Call for Applications for the “Conflict School” in Baku, Azerbaijan


Eurasia Partnership Foundation in Azerbaijan (EPF) announces a call for applications for the “Conflict School”

 

Within the framework of the EU-initiated ‘Peacebuilding through Capacity Enhancement and Civic Engagement’ (PeaCE) program, EPF Azerbaijan welcomes applications for the “Conflict School”. This intensive, two-week course will be held from 23 July through 3 August 2018 at the premises of Baku Idealab (44, Jafar Jabbarli Street, Caspian Plaza III, 3rd Floor).

The purpose of the “Conflict School” is to build the capacity of Azerbaijani youth in the field of conflict resolution, and thus to contribute to the development of a new generation of youth capable of participating effectively in discussions on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict across different international platforms.

The “Conflict School” includes training sessions and lectures on different topics related to the primary topic of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The seminars and lectures cover theoretical topics as the sociology of peace, war and social conflicts, collective memory, conflict theory, national state and state borders, as well as pressing topics as the ongoing official negotiations on the Armenian-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the situation of IDPs and refugees, the role of media and security issues, public diplomacy and peace-building initiatives. Independent experts, scholars and representatives of the state institutions will be invited as guest speakers and trainers.

Undergraduate and graduate students as well as young professionals aged 18-28 are eligible to apply. The selection process will be based on the candidate's expressed interest in the field of conflict and educational merits. Preference will be given to students and graduates of Political Sciences, International Relations, Sociology, Journalism and other relevant fields.

Applications must be sent to info@epfound.az. The deadline for applications is 13 July 2018, successful applicants will be invited for interview after 15 July and final results will be announced on 20 July. The language of the program will be Azerbaijani.

 

The mission of Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. With locally registered office in Azerbaijan, EPF is the legacy institution of Eurasia Foundation, a privately managed non-profit organization established in 1992 to deliver seed capital to emerging civil society organizations in the former Soviet countries. One of EPF’s goals in Azerbaijan is to support civil society’s engagement in the peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, through building the skills and capacities of local actors.