Sep 272013

The fourth Sharaka Fellowship for researchers in the field of humanities and social sciences has been awarded to Cinzia Bianco who will spend three months at the Global Connections Center (TAWASUL) in Muscat, Oman. During her fellowship, Cinzia will carry out a research focused on the impact of economic relations on the strategic partnership between the European Union and the Gulf countries, with a special attention to the case of Oman.

Cinzia holds a Master’s degree in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King’s College, London, and a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and Cultures from La Sapienza University of Rome. Her MA dissertation focused on EU-GCC cooperation in socio-economic development, investigating primarily the fields of education, energy sustainability and job creation.

Involved in youth diplomacy and passionate about policy-making, she represented Italy at the 2011 G8 Youth Summit in the Foreign Affairs Panel, which discussed the G8 countries’ role in supporting the political transitions in Tunisia and Egypt, and at the 2012 G20 Youth Summit  (Youth 20) in the International Trade Commission. She is the co-founder and the former Deputy Director of the NGO “Young Ambassadors Society”, which aims to involve the youth in the international dialogue about global issues.

Sep 222013
Official from Omani Ministry joins the Project for the Sharaka Fellowship

Mr Mohammed Al-Hinai is the Sharaka fellow at CEPS where he will work on EU-GCC trade cooperation, the FTA negotiations as well as other bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations between the two regions, among other things. Mr. Mohammed Al Hinai is an Expert of Organizations and Commercial Affairs in the Directorate-General of Organizations and Commercial [...]

Sep 052013
Fellowship opportunity in Muscat

The Sharaka Steering Committee has launched a new call for applications for a Sharaka fellowhsip for researchers in the field of humanities and social sciences. The selected candidate will spend three months (October-December 2013) at the Global Connections Center (Tawasul) in Muscat, Oman. The aim of the training programme is to establish closer links among [...]