WESTERN BALKANS – We invite you to apply for becoming a member of a youth co-design team for a research and advocacy project on young people’s perceptions on peace and security in the Western Balkans.
We are now calling for 24 enthusiastic volunteers (with 4 representatives from each Western Balkan 6 (12 women and 12 men), who will compose a group of regionally balanced, diverse, creative and dedicated young leaders, activists and researchers between the age of 18 and 29 from the Western Balkan 6 to help co-design research exploring youth priorities and perceptions on peace and security, validate and analyse the results of the research, work together to identify recommendations for policy and programmatic work, and co-lead in advocacy efforts vis-à-vis peers and decisionmakers. This group will work in a multicultural team together with experts and facilitators starting from February to the end of 2020.
The initiative “From Divisive Narratives to Shared Futures” will provide structured opportunities for young women and young men in the region to work together across conflict and societal divides to identify common peace and security priorities and enter in constructive dialogue with decision-makers, build their networks and engage collectively in policy discussions.
The Call for Applications is part of the joint project “Supporting the Western Balkan’s Collective Leadership on Reconciliation: Building Capacity and Momentum for the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO)”, implemented by RYCO, UNDP Albania, UNICEF Albania and UNFPA Albania with the support by the United Nations Peacebuilding Funds.
Learn more about the call in the documents below.
Deadline for applications: 5 January 2020.