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  1. Call for Illustrator: MOZAIK Ecumenical Journal

    Are you an aspiring photographer or graphic designer? Can you draw, paint or illustrate? If yes, we may have a job for you! WSCF Europe is looking for an illustrator for the next issue of our MOZAIK ecumenical journal. 

     

    What is the work about?

    Your role will be to prepare 30-35 black & white previously unpublished images and 2-4 colour images (for the journal cover pages). These will be used in the next issue of our journal Mozaik, which will be published after our training session in the Netherlands, focused on the topic of combating youth extremism. You will be part of the Editorial team, which will help you with ideas to direct and inspire your work. Your materials will be matched with articles, essays and other contributions from WSCF Europe events attendees and speakers, supporters and Senior Friends of WSCF Europe, Student Christian Movement members and other contributors.

     

    What do you need to know about Mozaik?

    Mozaik is the WSCF Europe ecumenical journal, first published in 1992. It is published twice a year, usually taking the same theme as one of the events organised by WSCF Europe in the period leading up to its publication. It is a forum for discussion that crosses denominational and cultural barriers, and brings together creative and critical thinking pieces from experts and young people across Europe. To read previous Mozaik issues, visit our Issuu page.

     

    When will you be working? You will need to be deliver your illustrations before the end of January 2020.

    Remuneration:  200 € 

     

    How to apply?

    If you are interested in being the illustrator for the forthcoming Mozaik, please send to us:

    • three example pictures, previously unpublished, that can be used in the journal;
    • a short (150-200 words) description of your visual/artistic vision for this Mozaik journal issue.

    Please send the above mentioned materials to , by the 1st December 2019.

    For more details about this role, please email Daniel Jara, Mozaik Editor-in-Chief, on .

     

    The Mozaik Journal publication is possible due to the  financial support received from the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

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  2. Call for articles: MOZAIK 39 – Together Against Youth Extremism!

    Submit by: 30th September 2019

    General Topic: Together Against Youth Extremism!

     

    We live in a world that changes with a speed never seen before. People connect with each other through one simple click, and both urban and rural youth are hyper-connected. In this context, all kind of ideas spread in a matter of seconds, especially those which share an extremist nuance. Almost always their victims belong to marginalized groups, such as immigrants, refugees, religious/ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ communities etc. How can we stop this trend? How to engage youths in these efforts? Is it possible to empower them, so that they can combat extremism? Could we provide alternatives and opportunities to those who share extremist points of view?

    During this year, participants at our youth gathering in the Netherlands will reflect on these, and other similar, questions. In our 39th edition of MOZAIK, we want to delve into these topics. Therefore, we welcome perspectives from European students and people with experience of combating and/or campaigning against youth extremism. We are interested in discovering and reflecting on these experiences, and understand how our ethnic and religious diversity can enhance these efforts through text, visual art, poetry and other means.

    Whom do I contact?

    We are accepting contributions of articles up to 2,000 words, with a preliminary deadline of 30th September 2019. For more information, contact Mozaik’s Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Jara, at mozaik@wscf-europe.org.

     

    We look forward to receiving your contributions!

    The Mozaik Journal publication is possible due to the  financial support received from the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

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  3. Call for participants – CHALLENGE IT: Exploring Approaches & Innovation for Combating Youth Extremism

    Dear Friends of WSCF-Europe,

    The European Union (EU) elections took place in May 2019 – in every EU country, people were, and are still worried about the results. To what extent will the extremist parties in the Parliament influence politics? The question is not just present in EU countries, but globally. In this WSCF training session, we will be addressing the topic of Youth Extremism leading to violence. What is extremism? How does it emerge? Why are some types of extremism more socially accepted than others? What is our role as Christians in approaching and interacting with extremism?

    From the 1st to the 7th of November 2019, we will be hosting a training in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on the topic “CHALLENGE IT: Exploring Approaches and Innovation for Combating Youth Extremism”. If you are interested in this topic, ready to look beyond your own context and motivated to learn about possible actions, fill in this application form by 15th September and join us!

    The participation fee for the event is €50 only and all travel costs will be covered. However, we wouldn’t want this to be an obstacle for young people who want to attend – so if you are struggling with this fee, please get in touch, and let us know. Alternatively, if you would like to donate an extra amount, on top of the fee, to fund costs for other participants – this would be greatly appreciated.

    If you have any questions regarding the event, please get in touch with Christiane Gebauer, WSCF Programme Coordinator, at .

    This event is made possible by funding received from the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and from the Otto Per Mille of the Waldensian Church of Italy.

     

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  4. Call for Native-Speaker Editor: MOZAIK Ecumenical Journal

    Mozaik is the ecumenical journal of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) Europe region. It was established in 1992, and it is published twice a year in English, in connection with the thematic conferences of the four interest areas (theology, culture and higher education, solidarity and gender) of WSCF Europe. The editorial board of Mozaik consists of: the Editor-in-Chief, the Chairperson of WSCF Europe or other board member, Journal Illustrators, Native-Speaking Editors, Communications Officer, and the Art Editor.

    Responsibilities:

    • To process new contributions to the journal issue.
    • To edit five submitted articles.
    • To maintain and enhance the journal’s quality and reputation.

    Essential requirements:

    • Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old.
    • To be an English native-speaker.
    • Breadth of knowledge in the various topics of Mozaik.
    • A well-organized person, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
    • Editorial work experience.

    Desirable requirements:

    • Experience with WSCF or other Church/ecumenical work.

    Remuneration:

    Not applicable. This is a voluntary role.

    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should send a CV (including, if relevant, past and present WSCF involvement and highlighting personal skills in regard to the job description) and two samples of publications which they have previously edited, to the WSCF Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Jara, at the following address: , by the 31st October 2019.

    Responsibilities for the new native-speaker editor will begin upon selection, in partnership with the current Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Jara.

    Past issues of Mozaik are available for review at http://wscf-europe.org/resources/mozaik/pass-issues/, and more recent issues are available at https://issuu.com/wscfeurope, as well as upon request from the WSCF Europe Office.

    The Mozaik Journal publication is possible due to the  financial support received from the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

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  5. We need you! We are looking for Event Team Members & Coordinator

    Do you want to provide a brilliant training/study session, co-organized with the Council of Europe, in the European Youth Centre Budapest , and have an amazing time? We are currently looking for 3 team members that will work together from November 2019 until May 2020 (4 – 8 May 2020, Hungary, Budapest) on how to make this happen. The theme of the Study Session will be “Confessing Church today: Combating right-wing populism as Christians”.The team will work together with a Council of Europe educational advisor/trainer.

    If you are an open-minded person, willing to learn from and with others, have experience in conference/event organization, and are involved with WSCF or local Student Christian Movements, we are looking forward to getting to know you!

    For the Team Coordinator, we look for someone with: a good understanding of what event organisation and management means; a passion for working with people; resourceful and committed to take full ownership of event experience with others. The Team Coordinator should have experience: coordinating a project team; designing/delivering a training /learning programme; and the ability to prioritise. It is key to have experience working with young people. You will be given support to coordinate and learn on the job, and you will be advised on organisational practices and tools to use to organize events efficiently and effectively.

    Deadline for applications:  1 October 2019

    Please fill-in this application form to give us an idea on who you are, what you could contribute and what you would like to learn from this unique experience!

    Hope to meet you soon,

    Your European Regional Committee

    For more information, contact Christiane Gebauer on .

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  6. We are recruiting! Social Media Volunteer

    We are recruiting a Social Media Volunteer to support our communications work by creating content for our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). The volunteer will be working closely with and be trained and supported by our Communications Officer.

    Role description:

    • Administering the WSCF Europe Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts;
    • Posting 2-3 times per week on the WSCF Europe Facebook page. The posts will include: news from WSCF Europe’s or other regions’ member movements; news from other WSCF regions; WSCF Global news; and news from WSCF Europe partners and donors (such as the Council of Europe, European Youth Foundation etc.). This may involve some information gathering and monitoring of news from member movements, other WSCF regions, partners and donors;
    • Working closely with the WSCF Europe Communications Officer to find out the latest news and coordinate published communications.

    The WSCF Europe Communications Officer will continue to administer the social media channels alongside the volunteer, but will focus mainly on promoting work directly delivered by WSCF Europe. The volunteer will have the full support of the Communications Officer, especially over the first few weeks in the role. This is a fantastic opportunity if you like to broaden your knowledge of social media channels, non profit sector and ecumenical organizations, from a broader, European and global perspective.

    Person specification:

    • Some knowledge or experience with WSCF;
    • Availability for 1-2 hours weekly for 1 year;
    • Some experience with social media administration (personal or professional experience).

    Application form: 

    To apply, please fill-in this brief application form.

    Deadline: 20 September 2019

    Contact us for more information – Zuzana Babicova (WSCF Europe Chairperson). at , or Maria Atanasoaei (WSCF Europe Communications Officer), at . We look forward to hearing from you! 

     

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  7. Call for Nomination Committee Members

    Would you like to help WSFC-Europe by ensuring enough available and motivated young people are standing for European Regional Committee (ERC) roles in 2021 regional assembly? If your answer is yes, then the Assembly in October 2019 may elect you to be one of the 5 members of the Nomination Committee. 

    You can apply to be a Member of the Nomination Committee, if you meet at least one of the following criteria: 

    1. You are a former or outgoing (current) member of the ERC;
    2. You are a current member of an affiliated or associated member movements eligible to vote on the Assembly;
    3. You are a current or former staff member of the member movements or of WSCF-Europe. 

    A full description of the Nomination Committee is available here.

    Deadline: 30 September 2019

    Application form: To apply, please fill in this brief application form.

    For more information, connect with Zuzana Babicova, WSCF Europe Chairperson, at .

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  8. Apply for a European Regional Committee position!

    Dear members of Movements,

    Every two years, for the last 50 years since the WSCF Europe region was established, in 1968, there is an opportunity for you – it is a privileged leadership training opportunity to be a Board Member of a long standing organisation. WSCF Europe has 5 decades of history uniting young Christians from across Europe to work for justice and peace in their times. Your role, together with your team members, shall be to sustain the wellbeing of the organisation by collective financial management, participating at strategic organizational planning, contributing to fundraising and resource development, delivering  programs, being the ambassador of and enhancing the organization’s public image, networking and building partnerships and learning together by assessing ERC’s own performance as the governing body of the organization.

    You can apply for one of the following roles, with the opportunity to define further your specific programmatic role:

    Chairperson

    Vice Chairperson

    Treasurer

    Program Coordinator (X2)

    Links Coordinator

    Global Networking Coordinator

    Campaigns Coordinator

    Fundraising Coordinator

    Executive Committee Member (X2)

    It is about giving, but also receiving- opportunities to help with your skills and grow further, meet new people and make friends on the way. Being on the Regional Committee of WSCF-Europe is not always about being ready- but about being committed, motivated and having time to volunteer and work together as a team together.  Consider one of the roles and hear life changing experiences  of what 2 years on the ERC gave to many people over the last decade.

    Apply for an ERC position before 1st October 2019 (extended), by filling-in the application form. The new ERC will be announced during our European Regional Assembly, which this year will be held in Denmark. Don’t hesitate to submit your application today.  Please read carefully requirements to meet the role mission with other team members. If you have questions or would like to informally discuss the role, contact Zuzka Babicova at chair@wscf-europe, or other members of the current committee – see contacts here. We are happy to have a chat with you at any time.

     

    Requirements:

    Essential:

    • Being endorsed by your movement (affiliated or associated), or a co-opted member (contact movement)
    • Passion for WSCF-E mission
    • Team mindset
    • Communicative English

    Time Demands (approximate):

    • Attend and actively participate in committee meetings and related work (3-5 hours monthly)
    • Attend and actively participate in two in-person ERC meetings  (2 long weekends per year)
    • To be available to dedicate 1-2 hours weekly to your specific role (email communication, calls, active project team work)

    Desirable:

    • Have attended or organized a WSCF-Europe regional event
    • Experience delivering educational youth activities at the national or international level
    • Interest or experience in finance/ HR/ communications/ advocacy/ legal/ campaigning/ fundraising
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  9. Call for By-Laws amendments: ERA 2019

    Every two years, at our European Regional Assembly (ERA), there is a chance for our region, as part of the wider Federation, to look and plan ahead. As part of this process, Student Christian Movements have an opportunity to review the WSCF Europe Constitution, known as the By-Laws of WSCF-Europe. This is also true for our upcoming ERA, which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 3rd-8th October. Every movement can submit a proposal to amend this document guiding the region. After you submit your proposal, 6 weeks before the Assembly, all proposals will be communicated to movements for the review process.

    If you want to submit a suggested change to the By-Laws, please complete this form by 1st August 2019.

    To find out more about the European Regional Assembly, please visit our ERA 2019 info page.

    If you have any questions, please contact Meme, WSCF Europe Vice-Chair, at or Zuzka, WSCF Europe Chair, at

     

    Deadline: 1 August 2019

    By Laws

    Submission form

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  10. ERA 2019 Info page

    European Regional Assembly

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    3-8th October 2019

    Practical information:

    Address of the venue: YMCA Denmark, Oliebladsgade 7, 2300 København

    Airport: Kastrup Airport Copenhagen

    Participation fee: 75 euros

    Travel and insurance: self-paid (In case financial assistance is needed, contact us please.)

    Arrival: 3rd October, before 16:00

    Departure: 8th October, after breakfast. However, if you plan to run for the ERC role, please kindly plan your departure for 9th October, as the 8th October will be the day for the meeting of incoming and outgoing ERC groups.

    For your action:

    1. Apply to be a Delegate to represent your SCM by 30th May 2019 (extended) – Details and  application form.
    2. Apply to be an ERC member for 2017-2019 by 1st September 2019 – Details and application form.
    3. Submit your suggested changes to the By Laws of WSCF Europe by filling in this form by 1st August.
    4. Consider running for a position in the WSCF Europe Nomination Committee, and apply by 30th SeptemberDetails and application form.

     

    For reference:

        1. ERA 2019 info pack
        2. ERC roles, including those currently open
        3. ERA 2019 Agenda
        4. By Laws of the WSCF-Europe
          1. Proposed Amendments for ERA 2019
          2. Explanations to Proposed Amendments – SCM Norway
          3. Explanations to Proposed Amendments – ERC/ERA 2017 Group
        5. WSCF Constitution
        6. Documents from ERA 2017: Minutes & Policy Papers
        7. Testimonials of past ERC members
        8. 2017 Annual report

     

    The Regional Assembly of WSCF-Europe (ERA) is the highest decision-making body of the WSCF-Europe. The ERA gathers bi-annually, and consists of all Student Christian member Movements of WSCF-Europe. The tasks of the ERA are the following:

    1. To discuss and vote on the organisational and thematic direction of the region for the upcoming two years;
    2. To elect a new European Regional Committee (ERC), which consists of representatives of the Federation, which come from associated or affiliated
      member movements. The elected ERC serves as the standing committee until the next ERA;
    3. To review and vote upon possible changes of the By Laws, which govern as the constitution of WSCF-Europe;
    4. To renew as a community and to pray together for a common vision.

     

    This year’s ERA will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 3-8th October, and is organised in collaboration with YMCA Denmark. The event is made possible by funding received from the European Commission, through the Erasmus+ Programme.

    ERC is keen to have as many of the affiliated and associated Student Christian Movements represented at this year’s ERA, and invites all movements to choose Delegates that can represent them in Denmark.

    The ERA is also a time for reviewing the By-Laws of WSCF Europe. Every movement can submit a proposal to amend this document guiding the region. After you submit your proposal, 6 weeks before the Assembly, all proposals will be communicated to movements for the review process.

    The WSCF Europe team is looking forward to seeing you to help us create the future for our organisation together, through spiritual renewal and positive community time in Denmark.

    For any comments and thoughts, please feel free to contact the Chair, Zuzana Babicova at .

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