Youth Organizing Institute (YOI): Community Building and Leadership – deadline: April 11th


 Now entering its seventh year, this 10 days intensive program will attract 50 students from across Eastern Europe to Kragujevac, Serbia, on July 5 – 14, 2008. The Youth Organizing Institute wants to encourage and empower active agents of democracy in the extended balkan region – the so called region of transformation.

The deadline to apply to the Youth Organizing Institute 2008 is Friday April 11th, 2008.

Under the leadership of experienced local and international community organizers, participants will spend one week developing the personal knowledge and skills necessary for them to view their environments critically and be responsibly active for democratic values – work against racism and exclusion – enabling them to build civil society in their communities and support each other across the communities in a network of decisively dynamic young people.

The program represents an initiative between the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center and the University of Bologna, Faculty of Law .