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Call for the May 18 Academy 2018 Participants [UPDATE]
Date : 2018-07-02     Hit : 1915

The May 18 Memorial Foundation announces the application for the May 18 Academy 2018. 

 

About May 18 Academy

May 18 Academy is a two-week education/training program especially designed for international civil society activists working for human rights, democracy and peace. The Academy is a unique blend of  special lectures and workshops, visits to Korean organizations and guided field trips to places of significance in Korean modern history.  

 

The basic idea about the Academy is to promote the May 18 spirit and create a valuable opportunity to exchange experiences among activists in solidarity with democratic and human rights struggles. It also introduces the participants with Korean history and a variety of democratic movements in Korea, including the May 18 Democratization Movement in 1980, through both theoretical and practical experiences.

 

Launched in 2014, the May 18 Academy strives to contribute to the development of democracy and human rights throughout Asia by hosting 20 invitees from all over the world, specifically from Asia, who have been working for human rights and peace organizations in their respective countries. The total 20 participants may consist of less than 10 from the recommendation made by our network organizations but they will have to also follow the similar application procedure. The emphasis is on organizational partnership, so the applicants endorsed by their organizations will be given a priority in the selection process.  

 

About the May 18 Memorial Foundation

The May 18 Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1994 to commemorate the 1980 Gwangju Uprising by continuing the Uprising’s spirit of struggle and extending solidarity with the struggles of democracy and human rights throughout the world. The Foundation carries out numerous projects in various fields, including organizing memorial events, establishing scholarships, fostering researches, publishing materials, dispensing funds, building international solidarity, and awarding the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.

 

Application Guidelines 

The Foundation will only consider the applicants complying with the guidelines and rules. The aspiring applicants are hereby advised to read the guidelines carefully before they apply.  

 

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered (See the application form for more details).
  • Applicants should ensure that they have no potential visa problems. If an applicant’s entry to Korea is denied because of themselves or their personal matters. The Foundation will not be liable to such circumstance. 
  • The May 18 Memorial Foundation will provide a round trip airfare, Korean domestic expenses and accommodation for the participants. However, the expenses such as domestic transportation, including domestic flights in home country, visa fee and any other special taxes will NOT be covered. 
  • But the applicants`organizations require to support their staff/applicants with expenses for travel visa and internal travel expenses in their home countries.
  • If a selected applicant decides not to participate in the May 18 Academy, the Foundation will not accept any applications from their organization for 3 years. 

 

Key Dates: 

Application Starts: 3 July, 2018

Application Deadline: 27 July 2018

Notice of Result: 3 August 2018 

May 18 Academy: From 3 September to 16 September 2018 

 

How to Apply: 

All applicants must submit the completed application form along with required documents. The application forms can be downloaded from the May 18 Memorial Foundation’s website.The applicants are required to send the complete application form to may18academy@gmail.com 


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