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15th Young Faces Conference: “Use and Abuse of Electronic Surveillance”, Slovenia, 20-23 October 2015

Deadline:

August 31, 2015

Event Date:

October 20, 2015 - October 23, 2015

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15th Young Faces Conference: “Use and Abuse of Electronic Surveillance”

This year’s programme will develop participants’ understanding of the issues surrounding the use of electronic surveillance; explore international standards and best practices in balancing the need for electronic surveillance with human rights. At the end of the programme, the participants will be informed about improved strategies on dealing with the challenges of safeguarding human rights in the context of protecting national security.

Specific topics and skill areas that will be covered include:

  • Relevant actors involved in the use of electronic surveillance,
  • The levels of protection against the illegal use of surveillance and the main challenges of safeguarding human rights while protecting national security
  • The legal and political frameworks for the legitimate use of electronic surveillance

The School is organised by DCAF and co-funded by DCAF and the Swiss Ministry of Defence.

 

To be considered for the network, applicants must:

  1. Be no more than 35 years old on 31 December 2015;
  2. Be public officials, corporate sector representatives, graduate students or members of civil society or the media from the Western Balkans or Moldova;
  3. Hold a graduate degree (or be enrolled in a graduate degree programme) or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline;
  4. Have a good command of English, spoken and written;
  5. Submit the following,by e-mail to f.klopfer@dcaf.ch, no later than 31 August 2015.
  • a detailed curriculum vitae (CV);
  • a completed application form (link below).

All documents must be submitted in English and should be formatted using Microsoft Word. 

  1. Be willing to commit to actively participate in all Network activities:
  • Be available to participate in a four-day workshop (to be organised from 20 to 23 October 2015 in Bled, Slovenia);
  • Be available to take part in an interactive online classroom environment and an online preparatory session in form of a webinar (for this, participants need access to the Internet) and;
  • Be prepared to engage in research aimed at developing a 1’500 – 2’000 word policy paper (assignment).

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