Youth Academy on Sustainable Development in the Balkans

Deadline: 17 July 2015
Open to:
 young journalists, social media activists and youth leaders from Albania, Macedonia and Serbia
1-4 August 2015, Struga, Macedonia


The global sustainable development agenda and climate change within the Balkans is not a visible governments’ priority. This has led to the low level of engagement of the Balkans civil society, especially youth, in shaping this important global agenda, which will be also translated into regional, national and local realities through the adoption of the regional and national targets.

In addition, it has created several civil society multipliers that have the capacity to raise the overall engagement of this region into the global agenda. The Balkan action/2015 is a part of the action/2015 movement that gathers more than 1900 organisations from 145 countries, and it is an independent and civil society initiated campaign for raising awareness in the Balkans on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which are to be adopted this September on the United Nations General Assembly.

Balkan action/2015 Youth Academy is a training and networking event for young people in the Balkans that will be held in Struga, Macedonia from 1-4 August 2015. 30 young leaders, influential social media activists and young journalists from the participating countries will be offered a special opportunity to take part in the youth action/2015 SDGs training academy.


The Balkan action/2015 Youth Academy is aimed to 30 young journalists, social media activists and youth leaders from Albania, Macedonia, Serbia. The organizers will provide an opportunity for youth from other countries in the region to take part in the #BA2015YA as e-participants.

Profile of participants:

  • Representatives of youth organizations which can multiply the information to other organizations (youth networks, youth training providers, information points etc);
  • Representatives of national level youth organizations engaged in advocacy for youth such as the National Youth Councils;
  • Young journalists or people engaged as social media activists which can engage and inform wide groups of youngsters as well as well as broad public;
  • Aged bellow 30;
  • Willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on #BA2015YA;
  • Willing to take action for promoting and advocating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Able to assist and engage in the mobilization activities (presentations, workshops, flash-mobs etc.);
  • Able to work in English;
  • Able to attend the entire duration of the #BA2015YA.


All costs of the Balkan action/2015 Youth Academy are covered by the organizers, and they include:

  • Travel costs to and from the #BA2015YA venue. Please note they will reimburse only the travel cost for the cheapest means of transportation, and that the costs will be reimbursed upon the receipt of the full travel documentation by the participants;
  • Accommodation, meals and refreshments for the whole duration of the #BA2015YA.

How to apply?

To apply for the Balkan action/2015 Youth Academy, please fill in the online application latest by 17 July 2015.

If you have any questions about the Balkan action/2015 Youth Academy, please contact them at

For more information please check the official call.

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