The Irmgard Coninx Foundation is starting a new program on human rights which in the coming years will consist of international conferences and adjunct workshops to address the social, political, theoretical, and pragmatic issues of human rights today. The Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality will launch this year\’s conference with an international essay competition to be held on October 4th-6th, 2005 in Berlin. The 2005 conference will focus on the conditions for implementing human rights. 20 essayists will be invited to join the international conference and workshop in Berlin on reframing human rights from October 4th-6th. The Irmgard Coninx Foundation will cover costs of travel to and accommodation in Berlin for invited participants. Furthermore, for the best essay the Irmgard Coninx Foundation will award to one workshop participant a three months research grant in Berlin for the year 2006 at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) and the Humboldt University. The recipient will also be invited to join the workshop in 2006. The Irmgard Coninx Foundation will provide for a monthly stipend of 1000 Euro.