Dates: 8 – 15 January 2023
Place: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
About the project:
While a full picture for 2020 is yet to be established, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, estimates that war and conflict had uprooted more than 80 million people around the world, representing the highest number in recorded history. Even Europe, which appears to be one of the safest parts of the world, is not immune to conflict. Indeed, structural issues, such as climate change, natural disasters, COVID-19, human trafficking, limited employment opportunities for young people and marginalization – together with the growing threat of violent radicalization – challenge the idea that Europe is a secure and peaceful continent. Global reports such as “The Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy” have also clearly established links between education, conflict and peace. Higher education is not exempt. Indeed, education plays an imperative role in peace building; if a young person enrolled to university is educated, he/she not only understands and possesses academic knowledge, but also acquires moral values, norms, etiquettes, proper code of conduct, decency and effective ways of communication; education will enable him/her to find out means to resolve the conflicts in an effective manner without being aggressive.
There is no clear guidance for youth on the skills and competencies they should acquire and no easy way for them to combine courses strategically. Indeed, youths who wish to learn about peacebuilding and develop their skills in this area can turn to a range of learning providers. These include formal educators, such as universities, and non-formal educators, such as NGOs. Collaboration between these two learning providers is often challenged by differences in pedagogical perspective, underpinning ethos and teaching methodology. So, the immediate consequence is that these educators are disconnected from one another, with a particularly huge gap between formal and non-formal education providers.
ILP will enable the creation of a set of tools for youths and educators, to help educators to adopt methodologies needed for providing the necessary competences to youth to become peacebuilders. The main objective of ILP is to enable innovative new approaches by:
• Creating a common framework of key competencies across the formal and non-formal education sectors
• Helping young people find navigable and flexible pathways for accessing
relevant learning opportunities
• Blending formal and non-formal education learning approaches for more
comprehensive provision, using technology.
– Be 18- 30 years old.
– Be a resident in one of the partner countries
– Have good English skills.
– Be in possession of a European Health Insurance Card or equivalent.
Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina , Italy , Bulgaria, and Montenegro.
The maximum travel reimbursement per participant from Bulgaria is 270 euro and there is possibility of traveling with car to Sarajevo.
Accomodation and Venue:
River Walk Sarajevo apartments are located in Ilidža, Nova Butmirska cesta bb, within a walking distance from International Burch University. It is an ideal accommodation for family and business trips, offering exclusive comfort and a peaceful environment located in beautiful natural surroundings. Free WiFi and parking are available.
River Walk luxury apartments have multiple bedrooms with kitchen, toilet and balcony.
The participants will be proved with three meals per day and two coffee breaks.
✓ : Organizers must be informed ahead of any special food diet requests.
✓ : For those who come earlier (before 8th January 2023) or/and leave later (after 15th January 2023), the project cannot cover extra costs. If your flights are earlier or later than the project dates, you will have to find accommodation for yourself. Of course, you can always contact the organizers to help you in finding a place to stay.
There is no contribution fee for the project
If you are interested in and would like to take part in please fill the from here : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduhBmS5FXONO3QkCiLOLJMbSpc5SOT-8EbaLIc_vAZW1ulOg/viewform?c=0&w=1