The Balkan Dialogue 2018 – Sarajevo

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund starts accepting applications for participation in the International Conference “The Balkan Dialogue – 2018”, which will take place on April 25-28 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The goal of the event is to establish a dialogue of experts and young professionals in the field of foreign affairs, economics, issues of security, international journalism and representatives of the academic community on the Balkan Peninsula on the most urgent topics of the region. Read more

Halcyon Incubator Fall 2018 Fellowship

The Halcyon Incubator is committed to solving 21st-century challenges throughout the nation and the world. By helping social entrepreneurs transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures, the Halcyon Incubator acts as a catalyst for measurable social outcomes. It’s perhaps the most immersive incubator in the world that focuses on both social impact and profit. Read more

Invitation for 5 Project Participants

Training for organizing and leading international youth activities ‘Together we can’ will take place on 21-30 March 2017 in Durrës, Albania.

The aim of this training course is to provide learning opportunity and capacity building for youth workers, leaders of international youth activities, projects and programs. With this project, we expect youth workers to be able to initiate, develop, prepare, implement and evaluate an independent international project for and with young people. Special emphasis will be given to development of activities and projects based on actual needs of young people, their active involvement in every stage of the project design, preparation, implementation and follow up, as well as for designing projects with clear local impact and multiplying effect. Read more

What is One Young World?

One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. We are a UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change.

We stage an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors. Read more

Peace in the Balkans, Peace in Europe

First Workshop of the Center for European Studies

11 May 2018

Center for European Studies- EPOKA University

In the current scale of globalization, peace becomes a national and international responsibility that requires coordinated action from both national and international agents. The achievement of peace is not only the absence of war, but it also requires a process of positive transformation of political, economic and social structures. Read more

Vukovar, Cro: Where is reconciliation?

It has been a long time since the end of the war in Croatia, as well as in Vukovar, a town where the war in the Balkans started in 1991 and which was almost completely destroyed in the war. People were banished, many fled, relieved of the plague.
Vukovar has been a multiethnic city until the war, where more than 23 different ethnic groups lived, including the most numerous Croats and Serbs.
The city was economically powerful (Second by Economic Power in the Former Yugoslavia). Then came the economic crisis of the 1980s. Everything began to collapse, people became desperate and desperate for their sake, tried to seek guilty of all this. The tragedy was that they sought to blame people of other ethnic groups, creating hatred, opening Pandora’s Box, and destroying the communion that was built for decades.
And then … everyone lost everything, and hatred remained.
The war ended, people slowly returned to their homes, and the evil spirit continued to fly above people. Years passed, the neighbors no longer talked, closed in their homes, and did not even try to talk about everything that had happened to them.
The houses and the walls were built among the people. True, the walls were invisible, but they were there.
New generations of young people have come, whose parents have been subjected to hatred and distrust of “those”. Kindergartens, schools, bars, all shared “ours” and “theirs”. Everything went in the direction of no return.
However, young people appeared who tried to see a much wider picture, who realized that neither the “others” were much different. If they are the same, they have the same problems, they also have the same things they like, and they have a lot in common.
The walls began to crumble slowly, the first love was created, the bands sought guitarists who could play the guitar and not the nationality, but there were conflicts. This time not because of ethnic differences, but because of the girl …
New Generations in Vukovar have started to face new problems, this time together.
It has become common to all that they are not employed, that it is difficult to find a job and that the prospect has to look somewhere else in Ireland, Germany. That all must start from the beginning. Read more

Coaching in the training design – TSW

Training Course

22-25 May 2018 | Tallinn, Estonia

This is a skills-oriented workshop for trainers with a long-term experience in the youth field, who have been in touch with coaching/mentoring practices and want to explore these approaches further when it comes to designing training activities.
Trainer Skills Workshops (TSW) take place twice a year as part of a strategic long-term cooperation between NAs and SALTO T&C RC coordinating European training offers for trainers. It supports ‘advanced trainers’ to exploring a certain area of trainer’s work and related competences of the ETS Competence Model for Trainers (https://www.salto-youth.net/rc/training-and-cooperation/trainercompetencedevelopment/trainercompetences/). Every time TSW has a different thematic focus for certain skills development. Read more

Kick-off Meeting in Ohrid

With the support of the European Commission, the newly created Western Balkans Alumni Association (WBAA) will be organizing its official kick-off event in Ohrid, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on 15 – 17 March 2018. The event will gather over 300 higher education stakeholders, including students and alumni, Ministry representatives from the Western Balkans, university rectors and student unions, as well as EU officials and business representatives. Read more