Training in Peace Building, Macedonia

Deadline: 2 June 2013
Open to: candidates from former Yugoslavia, older than 21, who understand S/H/B and are motivated to contribute to peace-building
Venue: 28.06-08.07.2013, Mavrovo, Macedonia


The Centre for Nonviolent Action – Sarajevo/Belgrade organizes a training in Peace Building that will take place in Macedonia, in Mavrovo, from 28.06 until 08.07, 2013. The training in peace building is a form of peace education that CNA has been practicing for more than 14 years of working with people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro and thus enhancing cross-border cooperation and confidence-building in the region of former Yugoslavia. By attending the training you will get an opportunity to learn how to identify key political and social issues in your community, and ideas and inspiration on how to actively participate in their resolution.

The training is a ten-day intensive program that requires a high degree of motivation of participants and willingness to actively participate in the work. Each day is divided into two workshops. Topics that are mostly covered in training include: violence, understanding conflict, dealing with the past, peace-building, non-violent action, creative conflict resolution, gender roles, identity and national identity, diversity, discrimination and so on. Depending on the interests and needs of this group meeting topics may be added and some new themes. The training uses different methods of interactive work such as plenary discussions, small group work, experiential exercises, analysis of printed and video materials, role-play and so on.

The working language in the training is Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.


If you live in the former Yugoslavia, you are more than 21, you wonder how the neighbors live in the neighboring countries and would like your social engagement to be more than regular (not) going to the polls and discussions on policy decisions made by someone else – sign up for the CNA Training in Peace Building.

Particularly encouraged are those candidates who:

  • work in educational institutions; media; state institutions
  • are active in peace organizations, civic movements and associations, political parties
  • come from the association or organization of war veterans or families of missing victims
  • are not in any of the aforementioned organizations/institutions, but have a strong desire and motivation to contribute to peace-building and changing society for the better


The training will take place in Macedonia, in Mavrovo, from 28.06 until 08.07, 2013. All participants will be provided with accommodation in a double room, with breakfast, lunch and dinner. The costs for accommodation, food, travel and materials will be covered by the organizers. Choose the most economical means of transportation in order to be reimbursed.

How to apply

If you want to participate in this program, fill out the application available on the last page in the official call and send it no later than 2 June, 2013, by e-mail to: or by fax: 381 11 2637 -603. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation within two days after submission, submit the application again.

The selection process depends on different criteria – clear motivation, fair geographical, gender, age, and professional representation. 20 applications will be selected. Those selected will be informed on 5th of June, 2013.

For more information contact:

Čika Ljubina 6, 11000 Beograd, Serbia
Tel: +381 11 2637-603, 2637-661
Fax: +381 11 2637-603
Skype: cna.beograd

The Official Call and the Application Form
The Official Webpage

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