If you are interested in empathy and tolerance, cultural and social awareness of the position of others, work and cooperation with peers from the region, facilitation in youth work, then this is the training for you! 

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) within the Erasmus program invites young people from the Western Balkan region to apply for the seven-day training “Promotion of minority youth rights in youth work” who are active in the civil sector or their local communities in the field of youth work. 

The training is intended for young people who work or volunteer in the civil sector, activists, but also all young people with similar and professional interests active at the local level in their countries, as well as members of minorities, between the ages of 23 and 29, from Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo. The working language is English.

The goal of the training is to improve the skills of young people from the Western Balkans region active in the field of youth work, which primarily concerns minority rights and work with minorities. Additionally, the program will provide participants with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to support and work with youth from minority communities in the areas of social, economic, civil, and political rights.

Through interactive workshops and lectures, participants will, among other things, develop different types of competencies for improving the state of human rights in their environment, such as understanding relevant frameworks for the fight for human rights, specific pedagogical methods, and informal learning methods. In addition, the very structure of the training enables the improvement of regional cooperation among young people on the subject of minorities and their rights.

The application deadline is the 20th of October at 2 p.m., and the application is made by filling out an online form in English. All registered candidates will be notified of the results of the selection no later than October 28th.  

The training will last 7 days (November 19-25, 2022), and will be held in Sremski Karlovci (Serbia). All travel, accommodation, and food expenses will be covered by the organizers.

If you have questions or need additional clarification, you can contact us by email at:  [email protected] and [email protected] .