Balkan | -s - Part 13

posted by PP on 2005/04/26 15:03

[ Balkan | -s ]

Two Calls for Applications, one Call for Papers and last but not least the Announcement for a Conference Local Cultures, National Practices and Cross Border Cooperation reached me today - and everyone of this Invitations is dedicated to an interesting Topic:

1. CfA: The Master of Arts in Euroculture at the Centre for European Studies (CES) of the Jagiellonian University (Kraków [for two or three semester, deadline 17.6.])

2. CfA: Capacity Building for Roma Rights Advocacy (Workshop, Budapest, 3.-12.7.2005 [deadline 20.5.])

3. CfP: Contemporary Structural and Value Changes in CEE Societies (Conference, Belgrade, 18.-19.11.2005 [deadline 15.6.])

4. 3rd Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference "Border Crossings: The Past in the Present: Local Cultures, National Practices and Cross Border Cooperation" (Ioannina, 12.-15.5.2005)
ad 1.: The selection process for an internationally acclaimed programme MA in Euroculture is open. The Master of Arts in Euroculture is an interdisciplinary, international programme involving ten renowned European universities. Its general aim is to focus on the cultural and social dimensions of
modern Europe, and particularly on the functioning of the European Union.

The Euroculture courses present knowledge about European culture and the political governance of the EU, and therefore equip students with the cultural-reflexive competences necessary to analyse current transformations of Europe and the EU.
The MA in Euroculture is an optionally two- or three-semester (respectively 60 or 90 ECTS-credits) programme addressed to students who want to study at the Centre for European Studies (CES) of the Jagiellonian University, as well as at one of the partner universities in Europe.
The programme includes an Intensive Programme of ten days, which is fully integrated in the programme and plays a crucial role in directing it.
The programme is open to students who have successfully completed three years (Bachelor degree) of University academic work.
Closing date for applications is June 17, 2005.
For further information on this Master programme, along with
application forms and scholarships, please visit the Website!

ad 2.:The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) shall conduct its annual Roma Rights Summer Workshop in Budapest from 3 July 2005 to 12 July 2005. The workshop
will be a ten-day long intensive training and capacitation initiative for Romani activists. The program will be implemented, as in previous years, with a number of partner organisations. The main goal of the workshop is to develop the capacity of a new generation of Romani leaders and human rights activists to use international, regional and domestic human rights instruments and mechanisms to advance the rights of Roma.

The objectives of the Summer Workshop are to enable participants to:

  • Analyse issues and situations affecting Roma in their respective countries based on internationally accepted human rights values and principles
  • Develop skills in using domestic mechanisms (such as national legislation) and international human rights instruments (i.e., United Nations Treaties, the European Court of Human Rights, etc.) to protect and promote the rights of Roma
  • Strengthen skills in documenting, monitoring and reporting human rights violations and racial discrimination, as well as advocacy skills
  • Increase the capacity of Roma rights advocates to apply their learning within their organisations and their societies
  • Explore opportunities for networking and developing partnerships with NGOs and government officials to further advance the cause of Roma rights throughout Europe
The Roma Rights Summer Workshop is a component of ERRC programming aimed at capacitating Romani activists, and is therefore only open to persons of Romani ethnicity. We welcome applications from Romani individuals who are interested in human rights. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must have a sufficient command of English to enable them to actively participate in the Workshop. Applicants are preferably students of law, public administration and/or the social sciences, or hold a degree in one of these fields. The ERRC also encourages activists who do not hold a formal degree to apply. Recipients of ERRC scholarships for Romani students of law and public administration are specifically encouraged to apply. The ERRC additionally welcomes applications by persons of Romani origin engaging in human rights work on behalf of other disadvantaged groups.

Applicants must:

  • Complete the application form [see below!].
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or lecturer familiar with the applicant's work, a community leader, church leader, or their current employer. The letter should explain the nature of their relationship, how long they have known the applicant and highlight the main
    attributes of the applicant and whether they would be a suitable candidate for the ERRC Roma Rights Summer Workshop.
  • Submit a 500-750 word essay in English, explaining any human rights/Roma rights activities in which they have been
    involved to date, expressing why they would like to participate in the ERRC Roma Rights Summer Workshop and how it would be useful for them and any future actions they would like to undertake in their Roma rights/human rights work.
We kindly request that all materials be submitted to the ERRC in one package. Applications missing one or more of these requirements will not be considered by the selection committee.
Completed applications should be submitted to European Roma Rights Center, 1386 Budapest 62, P.O. Box 906/93, Hungary, or by fax to (+ 36 1) 413-2201, or by e-mail to The closing deadline for all applications is 20th May 2005. Please take note that this is an absolutely final deadline and any applications received after this date shall not be considered.

The Application form looks like this:
First name:
Family name:
Sex: Male/Female
Telephone number:
Additional number in case we cannot contact you on the above:
Fax number:
E-mail address:
Are you of Romani origin? Yes/No
Do you speak English? Yes/No
Level: 1 (excellent) 2 3 4 5 (no)
Name of present workplace:
Have you been an ERRC grant recipient or intern in the past? Yes/No
If yes: scholarship in year:
Internship in year:
Are you a member of or volunteer at any Romani or other non-governmental organisation(s)? Which one(s)?

ad 3.:One of the orientations of the Institute for Sociological Research at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade is the intention to foster regional cooperation of scholars and institutions in the field of social sciences. As a step towards that direction, the Institute organizes the Conference on changes in social structure and values that
has taken place in the CEE countries
during the past fifteen years. In their intention to foster the cooperation, they particularly have in mind that there are some comparative social surveys in the region that have been carried out recently. They hope that you will support this initiative by submitting your paper proposal and by informing other people who might be interested in the conference.

Time: 18./19. November 2005
Venue: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Cika Ljubina 18 - 20, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Deadline for application: June 15th 2005
The official language of the conference is English.
The participants should send 150 - 200 words abstracts by the deadline. The abstracts should be in English, alternatively in
Serbian (Croatian, Bosnian, etc.).
The organizers would provide accommodation and meals for foreign participants (presentators). The organizers would also cover travel costs for presentators from the following countries and regions: Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Kosovo, and Montenegro.
Contact person: Prof. Smiljka Tomanovic, Director of the Institute for Sociological Research

ad 4.: The conference attempts to bring together graduate and undergraduate students from Greece and other Balkan countries whose academic research is focused on or is relevant to cultural, social, economic and political issues of the Balkans. Our purpose is to promote the interaction and exchange of views on these issues as well as to encourage the communication between students and staff members of the participating academic institutions. Participants will work together presenting papers that focus on various aspects of the Balkans as designated by the conference title, and attending workshops and events in which they will develop mutual knowledge and understanding of their societies and cultures as well as their communication skills.

Participating University Departments:

  • Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece
  • Department of Balkan Studies, University of Western Macedonia, Florina, Greece
  • Department of Ethnology, St Cyril and Methodious University, Skopje, FYROM
  • Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessalonica, Greece
  • Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University, Athens, Greece
  • Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
  • Department of Social Anthropology, Aegean University, Mytilini, Greece
  • Department of Musicology, University of Tirana, Albania
Informations and a detailed program via:
# Prof. Vasilis Nitsiakos, organiser of the conference,
Department of History and Archaeology
University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Tel.: +30 26510 95153 (office)
# Dr. Ioannis Manos
Lecturer in Social Anthropology
Department of Balkan Studies Florina
Tel.: +30 2310 991098 (office) or +30 6937 164316 (mobile)
E-Mails: or


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