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Open call for project participants

Partners of the project “No Risk, no borders for young people” invite young people aged 18 – 28 from the Western Balkans to send their application to participate in the project.

The project is strongly focused on youth at increased risk: young people who use drugs, sex workers, LGBTI population, youth in conflict with the law and others addressed as “youth with alternative lifestyles and identities”. It directly address the following main issues/problems:

  • present and increasing stigmatization of the marginalized youth groups targeted by the project, as also lack of the visibility and mutual understanding of their needs;
  • lack of the regional youth cooperation on the issue of the targeted marginalized youth groups; and
  • lack of the active youth participation and leadership in CSOs.

The project is coordinated by the Drug Policy Network South East Europe (DPNSEE) together with the project partners Aksion Plus (Albania), Margina  (Bosnia Herzegovina), Juventas (Montenegro), Prevent and Re Generation (Serbia) and supported by the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) within its 4th Open Call co-financed by the European Union.

Each project partner is eligible to select up to 5 participants in the project.

The application form is available HERE.

The deadline for applying is Sunday 25 April 2021 at 17:00 CET. Incomplete proposals and those which arrive after the deadline will be rejected.

For any additional information, please write to the email address

Applicants will get the information about their application by 1 May 2021.

Participants profile

  • 25 activists, youth leaders and youth workers, preferably members of civil society organisations
  • Aged 18 to 28
  • Young people from or those working with the youth from groups at increased risk
  • Interested in learning how to cooperate in multicultural settings
  • Able to communicate and write in English
  • Willing to work as multipliers of experience and results through visibility and dissemination activities, before, during the project actitivies, including the reporting phase, and after the project
  • A participants group with an appropriate geographic, gender, national and balance of members from or working with various groups of youth at risk

What we offer?

  • Participation in the project that will benefit youth from groups at increased risk
  • Participation in two workshops in a multi-cultural group of peers with expenses covered by the project
  • Practical work with youth from groups at increased risk in civil society organisations with mentorship
  • An interesting and intense program of personal development

Participants will receive certificate for the knowledge, skills and attitudes gained through the project. They will be prepared using the model of recognition of competences achieved in non-formal education and also included as an important element of personal and external recognition in the Curriculum.

What we expect from the participants?

  • Participation in the following project activities:
1Pre-task activityDocument 5 cases of discrimination youth from groups at increased riskLocal communityUntil 27 May 2021
2Participation in the Workshop 1Active participation in an interactive 4-day workshopSerbia Sremski Karlovci27 – 30 May 2021
3Follow-up activityWork with youth at risk with continuous support and supervisionAbroad, in place from the region*Between 1 June and 25 August 2021
4Participation in the Workshop 2Active participation in an interactive 4-day workshopAlbania, Shëngjin28-31. August 2021

* One of the participants from each partner’s group will volunteer for seven days in another partner organisations abroad, in another place from the Western Balkan region, for purposes of gaining skills and knowledge, as also intercultural exchange under the supervision and support of the host organisation’ staff.

  • Complete pre-tasks and participate in the follow-up activities of the project
  • Attend all sessions and activities during the both Workshops
  • Agree and understand that the project partners are responsible and coordinators for this project and will not challenge or create any issues that will influence its flow
  • Bring along personal items as requested by the organisers of the activities (i.e. clothes, shoes, medicins in case of health issues, etc.)
  • Participate in promoting visibility of the project
  • Participate in the production of the deliverables of the project
  • Be active on dissemination of the results as a multiplier of new experiences, info and knowledge
  • Provide all necessary documents (invoices, visa expenses, travel reservations, ID copies, boarding passes, etc)

The structure of the project workshops is highly intensive and demanding, plus requires full attendance and participation. The workshops starts at 9:30 am and will end around 8:00 pm with regular breaks for refreshments, meals and personal needs. Therefore, youths who will attend as participants need to show responsibility commitment during their participation. The topic of the project is related to many indoor activities and less outdoor. Any extra hours for touring around besides the free time as they are mentioned in the timetable are not eligible.

If the protection measures in the countries where the activities are held prohibit gatherings of large groups, the Workshops 1 and 2 will be provided online.

Also, work with youth from groups at increased risk during the project may be challenging, but the project partners will provide support from experienced staff.

Insurance cover for personal effects is the responsibility of the individual participant. They are strongly recommended to insure their personal effects for the whole period participation in the project. Neither the project partners nor any venue used during the project can entertain claims against loss of or damage to personal property. They are recommended to ensure to have adequate medical insurance to cover the period of their participation in project activities.

Other important information

The project partners will organise travel of the participants to the project activities, accommodation and food.

The first Workshop will be held in the Environmental centre “Radulovački”, in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia. You can find more information about the centre, accommodation and working facilities at the webpage of the centre following this link>>>. The second Workshop, to be held in Shëngjin, Albania, will be in a similar type of accommodation.

Since the agenda of activities is full and overloaded, in case you would like to stay a few days more and see the host place/location please ask for the separate travel arrangements. Any extra days besides the days of the event are not covered by the project partners.