International Essay Competition for Human Rights

International Essay Competition for Human Rights
Conference in Berlin

Starting now! Deadline July 30th, 2007

The Irmgard Coninx Foundation is continuing its
program on human rights with an international
conference and adjunct workshops to address the
social, political, theoretical, and pragmatic issues
of human rights today.

The topic of the new focus is:

Population Politics and Human Rights

As in the years before the "Berlin Roundtables on
Transnationalism" will start its new topic with an
essay/working paper competition on:

Population Politics and Human Rights:

Can political intervention to family planning and
fertility behaviour be
brought into harmony - at the global, national and
regional levels - with human rights, including the
right to reproductive health, to
self-determination, to freedom of movement and
residence within and across the borders of the state,
to a secure existence and social protection?

45 essayists will be selected by an international jury
and invited to join
the international conference and workshops in Berlin
from February 15th -20th. The Irmgard Coninx
Foundation will cover costs of travel to and
accommodation in Berlin for invited participants.

Furthermore, for the best essay the Irmgard Coninx
Foundation will award to up to three workshop
participants a three months research grant in Berlin
for the year 2007 at the Social Science Research
Centre Berlin (WZB) and the Humboldt University. The
recipient will also be invited to join the workshop in
2006. The Irmgard Coninx Foundation will provide for a
monthly stipend of 1000 Euro plus accommodation.

For essay details, application procedure and
additional information, please visit our website:

Sabine Berking
Irmgard Coninx Stiftung