World Festival of Youth and Students 2017 in Russia

The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students / #WFYS2017 is to be held on October 14-22, 2017, in Sochi, Russia.

The main goals of the Festival: consolidating the international youth community around the idea of peace, solidarity and social justice, strengthening international youth ties, as well as promoting international and intercultural youth cooperation.

More than 20 000 young people from 150 countries aged between 18 and 35 years will participate in the 19th Festival. Among them are leaders of youth nonprofit organizations and political parties, young journalists, creative and sporting youth, young professors and scientists, leaders of student self-government, as well as young compatriots abroad and foreigners who study Russian language and are interested in Russian culture. Russia will host more than 8 000 foreign participants!

Furthermore, the Festival for the first time will go beyond one city! So, for participants is provided the regional program, during which foreign participants will be able to visit several Russian cities, such as St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Sevastopol/Simferopol

You can apply for participation in the event and follow the latest news on the website russia2017.com. Deadline for submitting applications for participation in the Festival: May 15, 2017. For all participants it will be necessary to pass the Skype interview with the Festival organizers after passing pre-selection stage.

For the participants of the Festival will be provided a special, simplified visa regime (visa application for the participant of the Festival will be free) to enter the territory of the Russian Federation.

 

Baltic Sea Creative Dialogue in Gdańsk

The Baltic Sea Region is home to a large number of diverse, exciting and challenging cultural and creative initiatives. They are diverse in the sense, that they reflect our modern, international and culturally manifold societies. Exciting in terms of the potential to engage participants, to fascinate them with interesting new perspectives and challenging in the sense, that they constantly want to move forward, challenge established value systems and make progress towards a more equal, tolerant and conscious world we live in.

Keeping that in mind, the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre in Gdańsk and the Ars Baltica network would like to follow up on what they previously announced: 2017 and 2018 can be the game-changing years for showcasing the value and driving force of the arts and culture for strengthening our societies in a sustainable way. They are convinced that cultural players can have a significant impact on more sustainable societies and raise awareness about an issue that has an influence on all of us.

That is why the organisers invite everyone to Creative Dialogue in Gdańsk, Poland on March 15th. Together they would like to provide the space for learning about your innovative projects with an international scope, your ideas and where we might be able to create synergies on a Baltic Sea Region level. If you’re interested in participating, please follow this link to register! The registration is open until next week.

Source: ars-baltica.net

Job vacancy at Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme

The Interreg BSR Programme is looking for a project officer at the MA/JS office in Rostock/Germany to support the Secretariat’s project unit in giving advice to applicants, assessing applications as well as in monitoring and supervising transnational cooperation projects in the fields of innovation, natural resources and transport.

The vacancy is open till 3 April 2017. The job is a full-time position for two years with an option for a prolongation.  The selected candidate is expected to start employment as soon as possible.

For more information about expected tasks, requirements and conditions of employment, please go to the Programme’s official website.

CBSS Project Support Facility to develop Baltic Sea projects

The Council of the Baltic Sea States CBSS has recently launched a new call for proposals within the Project Support Facility.

The main purpose of the CBSS PSF is to co-finance the development and implementation of Baltic Sea Region (BSR) cooperation projects contributing to CBSS long-term priorities, bringing added value for the Baltic Sea Region, showing impact in regional cooperation and fostering sustainable partnerships. The total amount of the CBSS PSF for three years is one million euro.

The projects should be transnational in character and aim to have a sustainable outcome. The maximum amount of co-financing granted is 65 000 euros. The project proposals may be initiated by a variety of legal entities of CBSS Member States, as well as CBSS Expert Groups and CBSS Networks.

The CBSS priority area for the year 2017 is “Sustainable development for a prosperous Baltic Sea Region”.

The call is open from 15 February to 15 April 2017.

For more specific information about the call please visit CBSS Project Support Facility website.

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