WESTERN BALKANS – Novi Sad Humanitarian Centre (NSHC) in cooperation with Syri i Vizionit and English language teachers and students association SOL invites interested and motivated young people (18-30 year-old) living in Serbia (Novi Sad, Apatin, Kula, Surdulica, or Vladičin Han) and Kosovo* (Pejë/Peć, Gjakovë/Đakovica or Prizren) to apply for participation in a mobility and training programme for youth promoters. The project is supported by RYCO within its first Open Call for Project Proposals.
Youth promoters (also known as greeters) are volunteers who welcome guests in their city or region, and show them around for free as they would do with friends or family. It is a form of social tourism: the residents participate in the activities of the guests, and guests get to see the local life of the place visited.
The mobility and training activities will take place in two parts:
– 1st part will last for 3 days and take place in Pëja/Peć, with visits to Gjakovë/Đakovica and Prizren, in October 2018.
– 2nd part will last for 3 days and take place in Šabac, with visit to Novi Sad, during November 2018.
English language will be the main language used throughout the entire activity.
The costs of training, travel, accommodation, food and refreshments will be fully covered by the project.
The deadline for application is 14 September 2018.
Eligible participants should be 18 – 30 years old, with sufficient English language skills to follow the training. Advantage will be given to highly motivated individuals interested in traveling, intercultural learning, meeting peers from the region, and regional exchange. During selection, attention will be given to equal gender representation. Advantage will be given to youth from the most excluded groups.
The project’s overall aim is to contribute to reconciliation in the Western Balkans region through increasing youth mobility, activism and cooperation. The project specifically aims at enhancing intercultural dialogue and understanding in the region, and promoting intercultural competences as a tool for enhancing youth activism and youth employment. Therefore, a mixed group of 20 young people is going to be selected for participation.
Participants from Kosovo:
Participants form Serbia:
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independen