16th Young Faces Conference - Strategic Cybersecurity Policy Development in Southeast Europe 2016, Serbia


Deadline:

October 14, 2016

Event Date:

November 29, 2016 - December 01, 2016


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About the program

This year’s programme will develop participants’ understanding of challenges in cybersecurity governance; explore best practices and relevant tools for developing and implementing cybersecurity policies. At the end of the programme, the participants will be informed about tools for cybersecurity governance development, devising cybersecurity strategies and action plans, identifying the needs of stakeholders and conceptualising multistakeholder discussions on cybersecurity.

Specific topics and skill areas that will be covered include:

  1. The main cybersecurity issues and how they relate to other policy areas, stakeholders involved;
  2. Strategic goals in and tools for cybersecurity governance;
  3. Developing a cybersecurity strategy;
  4. Multistakeholder involvement in policy discussion and implementation, including international and regional discussion mechanisms.

This year’s programme is co-organised by DCAF and DiploFoundation.

To be considered for the programme, applicants must:

  1. Be no more than 35 years old on 31 December 2016;
  2.  Be public officials, corporate sector representatives, graduate students or members of civil society or the media from the Western Balkans, Croatia 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 very good command of English, spoken and written;
  5. Submit the following,by e-mail to y.faces@dcaf.ch, no later than Friday, 14 October 2016.
    a detailed curriculum vitae (CV);
    a completed application form.

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

  • Be willing to commit to actively participate in all Network activities:Be available to participate in a three-day workshop (to be organised from 29 November to 1 December 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia;
  • 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 1’000 word policy brief (assignment).

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), in cooperation with DiploFoundation, invites promising young professionals to apply for a place in DCAF’s 2016 Young Faces Conference (YFC) on Strategic cybersecurity policy development in Southeast Europe. With distance learning activities and a three-day workshop from 29 November to 1 December 2016 the participants will discuss the difficulties of creating effective cybersecurity policy, which is holistic and evidence based, they will learn to better assess challenges of implementation of regulatory frameworks and functioning mechanisms in cybersecurity. Moreover, the programme aims to equip young professionals from Southeast Europe with some tools for developing and implementing cybersecurity policies. The main emphasis of discussions will be on analysing the governance frameworks of Southeast European countries on cybersecurity and their implementation. This will also include a debate on acknowledging issues such as universal access to the internet and net neutrality, online transparency, privacy and data protection, and copyright on the internet.

Outline of the activities of the 2016 Young Faces Conference:

1. Preparatory activities: Participants receive a reader with articles to be read and commented on in preparation for the workshop.
To allow participants to discuss the reading material, interactive online lessons will be organised (for this, participants need access to the Internet).
2. Workshop: 29 November to 1 December 2016, Belgrade, Serbia.
3. Assignment (October to December 2016): Each participant writes a 1’000 word policy brief on a topic related to cybersecurity governance (exact topics TBD).

  • Participants present their first drafts at the workshop in
    November.
  • The final drafts are due by the end of December.

To be considered for the 2016 Young Faces Conference, applicants must:

  1. Be no more than 35 years old on 31 December 2016;
  2. Be public officials, graduate students, or members of civil society or the media from the Western Balkans, 1 Croatia or Moldova;
  3. Hold a graduate degree (or be enrolled in a graduate degree programme) or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline;
  4. Have very good command of English, spoken and written;
  5. Submit the following, by e-mail to y.faces@dcaf.ch :  a detailed curriculum vitae (CV);  a completed application form (Annex 2). All documents must be submitted in English and should be formatted using Microsoft Word.
  6. Be willing to commit to actively participate in all programme activities: 
  • Be available to participate in a three-day workshop (to be organised from 29 November to 1 December 2016);
  • be available to take part in an interactive online preparatory sessions (for this, participants need access to the Internet) and;
  • be prepared to engage in research and draft a 1’000 word policy brief (assignment).

Logistics

Interested candidates are asked to submit their applications by email to Franziska Klopfer (y.faces@dcaf.ch) by Friday, 14 October 2016, at the latest.

Following a review of applications, approximately 30 candidates will be selected to participate in the 2016 Young Faces Conference. The candidates will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by Thursday, 20 October 2016.

Selected candidates will subsequently receive a folder of material, which they are expected to thoroughly review over the course of the preparatory activities and in advance of the three-day workshop. The organisers will cover all related expenses for selected candidates, including meals, hotel accommodation and economy class travel expenses, when applicable.

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