Seminar/CfP - Fight Back! Setting the Scene, 31 January - 4 February, Macedonia


December 31, 2017

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January 31, 2018 - February 04, 2018

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"Fight back! Setting the scene"

"Fight back! Setting the scene" is the first seminar of 2018 "Fight back: Youth civil society in endangered democracies" work plan of JEF Europe. It aims at addressing the worrying, recent trends of shrinking civic space in many European democracies and the various attacks by governments on civil society organisations.

This first seminar will focus on developing education about civic space in Europe, by analysing the recent attacks on civil society across Europe, as well as understand the factors that lead to existential threat for certain youth organisations in the continent.

Participants in the seminar will also develop their project management skills and will have the opportunity to receive micro-funding to develop their own local actions during the year.

How will we work?

The methodological approach of the seminar will ensure that the principles of non-formal education are fully respected. This means that the participants will be offered possibilities to be fully engaged in planning and achieving their learning, through various experiential processes, small group work, expert input and open debates. Related to the inputs provided by external speakers, JEF Europe and JEF Macedonia will ensure that the speakers who will come to address the participants with their expert input will be very experienced and able to engage youth in active and meaningful dialogue.

Practical Information

Participation fee: €100 (€50 for locals and anyone who does not need accommodation) (10 scholarships of 50 EUR will be provided based on the quality of the response with the regard to the applicant's motivation.)

The participation fee covers full board and lodging during the seminar (January 31st — February 4th). Arrival on January 30th and departure on February 5th is possible. All meals are covered from Friday dinner until Tuesday lunch. International seminar will start on Wednesday 14:00 and

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