Job opportunity: Country Director in Lebanon for GVC ngo

GVCGVC – Country Director – Lebanon

The NGO GVC is selecting a Country Director to be included in its operations in Lebanon: duration 1 year, renewable.

Candidacies expires September 15, 2016.

Country Director, Lebanon
Location: Lebanon, Beirut and Bekaa Valley
Duration: 12 month renewable, immediate availability preferable
Deadline: 15th of September 2016


The Country Director purpose is to manage and coordinate the team in productive, motivated and appropriate way; lead and supervise existing projects, develop new programs and coordinate operations in Lebanon for GVC within Emergency, LRRD and Developmental framework. He/she must be willing to travel extensively to conduct regular site visits for all programs, develop new working opportunities, development of sound relations with key players.

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Call for Participation to the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Forum 2016

alf-forum-2016The Anna Lindh Foundation announces The Anna Lindh Foundation announces the Call for Participation to the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Forum 2016, which will take place in Valletta, Malta, on 24th and 25th October 2016.

Representatives of civil society organisations member of the Anna Lindh Networks based across the 42 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean are invited to apply to get involved in the region’s primary gathering for intercultural dialogue.

The Forum will bring together civil society organisations, youth associations, regional institutions, media bodies, donor agencies and foundations to exchange practices, to promote partnerships and to advocate for policy and operational measures for a new horizon of people-to-people cooperation around the Mediterranean, based on a set of common values and putting intercultural dialogue as the central tool for this cooperation and as a response to the main regional socio-cultural challenges.

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7th UNAOC Global Forum Youth Event Application

7th UNAOC Global Forum Youth Event Application GuidelinesThis is a call to youth from around the world wanting to build inclusive societies through understanding and respect among cultural and religious communities

  • Are you between 18 and 35 years old? *
  • Are you a member or a representative of a youth-led organization, network or initiative?
  • Have you undertaken initiatives at the community or policy level that foster social inclusion, intercultural dialogue, and promote peace?
  • Do you want to contribute to a global conversation on intercultural understanding and exchange innovative experiences?
  • Do you want to meet other youth leaders from all over the world and develop joint actions?
  • Would you like to take part in discussions that will help shape the United Nations’ agenda with regards to relations among different cultures?

If yes, apply now for a chance to be selected for a fully funded participation to the Youth Event and 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku, hosted by the Government of Azerbaijan.

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Anna Lindh Foundation New Call for Proposals is now open!

anna-lindh-callCivil Society Organizations of the following countries: Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan are invited to apply to this Call for Proposals Ref. ALF/ YMV_DC/2015/01

This call aims to promote a culture of debate and participation among youth, and increase their skills for public debate by providing platforms for youth from diverse backgrounds to meet and exchange views.

  • The overall financial envelope for this call is EUR 70,000
    Minimum grant amount: EUR 5,000 – Maximum grant amount: EUR 14,000.
  • The duration of the project must be between a minimum of 3 consecutive months and a maximum of 6 consecutive months

Deadline to apply: 29th December 2015 (16.00 Egypt time – GMT+2)

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“Daughters for Life” scholarships: apply now!

Scholarship-2016-article-222x300Every year, since 2009, The Daughters for Life Foundation has offered bright and talented Grade 12 students and recent graduates the opportunity to obtain full scholarships to come and study in selected universities in Canada and the United States.

This year, the Foundation is planning to award 10-15 scholarships to more talented young women. For the academic year 2016/2017, the available scholarships will be at seven tertiary institutions.  Three are based in Canada.  They are: Collége Boréal, in Sudbury, Ontario;Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario; and Sault College, in Sault St. Marie, Ontario.   The four colleges in the United States are:  Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York (state); New College of Florida, in Sarasota, Florida;The University of Rochester, Rochester, New York (state); and Eastern Mennonite University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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She Entrepreneurs Programme to Sweden 2016

She Entrepreneurs is a leadership programme for young emerging women social entrepreneurs in the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden. The programme aims to give the participants innovative tools for sustainable change while seeking to create an active network of women changemakers.

She Entrepreneurs runs for one year, with participants meeting for ten days in Sweden and one week in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In between the modules, the participants work on their own initiative locally, coached by group mentors over digital platforms.

The participants are social entrepreneurs from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine, Yemen and Sweden who address social challenges and strive for positive social change through initiatives based on entrepreneurial principles. During the programme participants are provided with inspiration, knowledge and tools to develop a business idea for sustainable change that they have already started working on in their country or region. Through the programme, participants are also offered the opportunity to meet leading social and business entrepreneurs as well as become a part of an active network of women social entrepreneurs that supports personal and professional development.

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New Call: Art and Culture in the Southern Mediterranean

foto-call-cabureraSouthMed CV would like to support innovative, creative and outstanding cultural and artistic projects focusing on the role of culture in a diversity of contexts carried out in cooperation with other stakeholders. Projects should take aim at having an impact on public space, and at strengthening the managerial and institutional capacities of cultural operators and artistic organisations in

Applications under this call may be submitted in only one of the following lots:

  1. Projects contributing at strengthening the role of culture at local, national and regional level, in cooperation with other stakeholders in the public sphere (e.g. organisations active in the social, educational or environmental fields, youth and cultural centres, schools, universities, libraries, local authorities, etc.). Projects funded under this category may include any art form or cultural discipline (e.g. performing arts, visual arts, music, literature, heritage, new media, etc.), or several of them simultaneously.
  2. Projects aiming to enhance the institutional and managerial capacities of cultural operators and artistic organisations, and to promote their visibility and their role in public space at the local, national and regional levels.

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Online training course for Arab digital journalists

Unesco-and-Smex-online-course-for-Arab-journalistsUNESCO and SMEX are launching an Arabic-language online course and open curriculum for independent media, designed by working Arab digital journalists for aspiring Arab digital journalists. The course will last 8 weeks.

In a region like the Arabic one, going through many changes, comes a real need for independent journalists skilled at telling stories of the day over the different media channels people are following.

Hence, UNESCO and SMEX joined efforts for an initiative in order to create an enabling environment for freedom of expression, with a special focus on youth and women.

Planned course modules include:

  • The Digital Journalist’s Mindset
  • Writing in a Digital World
  • Verification & Attribution of User Generated Content
  • Mobile Reporting
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Data Journalism
  • Entrepreneurial Journalism
  • Planning, Promoting & Measuring the Impact of Your Work

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Tandem Europe, call for European Cultural Managers

tandem_sshow_010(1)Are you a Cultural Manager or want to become one? Are you looking for alternative economic strategies? Apply now for the first edition of Tandem Europe!

Tandem is a vocational exchange programme for cultural organisations and their teams. It accompanies participants in building up long-term working relationships, international collaboration skills, professional management knowledge and strategic networks with partners from Europe and its neighbourhood. The programme was co-created by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and MitOst in 2011 and so far has supported more than 200 cultural organisations from over 100 cities inside and outside the EU.

Tandem Europe – the most recent edition among Tandem programme family – is tailor-made for cultural managers who work on creative solutions that make social innovation possible throughout the EU. The programme builds on a new strategic partnership between ECF, MitOst and foundations from Italy (Fondazione Cariplo), Greece (Stavros Niarchos Foundation) and Germany (Robert Bosch Stiftung).

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