ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Academy for Women offers non formal education on political literacy for youth who are engaged in political organizations (Forums / Committees / Youth Associations) and youth who are not politically engaged (youth in NGOs, CSOs, junior high school students, students, etc.).

The reason why the Academy for Women wants to focus on youth who are politically engaged and those who are not is the fact that they are not equipped with enough knowledge on issues related to politics which is necessary for socio-political activism. In addition, the academy wants to focus on raising political awareness among youth pointing out that political activism refers not only to being a member of a political party but also to joint collaboration and work on changes within the society regardless of political affiliations or non-affiliations.

Political literacy is an important topic due to the fact that there is no formal education provided to youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina on this issue. Moreover, it is essential to properly educate and engage them in politics because they are still one of the most marginalised group of citizens. The main reason for that is insufficient political literacy that limits their capabilities and capacities. Political sphere in region is marked by lack of the practice and experience through which youth would be able to make clear, visible and lasting articulation of policies that are mainly about them and society as a whole.

The Academy of Women has developed four modules of the education that include topics that are necessary in order to involve young generations in an adequate way into the socio-political life and processes in BiH, but also, encourage and provide them with the skills essential for public speaking, critical thinking, participation in social policy and decision-making processes.

The four modules are:

Module I – Youth and Politics

Module II – Youth and Gender equality

Module III - Youth and media

Module IV – Bridges between local governments and local activists

Lecturers are experienced professionals equipped with theoretical knowledge, skills for education and transfer of knowledge to others, who will, through their methodological approach, encourage the Academy's participants to learn and discover their own potentials, to become acquainted with the instruments, mechanisms and resources available to them in order to become more aware and responsible citizens, proactive in socio-political life of the country.

The Academy for Women will conduct education in Sarajevo from May to December 2019.

The project is funded by the Federal Government of Germany.

LECTURERS

MODULE I: YOUTH AND POLITICS

MODULE II: YOUTH AND GENDER EQUALITY

MODULE III: YOUTH AND MEDIA

MODULE IV: BRIDGES BETWEEN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND LOCAL ACTIVISTS

APPLY

PUBLIC CALL FOR THE ACADEMY OF POLITICAL LITERACY OF YOUTH IN BIH

The Academy for WOMEN with the support of the Federal Government of Germany invites you to the Academy of Political Literacy of Youth from 18 to 35 years of age.

WHEN?

The first module will be held from 31.5. to 2.6. 2019 in Sarajevo. The Academy of Political Literacy of Youth in BiH has four modules. The modules will be organised from May to November 2019. Each module will be held on weekends.

WHAT?

The Academy of Political Literacy of Youth in BiH is open to all young people at the indicated age, both for those who are politically active and for those who are not. The reason why The Academy for WOMEN wants to focus on young people who are politically engaged and those who are not, is the fact that they do not have enough knowledge about politics which is necessary for socio-political activism. In addition, the Academy wants to focus on raising the political awareness of young people, pointing out that political activism not only refers to membership in a political party, but also to joint cooperation and work on changes within society, regardless of political or any other affiliation. Participants must attend all four modules in order to successfully complete the Academy and obtain a certificate.

The four modules are:

Module I - Youth and Politics - 31.5. to 2.6.2019, Sarajevo

Module II - Youth and Gender Equality - in June 2019, Sarajevo

Module III - Youth and media - in October 2019, Sarajevo

Module IV - Bridges between local authorities and local activists - in November 2019, Sarajevo

LECTURERS

Lecturers are experienced experts with theoretical knowledge who will, through their methodological approach, encourage the participants of the Academy to learn and discover their own potentials, get acquainted with instruments, mechanisms and resources in order to become more conscious and more responsible citizens and more proactive in the socio-political life.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Young people aged between 18 and 35 who are politically active through a political party or through other political engagement, as well as young people who are not politically active or engaged, can apply. The number of places is limited.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

You can download the application form hereand send the completed form by May 25, 2019. to the email address: info@afw.ba.

The organizer will bear all the costs.

For any additional questions, please contact us at info@afw.ba

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Team "Academy for WOMEN"

PARTICIPANTS

  • Adults.
  • People who want to learn, educate themselves, disseminate and empower and exchange their knowledge and skills and expriences with other people through non-formal models of education.
  • Members of forums/association/boards of youth within political parties in BiH.
  • Young people who are not member of any political party.
  • Who are and who are not engaged within any civil society organisation.
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