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CfA: Summer Academy on OSCE, Stadtschlaining/Austria, 20.6-2.7.2010

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  • Dobriyana
    Dear all, I am pleased to announce the upcoming 14th Summer Academy on OSCE, which will take place from 20 June – 2 July 2010 at the Austrian Study Centre
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2010
      Dear all,

      I am pleased to announce the upcoming 14th Summer Academy on OSCE, which will take place from 20 June – 2 July 2010 at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution in Stadtschlaining / Austria. Please note that the DEADLINE for APPLICATIONS* is 29 April 2010!

      The purpose of the "Summer Academy on OSCE" is to expand and deepen knowledge about the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and to contribute to its various activities. The courses and special events are designed to provide participants with thorough knowledge of the history, functioning, and current activities of the OSCE; and training in working more effectively within the OSCE diplomatic and OSCE-NGO milieu.

      The Summer Academy will provide opportunities to explore ways for the OSCE to enhance its existing, or to develop new capabilities in preventive diplomacy, peace-making, peace-keeping and peace-building.

      The Academy will be officially independent of the OSCE, but OSCE institutions and diplomatic missions will actively participate on a voluntary basis in the Academy's activities. Students will be instructed by leading scholars in OSCE studies, guest-speakers from OSCE institutions, senior diplomats with experience in OSCE activities and OSCE inter-state diplomacy, international NGO trainers with long-term experience in the field, and international lawyers active in promoting OSCE-NGO co-operation, particularly in the areas of human rights and democratisation.

      The student body will include diplomats who are going to work with OSCE delegations and institutions, and other individuals (scholars, NGO representatives, etc.) intending to co-operate with the OSCE in the areas of fact-finding, human-rights, election monitoring, peaceful settlement of disputes, and other types of international diplomatic and civilian missions. Participants are expected to come from the OSCE participating States

      The course fee is EURO 2.000 per student. The amount covers tuition, educational materials, and full board accommodation in a single room with bath in Hotel Burg Schlaining**** For people from non-OECD countries, a limited number of scholarships is available.

      Please send your applications (see attached application form) and requested documents directly to Ms. Claudia Hofer (mpt@...) before 29 April 2010. *APPLICATIONS FROM SELF-FUNDED APPLICANTS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED AFTER THE APPLICATION DEADLINE!

      For further information please see attached leaflet, visit our website or get in contact with us!

      The Summer Academy team is looking forward to hearing from you and it will be our pleasure to be at your disposal!

      Best wishes from Stadtschlaining,
      Manuela Mittasch
      ASPR Programme Co-ordinator
      Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)

      Claudia Hofer

      Administrative Assistant
      ASPR Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution
      A-7461 Stadtschlaining, Rochusplatz 1
      Fax: +43-3355-2662
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