Call for participants for the project “Who If Not You(th) Academy”

The project “Who If Not You(th) Academy” is implemented by the Association for Civil Activism FORUM 16 – Bitola in the period from 09-13 January 2017 in Bitola. For the participation at the Academy can apply young people from the rural and urban areas of the following 5 municipalities: Bitola, Ohrid, Struga, Prilep and Krusevo. Only 25 participants will be selected (5 participants from each municipality) that will join in the community focused on learning and collaboration.
Objectives of the project are:

  • To provide young people from different communities and academic programs with a structured opportunity to acquire practical knowledge and skills in the areas of active citizenship and leadership.
  • To build a network of young people from throughout the region who will promote youth activism and participation in their own communities.
  • To encourage young people to initiate service project activities in their home communities.

Workshops during the Academy will cover the following topics: team building, presentation and communication skills, leadership, (social) entrepreneurship, youth activism and art.

Profile of participants:
To be aged 16 to 20 years,
To be interested in developing and improving life in their community,
To be motivated to develop their skills as activists and increase their knowledge to initiate change,
To be able to participate in all sessions during the Academy,
To have wish after the Academy to implement activities in their communities.

Logistics information:
The costs of the training will be fully covered by the project (food, accommodation, workshop materials, travel expenses in the amount of return bus ticket). Selected participants will receive a form (consent from their parent or guardian) to be returned to FORUM 16 signed by a parent or guardian.

How to apply:
Sending the application no later than December 22, 2016 until 23:59 pm.
During the selection process, the team of the project will take into account gender, economic and social balance of participants.

For any questions or additional information please contact us at:
PO Box 135, 7000 Bitola, Macedonia
Phone: +389 (0) 78 535 606