Call for Applicants- The Peace Academy Foundation 4th Post Yugoslav Peace Academy, in Sarajevo July 2011

the Peace Academy Foundation- 4th Post-Yugoslav Peace Academy 
Sarajevo, 17th ˆ 26th, July, 2011

It's our pleasure to inform you that we are organizing the 4th Post-Yugoslav Peace Academy for persons from across the former Yugoslavia who are active in the fields of peacebuilding, dealing with the past, human rights' protection. This event is tailored for activists, students, researchers, theoreticians, journalists and all others whose focus is peace work. The 4th Peace Academy is going to be organized in Sarajevo from July 17th ˆ 26th, 2011.

Our basic intention is to contribute to the advancement of peacebuilding practices and theory in the Post-Yugoslav Countries and offer those who deal with peacebuilding the opportunity to:
- Critically evaluate and reflect on practices and models applied to date in the peacebuilding field regarding the region of former Yugoslavia and beyond;
- Become introduced to new theories and practices of peacebuilding from different parts of the world.

After the academies of the last 3 years (which consisted of three simultaneous courses organized during a single session) and their remarkable experience, this year's Post-Yugoslav Peace Academy offers three different courses, (held at the same time and at the same location) to interested activists and researchers:

1. Language and Ideology
Snjezana Kordic
Working language: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

2. Media and Remembering
Snjezana Milivojevic
Working language: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

3. Gender, Sexuality, and Violent Conflict
Dubravka Zarkov
Working language: English

Each participant can only attend a single course.

Participation Prerequisites:
Persons working in the field of peacebuilding (advantage will be given to those with a minimum of three years experience and to peacebuilding veterans from the ex-Yugoslav region);
Journalists and media workers (advantage will be given to those with a minimum of three years experience);
Academics, lecturers and students (advantage will be given to student of the third year and above; lecturers and academics should be involved in related fields to peacebuilding and advantage will be given to those with a minimum of three years experience); 
Artists working in relevant filed of work and with a minimum of three years experience;
Persons working in State and other governmental institutions with a minimum three year experience in a field related to peacebuilding;
Experience in any of the abovementioned fields; 
Willingness to attend the selected course during its whole, eight-day, duration (late arrivals and early departures will not be tolerated);
Willingness to fulfill all obligations related to the course (reading the recommended literature before the start of the Academy, writing a final essay);
Fluency in English (prerequisite for the 3rd course);
Minimum age for participation is 21 years;
Openness to listen and dialogue.
Persons which previously did not participate at the Peace Academies will be given advantage. 
Of the entire number of participants, 15% will be reserved for participants coming from other countries beyond the ex-Yugoslav region, where advantage is given to persons whose work is connected to the Region or who themselves come from conflict areas.

Working Methodology:
The courses combine lectures (to a lesser degree) and interactive work method (extensively) through group discussions, small group activities, analysis of video and written material. This type of methods assumes the participants' active involvement and contribution in creating a good work dynamic.

The total duration of each of the courses is eight days ˆ seven work days and one free day in the middle of a course. Working days will be divided into two blocks ˆ morning and afternoon block, with a break for lunch and rest in-between.
All selected participants are obliged to read written materials (course literature) before the start of the Academy. They will receive the materials a month ahead.

Logistical and Technical Information:
If you wish to partake, please fill out the Application form which you can find on the Peace Academy's web page

Tags: academy, human rights, peace work, peacebuilding, yugoslav

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