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Erste Foundation Fellowship for Social Research

Erste Foundation Fellowship for Social Research

first_img LinkedIn 0 Designboom and Deutsche Bank “Future Banking” Contest → ← Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator Exchange Programme Similar Stories International Summer School on Migration Research in Azerbaijan Deadline: 24 August 2014Open to:  researchers, scientists and practitioners from Central, East and South-East EuropeFellowship: up to 12,000 EURDescriptionDemographic and socio-economic changes affecting the development of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe are among the most significant  challenges for the future of social cohesion and solidarity building in our societies. ERSTE Foundation, therefore, invites researchers, scientists and practitioners from these regions to research on topics related to economic and social demographic change. The fellowships are awarded based on a proposal for a research paper approaching the research topic listed in their website, in a theoretical, empirical or practical way.EligibilityThe fellowship is open for researchers, scientists and practitioners from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe studying or dealing with economic, political and cultural relations, engagement of diaspora and international migration and/or diaspora politics in this region in a theoretical, empirical or practical way. The research proposals should not only consider opportunities, but also tackle possible challenges created by diasporas and international migration. Wherever possible, research results should lead to policy recommendations.FellowshipSubsidies for research activities, meetings, data purchase, expert-interviews, translation and travel expenses will be granted as a quarterly stipend in total  of 12,000 EUR. In addition, fellowship includes – invitation to scientific conferences, affiliation with a network of researchers and practitioners, participation in several internal workshops: kick-off meeting, summer school, closing event and selected public events and publication and promotion of results.ApplicationPlease apply by 24 August 2014 using online application system.For further information, please visit the official website. July 31, 2014 Published by lenka Reddit +1center_img Tweet PhD Position on Mobility in Context at Maastricht University Pocket Share 0 Erste Foundation Fellowship for Social Research Starter Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates at University of Bamberg Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. last_img read more

Bar Conference: level the advocacy playing field – barristers

Bar Conference: level the advocacy playing field – barristers

first_imgThe Criminal Bar Association will launch a campaign on Monday aimed at ‘levelling the playing field’ between barristers and solicitor-advocates, who it alleges enjoy an unfair competitive advantage. Tony Cross QC, chair of the CBA, told a Bar Conference session highlighting the great criminal barristers of yesteryear that today’s junior barristers are being denied access to the cases that would enable them to become tomorrow’s QCs and judges because of a damaging imbalance in practising rules.Cross (pictured) alluded to a report on criminal advocacy earlier this year by Sir Bill Jeffrey, which noted a ‘marked shift’ in the distribution of advocacy work in the Crown court away from the bar, with ‘many more solicitor-advocates than there were in the years following the liberalisation of the rights of audience’.Jeffrey also highlighted the fact that a barrister needs to have completed 120 days of advocacy training, whereas a solicitor can be accredited to practise in the Crown court with as few as 22 hours’ of such training.Jeffrey added: ‘The group of providers who are manifestly better trained as specialist advocates are taking a diminishing share of the work, and are being beaten neither on price nor on quality.’Cross told the Gazette afterwards that the CBA’s campaign will demand that the ‘playing field be levelled’ so that barristers have the same opportunities to compete for work as HCAs. The association will also call on the Solicitors Regulation Authority to ban fee-sharing between HCAs and solicitor partners, which the bar argues favours solicitor-advocates over barristers.Cross, of Garden Court Chambers, said the campaign will also draw on a 2010 report commissioned by the Law Society from consultant Nick Smedley, which described the training arrangements for solicitor-advocates as ‘not fit for purpose’.Smedley urged the Society to take ‘immediate steps’ to address these issues, in particular by establishing a new advocacy accreditation scheme for HCAs and an academy for solicitor-advocates. Post-qualification, Smedley said, HCAs should be mentored during their first three years in practice, with mandatory continuing professional development advocacy skills training, and a minimum number of ‘flying hours’ prescribed to outlaw what he called the phenomenon of the ‘occasional HCA’. Cross declined to comment on the uncertain future of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates, after an appeal by barristers against the decision to proceed with the scheme was dismissed earlier this month.However, even though in 2012 the Law Society launched its own specialist Advocacy Section, Cross maintained that the consultant’s near four-year-old recommendations had been largely ignored.last_img read more

Corrosion resistant rail installed at Drax power station

Corrosion resistant rail installed at Drax power station

first_imgUK: British Steel has supplied Drax power station with Zinoco corrosion resistant coated rail for use at a level crossing where significant rail damage had been identified during a track renewal programme.The coating provides a barrier to corrosion, with enhanced impact resistance compared to previous treatments, and also provides sacrificial protection even if areas of the coating are breached. ‘Zinoco was designed for use in environments where corrosion determines rail life, such as the level crossing at Drax where it’s just been installed’, said Richard Bell, British Steel’s Commercial Director, Rail. ‘We were pleased to support Drax on its track renewal programme and we’re delighted to see Zinoco, which was developed at our Scunthorpe headquarters, being used by a growing number of rail operators.’last_img read more

EDC hears Second Causeway Project update

EDC hears Second Causeway Project update

first_img RelatedSepulveda: Second Causeway closer than everBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC) received an update on the Second Causeway project, heard a report on an entrepreneurship program, and considered funding requests related to the Birding Center and Sea Turtle Inc. during its Tuesday, Feb, 21 meeting. “We’re a…March 3, 2017In “News”Council updated on Second Causeway, airport expansionBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Presentations on Brownsville-South Padre Island Airport expansion, the Second Causeway project, and the Master Thoroughfare Plan highlighted the SPI City Council meeting of Wednesday, May 16. Council heard an update on the Second Causeway presented by Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) Executive Director…May 25, 2018In “News”Looking forward: Patel plans for Island’s futureBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] February 26, 2015 South Padre Island Mayor Barry Patel gave a broad three to five year outlook on some of the goals and expectations he is hoping the city will meet at the most recent session of the SPI Chamber’s “Coffee and Conversation”…February 27, 2015In “News” Share By KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSA report on the status of the South Padre Island Second Access project highlighted a recent meeting of the City of South Padre Island  Economic Development Corporation.Adrian Rincones, Chief Financial Officer of the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) presented information about the SPI Second Access Project. “The SPI Second Access is by far I think the largest project in our portfolio, but also the most challenging,” stated Rincones. “I don’t think there’s a doubt that it’s needed and it’s wanted, and I think that same message resounds all the way to TxDOT in Austin, but the challenges with a project like this is really the cost and the development on the environmental side.”“The main purpose of the SPI Second Access, and the message that we are really portraying out there is safety,” stated Rincones. “The fact that this (the causeway) can get shut down by a collapse, or just a simple traffic jam, and it shuts down access to the Island,” is the concern being delivered to officials.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more