EMGIP - Bundestag offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are 2 months long in positions matching the student’s interest and experience. Interns will be placed within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss. Asides from contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.
A new German-Canadian arts initiative by the Goethe-Institut Toronto
The Goethe-Institut is embarking on a 2-year initiative to create the Goethe Satellite, a programming framework where artists and curators are invited to develop projects in Vancouver.
Satellites are mobile platforms that connect people and enable global networks through the reception and transmission of sound, image, data and text. The Goethe Satellite is a moving hub that journeys throughout Vancouver collecting and distributing the voices of collaborating artists, spaces, and curators.
Rather than establishing itself within a singular space, the goal of the Goethe Satellite is to facilitate unique site-specific projects and pop-up spaces around the city, where artists, organizations and collectives will have the opportunity to collaborate, perform, and show work that expands current artistic practices.
The concept is flexible and fluid, and at the same time defined by the objectives of the Goethe-Institut. The Satellite becomes a way of showcasing the intersections of space, community, culture, art, and time. By using different spaces for limited times, the initiative will be able to evolve in both form and feeling within different geographical spaces around the city.
For 50 years, the Goethe-Institut has been promoting dialogue and exchange between Canadian and German artists. The Satellite emerges from the Goethe- Institut’s interest in exploring experimental concepts within contemporary art today, in multiple locations with flexible structures. The Institut believes that Vancouver’s unique location and artistic milieu provides the ideal setting for the Satellite concept.
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Rethinking Europe: New Approaches and Methodologies to the Study of Europe in the 20th and 21st Centuries
The Center for German and European Studies at the University of Minnesota invites paper proposals from advanced graduate students for a workshop 27-31 October, 2011, focusing on Europe’s position in and to the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Participants will meet in Minneapolis and workshop pre-circulated papers of 20-30 pages in length. University of Minnesota faculty and graduate students will provide additional commentary throughout the sessions. Housing will be covered by the Center for German and European Studies for all participants; substantial funds are also available to offset the costs of air travel.
Interested graduate students should submit a coverletter briefly describing their work, CV, and an up-to 300-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 May 2011. Participants will be notified by mid-June.
The European Union Centers of Excellence at Boulder and Seattle present:
2011 Western U.S. Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union
May 13-14, 2011
University of Colorado at Boulder
The European Union Centers of Excellence in Seattle, Washington and Boulder, Colorado are pleased to announce an application deadline extension for their upcoming Western United States Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union, to be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder on May 13-14, 2011. Applications will now be accepted through April 8, 2011.
Fellowships for Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies, July 17 - July 29, 2011.
"Violence Across the Mediterranean to Northern Europe: Theory and Practice"
In 2004, the Young Researchers Network became an official entity within the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C YRN). Currently, the ECSA-C YRN seeks to expand its activities in order to strengthen its capacity as a dynamic, innovative organization within the area of European studies in Canada. Graduate students from Canadian universities are most welcome to join the Network.
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Want to Join?
Please contact ECSA-C YRN President: Anastasia Chebakova at email@example.com.
The Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools 2011 on the following topics:
1. European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
2. Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology
3. Summer School on Cultural Dimensions of Politics in Europe
4. Summer School on 'China: a World Superpower - Myth or Reality?'
The European Union is pleased to announce the 2011 EU-Canada Young Journalist Award.
Brussels, the home of the European Union's institutions, is host to the largest permanent press corps in the world. By writing or recording a story about the European Union or EU-Canada relations, you could win a trip to Europe and meet the press corps in Brussels, the city at the heart of the EU's decision-making machinery.
The application period is now open for the 2011 EU Study Tour & Internship Program. The Study Tour will take place from 09-27 May 2011. The deadline for all Study Tour applications is 01 March 2011 but earlier applications would be appreciated. The deadline for Internship Program applications is 28 February 2011.
For more information click here to view the flyer or visit the program's website here.
Interested students may want to look into funding available through UBC. Please note that the deadline for the Graduate Student International Research Mobility Award is 01 February 2011.
*** UPDATE (25 January 2011) - Please find below important forms for the study tour and internship programs as well as the latest news about the the program. All documents are to be completed in Word and sent electronically as indicated on the form.***
11-12 March 2011 - York University
The Europe of today is starkly opposite of its former self. Conflict, conquest and disunity were once perennial features of the continent, most notably during its imperial heyday. The fluidity of borders and its changeability because of territorial and monarchal ambitions was a normalcy. By the middle of the 20th century, however, there would materialize an abrupt digression. Two afflictive wars, an intermediate recession and the mechanization of death by one despotic leader would irrevocably change the very ethos of the continent, and for the first time in history, Europe would unite. Ever since, conflict has been repudiated in favour of conciliation and war in favour of peace, and it has, many say, been relatively successful. A semblance of divisive rivalries from a bygone era remains in the Balkan region, but otherwise the continent has been at peace, and collective prosperity has resulted. Modernity, it appears, has been kind to Europe, more so than history. Yet now, pundits say, an ominous storm looms in the distance. Security inadequacies, economic defaults and unsustainable welfare policies, to name a few, are besieging and eroding the European Union and its cohesion. Uncharted and dangerous waters are where Europe finds itself today. How it decides to proceed will determine the success or failure, and the future or end of its political experiment.
No longer can it subordinately rely on the United States, as it has previously done, to remedy the disparities which it now confronts: the new Europe demands a new way.