Project on Peacebuilding is organising a weeklong course examining the history, context, and changing politics of peacebuilding.
It is now more than twenty five years since the war in Bosnia but the economy is still struggling, the infrastructure is still crumbling, and the political institutions are still stalled in conflict. For the international community, Bosnia is the textbook case for post-conflict peacebuilding, but what has actually been achieved?
This weeklong course will engage students in the history, political context, and processes of change in Bosnia since the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995. Students will participate in workshops designed to expand their understanding and knowledge of peacebuilding and its challenges, in addition to guided site visits in the region.
This immersive experience is ideal for people (18-30) who want to learn more about the history of Bosnia and activists currently working in the region. You do not have to be enrolled in a university to participate.
Now in its fifth year, the Project on Peacebulding provides the chance for learners to engage in cross cultural learning, gain experience in the field, and develop their research and public speaking skills through interactive workshops designed to challenge and engage future peacebuilders. We are keen to work with young adults of all backgrounds from Bosnia, the Balkan region, and internationally.
When: 2-8 August 2018
Where: Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)
Who’s eligible: Young people and students (ages 18-30). Participants must be fluent in English.
We cover the travel expenses for participants living in Bosnia. Those living outside Bosnia will need to fund their own travel to Prijedor. Once in Prijedor, the travel, food and basic shared dorm accommodation will be covered in the program. Please bring additional spending money to cover some food for the week.
The deadline for submission is 15 May 2018. Please complete the attached application form and send this along with your CV (resume) to [email protected]. Feel free to contact us with questions about this opportunity.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and all applicants will be notified in June. If you have any questions about the program and the logistics of taking part, please feel free to contact the Most Mira team.
For more information, check out our reports and website: www.mostmiraproject.org.