CALL FOR APPLICATIONS SUMMER SCHOOL and PROJECT “CHALLENGE HISTORY 2 – REACT FOR THE FUTURE”

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

SUMMER SCHOOL and PROJECT “CHALLENGE HISTORY 2 – REACT FOR THE FUTURE”

22-28 July2018

Prizren, Kosovo*

The Center for Peace and Tolerance (CPT) and its project partners1 are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Summer School of “Challenge History 2 -REACT for the Future”, which will be held from 22nd to 28th July 2018 in Prizren, Kosovo* which is financially supported by the Western Balkans Fund, the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Dialogue Southeast Europe (FES-SOE), the Schweizerische Helsinki Vereinigung and forumZFD (Forum Civil Peace Service).

 

We are inviting open-minded students from high schools (16-17 years old only) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo*, Macedonia and Serbia to apply for the Summer School as part of the REACT program.

The Summer School will enable its participants to:

 

The Project and the Summer School “Challenge History 2 – REACT for the Future”

Young people play a crucial role in the ongoing reconciliation processes in the Western Balkans. In order to build a peaceful future and strengthen the cooperation among countries of the region, the involvement of the young generation is particularly important.

Many divisions and conflicts in the region have their origin in divisive memories and interpretations of the recent past. For this very reason, the Summer School “Challenge History 2

Furthermore, the “Challenge History Alumni Network Club in Europe (CHANCE)” has been created to bring together those participants who are interested in networking after the Summer School. With the support of the donors, project partners and the alumni members events, e, such as panel debates and round tables on themes like critical thinking and dealing with the past in the Western Balkans will be organized.

We believe that youth coming from these countries have an enormous potential to directly contribute in bringing the constructive change.

 

Information about the Summer School “Challenge History 2 – REACT for the Future”

Dates: 22 - 28 July 2018 (7 days)

Mandatory: participants will be required to attend all the sessions during the Summer School. The arrival day is 22 July by 17.00 the latest. The departure day is 28 July not before 14.00.

Place: Prizren, Kosovo*

Costs and expenses: The organizers will cover all the costs of travel, visas, accommodation and meals during the seven working days. Members of the organization staff will accompany students on their travel from the capital of their home country to Prizren and back.

Working language: English – participants must have a good working knowledge of the English language

Program: The Summer School “Challenge History 2 – REACT for the Future” will consist of the following four main modules:

Each module will be organized in an interactive way and be based on a variety of formats, such as lectures, workshops, field visits, debates, case studies, creative activities, production of docufiction. Distinguished experts from BiH, Kosovo*, Macedonia and Serbia will lead the modules. In addition to the program modules, cultural and evening side-events will be organised based on participants’ inputs.

Who can apply?

 

How to apply?

Interested students are invited to fill in the application form (see below) accompanied with the parental signed authorization (see below) for traveling and participating at the Summer School and the Project. Together with these filled documents, the participants are expected to write amotivation letter in which the participants will:

  1. provide brief description on: interest, knowledge and background
  2. provide clear motivation to participate at the Summer School and the Project “Challenge History 2 – REACT for the Future” and explain why they believe such an initiative is important

 

  1. make clear in which way they could personally and as participant contribute to the success of the Summer School and Project “Challenge History 2 -REACT for the future” and how they could be effective as a young peace builder committed in their communities as schools, youth groups, social spaces, etc.

Important: The application form and the parental authorization as well as the motivation letter should be sent by applicants coming from

 

no later than 20 May 2018

 

A total of 28 participants will be selected according to their motivation to acquire additional knowledge, to engage in critical debates, to commit to developing and implementing follow-up peace activities after the Summer School in their communities, as well as according to gender balance and fulfilment of basic application criteria.

The short-listed participants will be notified by email by 27 May 2018.

 

For any additional information or questions, please contact the lead partner,

 Center for Peace and Tolerance in Kosovo,

Ms. Minja Mijatović at office@ngocpt.org

 

DOCUMENTATION:

Call for application

 Application Form 

  Parental consent _authorization

 

The Project “CHALLENGE HISTORY 2 – REACT FOR THE FUTURE” is financially supported by the Western Balkans Fund; the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport; the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Dialogue Southeast Europe (FES-SOE); the Schweizerische Helsinki Vereinigung and forumZFD (Forum Civil Peace Service)

1. Project partners:

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Dialogue Southeast Europe (FES-SOE), Democracy Plus (Kosovo*), The Swiss Helsinki Committee for Human Rights (Serbia), CIVIL MK – Center for Freedom (Macedonia), The Swiss Helsinki Committee for Human Rights (Macedonia), United World College (UWC) Mostar (BiH), Schweizerische Helsinki Vereinigung (SHV) and forumZFD (Forum Civil Peace Service) in BiH, Kosovo* and Macedonia

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

 

 

 

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