The  Rome Business Game,- together with RomeMUN, Rome Press Game,  and The International Career Course - is one of the projects organized by Giovani nel Mondo during the International Career Festival.

 

The Rome Business Game is a role-play entirely dedicated to business, international markets, marketing and business management. It is also the first case of a highly international business role-play in Rome that involves real business realities and students from all over the world. During the simulation, 300 participants from around the world will compete against each other to win an opportunity within the world of international business.

 

What are the main reasons to participate?

 

  • it is an opportunity to live for 4 days fully immersed in the most prestigious economic and business realities
  • you can acquire or refine a series of soft skills which are essential for a successful career: techniques for proper business management, analysis and insight of business dynamics, team working, and practical problem solving
  • you have the chance to meet real experts from business and marketing companies and to propose innovative solutions/products to challenges presented by those same experts
  • you can test yourself in a realistic environment to understand if you are cut out for a career in business
  • Every year Giovani nel Mondo awards the best participants with prizes, scholarships, internships and international opportunities

 

During the Rome Business Game participants can interact in a truly multicultural environment, working in English and developing managerial and technical skills which are extremely important in today’s competitive international job market. Managers of our partner companies will present practical business cases to the participants who, divided into teams, have to propose a project (launch of a new product, innovative marketing campaign, practical solution(s) to company-wide problems, etc.). The winning team has the possibility of an interview with a human resources manager of one of our partner companies or even an internship.

 

What is the specific role of those taking part to the Rome Business Game?

 

Participants are divided into two categories:

The “Junior” category is open to undergrad/Bachelor students and those in the first year of their Master’s while the “Expert” category is for those about to graduate or that have already graduated.

 

The selected participants are divided into teams who will compete against each other to present the best idea. Each day of the 4-day long Festival will be dedicated to one of our partner companies and to their specific challenge. The teams will work on the case study and, at the end of the day, present their project to our panel of judges (representatives of the company) who will then declare the winner.

 

Who can participate?

 

The Rome Business Game is particularly designed for students of economics, business administration, management engineering, computer engineering, marketing, polytechnic universities. It is also necessary to have a certificated B1 level of English. In case you do not have a certificate, you can take an online English test provided by our official partner Babel (the link to access the English test will be sent by email upon registration). In order to provide students with a proper Festival experience, and to make sure everyone’s experience is of a certain quality, the association organises a pre-conference preparation schedule. For more information please click here.

 

What is the registration procedure?

 

The registration procedure is very easy, just follow those steps:  

The first step is the application of aspiring participants that must be completed and submitted by the 21st of December 2018, then you just have to follow the automatic steps of the system to complete the registration.

For those who want to apply for a fully funded scholarship, the deadline is December 14th.

 

In addition, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the initiative, Giovani nel Mondo has decided to offer its members a further opportunity, that is the possibility of following a live pre-conference training course. There will be a series of in-depth meetings both on the practical-procedural aspect of the event and on international careers in general, so as to make participants more aware and therefore better prepared to face the experience of the Festival.

This training course will also take place within a unique setting: the amazing Costa Diadema ship, thanks to the partnership with Costa Crociere. Being an International Careers Festival, Giovani nel Mondo will offer a trip to some of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean in the week before the Festival. During the week of travel, it will be possible to participate every day in a 3-hour session of ad hoc structured preparation for the final event of the Festival. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to experience the countless services offered by Costa Diadema and visit wonderful cities such as Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Palermo: all destinations that over the centuries have been the theater of exchange of cultures, traditions, history, trade and collaboration among different nations.

For the first time, therefore, the Festival becomes itinerant and, in addition to the Roman experience, interested participants can also join the pre-event training week.

for more info, check the official website www.romepressgame.org

For more information about the application process, fees, and scholarships click here

What are you waiting for? Start your international career with this amazing opportunity. The International Career Festival is waiting for you! To apply, click here.

 

Contact

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To celebrate the tenth edition the International Careers Festival gives the opportunity to all applicants to receive an official Cambridge certification of english achievement by taking the Babbel english Test at a particular and discounted price!

Babbel built a language app that gets you speaking right away, and English is one of our most popular courses. Our language experts wanted to show our learners their true level and help them improve their skills. That’s why we teamed up with Cambridge English — because when it comes to English testing, they’re the experts. Every year over five million people take a Cambridge English exam!

Together, Babbel and Cambridge created a high-quality, low-cost English test you can do online. Are you interested in learning more?

Here are 4 reasons to take the Babbel English Test powered by Cambridge English:
1. The Babbel English Test makes it easy to test and prove your level online

Babbel’s language app made it simple, affordable and convenient to learn English in your free time. Now the Babbel English Test does the same for testing your level online.
– You can take this test anywhere with a good internet connection.
– You can do the test anytime you want.
– An online English exam is less stressful than other tests. Take the Babbel English Test at home — not in a crowded test center.
– Every Babbel English Test you take is different! Each test consists of around 70 questions that check your reading and listening skills — and the whole test only takes 45 minutes to complete.


2. The test is based on real situations and conversations

Babbel lessons give you the confidence to have real conversations. Like Babbel’s courses, the Babbel English Test shows you the skills you need for daily life. That’s why the test’s reading and listening tasks use, for example, images of posters, emails and street signs. Meanwhile, the listening section plays recordings of speakers with different accents, radio shows and conversations.
Because many other English exams focus only on academic or business English, they’re better for people who only need an exam for school or work. Babbel’s English certificate is different: it’s made for casual learners who want to prove their language skills.


3. Prove your English skills to boost your career

Nowadays basic English skills are required for many jobs. Many candidates for a job may speak English well, but how many of them have a certificate to prove it? Like other Cambridge exams, the Babbel English Test provides you with an official certificate.
You’ll receive an official certificate that you can use to prove your English skills when you apply for a job or to put on your LinkedIn profile.
Certificate of Achievement, Council of Europe Level B1 or above. A Cambridge English certificate on your CV or LinkedIn profile proves your level and shows potential employers that you’ve made an effort to improve your English. Currently, the test goes up to CEFR Level B1 and above (intermediate level). As soon as you finish the test, you’ll get a certificate from Cambridge with your picture on it. Like most Cambridge certificates, it’s valid for life!


4. Prove your skills to yourself

Do you remember your high school English classes? Are you taking a class or using an app like Babbel right now? Do you need to know your actual level before deciding how to progress? The Babbel English Test is a great way to check your current level.
Research also shows that studying for a test can be motivating and even help you learn more. Your score on the Babbel English Test will motivate you and give you more confidence. Because it’s so easy and affordable to take, you can also use the test to prepare yourself for another exam or decide how you can continue improving your skills.

The Rome Press Game - together with RomeMUN, Rome Business Game, and The International Career Course - is one of the projects organized by Giovani nel Mondo, during the International Career Festival.

The Rome Press Game particularly is the project entirely dedicated to the world of journalism, international communication, and interpretation and translation. It is the first role-playing game in the world to simulate the news and media on several levels. It is also the perfect practice for all aspiring translators interested in working as part of an international news team, reproducing materials in multiple languages.

Reasons to get involved:

- it is a unique opportunity to live for 4 days as real journalists

- you can develop different soft and technical skills, as team working, leadership, and implementing media products

- as an international project, you can meet people from 100 different countries

- this project allows you to work next to professional and junior journalists and specialists in the field as cameramen and fitters

- with this project you can realize if the world of communications and journalist is the best choice for your future

 

The Rome Press Game gives participants the opportunity to experience four days as real journalists as they interview ambassadors, UN officials, and other special guests. They will also be tutored and guided by industry experts, technicians, cameramen, and journalists in order to create professional media.

Since it will be taking place within the International Careers Festival, the Press Game will also act as the main news source for all the activities which make up the Festival.

Which are the main duties of the Rome Press Game participants?

Participants of the Rome Press Game will be divided into teams and will follow a set schedule of activities: aspirant journalists will carry out their interviews with the contribution of thousands of young Festival participants and our many prestigious personalities and special guests taking part in the event. The team that stands out the most, and is thus chosen by our judges, will be awarded various prizes such as interview and internship opportunities with our partners.

The simulation uses the "learning by doing" approach so that participants can acquire a full spectrum of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of journalism and media, such as the necessary skills to utilize new means of multimedia and online journalism or designing and developing informative products and many more.

For more information about the project click here!

 

The Rome Press Game is, therefore, most suited for students of journalism, communication, translation/interpretation, languages, literature, and philosophy. It is also necessary to have a B1 level of English with a certificate. In case you do not have a certificate, you can take an online English test provided by our official partner Babel (you will receive by email the link to access the English test).

 

The procedure for the application is really easy!

The first step is the application of aspiring participants that must be completed and submitted by the 21st of December 2018, then you just have to follow the automatic steps of the system to complete the registration.

For those who want to apply for a fully funded scholarship, the deadline is December 14th.

Then, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the activity, Giovani nel Mondo has decided to offer its members a further opportunity, that is the possibility of following a live training course pre-conference. It will be a series of in-depth meetings both on the practical-procedural aspect of the event and on international careers in general, so as to make participants more aware and therefore better prepared to face the experience of the Festival.

This training course will also take place within a unique setting: the amazing Costa Diadema ship, thanks to the partnership with Costa Crociere. Being an International Careers Festival, GnM will offer a trip to some of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean in the week before the Festival. During the week of travel, it will be possible to participate every day in a 3-hour session of ad hoc structured preparation for the final event of the Festival. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to experience the countless services offered by Costa Diadema and visit wonderful cities such as Savona-Marseille-Barcelona-Palma de Mallorca and Palermo, all destinations that over the centuries have been the theater of exchange of cultures, traditions, history, trade and collaboration among different nations.

For the first time, therefore, the Festival becomes itinerant and, in addition to the Roman experience, interested participants can also join the pre-event training week.

 

for more info, check the official website www.romepressgame.org

For more information about the application process, fees, and scholarships click here

What are you waiting for? Start your international career with this amazing opportunity. The International Career Festival is waiting for you! To apply, click here.

Contact

Giovani nel Mondo Association

Via Policarpo Petrocchi 8b

00137 Roma – Italia

Recapiti telefonici

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Email:

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he Rome Model United Nation (RomeMUN) is one of the largest United Nations simulations in Europe, one of the most prestigious in the world. RomeMUN celebrates in March 2019 its 10th anniversary edition, sponsored by the leading international institutions, the simulation will host about 1500 delegates from 100 different countries in the world that will discuss the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations  together with exceptional guests, ambassadors and UN officials. The simulation will be divided into 7 different committees: the General Assembly, the Security Council and specialized agencies.

For the 2019 edition you will have the opportunity to select directly the Committee and the country you want to represent! Register now here

The purpose of this experience - based is to find common and effective solutions on the topics on the agenda through the stipulation and approval of resolutions.The project takes place in learning mode making and readers to acquire numerous practical skills, such as public speaking, thanks to the numerous official speeches that delegates must hold in public, the ability to draw up official international documents such as position papers and the United Nations; the team building preferred by group work with other delegates for solutions of common solutions, the ability to lead in the blocking of a common and shared position, as well as research skills, both in the preparatory phase and during the simulation, and adaptation in a multicultural context given the incidence of participants coming from around 100 different countries in the world.

RomeMUN, despite being a fairly recent simulation, is now well known all around the world, which explains the high volume of applications received and the high-level of the participants involved, over 10,000 applications received per year for the 1500 available places. What distinguish RomeMUN from other similar simulations? A large number of scholarships available, as many as 250 for the 2019 edition for the most deserving candidates, the exchange program born from the collaboration with dozens of other MUNs in the world and that allows to give away for the best delegates the opportunity to participate in other MUNs in free formula in wonderful destinations around the world, plus the fundamental support of prestigious institutional and international bodies that over the years have sponsored the event including: FAO, IFAD, World Food Program, UNICEF, European Commission,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, involvement of hundreds of international associations and numerous training institutions and NGOs among others include Wall Street English, Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma, ONE, Unione Forense per la tutela dei Diritti Umani and ITC- ILO. Essential is also the partnership with many Italian and foreign universities that inform students about the project.They often acknowledge course credits for their activities and last but not least the possibility of counting on a staff of over 300 volunteers.

Over the years, the Rome Model United Nations has involved about 10,000 students who have followed each other in the various simulated commissions and as many as 2,000 young people who have worked as staff. Many personalities took an active role such as: the UN Envoy to the Youth Ahmad Alhendawi, the Director General of FAO Graziano Da Silva, the former Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi Sant'Agata, Franco Frattini, Staffan De Mistura, and celebrities from the show business close to the UN world as Albano Carrisi Goodwill Ambassador of FAO.

“RomeMUN is not only another conference for young people, it is the possibility to experience on an enriching multicultural environment how politics work in reality and how it is possible to change your future with effort, tolerance and listening to each other. If you miss something at university and you want to take a step forward in your international career, RomeMUN is definitely the right place to be.” says Pablo Sánchez Rodríguez, current Secretary General of RomeMUN, who for the 2019 edition will be assisted by a team that is also enriched by the expertise and experience of Alina Barsamyan, Undersecretary General for Academics, Hamza Naeem, Under-Secretary-General for Chairing and Antonio Attolico, Under-secretary-General for External Relations

The simulation is intended for all students or new graduates within one year of graduation who have successfully passed the English language test required for the selection and paid the participation fee; information on membership fees, access requirements and scholarships are available here

Registration for the project is open at this webpage

RomeMUN will take place 9th and 8th March 2019 within the International Careers Festival, an event dedicated to students and graduates who are engaged in the international careers sector, organized by the Giovani Nel Mondo Association, the same Association that created the well-known website www.carriereintenazionali.com and which, thanks to its commitment, fosters the entry of young people into the world of work of International Organizations.

RomeMUN participants therefore, in addition to the simulation, have the opportunity to get in touch with international organizations, leave their CV and have the possibility of orientation and recruiting interviews.

Finally, to celebrate the tenth anniversary, Giovani nel Mondo has decided to offer its members a further opportunity, that is to follow a live training course pre-conference. It will be a series of in-depth meetings both on the practical-procedural aspect of the event and on international careers in general, so as to make participants more aware and, therefore, better prepared to face with satisfaction the final experience of participation in the Festival.

This training course will also take place in a unique location: the beautiful Costa Diadema, a Cruise package thanks to the partnership with Costa Crociere. GnM decided to offer a trip to some of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean during the week before the Festival, where it will be possible to take part every day in a 3 hour session for a proper preparation for the final event of the Festival. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to experience the countless services offered by Costa Diadema and visit wonderful cities such as: Savona-Marseille-Barcelona-Palma de Mallorca and Palermo, all destinations that over the centuries have been theater of exchange of cultures, traditions, history, trade and collaboration between states and different nations.

For the first time the Festival becomes itinerant and, in addition to the Roman experience, interested participants can also join the pre-event training week.

For more information visit the website www.romemun.org

 

Contact

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What is that brings more than a hundred young students from all over the world to gather in Rome and spend four days intensively working together? Surely the hope to gain professional skills and access to useful networks, but I think that there is something more that connects all the participants of the International Careers Festival: the idea that we can all learn something from each other, and that our diversity will bring us new ideas and perspectives. We are all human beings, different but so similar to each other, and we know that we all deserve mutual trust and respect. I could bet that all the participants of this extraordinary festival have this same belief, and that’s why so many activities and projects are focused on the topic of Human Rights. Indeed, many of the students have chosen to participate in the International Careers Course or in the Model United Nations to simulate the work of those figures who promote and protect Human Rights, like diplomats, NGOs, and major representative institutions.

Professionals from a wide range of institutions have come to the festival each day, and have been a source of great inspiration; for instance, Giulia Pirozzi, the Individual Activism Officer of Amnesty International Italia. Her experience and success in the field of international cooperation and Human Rights have allowed her to give precious advice both to the International Careers Course participants and to the MUN members. During our interview she has indeed called for more dialogue between various international institutions, and has encouraged the MUN members to develop this aspect in their simulation, to produce a concrete change in the future.

Human Rights are frequently endangered in conflict situations, and for this reason the institutions responsible of handling crisis and conducting military operations must commit to the protection of civil population in these scenarios. Doctor Guillaume Lasconjarias, researcher at the NATO Defense College, has explained that not only NATO is committed to the avoidance of any civilian victim, but is also actively promoting the well being of communities endangered by the war: the Cultural Protection Programs focuses exactly on the preservation of civil heritage and cultural properties, to guarantee that, after the end of conflicts, civilians still have places where to reconnect to their historical and social background.

All the students that participate to the Rome Model United Nations consider the protection and promotion of human rights as an essential feature of the UN, but the ones who are part of the UNHCR committee are especially aware of their importance, since refugees are too often stripped of their liberties, and may suffer terrible abuses. The Italian student Flavia Minelli has chosen to take part in the UNHCR simulation since, as she told us, refugees and displaced people don’t have any kind of representation, and they rely entirely on international organizations. The only way to address the issue is therefore a joint effort between NGOs, governments, and supranational organization like the UN.

In a world where diversity is frequently linked with prejudice and discrimination, the awareness and commitment of these young people are more important than ever. That’s why projects as the International Careers Festival are so significant: they reunite all these young adults, so that they can be inspired by each other, exchange ideas and approaches, and continue their lives even more prepared and motivated. As Malala Yousafzai used to say: “One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world”.

 

Teresa Trallori

Team 5 - Press Game

 

Around 2000 participants from 100 countries. More than 160 promoters from all over the world. 4 different simulations, seminars and many workshops for young people to chose from in order to develop further knowledge and gain insights in the fields of economics, politics and international relations, communication and journalism. The Executive Director of the association in charge of the organisation and planning of the Festival, Daniela Conte, proclaimed at her speech in the opening ceremony on the 24th of sarch at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, that this festival can be seen as “a journey of friendship, opportunities, challenges, hope and inspiration”. But what does the festival stand for exactly?

 

For the ninth time this year, young people from all around the world come to the “eternal city” of Rome to participate on the International Careers Festival 2018 from the 24th of March until the 27th of March 2018.The Festival, which has been initiated by the non-profit organisation Giovani nel Mondo with the RomeMUN in 2009 and later developed as it is today, stands for cosmopolitanism and interculturality.The whole festival consits in the RomeMUN, the Rome Business Game, the Rome Press Game and the International Careers Course.

In the Rome Model United Nations delegates have to represent a specific country in a committee, which has been assigned to each of the delegates before. The 10 committees deal with topics, for instance migration policy in Europe, quality education, the situation of refugees in the world and possible interventions to ensure global security by the nuclear disarmament. Besides, prestigious speakers are invited to present speeches regarding these various topics; for instance: Ambassadors, professors of the Rome University of International Studies.

Interculturalism and internationally are relevant topics  in the Rome Buisiness Game, too. The Program Director, Luca Marco Giraldin Von Lahnstein, welcomed 1000 participants this year. Economists-to-be can exercise themselves in learning more about economic strategies, leading companies and resolving economical and political difficulties within a current expanding world. Hereby, the interest for intercultural issues, on which the whole festival stands for, can further be stimulated. The connection between economy and culture helps to widen one’s own horizon and opens the access to a cross-cultural and cross-cutting knowledge.

The Rome Press Game is the third simulation and focuses on journalism, international communication, interpretation and translation. Thus, the participants are asked to report on the International Careers Festival and write appropriate articles, record radio-broadcasts, and create and edit videos. During her speech at the opening ceremony, the Program Director of the Press Game, Shanti Kodituwakku Hettiarachchilage underlined the possibility to gain the so called soft skills which can only be developed in a multicultural environment while creating also interpersonal relationships.

Gaining international experiences, simulating the real working life, challenging oneself and testing one’s boundaries, improving one’s ability to work in a team, getting to know new people from different cultures- these are just some of the answers participants gave regarding their motivation to participate at the International Careers Festival.

Also the International Careers Fair, which is accompanied by 44 exhibitors, takes place at the Rome University of International Studies on Monday the 26th of March and Tuesday the 27th.

Within the fair, mock interviews, workshops, CV reviews and recruitment sessions are offered by the companies which take part, including "global players" like LIDL, UNICEF and UNESCO Giovani.

Through a wide range of tasks, the international level of participants, organisers and topics stress the original idea of the Festival to be an occasion where talent meets opportunity.

 

 

 

Eva Münster – Rome Press Game – Team 2

Delegates from around the world travel to Rome to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The 2018 International Careers Festival commenced in the opening ceremony at 10am on Saturday the 24th of March. Over 300 delegates attended, participants in the upcoming conference, which will take place over the course of this weekend. The event was hosted at LUISS Guido Carli University and sponsored by the Giovani nel Mondo Association.

After some welcome remarks led by Hon. Cristiana Paciocco, Vice President of the Committee for Welfare and Health, and Dr. Fabio Bisogni of UNINT University, the Executive Director of the Rome International Careers Festival (RICF), Dr. Daniela Conte shared her reflections of the past and thoughts on the future. In her speech about RICF, Dr. Conte stated, “everything is a journey,” emphasizing the opportunities the three realms of the conference represent for proactive delegates.

Next, each program director introduced their personal philosophies and the natures of their programs. Dr. Luca Marco Giraldin von Lahnstein presented the Business Game as an incredible opportunity for young entrepreneurs. He described how businesspeople often alienate the idea of success from the ideas of resilience and failure; “we must be able to think outside the box,” in order to take full advantage of the opportunities before them. The Business Game is a simulation that allows young participants to learn from past challenges using real life business cases to gain managerial decision-making skills applicable in the business world today.

Shanthi Kodituwakku Hettiarachchilage, the director of the Press Game, followed the Business Game introduction, how the RICF prepares delegates for real world situations. She highlighted the widespread value of participating in the RICF, bringing to light the great things from all aspects of the festival. The Press Game incorporates training and “learn by doing” simulations in radio, television, and web journalism, giving students a broad understanding of the multidisciplinary industry.

The final program, the Model United Nations (ROMEMUN), was introduced by Secretary General Jorge Alejandro Gonzalez Galicia. The ROMEMUN was the foundation of the RICF, and its model of learning through simulation is the connecting value through the three programs. ROMEMUN allows delegates to learn the art of diplomacy by debating world issues and developing public speaking skills that they can use in any professional sphere. He encouraged delegates to carry these skills from their committee sessions to their outside lives, explaining that, “we as brothers of mankind, have to fight for something, because somewhere, someone needs you.”

This moving final statement set the stage for Mr. Gianni Ferrario, a Happiness Trainer, to unite delegates in movement, sound, and laughter. This inspirational presentation, complete with meditation, visualization, and balloons, left delegates feeling cheerful and excited to take charge of their futures, starting here, at the RICF.

By: Gwen Lindberg and Fiona Klassen

ROME PRESS GAME Team 1

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Terrorism, Turkey-EU relations and the reliability of media  

 

On the third day of the International Careers Festival, we had the chance to listen to Murat Salim Esenli, Turkish Ambassador in Italy, who held his speech on terrorism at the simulation of the UN Security Council.

After outlining a timeline of terrorism and the diverse tools used at different points in time, he pointed out the lack of a common definition of terrorism at an international level.

No shared vision makes impossible to create a shared strategy to face the issue.

According to the Ambassador, a widespread mistake is considering terrorists as part of “subspecies”. Instead, he suggested that “we should recognize that they are humans like us, but they use human potential for negative aims”. Terrorists, indeed, are smart because they use political and religious beliefs as powerful means to attract followers. So, if we want to fight terrorism, we should first acknowledge the intelligence of our enemies.  

 

Another crucial aspect is that the association of Islam with terrorism is misleading. In fact, as Mr Esenli explained, one of the fundamental teachings of Islam is that killing a person means killing the whole mankind. Therefore, terrorist groups claiming of operating in the name of Jihad have no religious base whatsoever.

The Ambassador goes on, underlying that terrorist groups are monitoring closely the resolutions made by the Security Council, since their silence means their inability to react.

Then, he focused on Turkey’s position on terrorism, listing the terrorist groups operating in his country: PKK, YPG, DHKPC and FETÖ. Their combination is a burden for Turkey, especially the latter, which triggered the failed coup d’état of 15 of July 2016.

 

Among the questions of the audience emerged the one posed by the French delegate, who asked the Ambassador how to distinguish the thin line between terrorist groups and resistance movements. Mr Esenli replied that the answer could be found in the concept of self-determination of people outlined in the UN Charter. However, according to him, this concept should be analysed carefully, because the first concern should be preserving the unity of the country. Moreover, liberation movements should reconsider their means, because they cannot claim legitimacy if they keep using terrorist methods.

 

At the end of his speech, he kindly gave us an interview.

 

Q: What do you think about the depiction of Turkey by the European media?

 

A: We feel that the European media has not been fair towards Turkey, they seem to be very inclined to pick negative elements, making broad generalisations. This is bringing a certain division between the Turkish communities living in Europe and that of Turkey. We feel that media has a very serious responsibility in doing an accurate reporting. When we start making broad generalisations we are led to the wrong conclusion, thinking that the conclusion drawn by the media is correct.

 

Q: The European Union has a polarized attitude towards Turkey. On the one hand, EU desperately needs Turkey to cope with the refugee crisis, on the other hand, it tries to retard its access to the Community. What do you think about this contradiction?

 

A: Well, I think that this contradiction is absolutely enormous because we have made this huge sacrifice hosting 3 millions Syrian refugees. Turkey is now holding the largest refugee population in the world and we have so far spent 25 billion US dollars. In 2015 with 1 million of Syrian refugees, the entire European institutions were shaken and unprepared. When we make a comparison on the economic front, we could realize that Turkey is a country with 8 hundred billion US dollars of GDP, and then when we look at Europe, especially EU, 15 trillion US dollars of GDP and 5 hundred million people. And they cannot handle 1 million people. This is a huge shame. And still with that, we try to help our EU partners. And the media still does not appreciate Turkey’s efforts on the humanitarian front. They also do not recognize that Turkey is fighting against five different types of terrorist organizations, so we are making a contribution on the security front of our NATO members and EU partners. On the humanitarian front, on the security front and then we are constantly criticized.

The EU of course is a country we would like to have more chapters open with, we would like to intensify our relations, and hopefully come to point where we could become a full member.

 

Q: Just one more question, have you got any piece of advice to improve the relationship between Turkey and the European Union?

 

A: In terms of our relationship with European Union, our door is always open. In 2016 we had three summits. During one of them, we managed to strike the 18 March Agreement, that was fundamental to stop the flow of refugees from Turkey to Greece. We, as Turkey, have been fulfilling all of our commitments and, at the same time, we expect EU to fulfil its commitments. But it does not. And that’s why we have a certain frustration. And the EU is very quick to define itself as extremely innocent in that. We find that to be very far form the truth, because we made our accords, we are fulfilling our commitments, they made their commitments and we expect them to honour theirs.

 

Beatrice Petrella, Francesca Lanzillotta and Paola Giuntini

After three days of hard working and learning, the participants of the International Careers Festival are now facing the International Careers Fair. In this whirl of opportunities, the European Commission’s stands captures the attention. At their stand it is possible to be informed about different projects such as the European Solidarity Corps or the Eures. The European Commission works with translators too and offers three different possibilities to them.  The first is the internship. Every year the European Union offers paid or not paid internships t o graduates that want to acquire a professional experience as a translator. The trainers are selected  between European citizens and citizens belonging to accessing countries. According to the disponibility, some institutions could accept trainers coming from extra-European countries. It is possible to apply doing the online application. Once you are selected you are in a so-called blue book list and you might be called in order to do an internship  which lasts 5 months. When the internship is paid  you will receive 1100€ at month. The application are opened twice a year: in March and in October. The second possibility you have is a free-lance career.  It is not a permanent contract and it is annual. Each translator can renew the contract for a maximum of six years and a competitive tender is made each 4/5 years. Then,  the possibility to work with a permanent contract as translator is the EPSO competition, which is defined by a test of logical reasoning and communication. Then, you are called for an interview. When you win the tender you are in a list from which the names are drawn. In every situations, the required target languages are: Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, French, Greek,  English, Irish,  Italian, Lettish, Lithuanian, Maltese, Netherlands, Polish,  Portuguese, Romanian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish,  Swedish, German and Ungherian generally in combination with English, French or German. You will have the opportunity to work for the various European  organs such as European Commission, the European Parliament among the others. Thanks to the European Union you can the chance to prove your skills,  improve them and working as a real translator. Do not miss this chance! 

Have you got a talent? Are you looking for a job and you don’t find it? You have a super idea but you don’t know how could you use it? It’s simple, <Just Knock> and the door will be open. What is JustKnock? Visiting the International Careers Fair, you have the opportunity to know this internet platform, Just Knock, which allows you to find a job by sending ideas instead of curriculum vitae, avoiding every kind of discriminations, independently from youra ccreditation, sex, nationality and role in the society.
The itinerary to follow is this: the company creates a profile with guidelines for areas in need of ideas. The next step consists in sending the ideas to Just Knock, which will be examined from the company, that has 30-day long esclusive access to the ideas and can decide whether to discover the CV of the person behind it.
At the end the corporation, to discover the identity of the creator, makes an offer and then they will collaborate together.
From one day to another, you could work in a great agency, multinational or enterprise.

What are you waiting? Send your ideas and Just Knock, maybe it will open a good start for your career!

 
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