until 24/10: EaP CSF: Call for researchers

Call for research teams for the elaboration of policy papers

Call for research teams for the elaboration of policy papers

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) is looking for research teams or individual researchers for the elaboration of eight thematic policy papers and one framework policy paper.

Read more and apply here

until 30/12/20 CfP: Welfare state and social policies in the CEE region

The peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal Problemy Polityki Społecznej/Social Policy Issues invites original paper submissions for a special issue to bring together papers exploring a broad array of research questions related to welfare state and social policies in the CEE region.

Journal of Social Policy Issues: Cfp on Special Issue “Welfare state and social policies in the CEE region: past developments, present challenges and prospects for the future”

Deadline: 30 December 2020

University of Warsaw invites to submit original papers to the special issue of Problemy Polityki Społecznej. Social Policy Issues – a peer-reviewed, OPEN ACCESS journal, published by University of Warsaw.

The planned Special Issue “Welfare state and social policies in the CEE region: past developments, present challenges and prospects for the future” aims to bring together papers exploring a broad array of research questions related to welfare state and social policies in the CEE region, that may touch upon past developments, present challenges as well as future prospects. By CEE region we mean a large group of countries including Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine as well as sub-country regions, e.g. east of Germany.

The best paper submitted to this issue will receive an award of 400 euro. Read more

Closed (29/9/20): COFUND scheme: Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes

The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers’ training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

29/9/20: COFUND scheme: Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes

Each proposal funded under the COFUND scheme must have a sole beneficiary that will be responsible for the availability of the necessary complementary funds to execute the proposal.

Applicants submit multi-annual proposals for new or existing doctoral programmes or fellowship programmes which are expected to have an impact on enhancing research- and innovation related human resources on regional, national or international level.

Applicants having benefited from COFUND under previous calls (under the Seventh Framework Programme or under Horizon 2020) must explain how their proposal adds value in relation to the excellence and/or the impact award criteria, compared to their previous grant(s). As an example, added value could take the form of increased networking with organisations in less represented countries or capacity building measures there to further structure the European Research Area.

Researchers supported under this scheme shall comply with the mobility rules of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

Limitations regarding the researchers’ origin and destination should be avoided. Support cannot be awarded to researchers who are already permanently employed by the organisation hosting them.

Proposed programmes are encouraged to cover all research disciplines (“bottom-up”), but can also focus on specific disciplines. In this case the range of covered disciplines should allow reasonable flexibility for the researchers.

Programmes that prioritise specific research disciplines based on national or regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3 strategies) can also be supported. Synergies with the European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) are encouraged[1]. Read more

Closed (10/9/20): The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme

French Institutes for Advanced Study is an international mobility fellowship programme offering high-level scientific residencies in the four IAS of Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Montpellier.

10/9/20: The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme

The FIAS fellowship programme will support individual researchers conducting bottom-up research with the greatest freedom, with the IAS strong scientific and extra-academic support. FIAS offers on average 30 fellowships of 10-month per year.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, FIAS offers 31 fellowship positions: 17 in Paris, 5 in Lyon, 6 in Marseille and 3 in Montpellier.
The call is open from July 2020 to September 15th, 2020, 3 PM GMT. Late applications will not be considered.
For more information on the Programme, please consult the website: www.fias-fp.eu

Closed (10/9/20): Western Balkans Fellowship Programme at the Austrian Parliament

We are looking for the 6 best applicants from the WB6 National Parliaments, who want to shape the regional and European collaboration by using their knowledge and enthusiasm in applying the best practices in the process of administrative reform

10/9/20:Western Balkans Fellowship Programme at the Austrian Parliament

The European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) announces the call for applications for the Western Balkans Fellowship Programme at the Austrian Parliament. The fellowships funded by the Austrian Parliament are designed for civil servants working in the administrations of the National Parliaments in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. It is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge about the operations and practices of the Austrian Parliament as well as to observe and to learn from the administrative staff and professionals about the different aspects of their work.

The programme description and the full guidelines for the applicants are available at this page.

The deadline for submission of applications is 10 September 2020.

Closed (7/9/20): GCSEE/ERMA Call for papers: Children in migration – perspectives from South East Europe

GCSEE/ERMA) announces the call for papers for Children in migration: perspectives from South East Europe.

7/9/20: GCSEE/ERMA Call for papers “Children in migration: perspectives from South East Europe”

The Global Campus South East Europe / European Regional Master in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (GCSEE/ERMA) is glad to announce the call for papers for the edited volume Children in migration: perspectives from South East Europe. Read more

Deadline for abstracts submission: 7 September 2020

Closed (15/9/20): Call for scholarship applications: Schroubek-Fond Eastern Europa

The Schroubek Fund Eastern Europe offers a number of funding opportunities for German-speaking candidates.

15/9/20: Call for scholarship applications: Schroubek-Fond Eastern Europa

The Schroubek Fund Eastern Europe offers a number of funding opportunities for German-speaking candidates that include scholarships for one or two semesters exchange or study visits in cultural science at universities in Eastern Europe (preferably at universities in Middle-East- and South-East Europe with teachings in Slavic language), language courses, workshops, guest lectures and publications.

Please find the call in German and further informaition here

Closed (20/8/20): CfP: Rethinking Governance in the Time of the Pandemic. Perspectives from the Global South

The responses from the Global South demonstrated the huge variety, nationally but also regionally. We are interested in some of the key reactions and policy approaches.

Closed: CfP: Rethinking Governance in the Time of the Pandemic. Perspectives from the Global South; Deadline: 20 August 2020

The global reach of the epidemic, its discrete beginning and the common challenges that it presents to all countries provides an opportunity to compare how different countries have responded and to analyse what this tells us about the form and capacities of their government systems. So far, the responses from the Global South demonstrated the huge variety, nationally but also regionally. We are interested in some of the key reactions and policy approaches.

We propose a conference to review and compare government responses to the health epidemic with a view to answering the following question: what do responses say about postcolonial and post-socialist governments today? Paper proposals(including a paper title, abstract of up to 250 words, author’s contact details and short biographies) should be sent to jelenav@gapp-tt.org.

Deadline for paper proposals is 20August 2020. The selection committee will inform all applicants about the outcome of their application by 1 September 2020. Papers from the Conference will be published in conference proceedings. Read more

Closed: (17/7/20) Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2018- 2019: Support to Active Citizenship in Albania

This Call for Proposals aims to support active, critical and constructive citizenship in the public debate, particularly at local level.

Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2018- 2019: Support to Active Citizenship in Albania, Deadline: 17 July 20

European Commission, Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2018- 2019: Support to Active Citizenship in Albania

This Call for Proposals aims to support active, critical and constructive citizenship in the public debate, particularly at local level. There is a strong need to leverage on the expert knowledge of civil society in specific sectors by providing unique knowledge and experience to shape policy and strategy, and identifying and building solutions, as well as play the role of enabler in driving change in collaboration with other stakeholders such as business community, media, social partners etc. Participation in those decisions and policies requires appropriate processes and mechanisms of communication and exchange of information and expertise, such as interactive frameworks, creating safe processes of dialogue, develop skills, engagement and close work with media, exchanging good practices and professional knowledge, expanding civic participation, particularly of women and youth.

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum amount of EUR 850,000 and the maximum amount: EUR 1,700,000.

The Lead Partner and co-partners must be legal not-for-profit organizations established in an EU or accession country to the EU and be free of political affiliations. At least 1 (one) of the co-applicant(s) must be legally established in Albania.

Deadline for submission of concept notes: 17 July 2020 at 16:00 (Brussels date and time)

Please read further details here

Closed: 15/10/2020 EaSI call: Supporting people in vulnerable situations

This call for proposals aims to support existing or new partnerships in testing innovative approaches supporting in particular the delivery of Principle 14 of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

EaSI call: Establishing and testing integrated interventions aimed at supporting people in (the most) vulnerable situations, Deadline: 15 October 2020

This call for proposals aims to support existing or new partnerships in testing innovative approaches supporting in particular the delivery of Principle 14 of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

The call will support innovative and experimental local/regional-level projects aimed at putting in place comprehensive strategies, mechanisms and services ensuring a holistic approach to support people in (the most) vulnerable situations.

EESPN countries that can participate in the call include EU Member States, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

The deadline for the call is: 15 October 2020.

Please read the details here