CDN is announcing a call for participants of the first Balkan Regional Training of our Annual Work Plan “Urban Steps for Resilient Future – Building Youth Activism in Eastern Europe”. The regional training will take place between 20-24 June in Tirana, Albania and will gather participants from Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo*, and Macedonia.
The training is a part of our annual work plan and is going to (1) enable young people to analyze their cities (think global) and (2) equip them with capabilities to conduct local activities on the spot with the goal to improve their communities (act local). More information about the annual work plan, its aims and objectives and phases, could be found here. We highly encourage you to check it out prior to applying.
What is this particular training about?
This is one of four regional trainings that will be conducted as the second phase of the project. Relying on Manifesto and Regional Action Frameworks developed during the first phase, participants will have a chance to learn more on the topic, do a common PEST (Political, Ecological, Social, Technological, Economic and Legal factors’) analysis, exchange good and bad practices and map some local problems they would like to tackle in their respective cities/countries. The topical emphasis of the training in Albania will be on Reclaiming Public Spaces with focus on areas of social and cultural interaction. Participants are expected to create Local Action Plans with other participants coming from the same country, and participate in mobilising others and conducting common activities in the third phase of the project (September – October).
Who should apply?
We are looking for young people from the above mentioned countries interested in topic regardless of their previous experience. Both urban activists and people who are new to this topic but keen on learning more and acting on the local level (phase 3 of the annual work plan) are encouraged to apply. The team will select participants respecting the criteria of gender and geographical balance, and taking into consideration the diversity of participants’ backgrounds regarding the event’s topic. We encourage applications reflecting diversity in all forms, especially gender and sexual identity.
The working language of the training will be English.
Accommodation, food, working space, travel and visa costs for participants will be fully covered. For selection of travel means the condition is to combine the most economical and environmentally friendly way (lowest price + travel time + CO2 emissions). Participants are expected to be fully present and participating the programme in order to be reimbursed according to CDN’s Internal Rules of Procedure