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nr. 4 / 25 iunie 2001

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2001 Montenegro International Summer School, 12 AUGUST - 25 AUGUST 2001
* High-quality academic courses, taught by 5 international professors!
* Scholarships available for students from South East Europe!
* No tuition fees!
* Limited participation - register now!
Between 12 August and 25 August 2001, the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and WUS Austria organise the first international summer school in Montenegro. Registration for participants is open now! The programme will provide 5 intensive courses in Economics, Philosophy and Political Science. Courses are taught in English. Participants receive the official "2001 Montenegro International Summer School Certificate". Besides an academic programme, a recreational programme is organised. Register for the 2001 Montenegro International Summer School on: www.wus-austria.cg.yu/summerschool/ . The application form can also be faxed to our offices or sent by email. Please pick up the full brochure of the summer school in our offices or download it from the web site.
- WUS Austria - Podgorica Office, Cetinjski put bb, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
ph/fax: +381-(0)81-245007, Email: summerschool@wus-austria.org,
- Thomas Henzschel, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Department of Political Science
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8, D-07749 Jena, Germany, Fax: +49-(0)3641-945412
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Societatea Handicapatilor Locomotor din Romania organizeaza, incepind cu 1 iulie 2001, cursuri de calificare ca operator PC (tehnoredactare si baze de date) pentru persoane cu handicap locomotor. Pe parcursul unui an se vor derula patru serii de formare, fiecare avind o durata de 3 luni si incheindu-se cu examen de absolvire. Cursurile sunt gratuite, iar pentru persoanele cu handicap dependente de fotoliul rulant se asigura, in limita locurilor, si transportul la cursuri, tot in mod gratuit. Relatii suplimentare la nr. 01.685 33 21, 092 421 440, e-mail: shl@totalnet.ro
Persoana de contact: Marian Minculescu, presedintele SHLR
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"Jean Monnet" European Centre, University of Trento: Summer School on Citizenship and Identities in a Multilevel European Space, Trento - Innsbruck, 10-22 September 2001
The Summer School titled Citizenship and Identities in a Multilevel European Space organised by the "Jean Monnet" European Centre of the University of Trento, Italy, in cooperation with the University of Innsbruck, Austria will last two weeks, from the 10th to the 22nd of September. The courses will be held in two pleasant residential complexes in the outskirts of Trento and Innsbruck. The objective of the Summer School is to explore and analyse questions and issues relating to the construction of a European identity and the emergence of new citizenship rights. The Summer School will take a multidisciplinary approach and address a broad range of issues, which include:
The development of a common European identity, European rights and the processes of EU, constitutionalisation, Regionalism and national/sub-national identities, The creation of a European civil society, The issue of "governance" in the contest of the forthcoming White Paper on governance, Political representation and political party organisation, Enlargement and the borders of the Union, Migration and the Schengen Agreement.
Venue and Duration
The Summer School will last two weeks and will be based on an intensive residential programme. The school will consist of 10 sessions with two different lectures daily, followed by students' presentations and a general discussion. The first week (10-15 September) of courses will take place in Trento, at Centro Attività Formative of Candriai, Monte Bondone, Italy. The second week (17-22 September) will take place in Innsbruck, at the Tiroler Bildungsinstitut of Grillhof, Austria.
Admission Procedures
The Summer School will target final year undergraduate students, MA and PhD students and young researchers. Candidates must have a strong interest and some background in the topics of the School and be fluent in oral and written English, which is the working language. In addition to students, the School is also open to the private and pubblic sector employees interested in European matters. The number of participants is limited to 30. All participants will receive a Certificate which may be used to aquire academic credits in agreement with home institutions.
The organisation declines any responsibility in case of illness or accidents.
The deadline for applications is 28 July (date of post-mark). Completed applications should be mailed or e-mailed to: "Jean Monnet" European Centre, Via Prati, 2 - 38100 TRENTO, I, Tel.+39(0) 461-881491;  e-mail: poloeuropeo@soc.unitn.it
Application forms should contain the following information:
a) Personal data: name, surname, gender, nationality, date and place of birth.
b) Contact numbers: telephone, fax, e-mail.
c) Brief curriculum vitae: academic qualifications, current professional or academic position.
d) Name, title, address, contact numbers and e-mail address of at least one referee who is familiar with the candidate's academic or professional position.
An application form can be filled and submitted from the following web site: http://www.soc.unitn.it/poloeuropeo/
A Committee of professors of Trento and Innsbruck Universities will select the candidates on the basis of CVs. Applicants will be notified of the selection results by 4 August 2001 by e-mail or ordinary mail/fax. The list of admitted candidates will be also posted on-line at:
http://www.soc.unitn.it/poloeuropeo and http://polsci.uibk.ac.at.
Fees
Summer School fees are ? 500 (VAT included) comprising tuition, meals and accomodation, but not travel expenses. The Selection Committee will avail itself of the right to grant scholarships to Central-Eastern European participants who have requested it. In this case, fees are ? 250.
The admitted candidates will be notified by 15 August. The first installment (? 250 and ? 125 for scholarship-holders) must be payed by 1 September. The second installment is due by 7 September. Both payments have to be made to Trento University's bank account at:
Università di Trento
c/c n° 6007 c/o CARITRO di Trento (Sede): cod. ABI 6330 CAB 1800.
Information contacts:
Summer School' s Secretariat
Paolo Foradori (coordinator) & Roberta Bertacco
University of Trento -"Jean Monnet" European Centre
Via Prati 2 , 38100 TRENTO, ITALY
Tel.+39(0)461-881491
e-mail: poloeuropeo@soc.unitn.it
University of Innsbruck
Department of Political Science
Universitätsstraße 15, 6020 INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA
Tel: +43(0) 512- 507 7051
Fax: +43(0) 512- 507 2849
e-mail: sonja.tschuggnall@uibk.ac.at
Full details of the programme are available on the web-page of the "Jean Monnet" European Centre of Trento University at: http://www.soc.unitn.it/poloeuropeo/ or on Innsbruck University's web-page at: http://polsci.uibk.ac.at.
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Arc-en-Ciel – Estival
De la 1 iulie la 31 august copiii între 3 si 13 ani sunt invitati la a II-a editie a "Scolii de vara", din cadrul programului "Cu usile deschise", conceput special pentru ei. Vor functiona atelierele si cluburile de: ceramica – modelaj; origami; pictura - icoane pe sticla; limbi straine (germana, engleza, franceza); informatica; modelling; dans sportiv - balet; inot. Copiii au acces la biblioteca "Arc-en-Ciel", unde pot gasi literatura pentru copii in romana, franceza, engleza si germana. Pentru detalii si inscrieri ne puteti contacta la: tel. : 01-252.23.87; 01-252.70.82; e-mail: sfmaria@fx.ro; Web: http://sfmaria.ong.ro; Adresa: Str. Matei Voievod nr. 19
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Invatamant alternativ – clase cu autofinantare
Fundatia ortodoxa "Preasfanta Fecioara Maria", in parteneriat cu Scoala nr. 85 "prof. Vasile Bunescu", organizeaza concurs pentru completarea locurilor in clasele a V-a si a VI-a. Limbile studiate sunt engleza si franceza; germana si italiana se studiaza optional. Aceste clase cu autofinantare functioneaza in sistem alternativ de invatamant si ofera copiilor si parintilor un program de studii si supraveghere a pregatirii individuale intre orele 8.00 si 18.00. Oferta educationala adauga programei MEC ore de informatica, muzica (teorie si instrument), pictura, ceramica, dans, teatru, origami si religie ortodoxa. Pentru detalii si inscrieri ne puteti contacta la: Tel. : 01-252.23.87; 01-252.70.82; Email: sfmaria@fx.ro; Web: http://sfmaria.ong.ro; Adresa: Str. Matei Voievod nr. 19
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Invatamant alternativ – clase cu autofinantare
Fundatia ortodoxa "Preasfanta Fecioara Maria", in parteneriat cu Scoala nr. 85 "prof. Vasile Bunescu", inscrie in clasa I (an scolar 2001 – 2002) si copii care nu au frecventat gradinitele "Arc-en-Ciel". Aceasta premiera are loc la solicitarea a numerosi parinti si va avea ca rezultat formarea a doua clase I, cu autofinantare, in sistem alternativ de invatamant, una continuand disciplinele studiate de copii in gradinitele "Arc-en-Ciel", cealalta pornind de la cunostintele cu care vine fiecare copil si la care va fi adaptat programul specific. Oferta educationala cuprinde, pe langa disciplinele din programa MEC, ore de limba germana, limba engleza, limba franceza, religie ortodoxa, muzica (teorie si instrument), pictura, dans, informatica, modelaj, teatru si origami pedagogic, activitatea desfasurandu-se intre orele 8.00 - 17.00. Pentru detalii si inscrieri ne puteti contacta la: Tel. : 01-252.23.87; 01-252.70.82; Email: sfmaria@fx.ro; Web: http://sfmaria.ong.ro; Adresa: Str. Matei Voievod nr. 19
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Fundatia Preasfanta Fecioara Maria organizeaza, incepand cu luna iulie, o grupa de gradinita pentru copii intre 5 si 6 ani, cu predare in limba franceza. Programa cuprinde: teatru pedagogic, activitati matematice, origami, informatica, muzica, dans. Copiii isi vor putea continua studiile cu predare in limba franceza si in clasa I, incepand cu anul scolar 2002 – 2003. Pentru detalii ne puteti contacta la: Tel: 01-252.70.8; 252.23.87; e-mail: sfmaria@fx.ro
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Role of Women in the Development of Higher Education in the 21 st Century
Date: 28.-29. September 2001, Conference site: St. Petersburg, Russia, Organiser: St. Petersburg State University for Economics and Finance
Topics: Actual problems of women at universities and approaches to their solution; Role of women in social and economic processes of a society; Social and economic status of the women in Russian society;  Policy of gender equality and ways of its realization: international and Russian experiences;
Gender examination of the reform of higher education; Gender approach and gender researches at the higher school; Problems of moral, social etc. education and a role of women at the higher school in their realization; New ways and opportunities of the development of female public organizations, activation of political women's movement.Contact: Olga Demidova Tel . : +7812 310-03-62
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CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES INTERNATIONAL POLICY FELLOWSHIPS, 2002
All applications must be submitted online at http://www.osi.hu/ipf/apply.html by July 1, 2001
The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is calling for proposals for its year 2002 International Policy Fellowships (IPF) program, which is affiliated with the CPS and the Open Society Institute-Budapest. Broadly speaking, an open society is characterized by a reliance on the rule of law, the existence of a democratically elected government, a diverse and vigorous civil society, and respect for minorities and minority opinions. Launched in late 1999, the CPS works with a broadening circle of policy analysts and institutions to promote the development of policy center networks throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia, as well as countries in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Center undertakes policy research and advocacy that furthers the open society mission and disseminates quality analyses in accessible formats. The CPS International Policy Fellowships are intended to support the analytical policy research of open society leaders and to provide these Fellows with professional policy training. The program aims to improve the quality of analysis in countries where the Soros foundations work by ensuring that these leaders are able to conduct research in their home region while maintaining local affiliations and a high degree of mobility and intellectual freedom. Fellows participate in four training seminars in Budapest over the course of the fellowship year conducted by professors of public policy from around the world and gain vital skills including how to write professional policy documents, identify appropriate policy instruments, and effectively advocate policies-skills that are underdeveloped in countries where the Soros foundations work. Good policy analysis is characterized by elements including a reliance on well-researched data; comprehensive, non-ideological assessment of relevant factors and options; explicitly stated criteria for assessing options; consideration of the interests and groups affected; and the clear presentation of feasible recommendations for action as well as how these recommendations should be communicated and implemented. Outstanding Fellows from Eastern Europe may be nominated to participate in additional training and research opportunities including a three-month International Junior Public Policy Scholar Fellowship in Washington, D.C. in affiliation with the Woodrow Wilson Center's East European Studies program. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the United States'official memorial to President Wilson, was established by congressional legislation in 1968. Meant to reflect and continue Woodrow Wilson's commitment to a deeper understanding of issues crucial to global peace and stability, the Center serves as an international, interdisciplinary,
non-partisan scholarly institute which fosters scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and encourages dialogue between the academic and policy communities. East European Studies, housed at the Woodrow Wilson Center, provides a non-partisan forum for bringing historical and contemporary understanding of the former communist states of Eastern Europe and the Baltics to the nation's capital and throughout the country. For more details on the Wilson Center and its East European Studies program, please see further details in the online version of this announcement and visit the Center's website at www.wilsoncenter.org.
Applicants are encouraged to submit individual, practical and policy-oriented research proposals in the following subject areas. The product of each fellowship will be a detailed analysis of a major issue to be published in English and translated into other languages:
Fellowship Issue Areas: The Public Policy Process, The Impact of European Union Expansion on Non-Accession Countries, Policies to Promote Criminal Justice Reform and the Rule of Law, Conflict Prevention in Southeast Europe, The Role of Universities in Social Transformation, Primary and Secondary Education Reform Policy, Information Policy, Media Policy, Gender Policy, Roma Policy, Children's Services Policy, Cultural Policy, Urban Policy
Terms of the International Policy Fellowship Award Fellows will be provided with a one-year stipend, expenses including travel, and needed communications equipment to work full-time on research of their design in one of the above areas. The amount of the award will vary depending on standards in the Fellow's country of residence and the budgetary needs of the proposal.
To Apply: Application Requirements and Procedures
All initial queries must be entered online via the Internet directly into the IPF application database found at http://www.osi.hu/ipf/apply.html. Those who have no possibility to access the Internet (including from public libraries, Internet centers, or national Soros foundations) should send an
e-mail to fellows@osi.hu or call the IPF offices at (36 1) 327-3863 to discuss the best alternate application solution. Finalists will be interviewed at the expense of IPF. Successful applicants will be notified in November or December 2001 and no later than January 15, 2002. The fellowship
research cycle will approximate the period from February 2002 to February 2003. Applications sent by mail, fax or e-mail will not be considered unless you received prior approval from IPF staff to use an alternative method of application.
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COMPASS Training organizeaza in perioada imediat urmatoare urmatoarele cursuri deschise:
- 06 - 07 iulie (2 zile) - Managementul Timpului / Prioritatilor
- 13 - 14 iulie (2 zile) - Delegarea Sarcinilor-Responsabilitatilor
Detalii la tel/fax: 01-321.59.87, sau email: office@compass.ro. Persoana de contact: Mirela Ionescu
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Human rights training: programme for human rights defenders / University of Colombia. The University of Colombia is offering 15 bursaries for this programme to people from developing countries. For more information about the programme or to request an application form please visit the following Website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/humanrights/adv.html
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The Institute of Advanced Studies of the United Nations University (UNU/IAS) is a multi-thematic, interdisciplinary, research and training centre located in Tokyo, Japan. Its programmes are directed at pressing global issues of concern to the United Nations, making use of advanced research methodologies. Postdoctoral and PhD Fellowships are offered for a period of ten months. Postdoctoral candidates must have completed a PhD degree and PhD candidates must be at the advanced stage of their doctoral dissertation. Candidates' current research must be closely related to one of the following current thematic areas of the institute (Please refer to the document IAS Strategic Direction and Programmes which is available on the UN University website): http://www.ias.unu.edu/postgrad_ed_prog/ias_postgraduate.asp
Biodiversity, Biosafety and Sustainable Development, Information Technology for the Environment, Ecosystems and Socio-Economic Impacts, Urban Ecosystems, Ecosystems and Institutions
Fellows will carry out their research in Tokyo under the supervision of institute faculty members and/or affiliated scholars in Japan. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to work on the institute's projects and activities, while PhD fellows will balance their work -- dissertation with that of the institute's projects and activities. Language proficiency in English is essential. Fellowship awards include a monthly stipend (Postdoctoral: Yen 280,000/month, PhD: Yen 250,000/month), subsidised accommodation (rents start from Yen 80,000/month), and a return ticket between Tokyo and the fellow's country of residence. Please note that residing at the institute guesthouse for the ten-month period is a prerequisite of the fellowship. Applicants from developing countries and women are particularly encouraged to apply. Fellowships commence in October 2001. Completed applications for the next intake must reach UNU/IAS on or before June 30, 2001. Applications will only be considered if complete and all required documentation has been received.
Further information on the fellowships and application forms can be obtained by e-mail phdfellowship@ias.unu.edu or by writing to theaddress below:
Secretary Postdoctoral and Ph.D. Fellowship Programme
United Nations University/Institute of Advanced Studies
5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo 150, Japan
Fax 81-3-5467 2324
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We inform you about the new SPANISH COOPERATION AGENCY GRANT PROGRAM:
Convocatoria de Becas Bilaterales para ciudadanos extranjeros (Ref: BOE =137. 8 june 2001. www.boe.es).
IMPORTANT:  DEADLINE TO PRESENT THE DOCUMENTATION IS THE NEXT 30.06.2001
The University of Barcelona will be accept people interested in participate in our postgraduate training programme and/or in our research projects. Spanish will be required.
a) Postgraduate diploma on cultural tourism. Classes: October 2001-February 2002. Project or practicum in Spain or outside. Minimum: 3 months. Maximum: February-October 2002. Information only in Spanish: www.ub.es/cultural/castella/indice.htm or Catalan: www.ub.es/cultural
b) Research programmes:  * UB-TC1: Cultural tourism in the Mediterranean Area,  UB-TC2: Cultural tourism in the Americas, * UB-TC3: Cultural tourism and regional and local development.
General questions:
a) This grant programme is only for citizens from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Danmark, USA, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Norway, Nederland, Portugal, UK, Sweden, Switzland, Algeria, Bulgaria, Corea, Cyprus, Croatia, Chequia, China, Slovaquia, Slovenia, Egypt, Georgia, Hungria, India, Israel, Jordania, Kazajstan, Lituania, Malta, Marocco,Mauritania, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ucrania and Yugoslavia.
b) to participate in the postgraduate diploma on cultural tourism people should have diploma or degree on tourism, anthropology, cultural heritage, cultural management,.. (or in the last course).
c) to participate in research programmes people  should be diplomated, with degree or PhD on  tourism, anthropology, cultural heritage, cultural management, or related areas.
d)  a basic level of Spanish is required.
e) It is necessary to present all the requiered documentation in your own country (you can see the address in the BOE but if you send me your country and we will send the current address to present this documentation or to receive more information about it).
Needed Documentation:
a) Official questionary (you can obtain it in the BOE but we can also send you a copy if you need it by fax).
b) Personal identification: passport or similar.
c) Certification of your university titulation or an official document for students at the last course.
d) A document to acredite your Spanish level.
e) A admission letter for your participation in the postgraduate diploma on cultural tourism and/or for your participation in our research programmes.
f) A explanation about your interests in the course or in the research area.
Economic conditions:
a) For the postgraduate courses the AECI will pay 1202,024 euros for inscription costs and every month 781,315 euros. A medical insurance is provided (no pharmacological products are included). You can renove this grant for other year and to access directly to the master on cultural heritage.
b) For the research projects only every month 781,315 euros. A medical insurance is also provided (no pharmacological products are included). You can also renove the grant for a year.
Further information: Dr. Jordi Juan-Tresserras. Coordinador del Curso de Postgrado en Turismo Cultural, Cursos de Postgrado en Gesti F3n Cultural, UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA, CERC- Montealegre, 7; E-08001 - Barcelona. Tel.(+34) 609328582
E-maiL: juan@trivium.gh.ub.es or turismocultural@teleline.es
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Course  - The Psychology of Transition
This course will examine the psychological and social-cultural dimensions of the transitional process in Eastern Europe.  Topics will include: changes and obstacles to change in attitudes, values, and relationships in post-communist countries; post-totalitarian syndrome; changes in family relationships and patterns; issues of identity and integration in the east and west; rising nationalism; and violence and xenophobia.  Some successful psychological patterns in the search for an open and civil society will be identified.  Lectures and workshops will be based on the presenters'
experience in their home countries - Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, and Russia.  Students will be encouraged to contribute their own experience, ideas, and visions.
Organization:  International University Centre, Dubrovnik. Date:  August 27 - 31, 2001. Location:  Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Application procedure:  Send name, address, academic standing, and if applicant is an undergraduate, a recommendation from a professor.  Contact organization for details.
Application deadline:  August 13, 2001 Cost:  Contact organization. CONTACT:  IUC Secretariat, Inter-University Centre, Don Frana Bulica, HR-20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia. T: 385-20-413 626/627; F: 385-20-413 628 Email: iuc@du.tel.hr, Website: www.sit.itgo.com
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Fund for Central and East European Book Projects Grants programme assists in: * Publication of literary and scholarly books and journals of quality in the languages of Central and Eastern Europe, particularly translations. Priority is given to literary works and to publications in the humanities encouraging exchange of thought and information across territorial and cultural borders. In particular grants are awarded for the translation of seminal scholarly works and essays that are also of interest to a wider intellectual readership. Editors of high quality journals in the fields of culture and humanities can apply for grants to improve the dissemination of their periodical. Professional contacts, tools and expertise Grants are allocated to (associations of) publishers and translators in
Central and Eastern Europe to help defray incidental professional and equipment costs (such as
subscriptions to foreign journals, computer equipment, design of a website). Assistance is given to publishers in countries of Central and Eastern Europe in professional and infrastructural improvement of their promotion, marketing, distribution, or efficiency measures. Next Deadline: 15th of August 2001 More Info via: http://www.ceebp.org/grantsprogramme.html
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Accredited Bachelor and Associate Degrees, based in Croatia http://www.acmt.hr/
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CERGE-EI Announces Research Competition in the Field of Economics
CERGE-EI, with financial support provided by the World Bank through the Global Development Network and additional funding provided by the Government of Austria for the South-East European region, announces a research competition in all fields of economics. Projects from the South East
European region will be administered in conjunction with the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW). Grants will fund scientific research based on sound economic analysis. Proposals must be postmarked by 01 July 2001.
Funding Details: Maximum funding will be US $35,000 although it is expected that the vast
majority of grants awarded will be for substantially smaller amounts. The median grant awarded to start in January 2001 was for US $13,300. Grants must begin no later than 31 December 2001 and end no later than 31 December 2002.
Applicants must be residents of any of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, or Yugoslav Federation. Applicants must be resident for the substantial majority of each year in the country from which they are applying although they may be of any nationality or citizenship.
Applications may be submitted by individuals or teams of researchers. In the latter case, at least 50% of the researchers must be residents of eligible countries. No grant funds may be used to pay compensation to non-residents. Grant funds may, however, be used to pay travel and other direct costs required to enable participation by non-residents if such participation serves a clear scientific purpose. No applicant can submit or be a part of more than one proposal. Formal application must be made by an institution with which the applicant is affiliated and that will administer funds if
awarded. No funds may be paid directly to individuals. Examples of eligible institutions include Universities, Research Institutes or Non-Profit Organizations. Administrating institutions may charge no more than 10% of the funds applied for as overhead.
Funds will be released one-third upon award of the grant, one-third upon receipt of a progress report at the mid-point of the grant and one-third upon receipt of final deliverables from the grant. Where this schedule would result in a serious hindrance to the proposed research, the applicant may
petition for funds to be released on a different schedule after award of the grant. Final deliverables must include at least one formal research paper that has been submitted to an international peer-reviewed journal. Proof of submission may be required.
All successful applicants must agree to come to Prague to present a seminar on the completed work at CERGE-EI's expense if requested. Projects with a larger number of participants are encouraged to include in their budgeting a final workshop to which external discussants are invited. Such discussants should be chosen in conjunction with CERGE-EI and, for South East Europe, WIIW. For projects from South East Europe, workshops could be held at WIIW or in the region as desired. Proposal Submission
Eight (8) complete printed copies of all proposals must be submitted. In addition, all materials should be included on a diskette in WordPerfect (.wpd), Word (.rtf or .doc) or Acrobat (.pdf) format. All proposals must be submitted in English. Proposals must be postmarked by 01 July 2001 and sent by the fastest
practical method of delivery. The mailing address is: GDN 2002 Research Competition
CERGE-EI Politickych veznu 7, 111 21 Prague 1,
Czech Republic
In order to ensure against postal problems, when a proposal is sent, an e-mail indicating that it should be expected should be sent to: research.competition@cerge-ei.cz. Proposals must, however, be submitted in hard copy and on diskette. No e-mail submissions will be accepted. Proposals must include the following seven components: A cover sheet clearly specifying the project title, names of principal researchers, e-mail contact addresses (very important - e-mail will be used for follow-up requests and questions). An abstract of no more than 200 words outlining the significance of the
research and the methodology to be used. A research proposal of no more than ten (10) doubled-spaced pages showing sufficient familiarity with the topic and methodology to provide confidence
in the project's successful completion. A bibliography of relevant literature. CVs of all participating researchers. A budget showing expenses in all categories. While the categories will vary
from grant to grant, they should, where applicable, include as a minimum: Salaries and other compensation for the grantee(s) (including payroll taxes and fringe benefits), Salaries and other compensation for research assistants and clerical personnel (including payroll taxes and fringe benefits),  English Editing Fees, Grant related travel, Equipment Purchases, Data and software purchases, Materials, supplies, telecommunications charges,
Institutional Overhead. A letter signed by a responsible officer of the sponsoring institution agreeing to administer the grant.
Proposal Review Process
Applications will be screened to ensure that they fall within the terms of reference for proposals. All qualified proposals will receive a minimum of three external reviews by experts in the field of the proposal selected. Anonymous reviewers' comments will be shared with applicants after the final
selection of grants to be funded. Final selection will be made by an independent panel of senior economists taking into consideration the external reviews along with the evaluation criteria enumerated below. Evaluation Criteria: The primary criterion will be the scientific merit of the proposed research. Scientific merit will be evaluated based on: Clarity of the proposed research question. Originality (preference will be given to projects that develop new methodologies or use the transition experience to obtain new insights into fundamental economic questions rather than those that call for mechanistic application of conventional techniques to new data). Use of the most modern and appropriate techniques. Competence of the principle investigator(s). Other things equal, preference will be given to projects that: Are relevant to current policy concerns and interests of the World Bank, broadly defined. For an overview of the types of research of interest to the bank, please see http://econ.worldbank.org/. Please also be aware, however, that fundamental theoretical research that will inform subsequent applied studies will be considered "policy-relevant". Are cost effective. Request funds for direct research expenses rather than income augmentation (i.e. could not be undertaken without the proposed grant). It is recognized, however, that low academic incomes often mean that scholars in the transition economies must supplement their base salaries from other sources including research grants and that grant support may facilitate research output by enabling scholars to substitute scholarly for non-academic activity (such as corporate consulting).
Promote cooperation between residents of eligible countries and scholars from those countries who currently reside elsewhere (including advanced graduate students). Increase the geographic, ethnic, gender, or other diversity of funded proposals. Expand the pool of research-active scholars in the region. Questions and inquiries may be addressed to: research.competition@cerge-ei.cz.
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The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute offers the program of doctoral studies in theoretical and applied economics, leading to a PhD degree which is fully accredited in the United States and in the Czech Republic.
The PhD program consists of two years of coursework followed by two years of supervised dissertation research. The working language of the institution is English. CERGE-EI encourages its students to conduct part of their dissertation research at partner institutions in Western Europe and North
America, as well as to participate in collaborative research projects in other countries.
The application deadline is 15 March, 2002.
Most students are granted tuition waivers and stipends for up to four years of study - no separate application is necessary. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a competitive two-month Preparatory semester in July and August, after which final admissions decisions will be made. Students can ask for travel expenses coverage. The request for such grant should be attached to the application form and should free-format clearly explain why such grant is needed.
CERGE-EI graduates enjoy outstanding job prospects. For example, our alumni have assumed positions in governmental ministries as policy advisors, as chief economists of international banks, as academics at universities and research institutions all over the world, and in multinational corporations
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German Government Organization for Academic Exchanges http://www.daad.org/
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Budapest MA Program in Minority Studies http://www.elte.hu/elte/sociology/dofsops/ems/ems.html
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VISITING RESIDENTIAL FELLOWSHIPS 2002 - 2003
Click here to see a list of Visiting Fellows The Kellogg Institute promotes comparative international research by attracting visitors, faculty, and students to Notre Dame and by providing them with a supportive community of scholarship. Researchers nearly always find new questions, ideas, and analytical approaches when they meet with colleagues from other institutions. To encourage that interaction, the Institute invites about eight scholars each year from the United States and
abroad to spend a semester in residence as Visiting Fellows. At the Institute these visitors from Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the United States meet regularly with Kellogg Fellows, all of whom are Notre Dame faculty members, coming from 12 departments. They share work in progress and research findings, undertake joint projects, gain feedback from others, and help to set research priorities. Fellows participate in twice-weekly seminars and other events at the Institute and advance their research on individual or joint research projects related to the Institute's themes.
FELLOWSHIPS: For the 2002-03 academic year (August-May), the Kellogg Institute will offer up to eight Visiting Residential Fellowships of one or two semesters at the University of Notre Dame. Normally the awards are for one semester, but exceptions will be considered. Visiting Fellows are
expected to be in residence at the Institute and to take part in Institute seminars and other meetings. They have faculty status within the University; they may hold joint appointments in academic departments; and they may be invited to teach a course. They have offices in the Hesburgh Center on campus and are in residence during their appointment, staying in apartments
located in the residential wing of the Hesburgh Center. THEMES: The Institute's research reflects commitments to democracy, development, and social justice, and focuses on five priority themes. (1)
Democratization and the quality of democracy. The Institute studies cases of transition to democracy, primarily in Latin America but also in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and explores the various aspects that affect the quality and eventual institutionalization of new democracies. It seeks to clarify the factors that enhance democratic governability, accountability, and responsiveness, as well as the expansion and consolidation of human rights and of the quality of public life. It encourages scholarship-theoretical, historical, and/or comparative-on these issues. (2) Paths to development. This theme traces the historical and analytical interconnections among processes of economic and social development, with special attention to issues of social equity and of the preservation or institutionalization of democratic rule. It aims to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of different modes of regional or national development, without neglecting the
increasing globalization of many of the factors relevant for such understanding. (3) Religion and the Catholic Church. Dealing mainly but not exclusively with Latin America, this theme focuses on past and present trends in Catholicism and other religious traditions, on the social and cultural relevance of churches, on the role of religion in popular cultures, and on the influence of churches and religious belief upon political, social, and cultural change. (4) Social movements and organized civil society. The Institute studies women's movements, labor unions, peasant organizations, Christian communities, popular culture, and other grassroots expressions. It examines these expressions in their own logics as well as in relation to various conceptions of citizenship, and of social and political inclusion and exclusion. It also examines these expressions in terms of
their relation to types of political regime, patterns of socioeconomic development, and to characteristics of labor markets. (5) Public policies for social justice. From the perspective of various academic disciplines, the Institute studies the impact of economic factors and government policies
on various issues of social equity. It studies and fosters efforts to design public policies, as well as innovative interfaces with various private organizations and social movements, that may advance social equity without undermining economic development and the expansion and institutionalization of democracy. CRITERIA: The Institute seeks scholars of high accomplishment and promise whose work and presence will contribute creatively to its major research themes. It welcomes applications from candidates of any country who hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in any discipline of the social sciences or history. Candidates will be evaluated individually, but joint projects will be considered. A 6- to 8-page statement (double-spaced) of your research project is of
great importance in the selection process. Without imposing a rigid format, we ask that you make clear: (a) the problem you are addressing, its interest and importance within and beyond your field, with summary bibliographical references; (b) how it relates to the research themes of the Kellogg
Institute; (c) your research design, including your basic hypotheses, the methods you are using, and the kinds of data or evidence you are considering; (d) where this particular project fits into your own
intellectual and professional development; and (e) how much you would expect to complete during your time at the Institute. STIPENDS: Stipends vary with seniority. Fellows may receive one direct
round-trip economy airfare. DEADLINE: A complete application, including references and all
documentation, must be received by November 2, 2001. Awards will be announced by February 1, 2002. FORMS: Click here for an online form (information will be submitted via email). Click here for a printable version (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). For more information, contact:
Sharon Schierling, Program Coordinator
University of Notre Dame
The Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Notre Dame, Indiana USA 46556-5677
e-mail: Sharon.K.Schierling.1@nd.edu
http://www.nd.edu/~kellogg
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The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards Senior Fellowships and Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to enable outstanding scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals to conduct research on important issues concerning international conflict and peace. The program disseminates knowledge from these projects within the Institute and among policymakers, and it works closely with the Institute's Press to publish the products of fellows' research. Named for the former United States Senator from West Virginia, whose efforts over four decades helped establish the Institute, the Jennings Randolph Program has awarded over 200
fellowships since 1987.  The competition favors applications that demonstrate a project's consistency
with the Institute's congressional mandate, which is to serve the American people through research, education, training, and the dissemination of information about the nature of interstate or civil conflict and peaceful ways to manage and resolve it. Project proposals that deal with the sources and nature of interstate or civil conflict, with ways to prevent, limit, or end violent conflict, and with post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation are welcome. Proposals should present a research agenda with a clear relevance to policy issues, although a policy dimension need not be the main thrust of the project. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Area studies projects and single-case studies will be competitive if they demonstrate a focus on conflict and its resolution, as well as the applicability of the research to other regions around the world.
- Senior Fellowships, 2002-2003
The United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the 2002-2003 Senior Fellowship competition in the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars and practitioners from a variety of professions, including college and university faculty, journalists, diplomats, writers, educators, military officers, international negotiators and lawyers. The Institute funds projects related to preventive diplomacy, ethnic and regional conflicts,
peacekeeping and peace operations, peace settlements, post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation, democratization and the rule of law, cross-cultural negotiations, U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century, and related topics. Fellows reside at the Institute for a period of up to ten
months to conduct research on their projects, consult with staff, and contribute to the ongoing work of the Institute. Projects which demonstrate relevance to current policy debates will be highly competitive. The fellowship award includes a stipend, an office with computer and voicemail,
and a part-time research assistant. The competition is open to citizens of all nations. Women and members of minorities are especially encouraged to apply. All application materials must be received in our offices by September 17, 2001.
- Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships, 2002-2003
The United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the 2002-2003 Peace Scholar dissertation fellowship competition of the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. The Peace Scholar program supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Dissertations from a broad range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields are eligible. Peace Scholars work at their universities or appropriate field research sites. Priority will be given to projects that contribute knowledge relevant to the formulation of policy on international peace and conflict issues. Citizens of all countries are eligible, but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation by the commencement of the award (September 1, 2002). The dissertation fellowship award is $17,000 for one year and may be used to support writing or field research. All application materials must be received in our offices by November 1, 2001.
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The Curriculum Resource Center announces its Fall 2001 Sessions organized in cooperation with the Departments and Programs of the Central European University. Applicants for CRC sessions must: Be university teachers and/or professionals (who teach part-time) in the Social Sciences and Humanities from the region who are preparing new or revising previously taught courses; Have sufficient English language ability to participate in discussions and use  resource materials; Submit an application with all accompanying required documents as stated on the CRC application form.
All costs related to transportation and accommodation during the sessions will be covered by CRC.
For more information please see the attached files and visit our website at http://www.ceu.hu/crc.
Schedule of CRC Sessions
1 September 2001 IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS
- Medieval Studies: 15 - 19 October 2001
Session will focus on Reconstructing Ancient Boundaries: Church and Topography
- Gender and Culture: 15 - 19 October 2001
Session will focus on Women's Movements in a Comparative Perspective
- History: 25 - 31 October 2001
Session will focus on Recent History: Nazism/Fascism and Communism in Eastern, Central, and Southeastern Europe
25 September 2001 IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS
- International Relations and European Studies: 5 - 9 November 2001
Session will focus on Economic Globalization and Financial Crisis
- Economics: 19 - 23 November  2001
Session will focus on Ten Years of Transition: Rethinking Reforms
1 October 2001 IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS
- Legal Studies: 26 - 30 November 2001
Session will focus on Renewing Labour Market Institutions
- International Management Center: 26 - 30 November 2001
Session will focus on Information and Decision Technology Management
Requirement towards the applicants: Candidates must prove that they work in business education either on undergraduate or graduate level (MBA).
- Environmental Sciences and Policy: 3 - 7 December 2001
Session will focus on Environmental Problems of Transition
MAILING ADDRESS: Curriculum Resource Center (CRC)/Central European University,  Nador utca 9, H -1051 Budapest, Hungary; Tel: ++ (36 - 1) 327 3189 or 327 3000; Fax: ++ (36 -1) 327 3190 E-mail: crc@ceu.hu; WWW address: http://www.ceu.hu/crc/
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PRELIMINARY INVITATION 8 June 2001
The Media Plan Institute from Sarajevo, BiH, and the International Network of the Communication Universities (Le Réseau International des Universités de la Communication (RIUC)) are inviting all interested individuals and organisations to join us and lend solemnity to the First Communication
University in Southeast Europe, which will be held in Sarajevo, BiH, from 18 to 20 October 2001.
The name of the first Communication University is "Communications: Keys to the Development".
A series of seminars, meetings, roundtables, presentations and lectures, which will be held within this University, will be devoted to the consideration of the role of modern communications in the development of the Southeast European countries. Context:  The First Communication University of Sarajevo 2001 will expand the tradition of the Summer University of Communications from Hourtin (France) to the territory of Southeast Europe, whereby Sarajevo will become integrated in the international network of the communication universities. This interactive and inter-disciplinary forum will aim at promoting freedom of communication and an open discussion within civil society and democracy all that is desperately needed in this turbulent and fragmented part of the
world. The Southeast European region will become a central venue of discussions at the University, perceived in the context of a new Europe which is opening its doors to what it used to consider as its periphery. Such an open University, which will bring together experts and professionals, politicians
and scientists, corporations and pubic institutions, educational and research centres, will encourage an animated debate and help a new Southeast European society to consider the communication issue within the region and beyond. Objectives: The University aims at launching a public discussion about the role of communications in the development of and co-operation between the Southeast European countries. A key issue that the University will be dealing with is the mode in which the region may join the European integration processes by way of using new communication technologies and overcoming the existing barriers against the information society of the future. The University will raise the issues which are important for the communication sans frontiers, thereby providing a basis for the future co-operation. This can be achieved only through a gradual process. This is the reason why the intention is to have the Communication University in Sarajevo on a regular, annual basis, within a regional calendar. For further information, please, contact: Bojana Mrkic, MediaPlan Institute, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Patriotske lige 30/3
Tel/Fax: (+387 33) 206542 / 213251 / 213078, E-mail: mrkic.b@mediaplan.ba, unicom@mediaplan.ba  Web site: http://www.mediaplan.ba

B. Lectia de cariera - 4
Cele mai importante calitati ale fiecarei persoane, in cadrul unei organizatii, sunt cele personale. Din pacate, sunt prea putin luate in considerare la angajare. Calitatile tehnice (cele determinante la angajare) nu sunt la fel de valoroase. In timp, chiar si cel mai bun tehnician al organizatiei va fi exclus din cadrul ei daca nu va sti cum sa interactioneze cu colegii sai. Oricine poate dobandi calitatile tehnice cerute de un loc de munca, dar nu oricine poate sa se adapteze si sa interactioneze foarte bine cu mediul intern al organizatiei. Succesul in cariera depinde 90% de calitatile personale.
C. Intrebarea saptamanii
Esti pregatit(a) pentru o schimbare profesionala brusca (de ex. compania la care lucrezi isi inceteaza activitatea)?
R:    Da.            Nu.
Va rugam sa ne trimiteti raspunsurile dumneavoastra la adresa cariere@rol.ro, pana cel tarziu joi, 28 iunie 2001. Mentionati la subiect: "Intrebarea saptamanii".

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