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Poland and the European Union in 2035 – a scenario-workshop

A Scenario-Workshop held at the European Academy Berlin, September 29-30, 2017 in Berlin

Poland and the European Union in 2035The European Academy Berlin (EAB) in cooperation with the Institute of East-Central Europe (Lublin, Poland) cordially invites you to participate in the upcoming scenario-workshop onPoland and the European Union in 2035”. The workshop is part of the project “European Future Summits 2017 – social cohesion and transnational security”, which is kindly supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

The current workshop is designed for academics and experts as well as actors from the organized civil society who are deeply invested in research, policy making, or civic engagement regarding politics, economy and society in Poland and/or the politics and economy of the European Union.

The workshop’s objective is to elaborate Poland’s position in the European Union, the country’s future challenges and its options, as well as to draw conclusions from this debate regarding the future of European integration.

This indeed complex field of inquiry will be rendered manageable in the course of the workshop by jointly elaborating three future scenarios on the future of Poland and the European Union. The ‘Alternate Futures’ approach (according to Michael Oppenheimer) thereby serves as our general methodological guideline.

The results of our debate will culminate in a scenario report that will be presented to the public in November/December 2017. The workshop will be moderated by Dr. Samuel F. Müller (Programme Director at the EAB).

If you are interested in participating, we look forward to receiving a brief statement of interest, including your name and your professional affiliation. For registration, further information on the workshop as well as information on the entire project, please do not hesitate to contact Roksana Cywinska (p4@eab-berlin.eu, +49 30 895951-25). Please kindly consider that places in the workshop are limited.

Further information on the workshop can be found here:
http://www.eab-berlin.eu/event/european-future-summits-2017-workshop-ii-poland-and-the-eu-in-2035/

Further information on the entire project can be found here:
http://www.eab-berlin.eu/aktivitaeten/projektreihen-der-eab/european-future-summits-2017/

Apply for the 2017 EESC Civil Society Prize

EESC Civil Society Prize 2017The EESC has launched its 2017 Civil Society Prize. This year, the EESC will reward innovative projects to promote quality employment and entrepreneurship for the future of work undertaken by civil society, focusing on young people, migrants and other people who have difficulty accessing the labour market.

A total of EUR 50.000 will be awarded to a maximum of five winners. The deadline for applications is 8 September 2017 while the award ceremony will take place on 7 December 2017 in Brussels.

The prize will be granted to initiatives already implemented or still ongoing which favour non-discrimination as regards labour market integration. Initiatives must target newcomers such as young people, people with a migrant background or requiring specific support such as the long-term unemployed, women detached from the labour market, people with disabilities or living in poverty.

The Civil Society Prize, now in its ninth year, was launched by the EESC to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organisations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting the common values that shore up European cohesion and integration.

More information and application form

Call for participants: 7th Global Education and Youth Training Course for Youth Multipliers

North-South CentreAre you a young key multiplier playing an active role in a youth organisation, willing to gain skills to promote and disseminate principles of Global Development Education (GDE) to other young people?

Do you want to develop intercultural competences to facilitate peer-learning processes with other young people?

The North-South Centre (NSC) of the Council of Europe is organising the 7th Global Education and Youth Training Course for Youth Multipliers from 18th until 23rd September 2017, in the framework of the 18th University on Youth and Development, in Mollina, Spain.

The training course aims to empower representatives of youth organisations to further support the practice of GDE based on the NSC’s Global Education methodology, contributing to develop a better understanding of intercultural education, intercultural learning and intercultural competences.

Applications for the course are open until 28th July 2017, through the submission of the online application form and a recommendation letter from the sending organisation to youth and globalisation.

For more information, please read carefully the call for participants.

Rencontre multiculturelle pour jeunes français, allemands et chinois : devenez un citoyen du monde !

devenez un citoyen du mondeLa Maison de l’Europe de Nîmes et le mouvement jeunesse YMCA France organisent un séminaire à Villeneuve-lez-Avignon et à Sanary-sur-Mer du 21 au 30 août 2017, pour de jeunes français, allemands et chinois.

Au programme : visite d’Avignon, de son célèbre pont et du palais des Papes, visite d’Uzès et du pont du Gard, de la Maison de l’Europe de Nîmes, activités de plein air à Sanary-sur-Mer, journée en bateau aux calanques de Marseille, et plus encore.
L’occasion de découvrir ou de redécouvrir le sud de la France, d’échanger dans un cadre interculturel et de tisser des liens avec des citoyens du monde.

Téléchargez le flyer devenez un citoyen du monde 2017.pdf

Inscriptions et renseignements auprès de YMCA France : ymca-avignon@orange.fr ou direction@centre-azur.com

Call for Applications: Rhodes Model Regional Co-operation 2017

International Simulation Conference – October 11-15, 2017, Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes Model Regional Co-operation 2017The awarded and prestigious Rhodes Model Regional Co-operation or RhodesMRC returns this year with two separate editions, offering to the world academic community unique simulations of international regional organizations and the amazing experience of Rhodes, a top destination, with the experience of having served more than 1200 students from 22 countries.

The 8th RhodesMRC will take place in Rhodes, Greece, October 11-15, 2017, for the university level – open to students and graduates -, and November 09-12, 2017, for the high school level – open to grades 9-12.
Students, young scientists of law, political science or international relations and diplomats or just international relations “fans”, gather together in Rhodes every year to simulate the works of the organs and committees of a regional international organization, gaining valuable experience on negotiations and resolution making.

Being academically innovative and challenging, RhodesMRC is dedicated to Regional Co-operation. During its seven years of run, it has provided the international academic community with unique simulations of the Union for the Mediterranean, the Black Sea Economic Co-operation Organization, the Organization for the Security and Co-operation in Europe, the North Atlantic Council and the EuroAtlantic Partnership Council of NATO, the Organization of American States, the African Union, a Middle East Peace Conference and the Council of Europe, while this year it adds the European Union, the League of Arab States and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation to its offerings.

For its academic innovation and unique nature, RhodesMRC has received various recognitions:

  • the prestigious patronage of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland, for 2015, 2016 and 2017,
  • distinction as one of the top projects for European Youth in 2013 by the Nantes Creative Generations program in France,
  • being the cornerstone of the House of Europe in Rhodes award by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, in 2012.

Further developing its always current theme “Towards effective peacebuilding and sustainable development on a regional level”, from 2017 onwards, RhodesMRC will honor and commit itself to the accomplishment of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, as set by the United Nations. Our whole organizational model, our agenda topics and our attitude as a conference, are constantly adjusted to become more related to the Global Goals, in multiple direct or indirect ways. RhodesMRC 2017 will further honour and participate to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, as celebrated by the World Tourism Organization, being a fine example of academic tourism and an incubator of young travellers that learn to cherish diversity and respect cultural heritage.

Rhodes Model Regional Co-operation 2016RhodesMRC 2017 is being organized by the House of Europe in Rhodes. The Region of South Aegean, the City of Rhodes, the Dept. of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean, and the European Network for Education and Training, e.V. – EUNET serve as organizing partners. The International Center for Black Sea Studies, the Center of International and European Studies of Kadir-Has University and the Institute of European Integration and Policy serve as academic partners, while RhodesMRC is strongly affiliated with the ThessISMUN, Europa.S, FredMUN and SheffieldMUN conferences.

A highly-experienced Organizing Committee is in charge of all aspects of running such a demanding task. A Scientific Committee of 23 professors, academians and experts from 9 universities from 4 countries are supervising the simulation preparation that will be run by a skilled Board of young scientists, students and professionals.

RhodesMRC 2017 will be the 8th University Edition of the Rhodes Model Regional Co-operation, a conference simulating the works of regional international organizations. Growing from 2 committees and 50 participants in 2010 to 9 committees and 500+ available seats for 2017, RhodesMRC was always about innovation and expanding as to include everyone. Till today more than 1000 young students and professionals from 22 countries have visited Rhodes for five days in October to have an amazing academic experience, develop their skills, entangle in a benefiting intercultural exchange, in one of the most amazing heritage backdrops available.

One World | 9 Committees | 500+ Participants

For its 8th Edition, RhodesMRC, has split the University and High School conference in two completely separate events, in order to facilitate the participation of more participants in both. RhodesMRC 2017 has been designed with specific targets in mind: 1. Maximize the possible number of participants, 2. Further diversify its set of simulated organizations, 3. Be representative of almost every region of the world.

  1. With 9 committees and exercising the dual delegation practice, this year’s conference will have up to 460 seats for member states and observer states to its offerings, a high increase to our available seats of initially planned 220 back in 2016 (that ended up expanding to 350 delegates). Along with the Board, Staff and the Organizers, the whole event could surpass the 500 people mark.
  2. Adding two organizations, we further enhance our offerings to organizations with high political significance (NATO, OSCE, LAS, MEPC), with democracy and human rights at their core (Council of EuropeOASAfrican Union) or strong financial and development aspects (BSECAPEC), covering a wide range of topics as our agenda will prove.
  3. With the addition of APEC, the East Asia and the Pacific are now represented to the conference, which including the observer-states of our organizations it includes almost every country of the world (sorry Nepal and North Korea).

The simulated committees for the University Edition will be:

  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • NATO’s North Atlantic Council (dual delegation)
  • Council of Europe
  • a Middle East Peace Conference (crisis committee)
  • Black Sea Economic Co-operation
  • League of Arab Nations
  • Organization of American States
  • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, and
  • African Union

RhodesMRC 2016This year’s innovation is the joint crisis element that will run conference-wise and will have to be addressed by at least four of our committees. We will foster committee-to-committee interaction, country delegations and a diplomatic experience like no other.

A more European affair, the High School edition of RhodesMRC is currently at its 5th edition and is designed to accommodate up to 160 delegates. Further plans are in place, to cope with the demand if such necessity arise, with the opening of new committees. An annual meeting that brings together school students from Greece and abroad (e.g. Denmark, FYROM, Germany, Qatar, Turkey, Lebanon), the High School Edition of RhodesMRC 2017 will start to grow on its own, separately from the University Edition, with new dynamics and the full-on attention of the organizers to provide the younger diplomats an amazing educational experience.

The simulated committees for the High School Edition will be:

  • EU’s European Council
  • Council of Europe – Democracy & Human Rights
  • Council of Europe – Education

Applications are now open for the University Edition. Already 1/3 of the available seats are covered after a record breaking early bird period. Discounted fees are still available for both individuals and group delegations till 31/07/2017.

Applications for the High School Edition will open on June 01, 2017.

More information on how to apply, fees e.t.c. are available at www.rhodesmrc.org.

For general information: contact@rhodesmrc.org
For applications: applications@rhodesmrc.org