European Dignities Journal - call for writers!

Writing was the essential element regarding the personal, cultural and social development of today’s any geographic and demographic area. In the writing forms one can accurately insert both different realities and fiction that put together the value of human creativity. But we also know for sure, that writing is a complex communication process, that induces new cultural and social cohesion structures, understanding the daily realities but more, it describes a sort of ”art of life”. Whether it is about people, places, facts, actions and innovative brave approaches, only writing will carry and balance what is happening. Therefore making an European magazine that provides young people all over Europe, with a way to communicate and express, demonstrate and discuss what is happening around them, is quite needed. Being at the heights of social changes and guidelines, it is indicated that we know and understand the social realities and at the same time to connect to the values, principles and virtues by which we guide our life. Europe has had always a unique enchantment, when it left its creative and innovative aura to keep up with the times. We too must do the same now.

ASIRYS has in its list of actions also the launching and editing of an European journal which carries a symbolic name, EUROPEAN DIGNITIES, and aims several general goals such as: 

  • Increasing the participation of young people within the communities they belong to, by providing theoretical approaches and examples in this respect; 
  • Promoting European values, participatory democracy especially; 
  • An excellent comparison and visualization remedy of places, people and events taking place across Europe; 
  • Approaching problems from different domains such as: economics, culture, sociology, politics, art, film, etc., in a creative and interactive format, build and tackled by youth; 
  • An overview of the social realities and understanding them in a comparative format, exemplified and appreciated within the pages of an European journal; 
  • Knowing and supplementing knowledge regarding different cultural, political, economic aspects, in a transparent format as real as possible; 
  • Offering a new editorial dimension regarding the art of writing and informing; 
  • Promoting ideas and events noticed by youth in the everyday life and the places where they spend their time; 
  • Encouraging and creating a framework for interdisciplinary dialogue between young people from several European countries; 
  • Increasing young people’s involvement level in the community life; 
  • A communication and cohesion framework between different communities, NGOs at European level; 
  • Development of social, political, economic, cultural and aesthetic capital among young people; Promoting the concept of active citizenship; 
  • A suitable communication framework with the European level decision makers and promoting public transparent policies.

The EUROPEAN DIGNITIES journal will have in its structure several sections where young people may regularly contribute with articles, photos reports, images, pictures, interviews, surveys, etc. The magazine will be published in English (for a greater accessibility to young audience in Europe) and if necessary, it can be translated into other international languages (French, Spanish). Here are some proposals for sections:

Troubleshooters - a section dedicated to photo reports. Our desire is to promote the art of reportage among young people.

Liberal arts – this is a section dedicated to all the fine arts which are appreciated, promoted and even created by the young people. Be it film, theater, dance, sculpture, painting, it is a good opportunity of knowing and enjoying our current visual arts and more.

Urban legends – what happens in your hometown? This is the basic question one has to start from, especially the authors who want to contribute to this section. We can promote events, expositions, economic and institutional development from different cities. 

Profile hunters – it is a section dedicated to the interviews, dialogues between the author and those “interesting” folks which have excelled in their work and can be taken as an example. This section requires a higher note of creativity and originality. After all, it is not just a simple classic interview but rather something distinct.

Diplomacy and culture – it is a section dedicated to both the political and the cultural space. A political and cultural dialogue.

High education – all about education (formal, non-formal or informal).

In community – a way to promote different communities and their activities. Be it organizational, rural or regional development, it is a demarche to view, encourage and support the development of the communities.

Search research – section dedicated to everything related to innovation, research, Google search (something we do not know).

Know-how – is a section dedicated for useful information for young people.

Instructions for authors

 Articles must respect academic rules of elaboration (TNR format, 1.5 spacing, quotations – all quotation systems are accepted, alignment – Justify).

 No ideas will be plagiarized, it is important to respect the rights of original authors.

 Articles submitted to European Dignities must not have been previously published elsewhere (magazines, blogs, news websites etc.). We must assure that there is a certain exclusivity in this respect, to prove that we are professionals and that we offer new and trustworthy information.

 Articles must be between 2 and 6 pages; they may contain photographs, drawings, as long as their source is provided (artist, website) if they are not elaborated by the author.

 Submitted articles will only be accepted after consulting the editorial board, to ensure that they were written with respect to free, innovative and deferent spirit and that they accept promoting the journal’s objectives. We reserve our right to refuse any articles that do not respect these rules.

 Each article must enframe into one of the sections mentioned in the journal’s official draft.

 All ideas belong exclusively to the authors.

 Every article must contain the title, the author’s full name, e-mail address, country, city, institution of affiliation (NGO, university, school, group, community – if available) and a short description of the author highlighting his/her activities.

 European Dignities publishes articles which are translated into English. Typescripts in other official languages (German, Spanish, French) are acceptable and may be published (if space allows it).

 If an article, once published in European Dignities, will be submitted elsewhere or translated into other languages (websites, blogs, magazines, other online portals), the original source must be mentioned.

All articles, photographs, drawings and ideas concerning the journal will be transmitted to

Ethical rules in elaborating and transmitting typescripts

 There will be neither any verbal abuse, insulting or offensive words nor any images or drawings that transmit such messages within the articles’ structure.

 We must respect others’ opinions and assure that what we transmit is ethical and indicates an appropriate moral conduct.

 Communication with the editorial board and other contributors must be open and cooperative.

 Through the ideas transmitted by the authors, we must popularize the best practices of each member’s community, innovating ideas, people with distinguished results, symbolic images and drawings, civilizing attitudes.
Deadlines - European Dignities Issues

The journal will be issued four times a year. Each time, it will be issued on the 20th day of each month, as follows:

20 April
20 July
20 September
20 December

At the beginning of each year (January, February, March), there will be a break period in order to establish the strategies that will be considered for the issues of the following editorial year. Each number of the journal should have maximum of 60 pages.

Deadline for the first issue of the European Dignities Journal: 20.04.2014.

Deadline for article submission (for each number): the 25th of the month preceding the official issues date. For example: if the journal will be issued on the 20th July, the articles must be submitted until the 25th June. Thus, there is a 20 day period for writing and submitting articles to the editorial board.

First deadline for article submission: 25.03.2014

The European Dignities editorial board

The members of the editorial board are open to your ideas and suggestions. This is why we recommend sharing and debate.

 Dragoș-Andrei Preutescu

 Mihaela Diana Podariu

 Ramona Izabela Duminică

 Bianca Aelenei

 Ramona Izabela Duminică (Romania - fr/en)
 Alexandra Muscalu (Romania - es)
 Andi Valentin Sâsâiac (Romania – fr/en)
 Antonia Amarandei (Romania - gr)
 Mihaela Romașcu (Romania - es)

 Koen Noting (Belgium)

 Alexandra Muscalu (Romania)
 Spulber Elena Nadia (Romania)

 Valentina Botnaru (Rep. Moldova)


 Chevuk Kelevra (Mexic)

 Andi Valentin Sâsâiac (Romania)
 Airoli Sole (Italy)
 Hambardzum Kaghketsyan (Armenia)

European Dignities Journal is part of Young European TroubleShooters project, financed by Youth in Action Programme, with the support of European Commision. 


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