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JM Jazz World 2016

Posted: January 30, 2016 in events
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The Jeunesse Musicales Jazz World is an international jazz big band for
globe’s best young musicians. Led by acclaimed international artistic
directors, the orchestra meets for a weeks’ rehearsal before heading on
to tour the international jazz circuit.

Talented musicians between 18 and 26 years old, playing saxophone,
trombone, trumpet, horn, tuba, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, piano and
vocals are invited to apply by 14th March 2016.

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Fest 2016, one of the most important cultural events in Portugal and worldwide, will be held in Espinho from 20th to 27th June.

Young directors (up to 30 years of age only for the Short and Medium Film Competition) are invited to send their videos, which must have been concluded after 1st March 2014, under one of these categories: Fiction; Documentary; Experimental and Animation. Directors can submit more than one film, in separate entries.  They cannot submit the same film in more than one category. Videos should be on DVD, Blueray and Hard Drive formats and be in English or have English subtitles.

There are small administration fees.

Deadline for submitting entries: 28th February 2016
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a competition to
select the design for the front side of the medal for the Nanjing 2014
Youth Olympic Games, which will be held in China from 16 to 28 August 2014.

Young people worldwide are invited to join the contest and get the chance
to win a trip to Nanjing for two persons, from 15 to 19 August 2014, a
tablet or mobile phone.

Deadline to submit the design: 30 November 2013, midnight CET

Find out more:

The International Peace and Development Training Center is accepting applications from expert / senior professionals, policy makers, diplomats, government officials and leadership, and field-based practitioners for its upcoming Advanced Professional Training Programme for UN agencies, governments and national and international organisations.

IPDTC’s programmes have been ranked by participants and their agencies as amongst the most professional, intensive and high quality in their field. They provide participants with the opportunity to train together with an exceptional group of experts and practitioners from around the world, coming from governments, community-based, national and international organisations, military and security forces, donors, and others.

The programmes are thorough, rigorous and dynamic, drawing upon key lessons in the field and training participants in practical skills, knowledge and capabilities to directly improve their and their organisations capacities for peacebuilding, prevention and post-war peace consolidation and recovery.

We would like to ask you to share the announcement for these programmes broadly through your networks, web-sites and mailing lists. Please note: agencies which send multiple participants may receive a significant discount in fees, while participants taking part in both programmes receive a substantial course fee reduction.


Designing Peacebuilding Programmes:
Improving Sustainability, Impact and Effectiveness in Peacebuilding & Peace Support Operations
25-29 November 2013, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Designing Peacebuilding Programmes is an in-depth operational training in program development, design, planning and implementation, drawing comprehensively on best-practice approaches from the fields of peacebuilding, development and humanitarian aid, and post-war recovery, as well as methods and approaches for strategic planning and program and organizational development. Incorporating the work of the OECD-DAC and lessons learned and approaches from national and international agencies, the DPP provides organizations and participants with methods to significantly improve the quality, relevance, and impact of their programs. Most importantly: participants engage with their actual programs and operations and use the framework of Designing Peacebuilding Programmes to learn leading methodologies in the field while improving actual work in practice.

Full fee: OECD Participants: EUR 945 / non-OECD Participants: EUR 645 (early payment, 2 courses together, multiple participants and Alumni discounts available)
Deadline for application: 30th Oct: Applicants who need Romanian visa; 12th Nov: Applicants who do not need Romanian visa

For detailed information and outline of the programme please write to

Training of Trainers:
Collaborative Approaches to Diversity in Conflict Settings
18-22 November 2013, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The Collaborative Approaches to Diversity in Conflict Settings (CoSCAD) is a 5-day Advanced Certificate Programme (ACP) with a hands-on approach focusing on ‘walking the walk while doing the talk’, namely on preparing peace workers to deliver quality training and facilitation programmes using both the substance and methods of peacebuilding. The substance component will include fundamental peacebuilding training from a conflict transformation point of view, sessions on gender, social class, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion and exploring identity as power, as multitude and as challenge. The programme will frame all these topics from the point of view of the training and facilitation process which includes preparation, delivery, evaluation and follow-up and will be based on hands-on experience, reflection and sharing among the training team, participants and others.

Full fee: OECD Participants: EUR 945 / non-OECD Participants: EUR 645 (early payment, 2 courses together, multiple participants and Alumni discounts available)
Deadline for application: 23rd Oct: Applicants who need Romanian visa; 11th Nov: Applicants who do not need Romanian visa
For full programme outline please visit or write to

The programme will be held at the Global Academy of IPDTC and is intended for senior to executive level experts and practitioners working in peacebuilding, crisis prevention and management and post-war recovery and stabilization operations from governments, UN agencies and inter-governmental organisations (EU, OAS, AU, ASEAN, Commonwealth, OSCE) and national and international organisations.



If you know organizations, agencies, ministries or individuals which you believe may benefit from these programmes, please share this announcement further with them or send them directly to IPDTC’s web-site at


More than 90% of IPDTC programmes are provided globally upon request. With an international pool of leading experts and practitioners covering a wide range of services and customized programmes to meet the exact needs, context and goals of requesting missions and agencies.


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.