrwh_bulgaria2007@... not later than October 15, 2006. Notification of
acceptance/rejection will be mailed to the corresponding author no later than
November 15, 2006.
Venue The Conference will take place on August 8 ¨C 12, 2007 in Sofia,
Bulgaria. It will be hosted by St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, the
oldest and most prestigious Bulgarian University.
A Conference web site www.ifrwh-bulgaria2007.org will be set up and will be
available after October 1st 2006.
The web site will provide all the necessary information for
Online-Registration, Accommodation, Exhibition options, Social program, Pre and
Post conference tours, Important dates, etc.
Up to January 31st 2007
After January 31st / On spot
Delegates 150 EUR 260 EUR NB! Students and guests could
apply for reduction of the Registration fee.
The Registration fee for Delegates and Students includes:
¡¤ Attendance to all scientific sessions
¡¤ Access to the exhibition area
¡¤ Delegate¡¯s kit
¡¤ Coffee breaks in the plenary days
¡¤ Luncheons in the plenary days
¡¤ Opening Ceremony followed by Welcome Reception on August 8th 2007
¡¤ Gala dinner on August 10th 2007
Contacts Local Organizing Committee
Prof. Krassimira Daskalova,
President of the International Federation
for Research in Women's History
Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia
15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.
tel/fax (office): 00359-2-870-42-36
Official Agent of the Conference
Company for International Congresses ¨C CIC Ltd.
8, Ami Bue Street, 1606 Sofia, Bulgaria
T: + 359 2 953 41 47; 954 55 47; 851 1698
F: + 359 2 953 41 81
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American Councils for International Education is currently hiring for
several full-time temporary Recruiting Assistant positions. The duration of
work will be September 1 to December 31st, 2006.
Recruiting assistants work with American recruiters and recruit for American
Councils' High School exchange programs. Recruiting assistants are
responsible for assisting with all aspects of participant recruitment
including, but not limited to: advertising competitions; making program
presentations; conducting testing; interviewing candidates; and associated
record-keeping and report writing. Recruiting assistants must also interact
with local professionals and local governmental and educational
organizations in dispersing information about the program.
For more information about our organization and programs, please visit
The Belgrade Program Hub is responsible for conducting recruiting in 8
cities in Serbia and 2 cities in Montenegro. Each recruiting team,
consisting of one recruiter and one recruiting assistant, will be
responsible for recruiting in approximately 5 cities. This position will
therefore require at least 50% of the job to be spent on the road.
· University degree;
· Native Serbian;
· Conversational English;
· Experience traveling under difficult conditions;
· Strong organizational skills;
· Outstanding interpersonal skills;
· Demonstrated time management skills;
· Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
· Knowledge of Albanian, Romanian or Hungarian a plus
All interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Nathan
Truitt, Regional Coordinator for American Councils, by e-mail
(nathan@...) or by fax (011) 2657-940, no later than 18
August 2006. Interviews with select candidates will be conducted shortly
Anticipated Appointment Date: 1 September 2006
I would like to know if there is any translation of Todor Zhivkov's Memoirs or, at least, a detailed review of the book in other language than Bulgarian. Thank you.
University of Hamburg|
Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)
Co-operation Network Peace Research and Security Policy (KoFrieS)
Dr. Patricia Schneider
Hamburg, August 1, 2006
The IFSH is looking for
two Doctoral Candidates from
South East Europe for the Field of Peace Research
We offer you
opportunity to write a dissertation
sandwich-scholarship, that means alternate stays in Hamburg and the home
We expect from you
you are a graduate of the University of
or of the University of
Novi Sad/ Serbia
or of a University in
and that you still have
relations with your university so that the regional academic cooperation
you have (very) good langue skills in English and German because the
dissertation should preferably be written in German. Later on it is also
possible to file
an application to the University of Hamburg to write the thesis in
English. If the
candidate has no good knowledge of German he/she should have at least
willingness to improve it during the project period at his/her own
you have completed at least a four-year course in no matter what
you have proven interest in peace research and security politics
the peace building processes in South East Europe and an interest in
Academic Network South East Europe
for a dissertation project (2-6 pages, including posing the problem,
formulation of the question, used theories and methods, time schedule).
The choice of
the topic and the literature research should be finished because 24
months for a
dissertation in the field of social science is short on time.
More information about the
scholarship starts on September 1, 2006 in Hamburg. The first six months
be spend there. Within the first year the scholarship holder should
attend a few
selected courses of the “Master of Peace and Security studies”.
duration of the scholarship adds up to 24 months
donator of the scholarship is the DAAD, the awarding of the scholarship
decided by the
monthly scholarship for the stay in Germany runs up to 715 Euros plus
allowance of 60 Euros for the health insurance. For the stay in the home
monthly scholarship of 150 Euros is paid.
stay in Germany and the home region should alternate every six
Therefore the costs for the arrival and return journey up to 425 Euros
will be refunded
four times. Altogether 12 months in Germany and 12 month in the home
the whole duration of the scholarship a single payment for research
(books, copies, conference fees etc.) of 425 Euros will be provided
More information about the
scholarship holder should support the “Academic Network for South
Europe”. Moreover, the theme of the dissertation should match with the
aims of the
network. You can get more information about the network at
Also an accordance with the research plan of
the IFSH, particularly with the work field of the
Centre for European Peace
Security Studies” (ZEUS) is desirable (for more information:
successful the dissertation can be handed in at the University of Hamburg
the examination of the admission requirements) or at the university of
region or at any other university at one’s own account
with complete post address, Email address, home number, cell phone
vitae with picture
certificate qualifying for university (German “Abitur”) or
of academic degrees and, if at hand, references from previous
of English and German language skills (both can be handed in later
English: TOEFFEL 230 (570 paper based), 5.5 IELTS, Advanced C or any
examination of equal value
German: DSH, Test DAF or any examination of equal value
possible, further documents expressing special qualification or
and other documentary evidence must be provided in German or
Translations must be officially certified. Only complete documents
received on time
will be accepted.
The deadline for the application
is August 19, 2006 (in-box)! The
applications can also
be handed in via Email (including scanned documents) or via Fax.
Please direct any inquiries
Dr. Patricia Schneider from the
Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)
Falkenstein 1, D-22587 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40-866077-20
Telefax: +49 (0)40-866 36 15
The EastWest Institute (EWI) seeks an experienced and
highly motivated Project Manager for Prespa/Ohrid
Department: EWI's Centre for Border Co-operation
Location: Ohrid, fYR Macedonia (another location may
Expected Start: early September 2006
EastWest Institute is working in close co-operation
with local stakeholders (local government, NGOs,
higher education establishments, businesses, and
others) to create a Euroregion that will formalize
cross-border co-operation in the Prespa/Ohrid region
of Greece, Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia. Work is now well advanced, and EWI is
seeking an experienced project manager to work with
key stakeholders to formalize the structures of
Euroregion bodies, deliver a package of training in
funding applications and project management, as well
as handing over the steering of the Euroregion to an
indigenous secretariat body.
The Project Manager will be responsible for the
overall management of the project, including its
implementation, financial management, oversight of
logistical preparations, running the project meetings
and other events, and any required follow-up activity.
The Project Manager will work in close cooperation
with relevant partners in the SEE region and elsewhere
as well as with potential sponsors and cooperators.
We offer a competitive compensation.
-- University Degree in a relevant field (political
economy; public policy; regional development),
Master’s level preferred; -- Experience of managing
economic or business development projects; --
Experience in trans-frontier cooperation is an
advantage; -- Minimum 3 - 5 years of managerial
experience (project management experience necessary;
people management experience is desirable); -- Minimum
1 year of working experience in the region, preferably
in Greece, Albania or Macedonia; -- Excellent research
and analytical skills; -- Excellent personal
communication skills; -- Excellent writing and editing
skills; -- Good organizational and administrative
skills; -- Excellent written and spoken English;
knowledge of local languages preferred; -- Sufficient
knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and work with the
Internet based information; -- Valid driver’s license
and willingness to travel across borders in the
Prespa/Ohrid Region; -- Good team player; active
approach and positive attitude towards work.
Applications including cover letter, CV and salary
requirements to be sent through www.ewi.info/jobs,
Ref.578, attention Mr. Pavel Prochazka, HR Manager.
Deadline for applications: August 18, 2006.
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I am searching for furnished accommodation in Lille (France) starting
From: Wellcome ToMyWorld <kosmopolita01@...>
Subject: Accomodations in Guilford/London area kosmopolita01
I am a teaching assistant from Montenegro and I should
spent September and October 2006 at University of
Surrey, Guilford, UK. Therefore, I am looking for
accomodation in Guilford or appropriate London area. I
prefer simple room with shared kitchen.
Please, respond to: kosmopolita01@...
From: "Haakon Vinje" <hvinje@...>
I am a student of Social Anthropology who will be studying in
Ljubljana from October 1, 2006 to July 1, 2007.
I am looking for either
a) a small, furnished apartment (max. 300 – 350 euros, expenses
included) in the city centre,
b) a single, furnished room in a shared apartment (max. 150 – 200
euros, expenses included) in the city centre.
If anyone can help, please contact me at hvinje@....
From: "Flat.In. Sarajevo"
In the hart of Sarajevo , at the old city part of Bascarsija, flat for
students, researchers and other visitors of Sarajevo during summer
season available (from 5th of August).
Ad for Position title: Center for Research and Policy Making Analyst
(Based in Skopje, Macedonia)
Under direct supervision of the Chief Analyst, the Analyst will be
responsible for a research and policy analysis of specific
political, social and economic issues in Macedonia in accordance
with the CRPM strategy and policy agenda.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The analyst will be expected to:
• Manage and conduct socioeconomic studies, such as economic
impact analyses and forecasts.
• Develop and/or manage the development of research
methodologies and sources of information.
• Research, analyze, interpret, and prepare technical reports
that summarize socioeconomic data.
• Act as a principal or co-principal investigator in the
design, organization, and execution of socioeconomic research
projects; lead and/or collaborate with multidisciplinary research
and study groups, where appropriate.
• Prepare and/or manage the preparation of grants and
• Develop and maintain economic databases.
• Perform field work and write field reports
• Collect, select and analyze data
• Review relevant existing policies and best practices
• Analyze research findings using statistical methods
• Interpret findings from a sound policy perspective and write
• Write draft final reports and policy papers
• Identify and communicate with relevant decision-makers in
the government, business and civil society sector
• Advocate policies within civil society advocacy and lobby
for policy change on national and European level on issues analyzed
and researched by CRPM.
• Willingness to travel and conduct field research
• Willingness to work five working days per week (minimum 30
• Timely and effective execution of day-to-day tasks
• Proficiency in the usage of computer, Microsoft office
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: (100 points total)
• A relevant university degree (a Master's degree), preferably
in economics. (Strong competency in applied econometrics and/or
quantitative methods.) Candidates with degrees in public policy,
development studies, political science, or international relations
could also apply. (Experience that is directly related to the duties
and responsibilities specified.) ? rephrase
• Ability to develop and follow research methodology and
• Ability to design, develop and organize socioeconomic
• Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of economic,
socioeconomic, and econometric theories.
• Professional experience in policy analysis.
• Commitment to excellence in independent research.
• Ability to analyze and interpret economic data requests and
to develop statistical reports and correspondence.
• Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare
• Skills in the configuration and use of computerized database
• Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management
• Solid experience in all stages of project cycle management
(project identification and feasibility, project design, project
implementation, monitoring and assessment, project evaluation)
• A thorough understanding of the complex political and social
environment of Macedonia 5 points
• Good initiative to follow-up or proactively seek out and
verify information 5 points
• Ability to effectively communicate policy recommendations
(Ability to develop and deliver presentations in a lively and
accessible manner to a wide audience or to relevant government
decision-makers, business and civil society sector) 5 points
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the
ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in
Macedonian and English (knowledge of other languages of Macedonia or
other foreign languages is an asset) 5+3 points
CRPM is an equal opportunities employer. Salary is commensurate with
experience, academic background, and most of all by outputs.
Inquiries concerning salary and other financial matters such as
benefits, taxation, cost of living etc., can be addressed to the
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We'd like to wish you all a good rest during the summer.
Europe is groaning underneath the heat. Too much sun, too much heat,
too much sweat. Cool down! Take a swim in PLOTKI's new swimming pool
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Take a swim
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[how to swim in Berlin], find out how plotki community imagines
their favorite splish-splash [design your own swimming pool], go on
a visit to Tirana's open-air pool [aquarium for humans] or
experience what happens once the water flies off forever [swimming
site, camp pool]. Learn about [the surprising history of the
swimming suit], get hygienic by putting a plaster on your wart
before swimming [parvarti the plaster collector] or - in case there
is no pool nearby - follow the instructions on how to [beat the
heat]. And if you ever wondered if pools can also be filled with
fluid other than water, ask an insect [bernie the beetle] or take a
horrifying swim [...in blood and electricity].
* * *
For its next issue, the Eastern European magazine PLOTKI is looking
for online authors to offer "monthly updated rumours" on the
topic "BLUE". PLOTKI authors are expected to contribute to the
magazine by coming up with an idea and a material (journalistic,
photographic, artistic, etc) related to the topic ("BLUE" for the
next issue). So, if you feel interested, free your imagination and
write/draw/paint/photograph whatever BLUE inspires you to.
The topic is "blue". Light blue, dark blue, or just BLUE. It's up to
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are always able to cover production expenses.
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PLOTKI issue, contact: irina@....
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September. (so, for any questions, it's better to contact Irina
before the deadline).
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The European Yearbook of Minority Issues provides a critical and timely review
of contemporary developments in minority-majority relations in Europe. It
combines analysis, commentary and documentation in relation to conflict
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Managing Editors Volume 4
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Table of Contents Volume 4
European Yearbook of Minority Issues
Table of Contents 2004/5
PART I: ARTICLES
A. General Articles Section
Towards a New Paradigm of Minority Law-Making: A Rejoinder to Palermo and
Woelkâ€™s Law of Diversity
Tove H. Malloy
Minorities and Religions in Europe. Case Study: The Assyro-Chaldeans of Turkey
Minority Rights in China: A Legal Overview
Joshua Castellino and Elvira DomÃnguez Redondo
Situating Federalism, Minorities and Communalism in the Indian Polity
Minority Representation within the Spanish Electoral System
Eduardo J. Ruiz Vieytez
Still No Place to Go: Nomadic Peoplesâ€™ Territorial Rights in Europe
B. Special Focus: Ombudsman Institutions
Ombudsmen and Similar Institutions for Protection against Racial and Ethnic
Building up a Specialized Body
The Ombudsman as Advocate
Removing Barriers â€“ The Accessibility of an Ombudsman or National Human Rights
Institution to Vulnerable Communities
Towards Increased Cooperation between National Ombudsman Institutions and
International Minority Rights Mechanisms
Ombudsman Institutions and Ethnic Conflict in Russia and Ukraine: A Failure of
C. Special Focus: the EU and Minority Protection
Minority Protection and Anti-discrimination Policies: Synergies and Challenges
at the EU Level
Birgit Weyss and Alexander Lubich
Looking Back at Ten Years of EU Minority Conditionality vis-Ã -vis Central and
Eastern European Candidate States
Unravelling a Trade-Off: Reconciling Minority Rights and Full Citizenship in
Recent Developments on the Status of (Minority) Languages within the EU
Niamh Nic Shuibhne
The Long-Term Residents Directive
Integrating the Roma into European Society: Time for a New Initiative
Olivier De Schutter and Annelies Verstichel
D. Special Focus: The Caucasus Region
Integrating Minorities in Weak States: The Case of Georgia
Building a New Regime of Interethnic Cooperation in Armenia?
Ethnic Profile of Post-Soviet Azerbaijan
Durable Solutions for Meskhetian Turks: The Issue Revisited
PART II: REPORTS
A. International Developments
Review of the Monitoring Process of the Council of Europe Framework Convention
for the Protection of National Minorities
The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority
Languages: June 2004 â€“ June 2005
The Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights
The Activities of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities:
July 2004 â€“ June 2005
Krzysztof Drzewicki and Vincent de Graaf
Minorities at the United Nations: The UN Working Group on Minorities
Minorities and Indigenous Peoplesâ€™ Protection: The Practice of UN Treaty
Bodies in 2004
B. National Developments
Recent Developments in Romania on the Draft Law on the Status of National
Minorities: DÃ©jÃ Vu All Over Again?
D. Christopher Decker
The Referendum on Decentralization in Macedonia in 2004: A Litmus Test for
Macedoniaâ€™s Interethnic Relations
Democratization as a Means of Conflict Resolution in Moldova
Association for Democratic Prosperity - Zid
Invitation for Seminar:
"Status of Volunteers and Influence of the Youth Policy in SEE on Volunteerism
Date: 23/10/2006 to 30/10/2006
Number of working days: 6
Aim of the seminar
Main aim of the project is to exchange information about position of
volunteerism in different countries members of CoE and to contribute to
reinforcement of suitable legal framework for national and international
q To exchange information about position of volunteerism in some of the
countries members of CoE.
q To build new partnerships and plan concrete actions and projects related
to establishment of the legal framework for volunteerism, on national and
international level, and plan future work on better recognition of volunteer
q To increase knowledge and skills about advocacy techniques and tools in
building of legal framework for volunteerism on national and international
q To increase level of knowledge about level of Youth Policy development
in SEE and correlation with future development of voluntarism in specific
countries members of CoE.
Main program elements
Themes of the workshops:
q Position of volunteerism in CoE countries
q Youth mobility and volunteerism as a part of Youth Policy, Structures of
decision making in countries present on the meeting
q Elements of good advocacy campaign with concrete action planning for
future advocacy related to volunteerism.
q Presentation of relevant documents adopted by Council of Europe, UN and
NGO fair with the aim to present work of the organizations participating in the
meeting to local NGOs, members of local municipality and representatives of
Steering Committee for development of National Plan for Youth in Montenegro.
Idea is to give broader picture to all parties involved: member of national team
that is leading process of Youth policy development in Montenegro and
participants of the meeting it self, involved in similar work in heir own
Public awareness campaign in local community during meeting itself, members of
ADP - Zid will organize campaign about volunteerism on national level. It will
be called: WEEK OF VOLUNTEERISM and participants of the meeting would be invited
to help in PR activities.
English, Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian (for some lectures)
25 participants from Council of Europe member states or signatories to the
European Cultural Convention.
An important criterion for selection of participants will be previous
experiences in working on voluntarism development projects. Another criterion
will be their experience in youth policy development, desirable but not
Board and logging
Fully covered by organizer.
Will be covered up to 70 %, but max 250 Euro for participants from EU. For
destination close to Montenegro, we shall be able to suggest for participants to
travel by train or bus.
For participants from EU country is 50 Euro, and for participants from candidate
and SEE countries is 30 Euro.
Interested candidate should send:
- Application form,
- Motivation letter, explaining why they are interested in this
particular subject and in which way they would implement acquired knowledge
after the meeting.
- Abstract about Situation related to voluntarism in the home country,
with overview of voluntarism legislation or/and Influence of the Youth Policy on
Volunteerism Development. Interested candidate would be invited to present their
work during the program of the seminar, and would not need to pay participation
Please send your applications on:
Aleksandra Zekovic and Marko Turk
Deadline for application:
Wednesday, 20 September 2006.
For application form, please contact organizers on see_zid@..., or by phone on
+381 (0) 81 602 720, 602 721.
Association for Democratic Prosperity - Zid
Bratstva Jedinstva 57/1, 81000 Podgorica
tel/fax: +381 (0) 81 602 720, 602 721
I'm forwarding this vacancy on behalf of a colleague of mine, so
please reply directly to Laverne at Oxford Research rather than to me
(I don't have any connection to the organisation).
An international company specialising in market research in developing
countries is currently starting a multiâ€‘stage, sixâ€‘month project for
the United Nations in Bosnia. They are looking for professionals for
the following posts to assist with the work on a fullâ€‘ and partâ€‘time
- Research Managers (relevant experience required)
- Data Analysts (with formal training in SPSS and chart production)
- Qualitative Researchers (to conduct inâ€‘depth interviews and focus groups)
- Translators (Native speakers with nearâ€‘native English)
- General organisers (with proven organisational skills)
To apply, please call Laverne at +49 (0) 711 7272820 or forward your
one-page CV and cover letter to info@....
[cross-posting from aera-j]
BECOME A REVIEWER:
The Editorial Review Board is a key part of the Bulgarian Journal of
Science and Education Policy (BJSEP). Its role is to review and
on manuscripts, thus providing the imput to the editors who make the
final decision which papers are accepted or rejected.
If you like to join the BJSEP Editorial Review Board, please give me a
sign for that. A short CV with your competencies and scientific
achievements would be of use. To help match papers to reviewers,
note one or more areas that you are most comfortable reviewing.
Professor B.V. Toshev,
University of Sofia,
1 James Bourchier Blvd., 1164 Sofia, BULGARIA
From the 25th until the 29th september 2006 an International
Conference is held in Vienna (25th-26th) and Venice (28th-29th),
organized by the
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Balkan-Kommission der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Università Ca'Foscari di Venezia, dipartimento di studi storici
Oesterreichisches Ost- und Suedosteuropa-Institut
Institut fuer Osteuropaeische Geschichte der Universitaet Wien
FIRST PART/PRIMA PARTE/ERSTER TEIL:
Vienna, 25-26 settembre 2006/ Wien, 25.-26. September 2006
Beyond the coast. Venice and the Western Balkans: the origins of a
Al di là della costa. Venezia e i Balcani occidentali: alle origini
di un lungo rapporto
Jenseits der Kueste. Venedig und der westliche Balkan: die
einer langen Beziehung
Demarcazione serbo-veneziana nella Zeta tra Serbia e Venezia nella
prima metà del XV secolo
La Serbie dans l'économie vénitienne
La Serbia nell'economia veneziana
OLIVER JENS SCHMITT
Das venezianische Suedosteuropa als Kommunikationsraum, Jahrhundert:
Venezia nel Sud-est europeo: uno spazio di comunicazione, secoli XIV-
ZDENKA JANEKOVIC ROEMER
Ragusa, between the Balkans, Venice and the Ottoman Empire, 14th-
Ragusa, tra Balcani, Venezia e l'Impero ottomano, secoli XIV-XVI
Ragusa zwischen der Balkanwelt, Venedig und dem osmanischen Reich,
Terre albanesi e Venezia (secc. XI-XV)
Der albanische Raum und Venedig, 11.-15. Jahrhundert
Western Balcans, Venice and the Adriatic: mints and coins (13th to
"Der westliche Balkan, der Adriaraum und Venedig:
und Muenzen vom 13. bis 18. Jahrhundert"
Balcani occidentali, Adriatico e Venezia: zecche e monete tra XIII e
Tra Venezia e impero Ottomano: paci e confini nei Balcani
occidentali (secoli XV-XVI)
Zwischen Venedig und dem osmanischen Reich: Friedensschluesse und
Grenzen im westlichen Balkan
Das Koenigreich Ungarn und die Adria zwischen Beharrung und Wandel
Il regno d'Ungheria e l'Adriatico tra persistenze e mutamenti
Wechselbeziehungen zwischen den Schriftsprachen und Kulturen im
westlichen Balkan (16.-18. Jahrhundert)
Il mutevole rapporto tra lingue letterarie e culture nel Balcano
occidentale dei secoli XVI-XVIII
SECOND PART/SECONDA PARTE/ZWEITER TEIL:
Venezia, 28-29 settembre 2006/ Venedig, 28.-29. September 2006
Le dimensioni adriatiche nei secoli XVI-XVIII
Adriatische Dimensionen vom 16. bis 18. Jahrhundert
Venezia e l'Adriatico orientale tra XV e XVIII secolo: i caratteri
di un rapporto
Venedig und die oestliche Adria vom 15. bis 18. Jahrhundert:
Grundzuege einer Beziehung
La continentalizzazione della costa albanese, secoli XVI-XVIII
Die Kontinentalisierung des albanischen Raumes, 16.-18. Jahrhundert
The Morlachs in the Eastern Adriatic from the 14th to the 18th
centuries: questions of identity?
Die Vlachen/Morlaken in der oestlichen Adria vom 14. bis 18.
Jahrhundert: Fragen der Identitaet
I morlacchi nell'Adriatico orientale dal XIV al XVIII secolo:
questioni di identità?
Adria und westlicher Balkan als osmanischer Wirtschaftsraum, 15.-18.
L'economia adriatica e balcanica occidentale degli ottomani, secoli
Islam immediately beyond the Dalmatian coast, 16th-17th centuries
L'Islam subito oltre la costa dalmata, secoli XVI-XVII
Der Islam im dalmatinischen Hinterland, 16.-17. Jahrhundert
Religionen und Konfessionen im montenegrinisch-albanischen Raum im
16. und 17. Jahrhundert
Religioni e confessioni nello spazio montenegrino-albanese nel XVI e
Religion und Konfessionen in Dalmatien, 17.-18. Jahrhundert
Religione e confessione in Dalmazia, secoli XVII-XVIII
Raeuberwesen, Gewalt und Migrationen im Vilayet Bosnien, 17.-18.
Brigantaggi, violenze, migrazioni nel vilayet di Bosnia, secoli XVII-
FILIPPO MARIA PALADINI
Le società di confine nella Dalmazia settecentesca
Die Gesellschaft an der dalmatinischen Grenze im 18. Jahrhundert
Commerci ed economie dell'Adriatico in età moderna
Das linguistische Erbe Venedigs im Adriaraum
Il patrimonio linguistico veneziano nello spazio dell'Adriatico
N.B.: nelle giornate del 28 e 29 settembre sarà disponibile
un servizio di traduzione simultanea tedesco – italiano.
ELENCO DEI RELATORI
MAURICE AYMARD, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris)
PETER BARTL, Abteilung fuer Geschichte Osteuropas- und Suedosteuropas
VERA COSTANTINI, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia
FERID DUKA, Universiteti i Tiranes
SURAIYA FAROQHI, Universitaet munchen
SANTE GRACIOTTI, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
HORST HASELSTEINER, Universitaet Wien
EGIDIO IVETIC, Università degli studi di Padova
ZDENKA JANEKOVIC ROEMER, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
MARKUS KOLLER, Universitaet Bern
DESANKA KOVACEVIC-KOJIC, Srpska Akademija Nauka i Umetnosti
MICHAEL METZELTIN, Vorstand des Instituts fuer Romanistik
ERMANNO ORLANDO, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia
GHERARDO ORTALLI, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia
FILIPPO MARIA PALADINI, Università degli studi di Torino
AUREL PLASARI, Biblioteka Kombëtare e Shqipërisë
DRAGO ROKSANDIC, Sveucilista u Zagrebu
OLIVER JENS SCHMITT, Universitaet Wien
MOMCILO SPREMIC, Srpska Akademija Nauka i Umetnosti
ARNOLD SUPPAN, Universitaet Wien
LUCIA TRAVAINI, Università degli Studi di Milano
MARKO TROGRLIC, Sveuciliste u Zadru
JOSIP VRANDECIC, Sveuciliste u Zadru
MAURICE AYMARD, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris)
EGIDIO IVETIC, Università degli studi di Padova
OLIVER JENS SCHMITT, Institut fuer Osteuropaeische Geschichte
GHERARDO ORTALLI, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia
JOHANNES KODER, Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Prof. Dr. Oliver Jens Schmitt
Institut fuer osteuropaeische Geschichte der Universitaet Wien
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 3
T.: +43 1 4277-41118
F.: +43 1 4277-9411
|We are planning to organize a Youth Exchange in ANKARA for the|
>september 2006. We will apply and our perroject have accepted by ua.
>We dont connection our a project partner. So we are looking
>countries to be our partners. Please find the under stated
>Organization : ANKARA YOUTH COUNCÝL
>Youth Council is an youth organization which includes the selected
>representatives of the high schools, universities and non-
>governmental organizations. It has founded with the support of
>Ministry of Youth and Sport. Our youth council's main aim is to
>activate youth to take part and have a word in the governmental
>decisions and laws about youth and youth rights. And we have been
>participating the meetings of National Youth Parliament since it was
>found. Furthermore, we are organizing some activities which will
youth to develop mentally, culturally and socially and
>working with the soul of a team with the conferences, seminars,
>concerts and exhibitions. Cultural understanding in the fields of
>such as sport, theatre, music has been developing with the organized
>activities in which youth takes place in all steps.
>And our youth council is also interested in areas such as youth
>policies, youth participation and intercultural learning. It has
>sent representatives to national and international meetings, youth
>projects, summer schools and tranings about this fields. We believe
>that engaging in Europen Youth Projects is vitally important in
>order to introduce ourselves, to meet new cultures and
>understandings, to provide intercultýral learning and to make new
>Title of Project: "That's Life What They Call"
>Dates : 12-19 september 2006 ( 8 days, excluding travels
>Aims :orphaned childs
>Our project "That's Life what they call" is going to be
>realized between 16-23 March 2006 by Youth Council. 4 countries and
>Turkey will participate with 5 participants and one group leader
>between the ages of 15-25. It will be in Ankara, capital city of
>Turkey. It is mainly about life from youth's perspective and
>communication. Activies; taking "life" to the camera, at the end of
>the project, hopefully we will have our own movie and taking
>photographs, we will have our own news-paper. A Our project includes
>trainings and workshops about them. Also there will be some
>workshops about theatre and poem. And there will be activities to
>provide cultural learning such as traditional Turkish night,
>intercultural night and some trips around Ankara.
>Number of countries : 4 country
participants : 5 + 1 group leader
>Age : 15 -25 years old
>We will reimburse % 70 of travel to ANKARA and we will totally cover
>accommodation, food and activities. (There is no participation fee)
>We will choose countries from different parts of world so if you are
>interested please send e-mail to me. We need some information:
>Description of organization:
>Contact of leader / responsible :
>Group profile :
>MEHMET ÝSMET BAYRAKLI
>Contact person : MEHMET ÝSMET BAYRAKLI
>Phone number : + 90 05382661222
>Address : Kumrulasok. saraçoðlu loj.15/5 kýzýlay
>ankara ANKARA / TÜRKÝYE
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HALCYON DAYS IN CRETE V: A Symposium held in Rethymno 10-12 January 2003:
Provincial Elites in the Ottoman Empire. Edited by Antonis Anastasopoulos,
Herakleio Kretes: Panepistemiakes Ekdoseis Kretes, 2005, 367 pp.
[Introducers: Hazai, Gyorgy – Vatin, Nicolas – Hathaway, Jane – Canba=
– Fotic, Aleksanar et al.]
For table of contents see: http://www.drfourlas.de/doc/Contents/Proceedings=
Congress/Halycon Days 5.pdf
Available for EUR 58,00 at
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Seventeen years after the onset of revolutionary
changes in 1989,Central and Eastern European societies
are still confronted with their histories. Memories
and recollections of the past are contested and the
past is painstakingly constituted through the
interplay of collective construction, political
bargains, reversals, rationalizing of refusals to come
to terms with it as well as attempts to recognize
the past and cope with it. Central and Eastern Europe
(CEE) have witnessed unprecedented spatial and
population shifts and splits which marked the 20th
century globally. Many minorities which were often
local majorities or equal in number were left in the
aftermath of wars as mere memories that quickly faded
due to the rapid intrusion of communism. The process
of building societies which are not just
ethno-culturally heterogeneous but also open to all
diverse groups has been contingent on coming to terms
with the past. This process became the arena for
opening ways to facing current challenges such as
migration, borders dissolution and violation of local
social and economic balances.
Since 1989 CEE societies have undergone unparalleled
social change,however, the expected reforms in the
spheres of law, public policy, culture, media, economy
and social policies have been substantially delayed
and compromised. The simultaneous emergence of
free-market economies and pluralist politics led to
situations in which the statequickly withdrew or
collapsed, and distinctions between state, collective,
and private domains became unclear. It has been in the
interest of those actors that emerged in this initial
phase of change to prolong a specifically
post-socialist culture between socialism and the free
market. This may have decisively contributed to the
Eurosceptic backlash in the ranks of particular
mainstream political forces and in specific cultural
segments and sections of societies in some CEE
countries. What is in this light the meaning of "the
big European switch" of 2004 and its upcoming
enlargement follow-up? How 'Central and Eastern
European' have the CEE countries stayed and Western
Europe become? What are the reconstituted boundaries?
Held by School of Social Studies, Masaryk University,
Brno, Czech Republic, 28th - 30th June 2007 and
organized in cooperation with the School of Slavonic
and East European Studies, University College London,
the conference presents a major opportunity for
postgraduate students and young academics to discuss
the events in Central and Eastern Europe also
including but not limited to Russia, Eurasia, the
Balkans, and the Baltic States. We invite submissions
and participants from a wide range of disciplinary
perspectives. Proposals should be sent, as email
attachments, to: tomasekm@... at the latest
January 31, 2007.
further details and particular themes:
with kind regards
School of Social Studies, Sociology Dep.,
602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
phone: 00420 549497611
fax: 00420 549 491 920
CALL FOR PAPERS
Hannah Arendt Institute http://www.hait.tu-dresden.de/
In the framework of the project „Consolidation and Deconsolidation of
Democracy in the Transition Societies of Central and Eastern Europe"
the Institute is planning to issue a book:
Totalitarianism and Transformation:
„Consolidation and Deconsolidation of Democracy in the Transition
Societies of Central and Eastern Europe"
Contributions may be in German, Russian or English.
Topics considering the following issues are welcome
(Note that the list is not exhaustive and potential contributors are
encouraged to contact the editors to agree on a topic not listed
• Coping with the totalitarian past.
• Antidemocratic parties, communist parties, nationalistic parties,
ideologies and forms of extremism in CEEC.
• Formation and development of antidemocratic elites and institutions.
• Legacy of Communist ideology in today's political mainstreams and
• Antidemocratic, illiberal, authoritarian or totalitarian attitudes
and political culture in Eastern Europe.
Main target countries are Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic and
Eastern Germany (former GDR). Therefore contributions should touch one
of these countries or propose a comparative analysis. Other countries
may be included as long as the research encompasses a comparative
perspective with one of the three target countries of the project.
If you wish to discuss a potential topic, or have any queries, you are
welcome to contact
Dr. Tytus Jaskułowski
(for queries in German or Polish)
(for queries in English or Russian)
Submissions (from 5000 to 7000 words) should be sent
toTytus.Jaskulowski@... and abel@... ) and must
be received by the 31st January 2007. Earlier submissions are encouraged.
Please notice that we would prefer to receive an abstract of your
presentation before you start working, so that we can agree on
technical issues and inform you on whether the topic fits the project.
Manuscripts shall not have any formatting, references shall be in
footnotes (numbered 1,2,3) with bibliography (only cited works shall
be included) at the end.
URGENT OPEN EVS PLACEMENT IN SERBIA- NOVI SAD -FOR VOLUNTEER FROM AUSTRIA
We are looking for EVS volunteer from Austria who would like to come and
volunteer in Serbia as a part of multilateral EVS project “Dreams of Youth
volunteers” in which 8 volunteers are already involved from Macedonia, Serbia,
Austria and Slovenia.
Short description of project:
In the project ‘Dreams of youth volunteers’ six non-governmental organisations
from four different countries that work primarily in fields such as: youth
policies, youth issues in general, youth leisure and informal education, youth
in development of democracy, youth with less opportunities (Roma, refugees,
asylum seekers and other migrants, students in SEE and social excluded Youth),
youth information, youth in creative work (art & culture & anti-racism), will
participate. Each organisation will give the volunteers the opportunity to work
in the above mentioned fields.
Volunteer will start with his/her work as soon as possible but not later than
25. September 2006 and he/she will volunteer for 6 mounts.
More information’s you can find in the attachment or you can contact host
organization by mail: igor_jezda@...
Students Union of University of Novi Sad
If anyone here is in contact with Raluca Soreanu of Central European
University and could ask her to get in touch with me, I'd be extremely
grateful: the organisers of a conference she attended in February need
to get in touch with her, and we've exhausted every other channel we
can think of. (Or, if you *are* Raluca, please get in touch!)
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Turkey, Germany and the Wars in Yugoslavia. A Search for
Reconstruction of State Identities?
Berlin, Logos, 2006
With the phasing out of the Cold War, not only the countries of the
former Eastern bloc faced challenges in their internal and external
policies, but also those of the Western bloc. Countries belonging to the
alliance had to deal with indigenous problems that emerged with the
end of the bipolar world order on the one hand, and also cope with changing
international circumstances in their foreign policies on the other
hand. Two countries of the western world emerged as the ones that were most
deeply affected by the new phase of international politics and faced
considerable pressure to transform their structures accordingly.
These were Turkey and Germany. This study aims to explain the attitudes of
Turkey and Germany to Yugoslav conflicts, beginning with the wars in
Slovenia and Croatia in the summer of 1991 to the end of the Kosovo
War. It tries to analyse how state identity or search for a new state
identity affected foreign policy of Turkey and Germany in the the post-Cold
War era in the case of the Yugoslav wars. It argues that during the conflicts
Turkey wanted to prove that it was still Western-oriented, still interested in
contributing to Western security by trying to acquire a new
identity of "regional power". On the other hand, Germany was
attempting to show that it was not considering a renationalization of foreign
policy or projection of power politics. Berlin also aimed at showing it was
still a loyal ally and was concerned with not being behind the other
countries. In other words, Germany remained committed to its European identity.
aim of this study is to contribute to identity studies in the international
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New Book: Media and Minorities in South East Europe
By South East Europe Media Organisation / Oliver Vujovic & Thomas A. Bauer
As a first of its kind, the book covers the situation of minorities and the
media in: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus,
Greece, Hungary, Republic of Macedonia - FYROM, Moldova, Montenegro,
Romania, Serbia / Kosovo, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. SEEMO has
tried to report on both officially recognised minorities in this region and
those that do not have an official minority status in some countries.
The book includes presentations by some minority media outlets, as well as a
contact list of selected media. There are also special reports on the
minority media of Roma and Aromanian in the region. Other special reports
cover the legal framework and the education of minority media
representatives. The book also gives an overview of minorities and the media
and reviews of several important international and regional conventions,
declarations, guidelines, instruments, conclusions and recommendations
regarding minorities, languages and media.
Ursula Plassnik, Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs said in her
introduction to the new book: "The region of South East Europe, and
particularly the Western Balkans, constitutes one of the main foreign policy
priorities of the current Austrian EU Presidency. At our informal meeting in
Salzburg in March 2006 the Foreign Ministers of the EU and the countries of
the Western Balkan jointly adopted a declaration reaffirming and
strengthening the European perspective for the countries of the Western
Balkans. By doing so, we sent a strong signal of encouragement and of joint
political will to the whole region. Our common goal is to draw the countries
of the Western Balkans closer to European structures and, thus, to our
European community of values. The Western Balkans is part of Europe’s
history and will be part of our common future. In the last years the South
East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) has successfully built up a
reputation as a key actor of civil society, committed to promoting freedom
of the press and professional journalistic standards, and thereby
contributing to the development of democratic societies in the region." She
added: "I therefore appreciate SEEMO’s commitment to fostering mutual
understanding between majorities and minorities."
The introduction by the Representative on Freedom of the Media of the
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Miklós
Haraszti, states: "The essence of the democracy assumes the full inclusion
and integration of all peoples into the life of the nation, no matter what
language they speak." About minority media he said: "We have identified some
key problems holding back the development of the minority media: Minority
media outlets are hardly ever economically viable; Low training in diversity
reporting; Lack of collegial solidarity between journalists from different
ethnic backgrounds. The results of our projects have also shown that,
despite all differences that are determining the working environment of the
minority media in the different countries, the following factors have
universal validity: 1. The role of public service broadcasters is still
vitally important. The private sector alone cannot guarantee per se a
pluralistic media landscape. 2. Support from the government is of crucial
importance for the survival of minority media. The practice of direct state
funding always leaves room for state control over media and should be
avoided. Following the examples of some multilingual democracies, mechanisms
of indirect support, such as tax benefits, reduced postage costs or
cross-subsidies, should be considered in order to enable minority media to
operate independently. 3. The media, both mainstream and minority, should
promote mutual understanding in multilingual societies by reflecting the
multi-ethnic and multilingual society instead of focusing only on their own
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History, Politics, Rights, International value?
27-29 November 2006
What do violence and non-violence mean in today’s world? What are the
historical, legal, political perspectives on these concepts? In connection with
the Universally recognised “Non-Violence Day”, yearly festivity of Gandhi
Jayanti (2nd October 1869 – Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday), and the National Day of
India, ASSP (Associazione Studenti di Scienze Politiche) and The Group of
Afro-Oriental Studies of the Faculty of Political Science of the University of
Trieste invite you to discover the answer to these questions within the IAPSS
Annual Academic Conference 2006.
The theme of Non-Violence will be presented and debated within
· conference sessions, lead by important figures in the field, and
· student panels, where students are invited to present their research
on the topic
WHAT TO DO:
Candidates are required to submit an opinion essay of 4-5 pages (Times New
Roman, 12, 1.5 lines) on the theme of Non-Violence, dealt with from one or
several of the political, historical, religious and international politics
point of view.
Applications will be received until 10th October 2006.
Full accommodation will be covered.
The Application Form as well as additional information on the Conference is
available at http://iapss.org/conference/aac06/aac.html
For questions or observations, please write to us at aac2006@...
We most proudly welcome you! Take the chance to better understand
Non-Violence, to learn and express your ideas in an exclusive international
environment of students and experts in the field. Apply to the IAPSS Annual
Academic Conference 2006!
What are you expected to do in order to participate:
Candidates are expected to submit a Working Paper , maximum 5 pages on the
- Non-violence, a political, historical and religious and international
politics point of view.
Maximum 20 students are going to be accepted to this AAC, selected on the
basis of their essays, which are going to be read by members of our
association in collaboration with some professors composing the scientific
committee of the conference.
The student application form can be downloaded on the IAPSS website
www.iapss.org , or on our website, wich works are still in progress.
Applications will be received until the 2nd September 2006.
Accomodations and participation fee:
The accommodation is going to be provided by our association.
The participation fee has still to be defined ( 80-100 Euros)
Travel costs are not included.
We are waiting for you!
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