Interested candidates are invited to attend a five day seminar (conferences & workshops) devoted to the role of the youth in the Balkans and in Europe. The theme of the workshop is ‘Young leaders rising up to the challenges of the Western Balkans and the EU’.
Date of the workshop: 3-8 April 2014 (first and the last days being arrival and departure days)
Application closing date: 15 March 2014
Venue: Skopje/Ohrid, Macedonia
Since its creation in 2006, the association Bourgogne Balkans Express is devoted to promote the ties between the European Union and the Occidental Balkans. Its objective is to raise public awareness regarding issues related to countries in the region and the prospect of their integration into the European Union. Following the tremendous success of the previous events, this year the association has decided to organize, in partnership with Sciences Po Paris and Youth Education Committee, an innovative conference aimed at young Balkan, French, and above all European leaders.
Through this new initiative, the organizers wish to raise public awareness in Europe, France and particularly in Dijon on the questions raised by the Western Balkans region. In addition, this year’s seminar will take place in a Balkan country, Macedonia, which gives a local dimension to the enlargement discussion as well as it reinforces the existing cooperation between Dijon and Skopje, twin towns.
While the association has already treated the subject of EU enlargement and its challenges on several occasions, this is the first time that an emphasis this strong has been placed on youth as a driving force of progress. During this seminar, the young leaders will have the opportunity to express and debate on their ideas, expectations and concerns of the European project and the enlargement process. The young leaders will be in contact with experts and politicians, but will also discuss among them comparing the ideas they have of the other, in order to put aside prejudices and stereotypes that could still be alive.
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