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  1. Call for Treasurer

    We are looking for a new Treasurer to join our European Regional Committee (ERC) and support the work of WSCF-Europe! 

     

    The ERC is the Board leading the work of WSCF-Europe across all the different organisational and thematic areas of the Federation in the Europe region. It is made up of volunteers who are dedicated to the work and life of WSCF-Europe. Together, they work with partners and attend events and meetings on behalf of the region; they head preparatory committees for events and lead campaigns; they listen to the European Regional Assembly and implement the work suggested.

     

    Following our latest European Regional Assembly, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 3rd-8th October 2019, the position of Treasurer has remained vacant. We are, therefore, reaching out to our Student Christian Movements to find new candidates interested in fulfilling this role for the upcoming four years (with the option to step down after two years), until the next European Regional Assembly.

     

    The Treasurer role involves the following responsibilities:

    • Managing the finances of WSCF-Europe, in a sustainable manner.
    • Preparing and managing the annual budget of WSCF-Europe.
    • Ensuring WSCF-Europe accounts are professionally audited.
    • Ensuring office bookkeeping and cash management are completed to a high standard.
    • Meeting with partners and donors.
    • Helping to write budgets for funding applications and financial reports to donors.
    • Actively engaging with the rest of the ERC.

    We are particularly looking for candidates who:

    Essential

    • Are endorsed by their local or national Student Christian Movement.
    • Have a passion for implementing the WSCF-Europe mission and vision.
    • Are team players.
    • Have a communicative level of English.
    • Are able to commit to the following time demands (estimated):
    • Can attend and actively participate in committee meetings and related work (3-5 hours monthly).
    • Can attend and actively participate in two in-person ERC meetings (2 long weekends per year).
    • Are available to dedicate 1-2 hours weekly to the specific role (email communication, calls, active finance work).

    Desirable

    • Have attended or organized a WSCF-Europe regional event.
    • Have experience delivering educational youth activities, at the national or international level.
    • Have an interest or experience in managing finances.

    Please note that this role involves a four-year commitment, with the option to step down after two years. To apply for this role, please fill-in this short application form. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2019. If you have any questions about this role, please contact Christiane Gebauer, WSCF-Europe Chair, at .

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    October 13th, 2019 3:56 pm | Continue Reading
  2. Call for Campaigns Coordinator

    We are looking for a new Campaigns Coordinator to join our European Regional Committee (ERC) and support the work of WSCF-Europe! 

    The ERC is the Board leading the work of WSCF-Europe across all the different organisational and thematic areas of the Federation in the Europe region. It is made up of volunteers who are dedicated to the work and life of WSCF-Europe. Together, they work with partners and attend events and meetings on behalf of the region; they head preparatory committees for events and lead campaigns; they listen to the European Regional Assembly and implement the work suggested.

    Following our latest European Regional Assembly, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 3rd-8th October 2019, the position of Campaigns Coordinator has remained vacant. We are, therefore, reaching out to our Student Christian Movements to find new candidates interested in fulfilling this role for the upcoming two years, until the next European Regional Assembly.

    The Campaigns Coordinator role involves the following responsibilities:

    • Facilitating campaigns and solidarity work within WSCF-Europe.
    • Enabling the region and supporting European SCMs to effectively take part in WSCF Global campaigns.
    • Leading and implementing extended campaigns in the region and in European SCMs.
    • Creating campaign resources to be used by SCMs.
    • Developing creative campaigns, to follow two conferences per term, based on the ERA  thematic recommendations.
    • Identifying issues for solidarity statements, and drafting them to be passed by the ERC on behalf of the WSCF-Europe, in a timely manner.
    • Staying in contact with WSCF-Europe’s representative on the Advocacy and Solidarity Committee of WSCF Global.

    We are particularly looking for candidates who:

    Essential

    • Are endorsed by their local or national Student Christian Movement.
    • Have a passion for implementing the WSCF-Europe mission and vision.
    • Are team players.
    • Have a communicative level of English.
    • Are able to commit to the following time demands (estimated):
    • Can attend and actively participate in committee meetings and related work (3-5 hours monthly).
    • Can attend and actively participate in two in-person ERC meetings (2 long weekends per year).
    • Are available to dedicate 1-2 hours weekly to the specific role (email communication, calls, active finance work).

    Desirable

    • Have attended or organized a WSCF-Europe regional event.
    • Have experience delivering educational youth activities, at the national or international level.
    • Have an interest or experience in advocacy, campaigning and events planning.

    Please note that this role involves a two-year commitment. To apply for this role, please fill-in this short application form. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2019. If you have any questions about this role, please contact Christiane Gebauer, WSCF-Europe Chair, at

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    October 13th, 2019 3:30 pm | Continue Reading
  3. Call for Programme Coordinators

    We are looking for up to two Programme Coordinators to join our European Regional Committee (ERC) and support the work of WSCF-Europe! 

    The ERC is the Board leading the work of WSCF-Europe across all the different organisational and thematic areas of the Federation in the Europe region. It is made up of volunteers who are dedicated to the work and life of WSCF-Europe. Together, they work with partners and attend events and meetings on behalf of the region; they head preparatory committees for events and lead campaigns; they listen to the European Regional Assembly and implement the work suggested.

    Following our latest European Regional Assembly, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 3rd-8th October 2019, the position of Programme Coordinator has remained vacant. We are, therefore, reaching out to our Student Christian Movements to find new candidates interested in fulfilling this role for the upcoming two years, until the next European Regional Assembly.

    The Programme Coordinator role involves the following responsibilities:

    • Developing topics/themes for programs (conferences, campaigns and other events), based on the recommendations of the thematic working groups of the European Regional Assembly.
    • Coordinating the organisation of the programs (recruitment of team members, preparatory committee meetings, communication online, reporting after events, follow up activities etc.).
    • Keeping up contact and coordinating thematic working groups formed at the ERA, and drawing on their input, inspiration and support.
    • Assisting with fundraising for programs.

    We are particularly looking for candidates who:

    Essential

    • Are endorsed by their local or national Student Christian Movement.
    • Have a passion for implementing the WSCF-Europe mission and vision.
    • Are team players.
    • Have a communicative level of English.
    • Are able to commit to the following time demands (estimated):
    • Can attend and actively participate in committee meetings and related work (3-5 hours monthly).
    • Can attend and actively participate in two in-person ERC meetings (2 long weekends per year).
    • Are available to dedicate 1-2 hours weekly to the specific role (email communication, calls, active programme work).

    Desirable

    • Have attended or organized a WSCF-Europe regional event.
    • Have experience delivering educational youth activities, at the national or international level.
    • Have an interest or experience in event planning and programme management.

    Please note that this role involves a two-year commitment. To apply for this role, please fill-in this short application form. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2019. If you have any questions about this role, please contact Christiane Gebauer, WSCF-Europe Chair, at

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    October 13th, 2019 2:13 pm | Continue Reading
  4. 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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    September 16th, 2019 10:34 pm | Continue Reading
  5. 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 31st October 2019 (extended). 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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    September 15th, 2019 7:22 pm | Continue Reading
  6. 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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    September 9th, 2019 10:26 pm | Continue Reading
  7. 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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    August 22nd, 2019 1:12 pm | Continue Reading
  8. 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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    August 18th, 2019 1:36 pm | Continue Reading
  9. 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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    August 17th, 2019 1:50 am | Continue Reading
  10. 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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    August 16th, 2019 9:24 pm | Continue Reading