We are pleased to announce the call for participants for our project "Advancing Young Scholars and Peacebuilders Careers". The project aims to strengthen the capacities and future prospects for young researchers and civil society activists from the whole Caucasus region. Within the project we will: (1) offer training on vital skills and input on relevant topics by international experts and scholars; (2) facilitate dialogue and networking among selected candidates; and (3) strengthen the visibility of the participants within the expert community and enable knowledge transfer from the Caucasus into international discourses. To achieve these objectives, the project consists of several components.
We invite young actors from the fields of conflict research and civil society conflict transformation from Georgia/Abkhazia, Armenia/Nagorno-Karabakh/Azerbaijan, and Russia to apply for the project. This includes advanced students, graduates, doctoral candidates, lecturers, and civil society activists up to 40 years of age.
Thanks to the generous funding of the German Federal Office (#CivilSocietyCooperation), we will cover the project-related costs, including travel, accommodation, full board, and excursions.
Please apply not later than by 26 June.
Given the uncertainties of the current pandemic, the fall-back date for the workshop is September 2020. If it is not possible to hold an international workshop in Germany by then, we will convert the project into a condensed online learning and exchange format, which is strongly oriented towards the needs of the selected participants.
Together with the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (FSU) we are pleased to announce the call for participants for the Corridors Summer School "Strengthening Peace Education Capacities in the Caucasus". The Summer School, which will take place 31 August – 05 September 2020 in Neudietendorf (Germany), aims to introduce the participants to the fundamentals of conflict analysis and peacebuilding. Moreover, we strive to train the participants on core competencies in the field of dialogue, mediation, and self-awareness.
Thanks to funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), all workshop-related costs, including travel, accommodation, excursions, and full board, are covered by the organizers.
The Corridors Summer School is open to students and recent graduates from the South Caucasus, Russia, and Germany with knowledge in political and social science, international relations, cultural studies, and neighbouring disciplines. We ask all interested students and young graduates to send us a short application by 5 July 2020 latest. The application should include a brief letter of motivation (max one page) and a curriculum vitae. Please send your application to Christopher Brucker (Christopher.Brucker@uni-jena.de). If you have further questions, please contact us.
Given the uncertainties of the current pandemic, we will aim to find an alternative date later this year if it will be not possible to hold the summer school in September.