Call for Applications: Summer School and Project “Challenge History 3 – React for the Future” Follow up

When: 15-21 July, 2019 
Where: Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Deadline for Applications: 24 June, 2019 (23:59 CET)

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia and its project partners [1] are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Summer School “Challenge History 3 – React for the Future”, which will be held 15-21 July, 2019 in Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia, financially supported by the Western Balkans Fund, the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Office in Skopje (FES), the Swiss Embassy in Republic of North Macedonia and forumZFD (Forum Civil Peace Service).

We are inviting students from high schools (16-17 years old) in North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo* to apply for the Summer School.

The Summer School will enable its participants to:

Information about the Summer School “Challenge History 3 – React for the Future” Follow up 

Costs and expenses: The organizers will cover all costs related to travel, visas, accommodation and meals during the seven working days. Members of the organization team will accompany participants on their travel from the capital of their home country (Sarajevo) to Ohrid and back. The participants will be required to arrange travel to Sarajevo and back by themselves and the costs will be reimbursed.

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

Program: The Summer School “Challenge History 3 – React for the Future” Follow up will consist of the following four main modules:

Each module will be organized in an interactive way in a variety of formats, such as lectures, workshops, field visits, debates, case studies, creative activities and production of multi-media content. Distinguished regional experts will lead all the modules. In addition to the program modules, cultural and other side-events will be organized based on participants’ inputs.

Who can apply?

How to apply?

Interested students are invited to fill in the application form (see below) accompanied by the signed authorization for participating in the Summer School. The participants should also write a motivation letter in which they will:

Send your application form, motivation letter, scan of your passport, and scanned signed parental authorization form to:

Elma Mahmutović, War Childhood Museum, e-mail: partner from Bosnia and Herzegovina)


A total of 30 participants (6 from each of the participating countries) will be selected according to their motivation to acquire additional knowledge, to engage in critical debates, to commit to developing and implementing follow-up activities in their communities. The short-listed participants will be notified by email by 25 June, 2019 and interviews will take place from 25 till 26 June, 2019.

If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at +387 61 929 121. 

[1] Centre for Peace and Tolerance (Kosovo*), Democracy Plus (Kosovo*), Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Serbia (Serbia), United World College Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), War Childhood Museum (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Grammar School Slobodan Skerović (Montenegro)