19th of January 2014
The BABELNOR Capacity Building Seminar took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from the 19th to the 25th of August 2013.
The main goals of the seminar was to empower LGBTIQ* youth human rights activists and convey tools for organisational development.
Thanks to LNU (Norwegian Council of Children and Youth) and the Norwegian Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina for financial support and SOC (Sarajevo Open Center) for hosting and logistics of the seminar.
This follow-up pack aims to be a reminder for the participants of the seminar and a starting point for further exploration into the topics of the seminar. Each summary is structured like this: facilitator, defining topic and goals, content of session, appendix.
The pack is the product of notes from the different sessions and should be seen as a source of inspiration and a basic entry point into central topics of activism, not as a scientific research.
You can download it here.
9 June 2013
The BABELNOR network is delighted to invite you to the first Capacity Building Seminar (CBS). The seminar will gather 30 young people from the BABELNOR member countries and will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from the 19th to 25th of August 2013. The conference is funded by the The Norwegian Children and Youth Council (LNU) and the Norwegian Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The venue of the seminar is Hotel Hayat.
Please apply by filling out the online application form.
Deadline for applying is 3rd of July.
The participants will be announced on 6th of July.
What is BABELNOR?
BABELNOR is a network consisting of 20 organisations from 15 countries from the Balkans, Ukraine, Belarus and the Nordic countries. These countries are Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine.
The network aims to empower, motivate, and mobilise LGBTIQ* youth activists from the member organisations and countries through networking and sharing best practices and providing mutual support.
Objectives of the Capacity Building Seminar
1. Empowering LGBTIQ* youth human rights activists through:
2. Conveying tools for organisational development
3. Making a strategy and activities for the BABELNOR network until 2014
4. Creating a joint BABELNOR campaign
5. Creating a personal strategy for developing
Attached here you can find the preliminary agenda of the seminar. The agenda may be subject of changes.
Selection of participants
Each member organisation is entitled to send at least 1 person. The prep team will select participants taking into consideration geographical and gender balance.
The core work at the seminar is envisioned as a combination between non-formal education and expert lectures. Through a variety of learning tools such as panel and plenary discussions, public presentations, working in group and home groups, and sharing best practices and personal experiences, the participants are expected to get the most out of the five main topics of the seminar:
Costs and travel
Food, accommodation and travel will be covered by the seminar budget. Participants should choose the most reasonable way of travel. In most cases this would be flying, or arranging joint travels by car from countries nearby. Travel will be reimbursed after the seminar. Participants should be able to participate for minimum 80% of the programme in order to get their costs reimbursed.
Any questions concerning the seminar can be raised by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoping to see you at the Capacity Building Seminar in Sarajevo in August!
The prep team
Antonio, Eirik, Enida, Kiril, Mariña and Natallia