Call for Applications: Social-democratic regional women’s leadership academy 2022

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, office in Belgrade and the FES SOE regional office in Sarajevo, in cooperation with Women’s Leadership Academy (Serbia), organize a political educational program for women in social-democratic political parties and organizations from Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

The Academy consists of two events, 3-day seminars, first one from23rd to 26th of Jun 2022 in Podgorica, Montenegroand second from 22 nd to 25 th of September 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. The Academy aims to bring Western Balkan women politicians and activists together in a broad front to fight for an equal, developed, responsible society, based on European values of peace and prosperity - a women-friendly society.

Special focus will be given to practical political education with the topics:

  • Gender analysis
  • New feminism
  • Women and war
  • Social democracy and gender equality
  • Political campaigning and communication
  • Leadership skills
  • Gender Statistics
  • Policy Development
  • Public appearance
  • Analyzes of the party programs through gender prism.

The program of the seminar will include theoretical and practical aspects - interactive lectures, panel discussions, trainings and group work. Working languages will be (Ex-YU Region) Montenegrin, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, North Macedonianwith simultaneous translation to Albanian, with the notice that participants should preferably speak English duringinformal communication. Organizers will cover all costs related to the Academy's activities: travel expenses (organized by the FES offices, accommodation in double bed rooms , food and working materials.

Who can apply?

Women politicians in social democratic political parties and civil society organizations, and activist´s groups, who want to contribute to building and strengthening an active, democratic, responsible and equal society on the national and regional level, coming from Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

How to apply?

The applicants must fill out all requested information in an online application form in English until June 1st. Participants will be informed about the selection by June 5th the latest.

Selection criteria

The participants will be selected based on political experience, organizational position, leadership potential, dedication to equality issues, as well as motivation and readiness for further political and social engagement. Selection of candidates will be processed by the Academy’s expert team at its sole discretion. Note: The program is open only for candidate swith a valid green certificate. Please feel free to contact us for any further information at sdregionalwla(at)gmail.com

Relevant documents: Call for Applications

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