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OPEN CALL - for participants in mobility and training activities for youth promoters

20.07.2018

Syri i Vizionit (SiV) invites interested and motivated young people living in Peja, Gjakova and Prizren to apply for participation in a mobility and training programme for youth promoters.
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.

About the mobility and training programme

The mobility and training programme is implemented within the project “Youth Promoters – Enhancing Understanding, Building Intercultural Competences” funded by RYCO – Regional Youth Cooperation Office. It is implemented by NSHC in partnership with Syri i Vizionit and English language teachers and students association SOL.
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 (10 from Novi Sad, Apatin, Kula, Surdulica, and Vladičin Han, and 10 from Peja, Gjakova and Prizren) is going to be selected for participation.

The mobility and training activities will take place in two parts:
- 1st part will last for 3 days and take place in Peja, with visits to Gjakova 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.

Selection criteria
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.

How to apply
Interested candidates should apply by filling the application form and sending it to the following e-mail address: [email protected] The deadline for application is 14th September 2018. 
Successful candidates will be notified by 21st September. SiV reserves the right to invite potential candidates for an interview during the selection process. The final list of selected candidates will be published by 28th September 2018.
More information
Contact person for all questions regarding this Open Call is Vlora Gaxherri (email: [email protected] phone: +383 49 361 611).

 Download application form.

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