Terrorism. Peace. Pollution. Stability. As one reads through the cards stuck to the flipchart, it becomes quickly clear how differently we think about the concept of "security". Influenced by our environment, fields of studies and national contexts, we tend to emphasise certain security topics over others. At the same time, everyone has an opinion on security.

During the first weekend of October another Train-the-Trainer event took place, this time for the Belgian Understanding Europe project in Brussels. The project strives to engage students in an open discussion concerning the current European issues and topics and to provide a basic understanding of the European Union.

The Second Power Shifts Academic Forum in Warsaw is approaching fast and with a month left until the start of the forum, the Steering group, so our Think Tank behind the event, has now prepared the second Newsletter for the project.

The second edition of our two International Forums focusing specifically on security-related issues has started in Belgrade! The International Forum is hosted by our national committee EYP Serbia, and is fully supported by the German Chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016. What is special about the International Forum is also its scope of participants: 20 delegates are representing OSCE countries outside of Europe, namely the USA, Canada, Kyrgyztan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan at the session.

The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is a unique educational programme which brings together young people from all over Europe, to discuss current topics in a parliamentary setting. The EYP is a non-partisan and independent programme. The EYP consists of a network of 40 European associations and organisations in which thousands of young people are active in a voluntary capacity. With its international, national and regional sessions it reaches out to ca. 35 000 young people all over Europe every year. The international umbrella organisation of the EYP is the Schwarzkopf Foundation, hosting the International Office of the EYP. We are now looking for interns from the 1st of November 2016 onwards, for periods of three months throughout the whole academic year!

Next deadline for applications:  1st of September 2016 You like to travel and you want to get to know more about your European neighbours – and you are not older than 25 or 26 years respectively? The Schwarzkopf Foundation, which is the international umbrella organisation of the European Youth Parliament, awards two kinds of scholarships for project trips in Europe.