Central Asian Youth Network (CAYN) Seminar

OSCE Central Asian Youth Network (CAYN) Seminar in Kazakhstan

“Innovating Central Asia” Seminar welcomes promising undergraduate students from Central Asia to share their viewpoints regarding threatening security issues in the region. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Program Office in Astana, Kazakhstan will organize this event to enhance the seminar participants’ critical thinking skills and encourage a co-operative approach among students by participating in panel discussions, interactive exercises, with their fellow students, CAYN alumni, and seminar organizers.

Deadline: 21 May, 2018

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Program date: 26 to 28 June, 2018

Language: English and Russian

Benefits:

  • All expenses will be paid.

Eligibilities:

  • Must have more than 18 years old during travel
  • Undergraduate students studying in universities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Afghanistan
  • English and Russian language proficiency

Required assignment

Candidates must submit one of the following:

  • An English ESSAY answering what are the fundamental requirements for emerging change in Central Asia? (Max. 500 words)
  • A video speaking in English or Russian presenting your suggested innovation (problem solving) in Central Asia in any field. (Max. 1-minute)

Essay evaluation criteria:

  • Original personal point of view regarding the problem
  • Ability to challenge current beliefs
  • Demonstration of reasoning
  • Intelligent related comments
  • Clear structure
  • Works must not be plagiarized.

Videos evaluation criteria:

  • Files must be .MP4 and .MOV format
  • Maximum file size for all formats is 50MB
  • Do not contain music
  • Introduce your full name at the beginning of the video
  • File name format must be fullname.cayn2018
  • Upload the video through Google account

Note: OSCE also encourages CAYN alumni to apply. Five funded places are reserved for them. CAYN alumni are required to complete a separate application form which is available in this link: goo.gl/GFND8g

 

For more information please visit the OSCE