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  • Florian Qehaja
    Call for Papers Kosovo Young Faces Network - Event Cycle 2011: Security Sector Governance and Oversight in Kosovo The Geneva Centre for the Democratic
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 19, 2010
      Call for Papers

      "Kosovo Young
      Faces Network - Event Cycle 2011: Security Sector Governance and Oversight in

      The Geneva Centre for the Democratic
      Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), jointly with the Kosovar
      Center for Security
      Studies (KCSS), would like to invite you to compete for a place in our 2011 series of capacity-building events in the
      framework of the Kosovo Young Faces
      Network (KYFN).

      These events, to take place in Kosovo
      and abroad in the course of 2011, will focus on Security Sector Governance and
      Oversight, and in particular the role of the Parliament in overseeing developments
      related to security policy in Kosovo. Participants will be selected from among
      young scholars, junior government officials, junior security sector personnel,
      junior parliamentary staff, members of NGOs and journalists in Kosovo. A key
      feature of the programme is to provide networking opportunities for
      young and upcoming opinion leaders in Kosovo and to strengthen relevant technical skills, including
      policy paper drafting.

      Active participation in the events will be awarded with a
      certificate. Participants who successfully
      participate in the policy paper drafting process will be invited to take part
      in a study visit to Geneva,
      Switzerland to
      be held in early summer 2011. The three best policy papers will be
      considered for publication.

      Participants will be selected on the
      basis of short essays they will prepare as part of the selection
      process. For detailed information on requirements for participation, essay topics and logistics,
      see below. Interested candidates are invited to contact the organisers at in.m.defreese@... and sofije.kryeziu@...
      for further details.

      To be considered for
      the network, applicants must:

      1. Be 35 years old or

      Be young scholars, junior government officials, junior
      security sector personnel,

      parliamentary staff, journalists or members of NGOs in Kosovo;

      Hold a university degree (BA or MA) or at least be in
      their final year of


      and write fluent English;

      Submit the following, by e-mail to Sofije.kryeziu@...;

      - a detailed curriculum
      vitae (CV);

      a short essay (about 1500 words)
      in English, A4 size paper, Times New Roman, 12 point (footnotes 10 point), ll/2
      spacing, justified, with 2cm margins; The submissions are to be formatted using
      Microsoft Word. Citations are to be formatted in accordance with the guidelines
      set out in the 'Chicago
      Manual of Style', (http://wvvw.chicagomanualofstyle.org);

      available for active participation in the three KYFN events throughout

      Be prepared to engage in a policy paper drafting activity
      and related research

      between the events.

      Essay - Topical

      The essay should address the topic "Security
      in Kosovo - How do people in Kosovo understand security and who are the main
      security providers in Kosovo?" Applicants are invited to describe
      perceptions of security and the role of security providers in Kosovo. They are also
      invited to describe what they consider to be the key security concerns of the
      population of Kosovo. They are encouraged to address the perceptions of ethnic
      communities as well as gender issues with a bearing on security. Aspects that
      are linked to the question and that could be addressed as well are: "Who
      is security for in Kosovo?", and "What institutions and mechanisms
      are meant to ensure that security is provided in an appropriate way in Kosovo?"


      Candidates are invited to forward their essays to the
      above mentioned point

      contact at KCSS by Friday, 10 December 2010 the latest.

      a review of submitted essays, around 20 candidates will be selected

      to participate in an interview panel.

      Around 15 candidates will then be chosen to participate
      in the Kosovo Young

      Network event cycle. The first event, a three-day Introductory Course

      Security Sector Governance and Oversight, will be held in February 2011 in


      The organizers will pay for expenses related to the Kosovo Young Faces Network activities, including meals,
      travel expenses and hotel accommodation (for
      event(s) held outside of Kosovo).

      For more information about DCAF and KCSS, please visit www.dcaf.ch and www.qkss.org

      For more information about the Kosovo Young Faces Network, please

      - m.defreese@... and sofije.kryeziu@...

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