Criteria

REACT 2018 is open for participants, residents of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro between 19-30 age (no need to be students),  scholars, researchers & experts working in think tanks and academic institutions, practitioners, young members of political parties etc

REACT 2018 is taught in English. Applicants are expected to be proficient in the use of English.

NOTE :  All interested candidates need to participate at National Essay Competition  (June 15th – July 31st )

Within the  „REACT!“, ALPHA Centre and partners announce Open call for essays on the topic:  “Western Balkans in 20 years – challenges and opportunities"

Terms:

•             The Call is open for candidates from: Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo*, Croatia and Albania

•             Eligible candidates are young persons from 19 up to 30 years interested in topics like: youth policy, Rule of Law, defense, security, democracy and regional reconciliation

•             Essays should be no longer than 3 pages, written in Times New Roman 12, spacing 1,5

•             Essays should be delivered no later than July 31st till 17h. Please see the list of partner NGOs below.

The best two authors from each of the WB6 will participate at the Internship REACT program in one of the above mentioned WB6 in the region from August 15th to August 22nd

The best 5 authors from each of the WB6 and Croatia will participate at the Summer School REACT 2018 (September 3rd to September 8th in Gusinje, Montenegro)

The final decision about winners of the competition will be published on: August 8th

For sending essays and any additional information or help regarding the NEC please do not hesitate to contact following NGOs:

                                                                  

  Sarajevo                             Banja Luka                               Skopje                                    Belgrade                  Prishtine                     Niksic

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ALPHA Centre is responsible NGO for the applications/essays from Croatia and Albania



*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence