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The Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo (YIHR KS), with the support of the Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) and Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS) is calling for applications for the 4th generation of the Young Leaders School, to be held from October through December 2012, in Prishtina, Kosovo.

The School offers lectures by issue-area specialists, insightful discussions, workshops on specific topics, social and cultural activities, and study visits.

About the School:

The Young Leaders School is part of YIHR KS’ Education Program which intends to develop the critical thinking capacities of young generation with regard to social, political and cultural concepts; provide the students with a map of knowledge on democratic politics; and develop the practical skills of students required for the implementation of a progressive agenda in professional life or other social activities.

The central interest of the School is focused on opening up the discussion and acquaintance the participants about important topics for the generation of the “young leaders”, that they rarely discuss during their formal education.

Classes will last 2 hours per day (17:30 – 19:30) and will be held four days per week (Mondays – Thursdays).

The program of Young Leaders School consists of 7 modules:

1. Human Rights and Democracy
2. Rule of Law and Transitional Justice
3. Participatory Democracy
4. Stereotypes and Prejudices: Media influence
5. Nation, Nationalism and Identity
6. European Integration: Values
7. Academic Writing


– Youth and students between 20 and 30 years old;
– Interested in the fields of human rights, diversity, transitional justice and dealing with the past;
– Human rights and non-discrimination activists;
– Young people involved in sectors such as: politics, media, civil society, and other influential areas.

Applicants must be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Application and selection process:

Interested applicants are asked to complete the School’s application form in English, where they should upload their updated CVs.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Note: Incomplete applications, applications that are not in English, applications that do not include the CV and applications which responses are detected as being non-original (copied), will not be considered!

Deadline for submitting applications: October 10, 2012, until 12 AM.

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