“Create! Include! Participate!” Programme
Your idea, our expertise! You find a problem, together, we find solutions. Civic action, better society! Your changes, joint success! Make a change and be proud! Step by step, project by project we come to the new joint activity, which officially opens the Season 2020 of our journey towards the better Balkans. Are YOU ready to join us and develop your project idea, include the local community and participate as an active member of the society you live in? Create a space you feel involved in, the space you love and are proud of? “Create! Include! Participate!” accepts contemporary challenges and through the online seminars is focused on youth participation, personal growth and development. On this journey you will be led by the group of experienced facilitators and pass through several phases.
Online introductory seminar, October 12th - October 25th , 2020 The online becomes new offline! In a friendly online atmosphere you will meet young people from all over the region and exchange your ideas, experience and knowledge. Together with them, you will identify and analyze the problems you would like to work on. After two weeks of online education, you will have created a base for your future project.
Development of grass-roots projects, November 2nd - November 15th , 2020 All big things start as an idea! In this phase, you will give a shape to your idea and enter a digital design thinking process of Understanding - Observing - Synthesizing - Ideating - Prototyping - Testing. You will work in individual virtual workspaces using collaborative online tools and at the end you will have a completed project proposal, ready for submission to the project jury!
What opportunities do you have if your project idea gets selected? The best projects get financial and mentoring support! Through short educational units, you will learn more about basic project management skills, such as time management, teamwork, public relations, fundraising etc. You will practice these skills as you work on your project and make the change you want to see!
Will all events be online? The educational programme will fully be online. However, in spring 2021, you will be invited to Balkans, let’s get up! Forum (taking place in Belgrade, Serbia), where you will get a unique chance to present your project to the public. You will meet like-minded people from all over the Balkans, and share in the inspiration, the exchange, mutual energy and support.
Who could join the Programme 2020?
✓ Young people aged 18 to 30 living all over the Balkans If you live in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo* , North Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia or Slovenia, you are eligible.
✓ Young people interested in project management and contribution to their societies If you want to become an upgraded version of yourself and make a change in your society, you are eligible.
✓ Young people, who have active knowledge of English and are able to discuss in English If you are not proficient, that is okay. English is a communication tool, and your motivation and time to commit to each step of the programme are what matters.
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