Ther Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the European Union (EU). The union and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.
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In USIP's Olive Branch blog Virginia Bouvier writes on 27 August 2012: "Tonight Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed the rumors that crested and then exploded after former President Alvaro Uribe tweeted that President Santos had authorized secret peace talks in Havana between government authorities and the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC), Colombia’s largest guerrilla group.
The purpose of this programme is to enable junior talented and promising university post-graduates who hold at least a Masters Degree from the Member States of the EU to gain first-hand experience in the work of Delegations and a deeper insight into their role in the implementation of EU external relations policies, including the Common Foreign Security Policy.
In cooperation, Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the London School of Economics have implemented a study project that explores from both a top down and a bottom up perspective, the norm of local ownership and the challenges of promoting it in the context of international peacebuilding. Within the study three cases of late-stage intervention emerged: Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. The research findings reveal the need to re-think local ownership within international peace building, both in theory and in practice. It underlines the need for a more rigorous concept of local ownership that takes account of grass root perceptions and expectations of peacebuilding, and which constructs an effective relationship between local and external actors.
Käte-Hamburger-Kolleg /Centre for Global Cooperation Research (GCR21) at the University of Duisburg-Essen offers fellowships in its Research Unit “Global Cultural Conflicts and Transcultural Cooperation”.
European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) is a young NGO which seeks to build bridges between Europe and Armenia. Goals include encouraging people to people contacts between key members of civil society, raising public awareness of Europe in Armenia, as well as raising awareness of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh in Europe. For a truly exclusive research placement, we are now seeking a highly motivated European PhD student or young post-doc researcher to be granted our first Karabakh Research Fellowship in Stepanakert (Nagorno-Karabakh).
This year’s Grant for Innovation in Conflict Transformation focuses on the potential of internet-based platforms and social media to promote (or obstruct) conflict transformation. The Berghof Foundation invites interested and qualified applicants to submit their proposals by no later than July 7, 2012 (Online Application Form).
A new, free online learning course, Communication is Aid, aims to raise awareness and build basic skills for communicating effectively with crisis-affected communities, before and after an emergency breaks. The course is divided into five modules that include interactive, scenario-based challenges that let learners make key decisions about communication in situations like earthquakes, hurricanes, and post-conflict environments.
The European Science Foundation (ESF), Bielefeld University and its Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) in cooperation with the Collaborative Research Centre “From Heterogeneities to Inequalities” (CRC 882), GICC-EXCLIM, and COST Action IS1101 on Migration and Climate Change are seeking proposals for their joint conference on: Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration.
The swisspeace Business Conflict Check (sBCC) assists business leaders in analyzing the political risk environment and defining strategies to cope with challenges arising from conflict. It consists of a web-based self-assessment and tailor-made consultancy services.