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Balkan meets east - Similar challenges in Youth and Sport?

Balkan meets East invitation (PDF, 0.44 MB)

Predeal, Romania, 16-22 December 2010


The main themes of the training 'Balkan meets East' are:

  -  Leadership

  -  Youth participation

  -  Intercultural dialogue


The aim of the training is to create a space for developing competences for youth workers regarding regional cooperation in the Balkans and East-Europe.



Balkan meets east will provide participants with an array of leadership skills and methods, fostering youth participation on a local and regional level: generating project ideas; planning and management of projects; financing and fundraising opportunities; networking capacities; intercultural dialogue.

The objectives of “Balkan meets East “are:

-     To develop tools, which can increase the participation of young people in their communities.

-     To share good practice on using sport in different contexts.

-     To deepen understanding of participants of the challenges of sport for all education in the region and at the European level.

-     To facilitate networking between participants and between their organisations for future cooperation on sport for all and cultural activities.



The working language will be English, therefore each participant is required to have good communication skills in this language.



There will be 24 participants, 18 – 30 years old. A small number of people could be above 30 years old.

The eligible countries for this training are: Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Russian Federation, Serbia, FYR Macedonia, Slovenia, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kosovo under the UN auspices and Denmark.

The training is targeting:

-     Active volunteers

-     Youth leaders

-     Youth workers

Participants should have an interest to develop activities using “education through sport” inside their own organization.



ISCA and LECS will support all costs related to accommodation and food. Participants will receive a travel reimbursement of 70% of the total costs, up to 300 Euro. A participation fee of 25 Euro will be paid during the training by the EU Member Countries and 10 Euro fee by the non-EU Countries.



Please complete the online application form before 21st of November 2010.


Application submitted after this deadline will not be accepted.

The results of the selection process will be sent to all applicants on the 24th of November.


For more information, please contact Sorin Buruiana, ISCA Youth Network Coordinator at [email protected].

Balkan meets East invitation (PDF, 0.44 MB)