Call for Applications: Third Edition of the UNAOC Summer School, Coimbra, Portugal, 4-12 August 2012
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is inviting youth partners to submit an application for its third Summer School “Bridging Hearts, Opening Minds and Doing Things Together”. The course aims to strengthen the role of youth in building tolerant and inclusive societies, youth ability to organise and take action and engage in civic participation, as well as identify educational principles to promote a “glocal civil intercultural citizenship”.
Students and representatives or members of youth organisations and movements partners to the Alliance are invited to apply. They should be nationals or residents in member States of the Group of Friends of Alliance or members of its partner organisations and be between 18 and 30 years old, from various regions and different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, academic and professional profiles, walks of life and interests.
During the course participants will acquire knowledge and tools to strengthen their ability to communicate across difference, interact with the “Other” and look at diversity as an asset for cross-fertilization and inter-cultural exchange from which mutual trust, better understanding and an innovative mindset can emerge and proliferate.
The course has a participation fee of 250 euros covering tuition, accommodation, meals and visits included in the programme. A number of grants to support travel, accommodation and tuition expenses of participants are available.