Business, Conflict & Human Rights 2017

It’s my pleasure to draw your attention to the Business, Conflict & Human Rights Course 2017  organized by swisspeace and Safestainable in collaboration with the University of Basel from ThursdaySaturday, 23-25 November 2017.

This course is designed for professionals from business, civil society and governmental institutions. It sheds light on the roles and strategies of companies, governments, international organizations and civil society in promoting responsible business practices in fragile and conflict-affected contexts: Read more

The Human Rights Youth Forum – Tirana

The World Youth Wave, CSO, Belgrade is opening a call for applications for participation in the very first Human Rights Youth Forum to be held in Tirana, August 13th-15th 2017. This project is financed by the OSCE Mission to Serbia.

About the Human Rights Youth Forum 2017 (#HRYF17):
#HRYF17 is organized by the World Youth Wave, CSO in partnership with the Union of Secondary Students of Serbia, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, the European Youth Association from Albania and Mjaft! Movement from Albania. The project is organized within the framework of the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s project: Enhancing regional connectivity among Serbian and Albanian youth actors. The main objective of #HRYF17 is to educate up to 40 participants in the area of human rights protection and enable them to develop inter-personal skills in several fields: argumentation, reaching consensus, public speaking, problem analysis, problem solving, research methods, as well as the intercultural and interreligious dialogue and working in a multicultural environment. Moreover, the participants are expected to become multipliers in their local setting by sharing gained knowledge, experience and skills through peer-to-peer education and follow-up activities. Read more

Final ICTY Legacy Conference

Members of Divided Past-Joint Future project team participated in final ICTY Legacy Conference which took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 22 to 24 June 2017.

Through presence on panel discussions and lectures we had a chance to learn more about the very institution of The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), its work, solved and importance of ICTY, stressing its importance for victims of war. Hocking explained how the Tribunal’s legacy will live on through efforts inside and outside courtrooms in the region and across the world. Read more

Stop the Hate Speech

Are you interested in freedom of speech and its boundaries? Do you think hate speech has no place in public sphere and you believe in importance of tolerance towards societal and cultural other? Are you active in the field of youth work and activism and you are interested in working as youth trainer? Read more

Call for Participants

16-24 September 2017 | Mali Iđoš, Vojvodina, Serbia

The training course “Quality interfaith and interreligious dialogue and acceptance through our youth work” will be held in Mali Iđoš, Vojvodina, Serbia, 16-24. September 2017.

Aim of this training course is to promote interreligious dialogues and encounters in our youth work, through retrospective view of current refugee crises and islamophobia that is root of many xenophobic outbursts towards refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers. Read more

Volunteer at the Via Dinarica Camp

The association Via Dinarica is organizing a volunteering camp in the period from June, 24 until July, 02 2017. Place of the meeting is a mountain lodge Bijele vode, on Bjelasnica. Arrival is planned for June 23 2017. late in the afternoon.

Participants are responsible for the costs of transportation to the mountain home, while the trip between locations is covered by the organizers. Food and lodging are also provided. In the end participants will get a nice presents. Read more

Choose dialogue over empty monologues

My name is Ana Mullanji, a youth worker from Tirana, Albania, founder and director of Beyond Barriers Association working with youngsters since 2014. I remember my first visit to a Balkan country, in Serbia, when I was selected to attend a training course for trainers organized by European Youth Foundation. It was the first steps of my career so I felt lucky and privileged to be selected to attend such activity. Different to nowadays, during that period the possibilities for participating in such activities were limited and the visa regime travel in the Balkan countries was making the process even more complicated for Albanian citizens.  The idea to participate in that activity flattered me and without thinking twice I started the procedures for my visa. I was so happy for this opportunity that I wanted to share the news with all my friends. Read more

Support Young People from the Region

Youth Initiative for Human Rights welcomes the placing of the Bill on Ratification of the Agreement on the Establishment of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office, on the agenda for discussion in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

We believe that this agreement is of particular importance for all young people in the Western Balkans, especially at a time when political tensions are at the highest level. In the light of the meeting of foreign ministers of the countries of the Western Balkans in Italy and the working dinner of Prime Ministers in Brussels on the same day, we believe that dialogue is the only mechanism for resolving regional problems. Read more