Application Deadline: December 10th 2015
Capacity Building Project “ Balkans getting ready for SDGs” Call for participants Seminar “ Youth Work and the Sustainable Development Goals ”
The Seminar “ Youth Work and the Sustainable Development Goals” aims at building the competences of youth leaders to understand, support and engage in the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) implementation process. In addition, it is a space for sharing inputs, ideas and good practice, making links between different initiatives, networks and preparing the Balkans for bringing the Sustainable Development Goals into life.
The Seminar will gather 37 youth leaders and organizations’ management teams.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as Global Goals, are a universal set of goals aimed at contributing to the efforts for achieving more sustainable development in all corners of the world. The SDGs are the result of the Rio+20 Conference and the need to adopt a universal framework that will expand on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that are due to expire in 2015, and to shape the development agenda at the national, regional and international level until 2030.
The SDGs were adopted in September 2015 by the UN member states at the UN Summit in New York, and they will be applicable from January 2016. The SDGs or Global Goals could be perceived as a trigger for stimulating the dialogue, partnerships and joint actions of citizens, groups, movements, organizations and institutions working in various causes to allow the creation of the spaces, initiatives and changes that will positively affect development of citizens, communities, cities and states and contribute to the future we want.
The capacity building will take place in Serbia , Belgrade from 14th February 2016 (arrival in the morning)
till 21st February 2016 (departure).
The project “Balkans getting ready for SDGs” is implemented by Center for Human Rights and Development Studies (CHRDS) in cooperation with 15 partners from the Balkans and EU. The overall aim of the project is to strengthen the capacities of CSOs in the Western Balkans and European Union to
support the SDGs’ related reforms and advocate for active youth involvement in the SDGs’ implementation process.
The participants should fulfil the following criteria:
- To be age 18 or above;
- To be active youth leaders and/or representatives of the organization’s management team;
- To be willing to apply and multiply the knowledge gained on this seminar;
- To be able to contribute with examples of good practices, case studies,essays or any other contribution to the seminar;
- To be able and interested to take engage in sustainable development and Sustainable Development Goals;
- Ability to work in English;
- To be able to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back;
- To be able to attend for the entire duration of the seminar
According to the project application there are 16 countries involved in the project: Albania, Belgium,
Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia,Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia,
Spain, Turkey, and United Kingdom.
- Each country can have 2 participants.
- Group 1: Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Albania, Slovakia, Romania
- Maximum reimbursement 180 EUR per person
- Group 2: Poland, Estonia, Belgium, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, UK
- Maximum reimbursement of 275 EUR
- Group 3: For participants from Spain maximum reimbursement of 360 EUR
- Travel, costs and reimbursement Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest means of transportation and preferably for the return tickets.
- You will be reimbursed for your travel costs only once we receive the original tickets and boarding passes for your trip.
- Acceptable means of transportation for the project are: plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car.
Participation fee: NONE!
- Participants will be accommodated in Belgrade.
- The Organizers will provide 3 meals and 2 coffee breaks per day. All additional meals, drinks and other costs, participants will cover by themselves