Call for participants to the training course Democracy in Action from the Personal to the Political 23. – 30. September 2017., Zagreb, Croatia


We are happy to invite 23 multipliers (educators, trainers and youth workers) from Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Poland and Germany who work is in the field of (international) youth work and/or civic education to take part in the training course Democracy in Action – From the Personal to the Political which will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from 23rd to 30th September, 2017.

Project overview

During this training course participants will have a chance to become familiar with two civic education methods respectively – Betzavta and Applied debate. Further, participants will engage in reflecting upon these methods and developing ideas regarding the way in which they can utilize them in their own working context. Finally, the international composition of the training aims to foster development of intercultural cooperation on the international level.

About methods

Betzavta is a Hebrew word which means “together”. The title of this method for learning about democracy, which was developed by the Adam Institute in Israel, makes up the programme and philosophical background at the same time. Betzavta questions the traditional and unsatisfactory paths of conventional conflict resolution with surprising seminar units and presents in its place the concept of creative conflict resolution. With the help of a special conflict dilemma method, it achieves the essential conditions for tolerant social interaction: the willingness to mutually recognize the right to personal freedom and other peoples’ needs. On this basis, the four steps of democratic decision-making provide the conflicting parties with a valuable tool for dealing with conflicts in a novel way. Betzavta is an internationally renowned democracy education programme used in schools and non-school educational institutions.

Applied debate presents several different approaches to debate outside of its usual, competitive setting and explores debate’s potential, across different contexts, to engage with discrimination and build understanding between various groups in society. Through the Applied Debate course, the participants will improve their critical thinking, argumentation, rhetorical and empathy skills, widening their perspective to seek alternatives to the polarized, dichotomous thinking (us versus them) so widespread in the current local and international political domains.

Organizer

Kreisau-Initiative, Germany

Hosting organization

HERMES, Croatia

Partners

MODOM, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Open Communication, Serbia

Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, Poland

 

Meeting place

The training course is going to take place at two locations. The first part of the training will be held at Sljeme (in a hotel at the top of the mountain Medvednica north of Zagreb which is accessible by public transport from the city of Zagreb) in order to provide a chance to work in a peaceful surrounding of natural beauties of Medvednica mountain. On the fourth day of the training a short brake will be made by moving to the city center of Zagreb and getting to know the historical and political context of the city. The following days training will be continued at the seminar place in the city center.

Details concerning the training course

  • Date: September 23rd to 30th, 2017
  • Place: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Countries: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Poland and Germany
  • Language: English
  • Fee for course: (covers accommodation in a triple room in 3* hotel, training, all meals and one day excursion in Zagreb; a reduced fee for students, apprentice, and unemployed upon request)

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – 40 € (30 € reduced fee)

Bosnia and Herzegovina – 40 € (30 € reduced fee)

Serbia – 40 € (30 € reduced fee)

Croatia – 50 € (40 € reduced fee)

Poland – 80 € (60 € reduced fee)

Germany – 150 € (115 € reduced fee)

  • Travel Costs: (costs will be reimbursed after the training)

Bosnia and Herzegovina – maximum 180 €

Croatia – maximum 180 €

Poland – maximum 275 €

Germany – maximum 275 €

Serbia – maximum 180 € for travel distance between 100 and 499 KM

maximum 275 € for travel distance between 500 and 1999 KM

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – maximum 275 €

Application: Please fill out the application form below and send to bubalo@kreisau.de at latest by 31st July, 2017

For any further enquiries please contact Iva Bubalo, bubalo@kreisau.de, +49 30 53 83 63 63, Kreisau-Initiative.

This training is funded by the Eramsmus+ programme.

Application form available here.

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina (YIHR BiH) in partnership with the Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) is organizing the official Sarajevo Film Festival Docu Corner from 12th to 17th August 2017.

What is Docu Corner?

 

Docu Corner is a platform for young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the region (Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo) and Europe.  It is an active part of the Competitive Documentary program during the SFF, where participants after attending premier movie screenings have the opportunity to discuss with movie makers about relevant issues related to their movies, which are mostly human rights related.

What else is part of the YIHR BiH program during the SFF?

YIHR BiH as part of the program organizes additional activities such as visits to museums, galleries and other places related to culture, remembrance or dealing with the past. Since SFF also has a Dealing with the Past program, YIHR BiH will invite a number of participants of the Docu Corner to attend part of the Dealing with the Past program which includes movie screenings, discussions and lectures.

Who can apply and how?

If you are from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 18 to 28 years old and speak English – you are eligible to apply. In order to apply, please fill in this application form and send it to docucorner2017@gmail.com together with a photo of you attached to the e-mail (not inside the application form!).

IMPORTANT: Please have in mind that the photo is needed for the official SFF accreditation which is necessary to have in order to attend the screenings and Docu Corner. The photo should show your face, has to be in .jpg format and the title of the photo should be your name and surname.

Other important information:

We will accept applications until end of July. All applicants will be informed about the selection results no later than 7th August when we will send all the logistical details and final agenda of the program. YIHR BiH will provide accommodation, food, museum/gallery tickets, cover travel expenses and provide official SFF accreditation for all selected participants.

For additional information please contact us at bhoffice@yihr.org.

Inicijativa mladih za ljudska prava u BiH (YIHR BiH), uz podršku Foruma Civilna mirovna služba (forumZFD), Katoličkog komiteta protiv gladi i za razvoj (CCFD-Terre Solidaire) i Evropske komisije, organizuje prvu regionalnu Školu drugačijih sjećanja u istočnoj Bosni – gornjem Podrinju od 26. do 30. jula 2017 godine.

Šta je Škola drugačijih sjećanja?

Škola drugačijih sjećanja je ljetni edukativni program baziran na studijskim posjetama čiji je cilj razmjena iskustava lokalne zajednice, aktivista_kinja za ljudska prava, predstavnika_ca vjerskih zajednica, historičara_ki, žrtava i svjedoka_inja o procesu pomirenja i suočavanja sa prošlošću. Škola obuhvata posjete mjestima stradanja i ratnih zločina iz Drugog svjetskog rata i posljednjeg rata u Bosni i Hercegovini od 1991. do 1995. godine, povezujući iskustva zajednica sa šireg područja jedne regije.

Iniciran od strane svojih aktivista i aktivistkinja, YIHR BiH je ovaj program pokrenuo 2014. godine s ciljem povećanja stepena upoznavanja mladih o događajima iz posljednja dva rata na području Hercegovine. Aktivnosti Škole obuhvataju obilaske mjesta stradanja, lokacija masovnih grobnica, koncentracionih logora, vjerskih objekata, mezarja i grobalja, spomenika i memorijala. Od 2016. godine je Škola regionalnog karaktera, te se učesnicima i učesnicama iz BiH pridružuje i manja grupa iz susjednih zemalja – Hrvatske, Srbije i Crne Gore.

O ovogodišnjem programu:

Nakon pozitivnih iskustava organizacije i implementacije Škole drugačijih sjećanja u Hercegovini od 2014. godine, YIHR BiH uz podršku partnera od ove godine organizuje još jednu Školu sa istom tematikom za područje istočne Bosne vezano za gornje Podrinje i lokalitete na širem području Foče, Goražda i Višegrada.

Škola drugačijih sjećanja u istočnoj Bosni – gornjem Podrinju se realizuje u periodu od 26. do 30. jula 2017. godine, tako što okuplja učesnike i učesnice 26. jula u Sarajevu odakle kreće prema Goraždu gdje je baza Škole. Škola potom nekoliko dana provodi u Goraždu odakle se ide u obilaske lokaliteta uzduž gornjeg Podrinja, sve do povratka u Sarajevo 30. jula kada se završavaju aktivnosti Škole.

U sklopu ovog programa učesnici i učesnice će imat priliku posjetiti širu okolinu Foče, Goražda i Višegrada, poput Tjentišta, Miljevine, Jošanice, Rorova, različitih muzeja i drugih mjesta, te saznati više o neispričanim pričama iz ovoga kraja. Osim posjeta, biće organizovane i posebne projekcije filmova i tematske diskusije.

Kako se prijaviti?

 Uslovi za prijavu učesnika i učesnica sa područja Bosne i Hercegovine:

  • Dobrodošli su svi učesnici i učesnice rođeni/e od 1992. do 1999. godine, a koji/e će na dan početka Škole biti punoljetni/e (imati 18 i više godina).
  • Ohrabruje se učešće oba pola, kao i ravnomjerna i ravnopravna zastupljenost učesnika_ca iz različitih krajeva Bosne i Hercegovine, što će biti jedan od kriterija izbora učesnika_ca.
  • Posebno se ohrabruje učešće učesnika_ca koji/e ranije nisu imali/e priliku učestvovati u programima koji se bave suočavanjem s prošlošću i tematikom ratnih zločina.
  • Prijave se najkasnije zaključno sa 20. julom 2017. godine popunjavaju pristupom na link: https://goo.gl/forms/8NvYPIxARrDW0YrG3.
  • Nepotpune i neblagovremene prijave neće biti uzete u razmatranje.

Najkasnije 22. jula će svi/e prijavljeni/e biti obaviješteni/e o ishodu prijave. Za selekciju učesnika i učesnica iz Hrvatske, Srbije i Crne Gore odgovorne su kancelarije Inicijative u tim zemljama.

Više informacija:

Tokom trajanja programa je učesnicima i učesnicama osigurana hrana, osvježenje, smještaj i prevoz. Preliminarni program Škole dostupan je ovdje.

Za sve dodatne informacije nas možete kontaktirati putem telefona na broj 033 219 047 ili putem e-maila na rasim@yihr.org i semra@yihr.org. Koordinatori Škole drugačijih sjećanja u istočnoj Bosni – gornjem Podrinju su Rasim Ibrahimagić koji je učestvovao u izradi, pripremi i realizaciji Škole u Hercegovini od 2014. godine i Semra Forić koja je učestvovala u pripremi i realizaciji aktivnosti u sklopu programa Historija, Istorija, Povijest – Lessons for Today.

Iskusite jedan drugačiji pristup izučavanju procesa suočavanja sa prošlošću kroz pogled i priču onih koji su zločine preživjeli ili onih koji sjećanje na zločin nose preko priča prenošenih sa generacije na generaciju. Propitujte ovakav pristup, istražujte i saznajte više o događajima iz bliže i dalje prošlosti koji danas oblikuju odnose u našem društvu.