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Social-democratic regional women’s leadership academy 2021

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Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, office in Belgrade and the FES SOE regional office in Sarajevo, in
cooperation with Women’s Leadership Academy (Serbia), organize a political educational
program for women in social-democratic political parties and organizations from Albania, Bosnia
and Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. The Academy
consists of two events, 3-day seminars, first one from 23rd to 26th of September 2021 in
Belgrade, Serbia and second from 21st to 24th of October 2021 in Sarajevo, BiH.
The Academy aims to bring Western Balkan women politicians and activists together in a broad
front to fight for an equal, developed, responsible society, based on European values of peace
and prosperity – a women-friendly society. Special focus will be given to practical political
education with the topics:
• Gender analysis
• New feminism
• Position of women during the corona crisis
• Social democracy and gender equality
• Political campaigning and communication
• Leadership
• Gender Statistics
• Policy Development
• Public appearance
The program of the seminar will include theoretical and practical aspects – interactive lectures,
panel discussions, trainings and group work.

Working languages will be (Ex-YU Region) Montenegrin, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian with
simultaneous translation to Macedonian and Albanian, with the notice that participants should
preferably speak English during informal communication.

Who can apply?
Women politicians in social democratic political parties and civil society organizations, and
activist´s groups, who want to contribute to building and strengthening an active, democratic,
responsible and equal society on the national and regional level, coming from Albania, Bosnia
and Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
How to apply?
The applicants must fill out all requested information in an online application form in the
languages of the Ex-Yu region or English until August 20th
Participants will be informed about the selection by August 27th the latest.
Selection criteria
The participants will be selected based on political experience, organizational position, leadership
potential, dedication to equality issues, as well as motivation and readiness for further political
and social engagement.
Selection of candidates will be processed by the Academy’s expert team at its sole discretion

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