Regional Exchange Meeting “Youth Transforming Conflict Online & Offline”

Deadline: 4 August 2015
Open to: aged between 18-30 from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia or Switzerland
Venue: 19-23 September 2015, Vaqarr, Albania


East Project is a project lead by the National Youth Council of Switzerland, on a mandate of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The East Project has been supporting youth organizations from the Western Balkans since 1991 and is currently focuses on the non-EU countries of the region, and Moldova. The regional exchange meeting is based on a youth to youth approach to learn jointly from the issues faced by youth organizations and find solutions together.

This year’s topic will be “Youth Transforming Conflict Online & Offline”. Conflicts have a broad scope and might affect young people at different levels: at the personal level, at the level of the civil society organization that they are involved in and at the level of the community. At this regional meeting, the participants will strengthen their knowledge and develop practical skills in the following areas:

  • Facing conflict;
  • Understanding conflict;
  • Working with conflict;
  • Deconstructing hate speech.


Participants must comply with the following criteria:

  • Be nominated by a youth organization in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia or Switzerland;
  • Be aged between 18-30;
  • Be motivated by the topic of the event;
  • Be committed to take active part in the whole meeting;
  • Be able to communicate actively in English.


The organizers will cover the accommodation and all meals. Travel costs of up to EUR 190 will be covered.

How to apply?

To apply, please, fill in the application form (page 5) and e-mail to, with CC. to, latest by 4 August 2015.

For more information check the official call.

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