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    Country: Italy
    Organization: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    Registration deadline: 15 Oct 2015
    Starting date: 12 Jan 2016
    Ending date: 31 Jul 2016

    Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa, Italy) - Call for Applications for the XIV Edition of the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management (2016)

    Applications shall be submitted online at www.humanrights.sssup.it

    Applications deadlines are the following:

    non EU candidates: 2 July 2015 (1st round) - 17 September 2015 (2nd round)

    EU candidates: 15 October 2015

    Description:

    The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system and regional organisations, also operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.

    Structure:

    The Programme is divided into two didactic modules, running between mid January and the end of July 2016, followed by an internship or field experience of min. 3 and max. 6 months, starting from August 2016, and a presentation of the students' final dissertation in spring 2017.

    Key features:

    • 1 year post-graduate professionalizing and field-oriented programme

    • Interdisciplinary nature of the programme with a methodology characterized by a combination of theory and practice

    • Lecturers and trainers chosen among high level academics, diplomats, international organizations officers and NGOs activists, thus offering a wealth of both academic and field expertise

    • Mandatory internship/field experience in leading organisations working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at Headquarters

    • Career service with specific sessions on career coaching and recruiting session with UNV

    • International and multicultural student environment

    Why should I apply?

    You should apply if you are looking for a professionalizing and mission/field-oriented international master programme, as offered by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, an example of academic excellence in training and research. If your training needs include practical skills, besides relevant theoretical knowledge, as well as internship/field-experience with prestigious international organizations, this training programme is highly relevant for you.

    Curriculum:

    The curriculum is strongly multidisciplinary and field oriented and includes courses in: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Geopolitics, HRs philosophical dimension, Economic Development, Theories and Techniques of Conflict Management, International PK and PB operations, International HR Field operations, International Election Observation missions, International Humanitarian operations, International Project Development, Personal security, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine & First Aid, Essentials of Research and Writing, Career coaching.

    Internship:

    The internship is meant to supplement the in-class training with a relevant hand-on experience, to be carried out with a renowned organization working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at headquarters.

    Tuition fee:

    The tuition fee for the full Programme is 7.500,00 euros, payable in two installments. It covers the following: attendance costs and participation to field trips, didactic material (in electronic format), tutorship, lunch (on class and exam days), access to all facilities of the Scuola (including library and computer rooms). It does not include accommodation costs in Pisa and during the internship, nor travel expenses.

    The Master Programme offers one scholarship in memory of Gualtiero Fulcheri – former UN Assistant Secretary General - covering the full tuition fee and to be awarded to the most deserving applicant. Depending on financial availability, reduced tuition fee might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy .

    Contact us

    For further details, please visit www.humanrights.sssup.it or contact:

    Master of Arts in “Human Rights and Conflict Management”
    Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 56126 Pisa - ITALY
    E-mail: humanrights@sssup.it
    Tel. +39 050 882653
    Fax +39 050 882665


    How to register:

    All the information about the application process are available here: http://www.humanrights.dirpolis.sssup.it/application-process/application-process-mahrcm-2016/


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange
    Registration deadline: 13 Oct 2015
    Starting date: 14 Oct 2015
    Ending date: 16 Oct 2015

    Call for papers

    The best papers will be published online by ELSEVIER as a part of (Sciencedirect.com) services in open access at the Procedia journal "social and Behavioral sciences”.

    In 2015, our five-day conference which will held on board a Nile cruise between two magical towns "Luxor and Aswan" is designed to provide university researchers, professionals and policy makers with a thorough discussion concerning the conservation of archaeological, architectural and urban landscapes.

    The Participants are granted internationally recognized certificates from Kore university of Enna and IEREK which will be added to their certificates of experience .

    Development and planning problems continuously affect both rural and urban areas all over the world. Urban development has led to deterioration of the environment and has also worsened the problems faced by rural areas, such as mountain regions, coastal areas and many others.Taking into consideration the interaction between different regions and developing new methodologies for monitoring, planning and implementation of novel strategies can avoid solutions leading to environmental pollution and non-sustainable use of available resources.

    Nowadays Sustainable Development become an inevitable choice for humanity after facing a series of resource and environmental problems that have become universal problems faced by all countries all over the globe.

    The topic of how to scientifically develop while effectively using the limited environmental resources has become an important topic in academia, the private sector, and governmental departments.

    IEREK organizes the Urban Planning and Architecture Design for Sustainable Development conference to exchange the better understanding of the sustainable development between social and economic development with the environmental resources, exploring the problems between the resources of the environment and sustainable development in the academia, engineering technology, management and policy.

    The Urban Planning Conference deals with all aspects of development and planning and brings together scientists and other stakeholders from across the globe to discuss the latest advances in the field, as well as to seek and highlight developments in managerial strategies and assessment tools for policy and decision makers.


    How to register:

    For registration, please visit: http://www.ierek.com/events-registration/?event=110


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    Registration deadline: 21 Mar 2016
    Starting date: 04 Apr 2016
    Ending date: 15 Apr 2016

    HEALTH SYSTEMS THROUGH CONFLICT AND RECOVERY - 4-15 APRIL 2016

    Location: Pisa, Italy

    Background and nature of the course

    The volatility and complexity of conflict and post-conflict scenarios pose unprecedented challenges to health workers – both national and international – who are called to rehabilitate the physical and human health infrastructures. Lack of properly prepared professionals in this field has often resulted in reconstruction efforts characterized by weak analysis, little understanding, inadequate planning and poor implementation.

    This Training Course intends to fill this gap as it aims to:

    • Introduce participants to the main features of conflict-ridden environments;
    • Identify and discuss the main features of health systems during protracted crises and recovery processes, and the most common distortions plaguing healthcare provision.
    • Analyse and reflect upon the challenges faced by health actors in countries affected or recovering from a conflict;
    • Introduce participants to recovery processes, to the dangers they pose and to the opportunities they provide for correcting long-standing distortions and creating more efficient and fair health systems;
    • Familiarize participants with the existing literature in this field and stimulate their interest in conducting further research.

    Methodology

    The Course is taught in English. It is intensive in nature and demands from participants a pro-active attitude. Interaction with the trainers is encouraged through the use of case studies and practical exercises. Ample space is devoted to testimonies and reflections drawn from the personal experience of trainers and trainees. Participants will conduct an in-depth analysis of a distressed healthcare arena through the study of selected documents and group work. The study materials revolve around a variety of troubled countries, which include Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Haiti, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Myanmar, Palestine, Somalia, the Former Soviet Union, South Sudan, Timor Leste, Yemen. An exploration of the existing literature will complement each training session. Participants will receive a rich portfolio of key selected documents.

    For further info on aims, contents, and methodologies please check the Course brochure.

    Who can apply

    The Course focuses on health issues, but it is open to professionals from other disciplines. Applicants must have a university degree or the equivalent of 3 years of relevant working experience. They must have a sound working knowledge of English.

    Details

    Dates: 13- 24 April 2015

    Application deadline: 26 March 2015

    How to apply: Applicants shall submit their application on-line at www.sssup.it/HSCR2016/domande/

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Accepted applicants will be informed within two weeks from the moment of the submission of their application. Unless all places are taken earlier, the final deadline for application is the 19th of March 2015. The online application requires a registration and login procedure (including the creation of a “User ID” and of a “Password”).

    You will find additional information about the Selection Process in the Call for Applicationsthat we suggest you to read carefully.

    Course fee:

    1.500,00 (one thousand five hundred) Euro for participants sponsored by any organization or their employer.

    1.200,00 (one thousand two hundred) Euro for self-sponsored participants.

    The cost includes tuition fee, reference material and lunch on class days. Participants are required to make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and visa (a list of possible accommodations will be made available). Please consider that the costs for a two-week stay in Pisa amount to roughly 1,100 euros. Prospective participants may apply for the full or partial waiver of the tuition fee by explaining their request on the application form

    For any additional information:

    E-mail: hscr@sssup.it

    Website: www.hscr.sssup.it

    Prezi presentation: http://prezi.com/njcus_ybp-as/health-systems-through-conflict-andrecovery


    How to register:

    All the information are available here: www.hscr.sssup.it

    How to apply:

    Applicants shall submit their application on-line at www.sssup.it/HSCR2016/domande/

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Accepted applicants will be informed within two weeks from the moment of the submission of their application. Unless all places are taken earlier, the final deadline for application is the 21th of March 2016. The online application requires a registration and login procedure (including the creation of a “User ID” and of a “Password”).

    You will find additional information about the Selection Process in the Call for Applications that we suggest you to read carefully.

    After completing the on-line application form, applicants must attach their CV in .pdf or word format and a scanned copy of their passport.


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    Registration deadline: 07 Jun 2016
    Starting date: 01 Oct 2016
    Ending date: 01 Oct 2019

    The international Ph.D. in Human Rights and Global Politics: Legal, Philosophical and Economic Challenges gives you the opportunity to carry out research in a lively and supportive environment.

    The goal of this three-year Ph.D. Programme, entirely delivered in English, is to provide an educational path which will enable participants not only to carry out sound academic research, but also to undertake professional careers within a wide range of international, national and regional entities, in both the private and the public sectors.

    The Programme addresses the issue of Human Rights and Global Politics, and is characterized by a strongly interdisciplinary approach. It includes the following research areas:

    Agricultural, food and agri-environmental Law
    Public International Law
    Political Economy
    Political Philosophy
    These areas merge into the following curricula which characterize the Programme:

    Legal Dimensions of Sustainability and Human Rights Protection
    This Curriculum deals with the legal and governance aspects of distinct but related fields of inquiry. With regard to Agricultural Law, the main themes addressed are: water, food, land and natural resources, international trade of agricultural products. With respect to the International Law area the research focuses on human rights protection, international conflict management and resolution, and international disaster law.

    Political Theory and Global Governance
    This curriculum deals with the main philosophical concepts and economic aspects concerning global politics. In relation to Political Philosophy, the research focuses on Identity, Gender and Justice. With respect to International Political Economy, the research is related to economic and monetary politics, both at international and European level.


    How to register:

    For further information on the scholarships available and the admission process please check the page http://www.santannapisa.it/en/formazione/phd-human-rights-and-global-politics-legal-philosophical-and-economic-challenges#sthash.dsQzYFnH.dpuf


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    Registration deadline: 16 May 2016
    Starting date: 20 Oct 2016
    Ending date: 21 Oct 2016

    The Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna and the Institute of Law, Politics and Development are accepting proposals for the International AgLaw Colloquium on Agri-Food and Environmental Regulatory Agenda in Regional Trade Agreements: Legal Implications and Trends on October 20-21, 2016. Submission forms are due on May 16, 2016 while the paper draft deadline is September 25, 2016. For more details, please see the complete call.

    The AgLaw Colloquium is intended to be an opportunity for early-career researchers (Ph.D. candidates and post-docs) to present and discuss their results and methodological approaches in a supportive environment. It is inspired by the wish to share on-going analysis, questions and exploration fields in agricultural law from a global perspective. Based on the feedback received from the 2015 edition, the AgLaw Colloquium represents a key opportunity to bring scholars together from all over the world and to build a network of young researchers interested in the legal aspects of the agriculture, food and the environment.

    2016 THEME

    Regional trade agreements (RTAs) have been regarded as an important alternative to multilateralism in the last decade. More recently the scale and scope of most of these agreements have been eclipsed by the level of ambition of a number of new ‘mega-regional’ negotiations (e.g. TTIP, TPP, RCEP, CFTA), which have the potential to significantly reshape the global trade landscape. These so-called mega-RTAs are deep integration partnerships between countries or regions with a major share of world trade and foreign direct investments. In this integration the emphasis is on the quest for regulatory compatibility. Indeed, several regional agreements have moved beyond border measures to include deeper forms of rules and institutions.

    Agriculture is one of the main areas in which parties to these talks are seeking to achieve mutual concessions. The 2016 AgLaw Colloquium is aimed at investigatingthe multiple effects of the current developments in the international trade system on the agri-food sector. Important legal implications may arise from the introduction of additional frameworks in the rules that countries follow to ensure food safety, animal and plant health, and environmental protection. They may have broader systemic consequences if the new regulatory frameworks come to be seen as establishing standards and norms which become benchmarks for subsequent negotiations, including those in the multilateral trading system.

    We welcome papers dealing with legal issues on agricultural and environmental aspects of RTAs and mega-RTAs; the role of agri-food and environmental issues within the new framework of international trade and investments, as well as the potential shape of the global regulatory system and the regional (such as EU) legislation; how rules and policies on agri-food trade could affect global food security, food safety, rural development and environmental sustainability.

    FEE

    A contribution of 100 euro for coffee breaks, lunches and dinner is requested from all selected authors. Further details regarding the schedule, events, lodging, and transportation will be posted on the website as soon as they are available. Participants will be responsible for their transportation and accommodation costs.


    How to register:

    Those interested should send the submission form (attached herein) to colloquium@sssup.itno later than May 16, 2016. Upon acceptance, the author must submit a draft paper (maximum 8000 words, footnotes included) no later than September 25, 2016. The final paper will be eligible for publication in an edited book.

    For more information or questions, please contact Colloquium Organisers (Mariagrazia Alabrese, Lucia Polackova, Andrea Saba, Francesca Spagnuolo) at colloquium@sssup.it.


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    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Organization: University of East London, International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange
    Registration deadline: 14 Apr 2016
    Starting date: 12 Sep 2016
    Ending date: 14 Sep 2016

    The theme of Parallelism in Architecture, Environment and Computing Techniques (PACT) 2016 explores the relations between computational design in architecture, organizational and global, ever-changing and pervasive contexts. PACT 2016 aims to gather practitioners and researchers interested in investigating and improving the state of practice of computational design software in the architectural discourse, where practicing design computing experts can explain the challenges they face in their day-to-day practices, and collectively induce an impact on the future of the field.

    PACT 2016 is organized by The University of East London (UEL), in collaboration with the *International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange (IEREK**)*** institution. The conference represents an important forum for computational and digital architecture research that reconciles parallelism in different architectural and computing discourses and provokes discussion in state-of-the-art themes and contemporary topics such as high-performance computing, big data, advanced fabrication technologies and tectonics, but also theory and critical interpretation.

    The conference theme of “parallelity” also aims to explores and celebrates the diversity and complexity of the computational discourse. Multiple parallels, yet interacting streams of research which are shaping the contemporary debate will be discussed in six sessions. Every session will be introduced with a keynote lecture by an internationally recognised speaker. The conference aims to generate debate and knowledge exchange between these articulated, multiple discourses and ideas.


    How to register:

    To Submit an Abstract: Click Here!
    To register as an Audience: Click Here!

    Conference fee : Click Here!


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    Registration deadline: 29 Apr 2016
    Starting date: 11 Jul 2016
    Ending date: 23 Jul 2016

    The psychosocial approach responds to the threats brought by disruptive events, or predicaments of life to the notion of individual, group and collective identity. For this reason said approach proves especially useful in situations where individual, group and community identity and roles are questioned, challenged, annihilated, in need for reconstruction-readjustment, as is the case of migration and displacement forced by wars, disasters, collective socioeconomic vulnerabilities, and return. That is why psychosocial activities have become an indispensible component of humanitarian responses to emergency displacement.

    Yet, a non-harmonized approach to and understanding of psychosocial support tend to characterize those interventions.

    The focus of the Course is on providing a given frame of understanding of the psychosocial dimension of displacement and crisis-affected societies, while presenting harmonized ethics, approaches and tools associated with psychosocial support.


    How to register:

    The Course is open to psychologists, social workers, educators-teachers, medical doctors and psychiatrists, nurses, applied artists, humanitarian workers, emergency experts, development workers or similar, who meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Have at least a 3 years University degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines, issued by a University institution or equivalent.

    • Have at least 2 years of work experience in a related field.

    • Have a proficient working knowledge of English.Application available at: www.santannapisa.it/psycho16/domande/


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    Registration deadline: 21 Mar 2017
    Starting date: 03 Apr 2017
    Ending date: 14 Apr 2017

    Description

    Millions of people do not have access to health care, because health systems in many countries are either non-existent or dramatically failing. Most of them live in areas chronically affected by violent conflict or slowly re-emerging from it.

    The volatility and complexity of conflict and post-conflict contexts pose daunting challenges to health workers – both national and international – who are called to rehabilitate derelict health structures. Lack of properly prepared professionals in this field has often resulted in reconstruction efforts characterized by weak analysis, little understanding, inadequate planning and poor implementation. This training programme intends to alleviate this gap.

    The Course, held for the first time in 2005, has evolved substantially since then. It is actively kept in progress, by constantly updating its contents, introducing new study topics and materials, and inviting new experienced lecturers. The Course programme maintains a degree of flexibility to discuss in detail topics of particular interest to participants.

    Training objectives

    The Course aims to:

    • Introduce participants to the main features of conflict-ridden environments;
    • Identify and discuss the main features of health systems during protracted crises and recovery processes, and the most common distortions plaguing healthcare provision;
    • Analyse and reflect upon the challenges faced by health actors in countries affected or recovering from a conflict;
    • Introduce participants to recovery processes, to the dangers they pose and to the opportunities they provide for correcting long-standing distortions and creating more efficient and fair health systems;
    • Familiarize participants with the literature existing in this field and stimulate their interest in conducting further research.

    Teaching methods

    The Course is taught in English. It is intensive in nature and demands from participants a pro-active attitude. Interaction with the trainers is encouraged through the use of case studies and practical exercises. Ample space is devoted to testimonies and reflections drawn from the personal experience of trainers and trainees.

    Course programme

    The Course content is updated and modified every year. These are some of the main topics regularly discussed:

    • The conflict environment; international and humanitarian law; the aid system and its politics; aid management;
    • Systems thinking applied to management practice, including information analysis;
    • Communicable diseases in distressed health systems;
    • Health policy analysis, planning and financing in troubled health sectors;
    • Health-related resources: personnel, medicines, facilities, and their management;
    • Contributing to the recovery of disrupted health sectors, through analysis, research, negotiation, appraisal of options, and forecasting.

    How to apply

    Applicants shall submit their application on-line at http://www.santanna.it/HSCR2017/application/.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and each month a selection round will be held. All the applicants will be informed by e-mail of the result of the selection process. Unless all places are taken earlier, the final deadline for application is the 21st of March 2017.

    Course fee

    The total cost for the Course is:

    • 1.500,00 Euros for participants sponsored by any organization or by their employer;
    • 1.200,00 Euros for self-sponsored participants.

    The cost includes tuition fee, reference material and lunch on class days. Travel and accommodation expenses during the lecture weeks at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa are not included in the tuition fee.

    Scholarships

    A limited number of full or partial waiver could be made available, according to financial availabilities. Selected applicants may apply for the full or partial waiver of the tuition fee by motivating their request in a detailed manner on their application form. Decisions in this regards are made by the Selection Commission. on the basis of the relevant professional experience and the motivational statement.

    Certificate

    At the end of the Course participants who have attended at least 80% of the classes will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


    How to register:

    Applicants shall submit their application on-line at http://www.santanna.it/HSCR2017/application/.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and each month a selection round will be held. All the applicants will be informed by e-mail of the result of the selection process. Unless all places are taken earlier, the final deadline for application is the 21st of March 2017.


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Institute for Training and Research, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

    MEPA is an online Master Programme providing comprehensive advanced learning on electoral processes for current and aspiring election professionals.

    It targets mid/upper level professionals who want to acquire the specific knowledge and skills to work as election administrators, and/or to work as a part of Election Management Bodies (EMBs).

    Boasting the most reputed international experts in this field, the Master Programme is based on the 2014 International IDEA designed “Model Curriculum – Master of Electoral Policy and Administration”, which is piloted for the first time.

    MEPA is composed by an online component (8 months) and an optional residential component in Pisa (up to three weeks). Internships are encouraged but they are not compulsory in order to earn the Master degree.

    Individual modules are also available, leading to the attainment of a Certificate of Completion of the specific module taken and the respective academic credits.

    Degree

    The degree awarded is Master in Electoral Policy and Administration.

    Applicants that attend individual modules will receive a Certificate of Completion and the respective credits.


    How to register:

    Applicants will be selected on the basis of the information provided in their CVs and in the online application form (link at the top of this page). The Admission procedure is always open and admitted participants will be informed about the results within 8 weeks from their application.

    Every year there are three possible starting dates of the Master Programme: October, January and April.

    Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
    (1) Three-year (at least) university degree in a relevant field, combined with some (ideally at least six months) working experience in the field of electoral policy and administration or related areas. Students expecting to graduate within a period of three months from the application are also eligible.
    (2) Fluency in English – at least at level B2 (please refer to: CEFR for Languages, CoE, www.coe.int/ lang-CEFR).

    To apply for the Master Programme: www.santannapisa.it/mepa/application


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: International Organization for Migration, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    Registration deadline: 10 Apr 2017
    Starting date: 03 Jul 2017
    Ending date: 15 Jul 2017

    The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy & the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are offering the summer course:

    "Psychosocial Interventions in Migration, Emergency and Displacement" - VI Edition

    Pisa, Italy, 3-15 July 2017

    Key facts:
    Location: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, main campus, Pisa (Italy)
    Time commitment: 12 days, Monday-to-Saturday, 8hrs per day on average, full time
    Working language: English
    Scientific Board: Prof. Andrea de Guttry (Scuola Sant'Anna), Prof. Guglielmo Schininà (IOM Geneva), and Prof. Renos K. Papadopoulos (University of Essex)
    Faculty: will include academics, renowned experts and practitioners with considerable field and research experience.
    Available places: max. 30, of which 10 reserved for IOMers and 20 chosen through public selection.

    Course description

    The psychosocial approach responds to the threats brought by disruptive events, or predicaments of life to the notion of individual, group and collective identity. For this reason said approach proves especially useful in situations where individual, group and community identity and roles are questioned, challenged, annihilated, in need for reconstruction-readjustment, as is the case of migration and displacement forced by wars, disasters, collective socioeconomic vulnerabilities, and return. That is why psychosocial activities have become an indispensable component of humanitarian responses to emergency displacement.

    Yet, a non-harmonized approach to and understanding of psychosocial support tend to characterize those interventions.

    The course will provide a given frame of understanding of the psychosocial dimension of migration, displacement and crisis-affected societies, as well as of the processes within the migration cycle of vulnerable groups, all while presenting harmonized ethics, approaches and tools associated with psychosocial support.

    The course will enable participants to acknowledge the complexity of MHPSS Interventions in crisis situations or during the migration process, conceptualize holistic responses, understand the interrelation of the different sectorial responses and gain advanced specific knowledge in each sector of intervention.

    Contents
    The course will consist of about 90 hours: sessions will be spread over 2 weeks, from Monday to Saturday for an average of 8 hours per day, in a residential fashion. The content will be divided into the following didactic modules:

    1. Epistemology, systems, international standards, legal framework, theories.

    2. Tools and standards for psychosocial consideration in basic services and security, including: IASC standards, psychological first-aid, inductions for general humanitarian workers, MHPSS considerations in Camp management and urban settings.

    3. Tools and standards for psychosocial considerations in family and community supports, including: IASC standards, family and systemic approaches, community messaging, community mobilization, rituals and recreation, sports interventions, social theatre, small scale conflict management.

    4. Tools and standards for psychosocial focused services: including counseling methods, systemic approaches, family counseling basics, arts-therapies.

    5. Understanding of specialized services: including protection for individuals with pre-existing disorders and the ones living in institutions, trauma and attachment, clinical responses to special needs.

    Target group

    The Course is open to psychologists, social workers, educators-teachers, medical doctors and psychiatrists, nurses, applied artists (e.g. dance therapists), humanitarian workers, emergency experts, development workers or similar, who meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Have at least a 3 years University degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines, issued by a University institution or equivalent.

    • Have at least 2 years of work experience in a related field.

    • Have a proficient working knowledge of English.

    Knowledge of any other language and/or any further relevant training, voluntary or professional experience would be an asset. Relevant publications are also an advantage.

    Methodology
    The Course has a practical orientation and relies heavily on case studies to enhance participants’ skills and abilities to effectively provide psychosocial support. Practical exercises will include advanced role-playing and simulations. Ample space will be devoted to testimonies and considerations drawn from the personal experience of trainers and participants.

    Contact
    E-mail: altaformazione@santannapisa.it

    For additional info please visit: http://www.santannapisa.it/it/formazione/psychosocial-interventions-migration-emergency-and-displacement


    How to register:

    Application and selection process:

    The application deadline is 10th April 2017

    A second round of application will only be held in case the min. number of qualified candidates is not reached through the first round. The deadline for the second round is set on 10th May 2017.

    Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for the first round of applications

    IOM candidates

    10 places will be assigned by IOM to qualified IOM professionals/consultants following an internal selection process.**
    Interested IOM candidates shall refer directly to their Office **for applications and selection criteria, or contact: gschinina@iom.int and lyounan@iom.int

    All other candidates

    20 placeswill beassigned by the Scuola to qualified candidates following a public selection.

    Applications shall be submitted ONLINE AT:http://www.santannapisa.it/psycho17/application/


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    Country: Egypt
    Organization: International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange
    Registration deadline: 25 Jul 2017
    Starting date: 16 Nov 2017
    Ending date: 18 Nov 2017

    Given the importance and the impact of the Earth’s ecological systems and refraining from causing any alterations that might be caused by humans, incorporating sustainability in all levels of our daily life has become a challenge as well as a necessity. Nonetheless, we cannot neglect the responsibility of acting with the best of our knowledge to ensure that our actions do not hinder the opportunities and lives of future generations through implementing ecological and sustainable design and development.

    This conference aims to enhance and carefully maneuver through the many roles of sustainable architecture in improving the quality of life and the built environment in developing countries. It seeks to, initially, reduce the negative impact of buildings and, secondly, to conserve energy and enhance the ecology. Both can be achieved through the use of sustainable building materials, saving energy, and using renewable energy, and many more implementations.

    Conference Topics

    1. Sustainable Urban Design.
    2. Mobility in Urban Design.
    3. Energy Consumption. (in Buildings and Urban Spaces).
    4. Energy Performance Simulation in Design Process.
    5. Materials and Technology.
    6. Life Cycle Assessment for Materials.
    7. Occupancy Comfort.
    8. Energy Efficiency in (Heating – Cooling – Lighting).
    9. Waste and Water recycling.
    10. Economic Efficiency and Life Cycle Cost in Building.
    11. Education and Sustainability. - See more at: http://www.ierek.com/events/improving-sustainability-concept-developing-countries-2/#conference-topics

    Benefits of Attending

    Attending conferences is very beneficial on the professional level. Conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.

    You not only get to hear presentations but also converse with other researchers from different universities and even countries you may have only heard or read about.You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

    Not to mention, getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning about its people and culture.

    Conferences also can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, they let you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.

    It is an opportunity to engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

    Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hard cover book or in digital format on a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

    Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at IEREK conferences regularly appear in notable reviews, publications and databases, including referencing and abstract.

    Digital Archive All conference papers are archived online in the IEREK E Library(http://www.IEREK.com) where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

    Journal participants may attend after the conference to submit an enhanced version of their research for possible publication at our journal on IEREK website. - See more at: http://www.ierek.com/events/improving-sustainability-concept-developing-countries-2/#benefits-of-attending


    How to register:

    by the website

    https://goo.gl/oXTcrQ


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange
    Registration deadline: 11 Jul 2017
    Starting date: 25 Oct 2017
    Ending date: 26 Oct 2017

    Transportation in urban areas, with its related environmental and social impacts, is a topic of significant concern for policymakers in both municipal and central government as well as for the urban citizens who need effective and efficient transport systems. Therefore, transportation and urban Planning is crucial for Developing countries in that sense that it should be tackled and challenged by researchers and practitioners.

    This international conference is open for students, researchers, engineers, scholars from all universities all around the world as they are all invited to submit their articles to discuss all matters related to strategies of urban transit; a distinctive element of the Urban transit and the Environment series is the interaction between academic and practical perspectives where theories and ideas are debated and their practical applications rigorously tested.

    Whereas this conference will aim to help and provide solutions that will aid in the cities’ transformation, define & reduce negative impacts on the city and its components, and discusses the social & economical approaches and solutions for better growth.

    Conference Topics

    1. Urban transportation: Mobility in urban spaces
    2. Eco-friendly modes of transportation
    3. The impact of transportation on economical and social aspects
    4. Land use, Travel Behavior and transportation systems integration
    5. Infrastructure development, maintenance, and energy efficiency
    6. Roadway planning, Guidance Systems, and Human factors for Safety fundamentals
    7. Transportation Systems & their Environmental Impacts
    8. Transportation Strategies Traffic operations, Management, and Control
    9. Planning Tools, Modeling & Simulation
    10. Logistics Transportation Network Planning
    11. Public Transportation Systems & their Socio-eco Impact
    12. Networking Operations & Intelligent Systems
    13. Innovative & Emerging Transportation Systems & Practices
    14. A Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure Networks
    15. Sea ports, airports and Inland dry ports
    16. Energy Efficient Networks & Sustainable Transportation Models
    17. Transportation Safety & Security
    18. Sustainable freight Networks Strategies
    19. Intermodal transportation systems
    20. Government Policies & Regulations

    Benefits of Attending

    Attending conferences is very beneficial on the professional level. Conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.

    Not only you get to hear presentations, but also converse with other researchers from different universities and even countries you may have only heard or read about. You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

    Not to mention, getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning about its people and culture.

    Conferences can also expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.

    It is an opportunity to engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on. Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings either as a hard copy or in digital format on a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

    Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at IEREK conferences regularly appear in notable reviews, publications and databases, including referencing and abstract.

    Digital Archives; All conference papers are archived online in the IEREK E-Library (http://www.IEREK.com) where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

    Journal participants may attend after the conference to submit an enhanced version of their research for possible publication at our journal on IEREK website. - See more at: http://www.ierek.com/events/urban-transit-and-sustainable-networks/#benefits-of-attending


    How to register:

    by website

    https://goo.gl/Jfq52E


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: International Organization for Migration, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    Registration deadline: 10 May 2017
    Starting date: 03 Jul 2017
    Ending date: 15 Jul 2017

    The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy & the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are offering the summer course:

    "Psychosocial Interventions in Migration, Emergency and Displacement" - VI Edition

    Pisa, Italy, 3-15 July 2017

    Key facts:
    Location: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, main campus, Pisa (Italy)
    Time commitment: 12 days, Monday-to-Saturday, 8hrs per day on average, full time
    Working language: English
    Scientific Board: Prof. Andrea de Guttry (Scuola Sant'Anna), Prof. Guglielmo Schininà (IOM Geneva), and Prof. Renos K. Papadopoulos (University of Essex)
    Faculty: will include academics, renowned experts and practitioners with considerable field and research experience.
    Available places: max. 30, of which 10 reserved for IOMers and 20 chosen through public selection.

    Course description

    The psychosocial approach responds to the threats brought by disruptive events, or predicaments of life to the notion of individual, group and collective identity. For this reason said approach proves especially useful in situations where individual, group and community identity and roles are questioned, challenged, annihilated, in need for reconstruction-readjustment, as is the case of migration and displacement forced by wars, disasters, collective socioeconomic vulnerabilities, and return. That is why psychosocial activities have become an indispensable component of humanitarian responses to emergency displacement.

    Yet, a non-harmonized approach to and understanding of psychosocial support tend to characterize those interventions.

    The course will provide a given frame of understanding of the psychosocial dimension of migration, displacement and crisis-affected societies, as well as of the processes within the migration cycle of vulnerable groups, all while presenting harmonized ethics, approaches and tools associated with psychosocial support.

    The course will enable participants to acknowledge the complexity of MHPSS Interventions in crisis situations or during the migration process, conceptualize holistic responses, understand the interrelation of the different sectorial responses and gain advanced specific knowledge in each sector of intervention.

    Contents
    The course will consist of about 90 hours: sessions will be spread over 2 weeks, from Monday to Saturday for an average of 8 hours per day, in a residential fashion. The content will be divided into the following didactic modules:

    1. Epistemology, systems, international standards, legal framework, theories.

    2. Tools and standards for psychosocial consideration in basic services and security, including: IASC standards, psychological first-aid, inductions for general humanitarian workers, MHPSS considerations in Camp management and urban settings.

    3. Tools and standards for psychosocial considerations in family and community supports, including: IASC standards, family and systemic approaches, community messaging, community mobilization, rituals and recreation, sports interventions, social theatre, small scale conflict management.

    4. Tools and standards for psychosocial focused services: including counseling methods, systemic approaches, family counseling basics, arts-therapies.

    5. Understanding of specialized services: including protection for individuals with pre-existing disorders and the ones living in institutions, trauma and attachment, clinical responses to special needs.

    Target group

    The Course is open to psychologists, social workers, educators-teachers, medical doctors and psychiatrists, nurses, applied artists (e.g. dance therapists), humanitarian workers, emergency experts, development workers or similar, who meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Have at least a 3 years University degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines, issued by a University institution or equivalent.

    • Have at least 2 years of work experience in a related field.

    • Have a proficient working knowledge of English.

    Knowledge of any other language and/or any further relevant training, voluntary or professional experience would be an asset. Relevant publications are also an advantage.

    Methodology
    The Course has a practical orientation and relies heavily on case studies to enhance participants’ skills and abilities to effectively provide psychosocial support. Practical exercises will include advanced role-playing and simulations. Ample space will be devoted to testimonies and considerations drawn from the personal experience of trainers and participants.

    Contact
    E-mail: altaformazione@santannapisa.it

    For additional info please visit: http://www.santannapisa.it/it/formazione/psychosocial-interventions-migration-emergency-and-displacement


    How to register:

    Application and selection process:

    The application deadline is 10th May 2017

    Applications shall be submitted ONLINE AT:http://www.santannapisa.it/psycho17/application/

    IOM candidates

    10 places will be assigned by IOM to qualified IOM professionals/consultants following an internal selection process.**
    Interested IOM candidates shall refer directly to their Office **for applications and selection criteria, or contact: gschinina@iom.int and lyounan@iom.int

    All other candidates

    20 placeswill beassigned by the Scuola to qualified candidates following a public selection.

    Applications shall be submitted ONLINE AT:http://www.santannapisa.it/psycho17/application/


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    Country: Italy
    Organization: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    Registration deadline: 04 Jul 2017
    Starting date: 10 Jan 2018
    Ending date: 15 Apr 2019

    Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa, Italy) - Call for Applications for the XVI Edition of the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management (2018)

    Applications shall be submitted online at www.humanrights.sssup.it

    Applications deadlines are the following:

    non EU candidates: 4 July 2017 (1st round) - 4 September 2017 (2nd round)

    EU candidates: 19 September 2017

    Description:

    The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system and regional organisations, also operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.

    Structure:

    The Programme is divided into two didactic modules, running between mid January and the end of July 2018, followed by an internship or field experience of min. 3 and max. 6 months, starting from August 2018, and a presentation of the students' final dissertation in spring 2019.

    Key features:

    • 1 year post-graduate professionalizing and field-oriented programme

    • Interdisciplinary nature of the programme with a methodology characterized by a combination of theory and practice

    • Lecturers and trainers chosen among high level academics, diplomats, international organizations officers and NGOs activists, thus offering a wealth of both academic and field expertise

    • Mandatory internship/field experience in leading organisations working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at Headquarters

    • Career service with specific sessions on career coaching and recruiting session with UNV

    • International and multicultural student environment

    Why should I apply?

    You should apply if you are looking for a professionalizing and mission/field-oriented international master programme, as offered by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, an example of academic excellence in training and research. If your training needs include practical skills, besides relevant theoretical knowledge, as well as internship/field-experience with prestigious international organizations, this training programme is highly relevant for you.

    Curriculum:

    The curriculum is strongly multidisciplinary and field oriented and includes courses in: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Geopolitics, HRs philosophical dimension, Economic Development, Theories and Techniques of Conflict Management, International PK and PB operations, International HR Field operations, International Election Observation missions, International Humanitarian operations, International Project Development, Personal security, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine & First Aid, Essentials of Research and Writing, Career coaching.

    Internship:

    The internship is meant to supplement the in-class training with a relevant hand-on experience, to be carried out with a renowned organization working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at headquarters.

    Tuition fee:

    The tuition fee for the full Programme is 7.500 euros, payable in two installments. It covers the following: attendance costs and participation to field trips, didactic material (in electronic format), tutorship, lunch (on class and exam days), access to all facilities of the Scuola (including library and computer rooms). It does not include accommodation costs in Pisa and during the internship, nor travel expenses.
    The Master Programme offers two tuition fee waivers of €4.000,00, one to the non EU participant who receives the highest score out of the first round of selection and one to the EU participant who receives the highest score out of the selection of EU candidates. The tuition fee waivers are in memory of Gualtiero Fulcheri, former UN Assistant Secretary-General. Depending on financial
    availability, reduced tuition fee might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy

    Contact us

    For further details, please visit www.humanrights.sssup.it or contact:

    Master of Arts in “Human Rights and Conflict Management”
    Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 56126 Pisa - ITALY
    E-mail: humanrights@sssup.it
    Tel. +39 050 882653
    Fax +39 050 882665


    How to register:

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Non EU candidates:

    • 1st round, July 4, 2017
    • 2nd round, September 4, 2017

    EU candidates: September 19, 2017

    APPLY

    www.humanrights.sssup.it