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Youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity

Training Course

7-15 March 2020 | Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project “Creativity in youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity” consists of several activities, and one of those is this TC “Youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity”.

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, out of which the first training course “Reconciliation youth work in post-conflict areas” was held in Novi Sad in November 2019. In that first training course we have put bigger emphasis on concepts and values of yout work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity. 

This new training course “Youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity” is the second training course of the project and in it we put bigger emphasis on using SPORT methodology in youth work for reconciliation. It will be held in Mostar in March 2020.

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mostar) from 7th March (arrival in the afternoon) to 15th March  (departure in the morning after the breakfast) 2020.


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 discuss and understand basic concepts, values and principles of intercultural learning and dialogue

* To promote and explore the concepts “sports for all” and “healthy lifestyle” in relation with youth work

* To explore the youth work and youth trainings in connection to acceptance and Sport for all!

* To raise competences in organising quality youth work with sport methodology with adequate mental and physical development of beneficiaries, as well as competition and teamwork through sports

* To share different sport methods useful for our youth work in every day youth work for reconciliation and acceptance purposes

* To share and understand challenges in implementation of quality sport methods in youth work for intercultural acceptance

* To raise competences for adaptation of sport methods for NFE/youth work for reconciliation and acceptance purposes

* To establish Community of youth workers for youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity


The training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education with regular NFE methods and lots of sport activities. 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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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

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):



YOUTH POWER / SNAGA MLADIH, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Youth NGO)

Snaga Mladih / Youth Power from Mostar is organisation established in January 2013 by group of experienced young people. It is focused on promotion of healthy lifestyles, non-violent behaviour, gender equality, connecting youth, active participation in social life and decision-making, volunteerism, promoting culture, advocating for democracy and human rights.
YP is working in different programs at local and national level, some of them being: subject of improvement woman position in societies, prevention of gender based violence, promoting healthy lifestyles, youth employment and (social) entrepreneurship. Also, we are working with empowering women in subjects of gender equality, prevention of woman violence, getting job opportunities, repairing them for new area of work business, promoting living without stigma and discrimination.
We are a member of: MasterPeace, Young Men Initiative, MenEngage, No Hate Speech, Anna Lindh foundation, SDSN Youth Network.


  • Active youth in happy Europe (AMUSE), Serbia (Youth NGO)
  • Building The Balkans, Kosovo* (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Riad Čerkez


Phone: +387 36 835 028


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. Bosnia and Hercegovina - 20 eur

2. Kosovo* - 180 eur

3. Serbia - 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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