BSIS International Conference

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BSIS International Conference 2017: 6-7 April, Brussels

This year’s BSIS International Conference will involve a number of panels and discussions exploring the evolution and contestation of responsibility between the state and non-state actors in the provision of ‘public goods’. This conference focuses on the responsibility and legitimacy implicated in governing claims over a population; at the core of the question of who provides what and to whom? Understanding how states compete or engage with non-state actors involved in providing public goods traditionally of state responsibility (such as security, healthcare, justice, or education) is extremely relevant today. This conference’s theme participates in a broader debate aiming to understand what we could and should expect from a modern-day state, and aims to help in the development of more appropriate, coherent and efficient policy-making in the treatment of particularly pressing global issues.

This year’s Brussels School of International Studies International Conference invites high level speakers and globally leading academics on the following topics (see the complete program here):

  • The Development Dilemma: who’s responsible for aid?
  • Non-state actors in health policies: the Ebola outbreak as a case study
  • The Taliban Shadow Justice: a challenge to the state or an opportunity to reinvent the judiciary?
  • Writing the textbooks in crisis situations: the Iraqi case
  • Beyond Internet access: Developing Countries and their citizens’ data protection
  • Forced migrants in Austria: who’s responsible?
  • Armed Groups and Humanitarians: a de facto partnership?
  • Shifting the security monopoly: EU counterterrorism and the State

For more information about the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent, and the BSIS International Conference 2017, visit kent.ac.uk/brussels/conference.

Young European Leadership is grateful for the increased support of the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent and the conference team for providing five scholarships for the Young European Leadership delegation which will support covering transport or accommodation costs for the selected delegates. The scholarships will be dedicated to YEL Delegates, whose responsibilities will include covering the event on social media as well as photo‐documentation of the conference.

Applicant Profiles/Requirements

  • Delegates are expected to possess a relevant background in the area of the conference, which will ensure high returns for them, the conference and YEL.
  • Delegates will need to contribute to the topic of the conference. Being a YEL delegate implies investing time before, during and after the conference to properly represent yourself and also Young European Leadership.
  • Applicants have to contribute to the delegation by writing short articles and/or social media input.
  • Young European Leadership may conduct interviews during the selection process.
  • You may be asked to give a short interview to Young European Leadership’s media team before, during or after the event.
  • Failure to comply with the guidelines may lead to the immediate exclusion of the application process. Young European Leadership reserves the right to exclude individuals from the application process, discharge applicants from any appointments upon being selected, or to take any other steps deemed necessary, in cases such as, but not excluded to, (voluntarily or involuntarily) falsely provided information, unlawful acts in any other regard, disqualifies him‐ or herself via significant lack of performance or other aspects disqualifying him or her to represent the Young European Leadership.
  • Media delegates are expected to provide their own equipment. Young European Leadership is at no point in time liable for any damage or loss of such equipment.
    Please note that Young European Leadership asks for a €10 contribution towards the organisation from all candidates who accept an offer to join a YEL delegation.
  • Additional questions? Please contact events@younglead.eu with the subject BSIS 2017: Question Application.
  • Application deadline: 11th of March, 2017 23:59 CET.
  • In addition to the requirements on the website, I confirm for the event/events I applied for that: Click “Yes” in below form to confirm:
    1. I would be able to attend the entire event/event
    2. I have read and understood all specific participation requirements
    3. I have attached all the required documentation (e.g. portfolio, links to online work, written work etc.)
    4. I understand that it is my responsibility to arrange/pay for any VISA application, travel, accommodation, insurance and any other costs that may be incurred by my participation
    5. I acknowledge that I would join the conference exclusively in the capacity of a YEL delegate, not on behalf of any other organization, institution, privately, or any such alike
    6. I understand that should I be selected as a delegate, I would be required to pay a EUR 10 contribution to YEL
    7. All information in this application form is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge
    8. YEL reserves the right to expel delegates at any point in time throughout the process from the delegation and all activities or take any other measures deemed necessary, upon forms of misconduct or other reasons within YEL’s discretion, and that YEL will not be liable for any incurred costs by the participant in this or other matters.

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BSIS International Conference 2016: 7-8 April, Brussels

In 2016, violence and conflict continue to be rife in many regions of the world. Topics such as post-conflict return migration, disarmament and conflict mediation continue to dominate the global security agenda as of today, requiring the attention of scholars across all disciplines of international relations as well as conflict, peace and security studies, economics and international law.

This year’s Brussels School of International Studies International Conference invites 28 high level speakers and globally leading academics on the following topics (see the complete program here):

  • Post-conflict return migration;
  • Does it diminish risk? DDR and conflict recurrence;
  • Surviving in silence: male survivors of gender based sexual violence in post-conflict societies;
  • Who is a victim? Who is a perpetrator? Transitional justice in post-conflict societies;
  • Where is your AK-47 going? Casting a shadow over the international arms trade;
  • Managing frozen conflicts in the former Soviet Union: solutions and consequences.

Young European Leadership is grateful for the support of the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent and the conference team for providing six scholarships for Young European Leadership’s delegation which will support covering the costs for the delegates’ stay in Brussels. One of the scholarships is dedicated to a YEL Media Delegate, whose responsibilities includes covering the event on social media as well as photo-documentation of the conference. For more information about the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent, and the BSIS International Conference 2016, visit kent.ac.uk/brussels/conference.

Application deadline: Applications are closed. The delegation will be announced in due course. Additional questions? Please contact events@younglead.eu with the subject BSIS 2016: Question Application.