CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Srebrenica Youth School

Photo: Jonathan Angell

This July, as part of the program marking the 28th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, in cooperation with the Srebrenica Memorial Center, the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) is organizing the fourth edition of the Srebrenica Youth School in Srebrenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

The school will bring together 30 young people from the Western Balkans, Europe, and the world to learn from regional and global experts about transitional justice, memorialization and historical narrative building, human rights, and prevention of genocide and mass atrocities during a seven-day program (July 7 – 14).

The school will include a series of lectures and panel sessions aimed at presenting innovative approaches and techniques, and best practices for working on the issues of genocide and mass atrocity prevention, transitional justice, and human rights. During the first three editions of the school, speakers and lecturers included Emir Suljagić, Tanya Domi, Sabina Čehajić-Clancy, Dino Abazović, Mehnaz Afridi, Matthew HollidayDenis DžidićMarijana Toma, Paul Lowe, as well as representatives of OSCE Mission to BiH, United Nations in BiH, TRIAL International in BiH, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), Youth Initiative for Human Rights, and many others.

The school is designed for 30 students and researchers from all over the world (aged between 18 and 30) who have an interest in the areas of transitional justice, memorialization, and mass atrocity prevention. The working language of the school is English. The costs of accommodation, transportation, food, and materials for selected participants (citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia) will be covered by the organizers. Selected international participants are expected to cover their transportation costs to Srebrenica and pay a 100 € fee for accommodation, food, and materials.

Selected participants are expected to fully attend the program. If you are interested in participating, fill out the form you can find here and send it to ev[email protected]. The deadline for applying is June 16, 2023.

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