Call for writers: European Dignities - Summer Edition

The EUROPEAN DIGNITIES journal provides to young people from all over Europe, a way to communicate and express, to demonstrate and discuss about what is happening around them. Therefore, European Dignities is the Voice of Europe's Youth! The fist issue had a great success and you can read it HERE. The journal has accreditation and it is registered as: ISSN 2360 – 6355, ISSN-L 2360 – 6355.

If you want to have a contribution, please send it to us at Bellow you can check the thematic, sections and general rules for the magazine.

For the second  issue the thematic is "words of folk wisdom” – old saying, sayings, proverb, adage, wise thought, short sentence with a general view about any aspect of life. If you send us an article, photo, please write the words chosen also in your own mother tongue. Will be interesting to see how it sounds in the original languages also. Regarding the thematic, we invite you to read some of the opinions of our journal colleagues.

"The theme "Words of folk wisdom" is a representative topic to each Europe nation because over time, starting with dialogues, materialized in literature, they have strongly influenced the views of our grandparents, who in turn sent their beliefs to our parents and nowadays they are literally ”in our ears”. From this point, we have the freedom to choose if we want to listen or not. A journalist from a Romanian newspaper called ”Old Dilemma” (Dilema veche), wrote in an article: "Listening to our nation is a tricky business. It requires wisdom, patience and an endless love - really listening to what people have to say, you really have to be a patriot. But how patriotism is an extremely rare flower on the Romanian territory nowdays, I doubt anyone really wants to listen to our nation." This statement illustrates which is the perspective of most of the people regarding the semantic field of the word ”nation”: patriotism or words of folk wisdom. Therefore, I believe that the "European Dignities" journal could send in the next number throughs, photos, articles and interviews, the necessity of young people to listen with their hearts the words of people and discover the endless wisdom embedded in its depths. This will not only keep the present alive, imbued with "patience and an endless love", but helps us to keep a continuity in transmission of symbolic messages as that open new horizons and bring wisdom to our children's children."  (Alexandra Muscalu)

"There is also an "alternative" education that came through tradition, family and history. It is the education of folk words. We may have heard our grandparents, our parents, we may have read volumes of memoirs, prose, we may have heard stories, legends or fairy tales, that including wisdom words. The second edition of European Dignities Journal aims to discover this form of “folk education”, which few had part of it. In every city, region, country, there is a system, acquired through "legacy" of time created by the words of the people, words who appealed to ethics, intelligence, life experiences and rapports with the life of those who saw and heard. Why not we know and discover them? Send us an article, a review, a story, a selection of texts, an interview, which has as central theme words of folk wisdom. They may be related to the place where you were born, where you spent your childhood or you've been attached at a time and then you discovered. A place of maturation, of daily life, retrieved in the wise words of olden times." (Bianca Aelenei)

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.

The deadline for the second issue is 25 July 2014

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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