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The Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Institute of the Mediterranean
have launched the seventh edition of the international competition of
short stories and tales “A Sea of Words”, aimed at young people from the
43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area.

This year, the competition is aimed at producing stories or short stories
focused on the fight against racist and discriminatory speech online.

Participants should be young people between 18 and 30 years old, who are
citizens of one of the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean space.
The short stories must be original and unpublished works, of maximum 2,500
words and can be written in any of the official languages of the
participant countries.
They must address issues related to intercultural dialogue, mainly of a
political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental nature.

The authors of the 15 best short stories will be awarded with the
publication of their short stories and will also be invited to the awards’
presentation ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on 20th October 2014.
During the days following the awards’ presentation, the winners of the
contest will be invited to participate in a programme of cultural visits
and activities.

Short stories should be sent to by 15 June 2014,

More information:



World Nomads has launched the Travel writing scholarship 2014.

Students and nonprofessional writers from any nationality (but with
exceptional written English skills) are invited to submit applications for
this travel writing scholarship.

Three aspiring writers will win a 10-day travel writing trip across
Europe. They will also attend a two-day workshop in Berlin, Germany. They
will then travel to multiple destinations alone and document their trips.
Apart from the trip, the winners will also be enrolled in a travel writing
course with 3 months unlimited access to the course.

The scholarships will cover airfare, accommodation and travel insurance.

Deadline to apply: 15 May 2014

Find out more:


Global Intern 2014

Posted: April 15, 2014 in education, jobs
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EF Education First, in cooperation with AIESEC, is inviting young people
worldwide to join the Global Intern 2014 and get the chance to win
a three months internship and work, in three different countries.

Participants will have to make a video or essay explaining why they are
the right candidate for the internship position.
They will have to be creative, open minded, curious about the world and
have an adventurous spirit.
The video should be made in good English.

The deadline has been extended to 17 April 2014, 12:00 am ET New York, NY

Find out more:

Google Europe has launched a Scholarship for Students with Disabilities.
The scholarship is addressed to students with disabilities who are
pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science at a
university anywhere in the European Union or Israel. The scholarship aims
to help dismantle barriers that prevent students with disabilities from
entering computing, encourage them to excel in their studies and become
active role models and leaders in creating technology. Candidates should
be at the final year of a Bachelor’s degree, or enrolled in a Master’s
or PhD programme (or equivalent) in 2013/2014, be enrolled at a University
in Europe, be citizens, permanent residents and international students
with disabilities studying at a University in Europe.

The ten best candidates will each receive a 7,000 EUR scholarship for the
2014/2015 academic year.

Deadline to apply: 17 February 2014, 17:00 GMT

Find out more:


The Future Library Unconference is a gathering of library thinkers and doers. This December almost 400 attendees will make the trip from all corners of Greece, the Balkans, and Europe to participate in dozens of stages and workshops and engage in some manner, interaction, networking, and the exchange of ideas.

More pieces of information here.


The Summit is a global initiative aiming to bring together the best and
brightest of the next generation to discuss the most critical and
compelling issues of our times.
The summit will give young people from around the world, from 18 to 30
years old, a place to engage and have their voices heard about their

Find out more about the fee and how to participate: 

What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like “farting around … in the dark.” In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science as it is really practiced and suggests that we should value what we don’t know — or “high-quality ignorance” — just as much as what we know.

Stuart Firestein teaches students and “citizen scientists” that ignorance is far more important to discovery than knowledge.

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