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Reconciliation youth work in post-conflict areas

Training Course

22 November - 1 December 2019 | Novi Sad, Serbia

Project “Creativity in youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity” consists of several activities, and one of those is this TC “Reconciliation youth work in post-conflict areas”, that will be organised in Novi Sad in November 2019.

Project “Creativity in youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity” aims to build capacity of youth (work) organisations, their youth workers in NFE for youth SPORT work for reconciliation and accepting diversity among youngsters in our communities and encouraging creative usage of sport and outdoor activities in youth work for reconciliation. 

The project consists of several activities, and one of those is this training course “Reconciliation youth work in post-conflict areas”. 

We are hereby recruiting participants that will be able to participate at the training course, give back (to their sending organisations) their knowledge and skills in the topics of the training course and contribute to the follow-up activities within the overall project.

The training course will take place in Serbia (Novi Sad) from 22nd November (arrival in the afternoon) to 1st December (departure in the morning after the breakfast) 2019.

Specific objectives of the training course are:

* To learn more about realities and different practices in other European countries when it comes to reconciliation through youth (sport) work

* To explore the complexity of “I” and “WE” identities, the layers of identity, the process of identity development and the influence on our intercultural learning, dialogue and acceptance

* To explore personal styles of communication and conflict transformation and to reach common understanding on quality non-violent communication and effective approaches of conflict resolution within small intercultural groups

* To discuss the social and political context we live in, in terms of youth work for reconciliation

* To discuss and reach common understanding of a constructive process of dealing with the past, of peacebuilding and the deconstruction of “enemy” images

* To develop recommendations to youth workers for quality reconciliation in our communities

* To develop specific practical workshops of youth work for reconciliation to be implemented in our communities as a follow-up of this training course

Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education. The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:

* To be active youth workers already educated in basic NFE principles and methodology, (willing to get) involved in “sport for all” activities for reconciliation; and empowering other youth workers and mainstream and marginalised youth through sport and outdoor activities

* Willing to apply & multiply the knowledge received

* Willing to organise/lead local/national workshops for youth workers on the topic of the project after the participation at the training course 

* Willing to enter into partnerships with participants from different organisations/countries 

* Able to attend and be active during the entire duration of the training course

* Age above 18 and able to follow the programme in English language.



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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 21 October 2019.

Date of selection: 22 October 2019

Training overview

This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, KOSOVO * UN RESOLUTION, Serbia

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches

Working language(s):



Active Youth in Happy Europe (AMUSE) (Youth NGO)

Active youth in happy Europe is young youth non-profit non-governmental organisation that aims at following:
• Promoting healthy life style and development of skills needed for it and encouraging youth to regular physical activity through promoting the idea of "sport for all"
• Improving opportunities for quality leisure (free) time of youth
• Encouraging young people to tolerance and coexistence through non-formal education, intercultural dialogue and the life according to the values and principles of European citizenship.


  • Building The Balkans (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Danijela Matorčević


Phone: +381649604358


Participation fee


Accommodation and food

The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks per day.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organisers up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car). Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:

1. Serbia - 20 eur

2. Kosovo* - 180 eur

3. Bosnia and Hercegovina - 180 eur

4. Germany - 275 eur

5. Croatia - 180 eur


This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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