Training course: Battling homophobia and bullying among youth
Location: Novi Sad, Serbia
Dates: 6-15 April 2018
Number of participants: 24
Participating countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Serbia
Organizer: Regionalni Info Centar
Apply here: application form
Deadline to apply: 14 March 2018
Date Of Selection: 19 March 2018
Inquiries about this training course: Predrag Azdejković at firstname.lastname@example.org
The organizers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks.
Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organizers 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:
Germany – 275 eur
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia – 180 eur
Serbia – 20 eur
Training Course “Battling homophobia and bullying among youth”
LGBT youth suffers homophobia, violence and lack of solidarity from their peers nor their teachers during their schooling period. Attempts of LGBT and Human rights organization in Serbia to tackle this problem wasn’t fruitful, because for any activities in schools one needs special permission form the Ministry of Education, that wasn’t willing to cooperate on these issues.
Similar situation regarding homophobia, bullying and violence in schools is present in Bosnia and Herzegovina and partially in Croatia, and with this project we will exchange experiences and knowledge, and find alternative ways in solving these issues, especially in cooperation with our partners from Germany.
Although mechanism for protection of individuals against discrimination exist (on different levels in our countries and in Europe in general) there should be more activities aiming on supporting the individuals in threat of discrimination and violence, but also aiming at the mainstream youth in order to raise their understanding and level of tolerance.
We are proposing another way of solving this problem through the network of Youth organizations and organizations working with Youth.