YouthLINC: Application for In-Country Workshops
Internews BiH and its partners in regional countries are jointly implementing the YouthLINC project, which stands for “Linking Innovators who Network for Change.” The partners include the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Bosnia and Herzegovina (YIHR BH,) the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Croatia, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Kosovo, the Center for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation “Studiorum” Macedonia, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Montenegro and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Serbia.
The project aims to address widespread intolerance and discrimination as two of the major challenges in achieving stability and peace throughout the Balkans. The YouthLINC project connects young people from six countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia– and provides them with the opportunity to create innovative online social platforms and develop offline community connections.
We are expecting your application to participate if you meet the following criteria:
- Between the ages of 18 and 24
- Interested in taking part in community actions
- Ready to bring social change
- Familiar with the use of online social media
You can complete the survey, or apply offline by sending your responses to the questions below to the following email: email@example.com.
The deadline for applications is March 10, 2013.
Upon receiving the applications, an appointed Committee will acknowledge the receipt of each application, and if needed, will schedule an interview with the applicant. No more than 30 participants from each country will be selected to attend the in-country workshops (ICW), held during the last week of March 2013 in Zagreb/Belgrade/Podgorica/Pristina/Skopje/Sarajevo respectively.
The selected participants will create and implement projects that promote an open dialogue, share commonalities, and tackle obstacles in reconciliation and tolerance among different ethnicities both within states and across borders.
The ICW will involve the following themes:
- Human rights
- Conflict prevention
- Transitional justice and Dealing with the Past
- Gaining practical skills
A detailed agenda and schedule will be distributed to the selected participants.
After the ICW, you can:
a) Attend the Social Innovation Camp, scheduled for June 2013 in Sarajevo with youth coming from six countries
b) Jointly activate ideas through innovative online applications
c) Develop and implement cross-border online projects that will be financially supported
d) Gain knowledge through training and mentoring in management and advocacy
e) Become an integral part of a long-lasting and vibrant online and offline international community network of multiethnic youth
This is an equal opportunity project and therefore we especially encourage applications from interested female candidates and young people with disabilities.
In order to cater our workshop to your needs, we kindly ask you to respond to the following survey. The findings of the survey, as well as your personal information, will only be used for the workshop preparations and selection of participants, respecting diversities and applying our equal opportunities policies.
The YouthLINC team.