Call for participants: “Digitised security: How to read the surveillance discourse and fight it!”

Dear friends,

We are announcing a call for participants for the seminar “Digitised security: How to read the surveillance discourse and fight it!”, which will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 24 to 30 April 2017.

We are looking for 35 young people with a background in digital and/or human rights activism as well as young green activists and members of green organisations coming from any Council of Europe member states, as well as Kosovo*, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Both activists with experience in digital rights as well those who are new to the field and want to get to know this important topic are warmly invited to apply. We encourage applications reflecting diversity in all forms, especially gender and sexual orientation.

All sessions will be conducted in English.

The full cost of lodging (accommodation, food, and refreshments) during the seminar will be covered by the organisers. In exchange, we ask for a participation fee of 30 EUR for participants coming from non-EU countries and 50 EUR for participants coming from EU countries (and Norway, Switzerland, and Iceland). According to the project’s financial agreement, travel costs will be reimbursed up to a limit of 70%.

The deadline for submitting the completed application is Sunday, 5 March 2017 at Midnight (CET).

More information about the seminar, including the agenda, summary of the topics and aims of the project, can be found on the project page.

You can apply using this application form.

For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us at:


* All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.
This Project is supported by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, Green Forum (Sweden), Green European Foundation and Terry Reintke (Member of the European Parliament, The Greens/EFA)

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