CfP: Security Sector Governance anf Oversight - Kosovo Young Faces Network
- Call for Papers
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
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,
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
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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