Monday, June 5, 2017

Call for Applications, “Conflict School” 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan

Eurasia Partnership Foundation in Azerbaijan (EPF) announces a call for applications for the “Conflict School”

Within the framework of the EU-initiated ‘Peacebuilding through Capacity Enhancement and Civic Engagement’ (PeaCE) program, EPF Azerbaijan welcomes applications for the “Conflict School”. This intensive, two-week course will be held 19 June-3 July 2017 at the premises of ADA University.
The purpose of the Conflict School is to build the capacity of Azerbaijani youth in the field of conflict resolution, and thus to contribute to the development of a new generation of youth capable of participating effectively in discussions on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict across different international platforms.
The Conflict School includes training sessions and lectures on different topics related to the primary topic of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The seminars and lectures cover theoretical topics as the sociology of peace, war and social conflicts, collective memory, conflict theory, national state and state borders, as well as pressing topics as the ongoing official negotiations on the Armenian-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the situation of IDPs and refugees, the role of media and security issues, public diplomacy and peace-building initiatives. Independent experts, scholars and representatives of the state institutions will be invited as guest speakers and trainers.
Undergraduate and graduate students as well as young professionals aged 18-28 are eligible to apply. The selection process will be based on the candidate's expressed interest in the field of conflict and educational merits. Preference will be given to students and graduates of Political Sciences, International Relations, Sociology, Journalism and other relevant fields.
Application forms must be sent to the e-mail address. The deadline for applications is 13 June 2017, and successful applicants will be notified on 15 June 2017. The language of the program will be Azerbaijani.
The mission of Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. With locally registered office in Azerbaijan, EPF is the legacy institution of Eurasia Foundation, a privately managed non-profit organization established in 1992 to deliver seed capital to emerging civil society organizations in the former Soviet countries. One of EPF’s goals in Azerbaijan is to support civil society’s engagement in the peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, through building the skills and capacities of local actors. 

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