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Rondine Cittadella della Pace Program in Conflict Resolution 2019 (Fully-funded to Italy)

Rondine Cittadella della Pace have opened up their annual scholarship opportunity for students from the Balkans, MENA, SouthCaucus regions & Nigeria to come to Italy and study peace & conflict studies.

Application Deadline: 13th January 2019

Eligible Countries: Countries in MENA, Balkan and South Caucus regions; Nigeria

To be taken at (country): Italy

About the Award: Are you ready to meet your enemy? To learn the art of dialogue? To learn how to transform the conflict into an opportunity and generate social change? The World House is the experience that you are looking for!

Type: Training

Eligibility: Participants will be selected among candidates showing the following characteristics:

  • Ages between 21-28;
  • Sensibility and readiness to work on the topics of conflict of the country of origin and conflicts in general;
  • Predisposition to leadership;
  • Predisposition to public speaking and communication;
  • Predisposition to team and group work and active listening;
  • Predisposition to taking on roles of responsibility;
  • Predisposition to team building and active involvement;
  • Predisposition to civic engagement and volunteering;
  • Predisposition to entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
  • Project-oriented attitude, aiming at implementing social projects upon return to his/her home country;

  • Knowledge about civil society and the non-profit sector;

  • Sensibility about global sustainability or at least about some of the following topics: climate change, cooperation, welfare, civil and social economy;

  • A wish to deal with conflict management, during his/her own personal professional growth

Please, note that Italian is the official language for communication and activities in Rondine. For this reason, the program starts with a 3-month intensive course of Italian language and culture. Knowledge of English is also required for a profitable participation in the Rondine training.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: During the whole period of the participant’s stay, the association takes responsibility of covering the following costs:

  • Cost of the training activities in Rondine
  • Cost of the lodging
  • Cost of the academic or vocational training (enrolment fees, learning material, transportation)

A more detailed description of the economic aspects will be part of the Learning and Participation Agreement that the candidate will be asked to read and sign before the start of the trial period.

Duration of Programme: Two-year training program (July 2019 to June 2021)

How to Apply: Those interested in participating in the Rondine program must send the documents mentioned below before the 13thJanuary 2019 to the following email addresses: [email protected], or [email protected]

The required documents are:

  • Application form (here attached or to be filled online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fHea9mcpUqZmo19g1);
  • Copy of passport, valid at least until June 2020;
  • Motivation letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume;
  • Copy of the last qualification or certificate, diploma or degree earned;
  • The social impact project proposal that the candidate is planning to develop during his/her experience at Rondine and to implement upon return to his/her home country. The project should include the following points:
    • ◦Social and geographical contest in which the project will be developed;
    • ◦Objectives of the project;◦Expected activities;◦Methodologies to be used;
    • ◦Expected time-frame;
  • At least one recommendation letter, signed by a professor from the student’s university, or a supervisor of a non-profit or association in which the candidate is active;
  • Copy of the driving license;
  • Notice on personal data protection (hand-signed

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