BRAVO BiH

  • Name of the project:  Training Course ”Conflict Resolution Through Storytelling”

  • Date of Project: 10.04 – 18.04.2023

  • Hosting Organization: ”BRAVO”

  • Place:  Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Participants age: 18+

  • The number of participants: 40

  • Working language: English
  • Deadline for applying: 10.02.2023.

This project is supported and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It means that your travel costs, accommodation, and food will be fully covered if you get selected for the project. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission nor EACEA can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

AIM OF THE PROJECT

As human beings we tend to organize our experiences in story form. This can be seen particularly in conflicts at communal, regional, national and international levels where conflicts are not described as clinical dissections naming the constitutive elements but as structured wholes in the form of narratives. These narratives have been rehearsed and elaborated repeatedly by participants in a conflict and form an integral part of a conflict just as much as physical factors such as scarcity of resources or physical violence.

The aim of this project is to acquire key competencies in understanding how stories that frame social experience are formed. Additionally participants will receive training to work with young people in conflict to help them to re-frame their stories and allow for new possibilities for dialogue and conflict transformation.

 

The project consists of two stages:

 

Stage 1: Storytelling

 

Storytelling is an intrinsic part of the human experience and is an important way in which we organize our experience of the world. Understanding how human beings create and use different stories is important because it provides participants with the tools to understand and interact with the social world around them. This will empower participants to think critically on the narratives that surround them in their personal and professional lives and to understand that these stories are not necessarily set in stone and have the potential to be rewritten.

 

 

These skillsets will enhance participants’ employability and professional practice, as great story telling is important for diverse sectors such marketing but also for social professions such as youth work. Particularly youth work that is strained with local, community, national, or international conflict.

 

 

Stage 2: Narrative Conflict Mediation:

 

Building on the skills acquired in stage 1 this section of the training will focus on and hone the story-telling skills to specifically engage people who are part of a conflict and to use the techniques of narrative conflict mediation to examine possibilities for more creative and nuanced understandings of old stories which allow for new possibilities for conflict resolution to occur.

 

 

WORKING METHODS

All sessions will in most circumstances use the following working method:

 

  1. Ice breaker that introduces topic in engaging manner
  2. Activity: Participants will be given an activity to practice and engage with the skill or competency of the session
  3. Information session: Some of the sessions will require some knowledge to be provided to participants
  4. Group work: Participants will be encouraged to discuss and share insights together
  5. Individual work: Participants will be asked to reflect on the sessions alone
  6. Sharing: Participants will be encouraged to share their insights and reflections with the group
  7. Closing activity

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

  • To gain knowledge on the different kinds of stories that exist. This part of the training will provide participants with the knowledge of the various kinds of narratives that exists and will allow them to categorize different stories that they are exposed to in the world around them.

  • To analyse and dissect the constitutive elements of stories. All stories are made up of various parts which serve the function of driving the story to it’s conclusion. Participants will be shown how different means are used within stories and when they can be used to bring about different stories.

  • To recognize the appropriate story for different situations Participants will be given the competencies to utilize the appropriate form of story in the appropriate context.

  • To develop further proficiency in creating new stories. Participants will be given opportunities to use the knowledge acquired in the previous outcomes to construct stories. They will be provided with feedback on how to improve being together different elements of stories.

  • To gain competency in saying stories. Participants will be given exercises to help develop their ability to say stories particularly in public speaking settings.

IMPACT ON PARTICIPANTS

The impact envisioned is that youth workers working in conflict situations will have acquired new skills to understand stories that lead or entrench conflicts in young people, learn new story telling structures, enhance communication with persons involved in conflict, empower youth workers to work with youths to understand how their stories on conflict are affecting their lives negatively, train youth workers to use old stories with new meanings as a means to open dialogue for new possibilities for conflict transformation which are all very useful skills on NGO work and youth work in general.

The impact envisioned is that youth workers working in conflict situations will have:

  • Acquired new skills to understand stories that lead or entrench conflicts in young people
  • Learn new story telling structures
  • Enhance communication with persons involved in conflict
  • Empower youth workers to work with youths to understand how their stories on conflict are affecting their lives negatively

PARTICIPANTS PROFILE

It is created for young people over 18 years old who are eager to extend their knowledge, upgrade their skills and broaden their horizons. Participants must come from the following countries:

  • Armenia,

  • BiH,

  • Bulgaria,

  • Estonia,

  • Hungary,

  • Malta,

  • Poland,

  • Serbia,

  • Spain

  • Ukraine

Participants must be able to communicate in English. Participants must attend all training sessions and actively participate in them.

 

TRAVEL AND COST LIMITS:

  • Armenia – 360€

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – 30€

  • Bulgaria – 180€

  • Estonia – 360€

  • Hungary – 275€

  • Malta – 275€

  • Poland – 275€

  • Serbia – 180€

  • Spain – 360€

  • Ukraine – 275€

 

 

ABOUT HOSTING ORGANIZATION

The Bosnian Representative Association for Valuable Opportunities (BRAVO) is non-profit and non-governmental organization. The things that make this organization outstanding and ready to assume responsibility are core principles: tolerance, democracy, diversity, voluntariness, and openness.

 

Our teams are working in the following fields/topics: Human Rights, Anti-Trafficking, People with disabilities, Reproductive health and STDs, Gender Equality and Combating Gender-Based Violence, Sports on a daily basis, Audio and Video production, People with fewer opportunities, Organizing events, Entrepreneurship, IT and ICT, Technology, Humanitarian actions, National and International projects, Support in fight against Criminal and Corruption, Accelerating start-ups, Industry 4.0, Entrepreneurship, Project management, Refugees and Migrants, Creative Actions, but at the same time we are working on publishing books, brochures, newsletters, flyers, affiliations, and other publications, and a lot of other activities.

 

Our general target group is youth within the age range of 15 to 35, but we focus on all people in need of help and our support. Bearing that in mind, we say that we care for people from 3 to 103. The focus of our organization is on international projects, including all sectors and topics mentioned above, but at the same time, working with people with fewer opportunities and taking care of European values and principles. We are working with institutions for people with disabilities, such as institutions for deaf and blind people. Through our activities, in cooperation with institutions and organizations led by people with disabilities, we are teaching silent language and doing sports activities with blind people. In our projects as coordinators or hosting organizations, we love to bring participants to one of these two institutions and give them an opportunity to learn something totally new.

 

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD &TRAVEL

Participants will be accommodated in Hotel BM International

Pijačna 2, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina HOTEL BM INTERNATIONAL **** http://hoteli.bracamujic.com/en/hotel-bm-international.html

The hotel is located on the main road between the city center and the smaller down city center called Ilida. It has parking for guests, and two tram stops are only a couple of minutes away. Whether it’s about individuals or entire families, the hotel offers tourists comfort and quality service, and business customers can even rent an office or business premises for several days as needed. Hotel BM International apartments have separate bedrooms, separate kitchen with dining area, mini-bar, and bathroom with toilet. Cable TV, telephone and free internet access over wireless network are just few of the details included in this offer. During the stay, food will be prepared by experienced cooks, provided at the venue. Three meals and two coffee breaks per day will be provided.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

The project consists of two Training Courses. Fist Training Course will be held in Sarajevo, BiH while the second Training Course will be held in Valletta, Malta from 22nd of May to 30th of May. All participants that take part in the Training Course in Sarajevo will have priority in the selection process for Training Course in Valletta, Malta.

 

 

How to apply?

  1. Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM with in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
  2. Deadline for applying: 10.02.2023.
  3. Selection results: 15.02.2023.
  4. PARTICIPATION FEE: NO PARTICIPATION FEE
  5. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at: [email protected]
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