ROCK Fest na Uni 2012

Festival se održava u Novom Gradu na sjeverozapadu BiH. Iako se održavao i ranije u nekoliko navrata i pod drugim nazivima, ovaj put uz izmjenjen karakter želimo konačno da ga postavimo na stabilne noge (opet uz skroman početak), ovaj put uz pomoć Omladinske Banke Novi Grad koja je dala pola sredstava i MONO-a. Potrebno je da se mladima u Novom Gradu i šire pruži nešto drugačije i autentično.
Za mjesto održavanja odabran je stadion Mlakve u Novom Gradu, tačnije parking stadiona. Udaljen od centra grada oko

1,5 km ili 15ak min. hoda. Smješten je uz samu rijeku Unu (jedna od najljepših i najčistijih u BiH) gdje se mogu naći odlična mjesta za kamp, roštilj i kupanje (naravno sve je stvar vašeg izbora). Svakako će te se naći u dobrom društvu sa hladnim pivom i dobrom MUZIKOM.
Potreba za promocijom AUTORSKIH, (neafirmisanih), ALTERNATIVNIH muzičkih bendova iz grada predstavlja inicijalnu ideju u organizovanju ROCK festa NA UNI.
To je ujedno i želja da se kroz muzički izražaj prenese jasna i glasna poruka društvu i okruženju u kojem žive, da su mladi ljudi svjesni svoje pozicije i da im se omogući da daju svoj doprinos kulturi čiji su dio.

Nagrađeni video sa konkursa (Under)represented

Konkursom su se tražile nove i originalne teme u kojima kandidati predstavljaju svoj pogled na svijet, društvene pojave, probleme i teme od javnog interesa koje su uočili. Ključno je bilo da video-priča predoči novi aspekt, analizira stanje iz nove perspektive, otvori nova pitanja i finalno postavi određenu temu u žižu javnosti.

European Commission Call for Proposals for strengthening the role of civil society in human rights and democratic reform and implementation of EU guidelines on Death Penalty

The European Commission through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) has issued a call for proposals with the objectives of strengthening the role of civil society in human rights and democratic reform, and supporting the actions on human rights and democracy issues in areas covered by EU Guidelines, including on the death penalty.

Since this is a restricted call for proposals, only concept notes outlining the proposed project have to be submitted by the eligible applicants. Detailed proposals will be requested from shortlisted applicants after successful review of their concept notes.

There are two lots to be covered under this call for proposals and their objective are us under:

For lot 1 – the strengthening of transnational (regional and global) actions on conflict management, mediation and dialogue and/or strengthening regional/global civil society and its interaction with regional/global human rights mechanisms.

The aim is to support civil society networks developing greater cohesion in working on human rights, political pluralism and democratic political participation and representation, while contributing to the peaceful conciliation of group interests and combating discrimination on any ground; by developing equal participation of men and women in social, economic and political life, thus becoming an effective force for positive change, through cooperation among local civil society organisations and stakeholders.

For lot 2 – support for the implementation of the EU Guidelines on the Death Penalty, which provide the general framework for EIDHR assistance in this area as well as the EU policy towards third countries.

EIDHR support will be given to activities focusing on promoting the restrictive use of, the establishment of a moratorium on, and the abolition of the death penalty.

Deadline for submitting the concept notes is August 1, 2011

For more information and details, please visit this link.

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UN Women’s Call for Proposals for the UN Trust Fund – 19.01.2012.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, UN Women has announced the availability of grant support to NGOs under the the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

This call for proposals also marks the UN Trust Fund’s 15th Anniversary. It was established by UN General Assembly resolution 50/166 in 1996 to support national and local efforts to end violence against women. The UN Trust Fund awards grants annually through an open and competitive process. The majority of its grantees are NGOs, with grants awarded also to governments and UN country teams.

Current call for proposals is open to NGOs, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations to apply and seek funding support.

The areas of action under this call are:

  • Closing the Gap on the Implementation of National and Local Laws, Policies and Action Plans that Address Violence against Women
  • Addressing Violence against Women in Conflict, Post‐conflict and Transitional Settings

The UN Trust Fund can allocate funding from US $300,000 to $1 million for large civil society organizations, governments and UN Country teams. For small organizations, including grassroots women’s organizations and networks, project funding for a minimum of $100,000 will be considered. Project durations can be from 2-3 years.

Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note. Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note.

The deadline for submission of the Concept Note is 19 January 2012, 11:59pm New York Time (EST). For more information, visit this link.

UN Women’s Call for Proposals for the UN Trust Fund – 19.01.2012.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, UN Women has announced the availability of grant support to NGOs under the the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

This call for proposals also marks the UN Trust Fund’s 15th Anniversary. It was established by UN General Assembly resolution 50/166 in 1996 to support national and local efforts to end violence against women. The UN Trust Fund awards grants annually through an open and competitive process. The majority of its grantees are NGOs, with grants awarded also to governments and UN country teams.

Current call for proposals is open to NGOs, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations to apply and seek funding support.

The areas of action under this call are:

  • Closing the Gap on the Implementation of National and Local Laws, Policies and Action Plans that Address Violence against Women
  • Addressing Violence against Women in Conflict, Post‐conflict and Transitional Settings

The UN Trust Fund can allocate funding from US $300,000 to $1 million for large civil society organizations, governments and UN Country teams. For small organizations, including grassroots women’s organizations and networks, project funding for a minimum of $100,000 will be considered. Project durations can be from 2-3 years.

Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note. Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note.

The deadline for submission of the Concept Note is 19 January 2012, 11:59pm New York Time (EST). For more information, visit this link.

Poziv za dostavljanje projektnih prijedloga do 13.02.2012.

Poziv za dostavljanje projektnih prijedloga do 13.02.2012.

In fondacija, fondacija za unapređenje socijalne inkluzije djece i mladih u BiH uz finansijsku podršku Kinderpostzegels, Netherlands (KPZ) otvara poziv za lokalne nevladine organizacije kojima su primarni korisnici djeca i mladi uzrasta do 21 godine.

In fondacija podržava inovativne projektne prijedloge koji uključuju vlastito učešće ili podršku lokalne zajednice i koji u svoje aktivnosti uključuju volontere. Jedna od komponenti projekta bi trebala biti i aktivnost zagovaranja za promjene u zajednici, kao i promocija aktivne participacije korisničke grupe.

Pozivamo sve zainteresovane organizacije da pošalju svoje prijedloge projekata, a projektnu dokumentaciju mogu preuzeti s naše web stranice. Popunjene prijave dostavite na našu adresu: In fondacija, P.P. 45, 78102 Banja Luka, najkasnije do ponedjeljka, 13.02.2012. do 12.00 sati.

Napomena: prijave slati samo običnom poštom, što isključuje brzu dostavu.

Linux, GNU, and you

The GNU project started as an attempt to provide a free and open UNIX system to replace the expensive proprietary UNIXes of the day.

The GNU project took a long time to finish the most important part: the kernel. Explaining what a kernel is accurately would be too technical for this article, but it’s enough to say that it’s really important.

While GNU was working on its kernel, Linux popped up and started making waves. The trouble? Linux was just a kernel. While the kernel is a big deal, you need some tools around that kernel to make an operating system.

That’s where GNU came in. The Linux community took the kernel-deficient mass of GNU tools and merged them with Linux to make a full operating system.

But the GNU project wasn’t happy about this. That someone found value in their tools was great, but they were calling it “Linux.” GNU was nowhere to be found in the name.

“Linux? Who does this Finnish upstart think he is? Jerk.”

But GNU was born of the desire to open the world of UNIX to the masses, and forcing the Linux community to put GNU in the name would go against the GNU project’s principles.

So a compromise was reached: GNU would request inclusion in the name. Politely.

But very few people listened. People took issue with the form of inclusion GNU wanted.

“GNU/Linux”

You don’t need to be a marketing wizard to know why only the most die-hard GNU supporter goes along with this. It’s hideous.

What GNU misses is that Linux is a brand far more than it is a collection of code. Linux as a brand is about having the right tools for the job. It’s close to Windows in that respect.

People use Windows because it works. People use Linux, the software under the brand, because they can open their software center and get just about any tool they need in moments.

When most people say “Linux,” they’re referring to that brand and all it encompasses, not just the kernel. Linux works. Ubuntu Linux works. Fedora Linux works.

Even “Ubuntu Linux with GNU” sounds fine. I think most people could get behind that. It’s like “Intel inside.” It’s easy to put in marketing material. The average user won’t know (or care) what GNU is, but it’ll be there.

If GNU wants people to attribute its contribution in the name, it needs a better approach.

“Balkans, let´s get up!”

 

 

After the first succesful edition of the programme “Balkans, let´s get up!” in 2010 we are keen on calling for Applications for the second edition of the project in 2011.

Below you can find the detailed description of “Balkans, let´s get up!” and the modality for application.

For further information please visit our Website: http://www.balkansletsgetup.org or contact: info@balkansletsgetup.org

With best wishes
Your Balkans, let´s get up! team