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Call for participants from Serbia – YE: Pink for girls, blue for boys


CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS – Youth exchange: Pink for girls, blue for boys, November 7-15. 2016. Leskovac, Serbia.

             Are you:

  • A young person aged 18-30;
  • Coming from Serbia, FYROM, Slovenia, Poland, Greece or Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Willing to explore and question roles of women and men in todays society;
  • Comfortable on the Internet, actively using social networks, following online trends;
  • Willing to learn and work in international teams?

        If you answered YES, this is a call for you. Keep reading 🙂


What is a youth exchange?

Youth exchanges allow groups of young people from different countries to meet, live together and work on shared projects for short periods. On a youth exchange, you can expect to participate in activities such as workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, outdoor activities and more.

This youth exchange will take place in Leskovac, Serbia, between 7th and 15th of November and will gather a group of 30 young people (5 from each country).

What will we do?

During the youth exchange, we will talk about and question roles of women and men in todays society, think about how these affect our lives on daily basis and try to measure just how much we are (un)aware of these roles.

We will try to demystify the terms: gender, gender roles, gender equality, gender equity and all the similar phrases we hear and read about, and try to translate them to “real and understandable language”.

You will have the opportunity to learn about social media campaigns, and we will try to use this tool to start talking about gender issues.

We will (as an international team) launch a social media campaign on this topic, create posts and contents, and keep the campaign going for the next few months.

I was a part of international team that implemented a European level social media campaign, how cool would that sound in your CV? 🙂

Profile of the participants:

Young people (18-30) from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Slovenia, FYROM and Greece, actively using social media and interested to learn more about social media campaigns and try implementing them. You will have special tasks on your campaigns in few months after the youth exchange, so if you are not willing to have this kind of responsibility, please don’t apply. Knowledge or interest in gender issues is a plus.

For us, it is important to be proactive, motivated, playful and willing to raise questions, wonder and look for answers with us 🙂 English language knowledge is necessary.

Where and how? Can I afford it?

Good news, participation on youth exchange is free. Accommodation, food and working materials will be provided by the organizers. Travel costs will be reimbursed for all the original return tickets. All you need is a passport and motivation 🙂

For more logistical info, please keep reading.

The youth exchange “Pink for girls, blue for boys” is going to be organized in Hotel “Pašina česma – Pashas fountain” in City of Leskovac, Serbia. Hotel is located in a peaceful area outside the city (around 10km away).

Accommodation will also be provided in this Hotel, in multiple-bed rooms which all are well-equipped and with wireless Internet. Meals and coffee breaks will also be provided in the Hotel and food will be a bit more meat-based. If you have any special needs when food is concerned (vegetarian, vegan, allergies etc.) please let us know in the application form.

Regarding travel costs, maximum amount for reimbursement per participant is:

  • For participants from Poland – 170€
  • For participants from FYROM – 80€
  • For participants from Greece – 80€
  • For participants from BiH – 80€
  • For participants from Slovenia – 170€
  • For participants from Serbia – 15€

Travel costs will be reimbursed to all participants who actively participate in the youth exchange.

I’ve decided, I want to be a part of this. How to apply?

Please download the official application form, fill it and send it to the email address stated in the form. You will be notified about any further steps (possible skype or in person interviews, preparation etc.).

Good luck 🙂

Project “Break the myth – spread the word” is implemented with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union