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Demir Mekic

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I am an enthusiastic trainer in youth field and Theater of the Oppressed Practitioner and Trainer. For more than 10 years I have been developing my own methodology for working with youth, especially vulnerable youth.
Expert in Forum theatre technique.
I belive that art and education can save the world :)

Demir Mekic has 6 references for past work as a trainer.

Demir Mekic

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Current occupation

Freelance trainer

Work experience

Apr 2017–Present
Trainer on applied theatre in LGBTIQ+ topic
;OKO- Organization of Creative Grouping
Trainer on the project "Playing for Equality". Project deals with LBGTIQ+ rights, using theatre as a mean for social change.
Main responsibilities:
- conducting 2 trainings on using theater for dealing with LGBTIQ+ discrimination
- mentoring the youth from 11 different European countries in making theatre performances on the
topic of LGBTIQ+ rights

Apr 2017–Present
Educator/ Theatre of the Oppressed Practitioner
Belgrade Center for Human Rights (Serbia)

The project "Youth for Refugees" aims to sensitize young people from Serbia on refugee crisis.
Educative and creative program was made to educate youth on the topic and to create a theater play
as a result. Process was supported by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
Main responsibilities:
- education of young people from Sebia on refugee crisis
- running Theatre of the Oppressed workshops with young people
- facilitating interactive presentations of Forum theatre scenes
- contribution to creation of a performance "The Game"
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/925895197576474/
http://www.kas.de/serbien/sr/events/75429/

Oct 2017–Present
Practitioner of Theatre of the Oppressed
Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, Belgrade (Serbia)
The aim of the project "Art for Integration" is to contribute to the integration process of refugees in Serbia.
Main responsibilities:
- designing and implementing drama workshops for working with young migrants and refugees in
Stop Centers in Belgrade
- creating a Forum theatre play on the topic of the problems that refugees are facing.
Website: http://www.bgcentar.org.rs/umetnost-integracije/#more-9274

Aug 2017–Present
Trainer on gender roles and gender- based violence
Belgrade Center for Human Rights, Belgrade (Serbia)
Trainer on the project "Engaging Young People in the Process of Research and Changing of Gender
Roles and Patterns in Sandzak Region". The primary issue this project seeks to address is fighting
gender inequality and discrimination of women in Sandžak region in Serbia, specifically in Novi Pazar,
Prijepolje and Sjenica.
Main responsibilities:
- designing and implementing "Traffic light- The green light for gender equality" program, conducting 6 trainings on the topic of gender patterns and roles, and gender- based violence
- mentoring young people from three communities in their research of gender roles in their communities.
- co-directing the animated film about gender roles and patterns
Website: http://www.bgcentar.org.rs/bgcentar/eng-lat/engaging-young-people-process-researchchanging-gender-roles-patterns-sandzak-region/

Apr 2015–Present
Trainer on the project "Serbia and Kosovo- Intercultural Icebreakers
Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia
The project aims at renewing old ties and creating new ones among young people, academic and
artistic circles, media outlets and civil society organizations from Belgrade and Pristina, thus
contributing to dialogue, reconciliation and normalization between the two societies.
Main responsabilities:
- designing and running seminars on the topic of prejudices and interculturality
- providing support to the students from Serbia and Kosovo to develop together their art campaigns
such as exhibitions, concerts, etc.
- co-directing of an animated film.

Educational pathway

Faculty of Philosophy,Department of Sociology (Belgrade, Serbia)
Main subjects: Sociological Theories, Design of Social Research (Practicum - Sociology), Sociology of Families, Social Psychology, Socio - cultural Anthropology,Theories of Social
Change, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Youth, Social Pathology, Statistics in Social Research, Social and Spatial Exclusion. Taught to independently create a research framework, conduct research, work with data, and prepare
appropriate written work.
Also, able to approach social issues and problems
related to social classes, family, childhood and any other social issue, from a sociological and critical standpoint. Obtain knowledge about gender issues.

"Neither black nor white"-a program for working with children and young people against prejudice, for tolerance and intercultural relations (CIP- Center for Interactive Pedagogy, Belgrade)
Main subjects: Inclusive education, cultural diversity, prejudices, stereotypes, tolerance.
Acquired the skills of working with vulnerable groups of children and youth from different ethnic
backgrounds.

Joker Training- Forum Theatre and Aesthetic of the Oppressed;organization MediaArtes, Ohrid (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
Obtained skill of facilitating the process of Theatre of the Oppressed.

Seminar "Inclusive Affirmative Actions" ; GIZ- German Agency for International Cooperation, Belgrade (Serbia)
Obtained skill of creating and conducting inclusive social actions in community.

"Applied Theatre in working with vulnerable groups"; ApsArt- Center for Theatre Research, Belgrade (Serbia)
Main subjects: Theory and possibilities of Applied Theatre, Theatre of Images, Improvisation, Theatre of the Oppressed, Process and Facilitation.
Gained skill of organizing and conducting theatre workshops with vulnerable groups. 40 working
hours

Fields of training expertise

  • (beginner) Animation
  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (intermediate) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (advanced) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Drama & Theatre
  • (advanced) Equal Opportunities
  • (advanced) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Storytelling & Humour
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (advanced) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (intermediate) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Children
  • (advanced) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (expert) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (advanced) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (advanced) Religious Youth Groups
  • (advanced) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (advanced) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (advanced) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) European Cooperation
  • (advanced) South East Europe

Other skills

singing and acting

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Bosnian
  • (fluent) Croatian
  • (good) English
  • (fluent) Serbian

Trainer references

  • Playing for Equality

    Validated (2018-11-02)
    The training activity took place
    in Vrsac, Serbia
    organised by OKO- Organisation of Creative Grouping
    24.05.2017- 31.05.2017
    Reference person

    Zoran Zlatkovic

    (Organiser)
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  • Metamorphosis- Training on Sensory Labyrinth Theatre

    Validated (2019-02-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Belgrade
    organised by UG RAFT
    08.09.2012- 16.09.2012
    Reference person

    Aleksandra Jones

    (Organiser)
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  • Peer educators training

    Validated (2018-11-05)
    The training activity took place
    in Banja Koviljaca, Serbia
    organised by CARE International
    01.09.2016- 04.09.2016
    Reference person

    Jadranka Milicevic

    (Organiser)
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  • "Fora Project"- Forum theatre

    Validated (2019-03-08)
    The training activity took place
    in Belgrade
    organised by Center for Cultural Decontamination
    16.04.2018- 20.04.2018
    Reference person

    Dobrila Joksimovic

    (Strategic Manager)
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  • Stand Up Against Discrimination- Youth Exchange

    Validated (2019-04-08)
    The training activity took place
    in Allerod, copenhagen
    organised by Wave
    08.08.2017- 16.08.2017
    Reference person

    Thomas Brisson Jorgensen

    (Organizer)
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  • Serbia and Kosovo- Intercultural Icebreakers

    Validated (2019-03-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Pristina, Prizren
    organised by Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia
    31.03.2015- 04.03.2015;19.04.2016- 28.04.2016; 9.11.2016- 17.11.2016; 06.03.2017-10.03.2017
    Reference person

    Jelena Dzombic

    (Coordinator of the project)
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This profile was last modified on 2019-04-09

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