“Don’t Judge Me” Essay Contest

Deadline: 15 September 2011
Open to: Young people aged 18-25 from Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina
Prizes: Participation in a three-day workshop in Skopje

„Don’t judge me“ is a binational project between Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is supported by youth initiative Balkans let’s get up, financed from Robert Bosch Stiftung and Theodor Heuss Kolleg. This is the first time when these two countries cooperate in a project dedicated to youth and ethnical (non-) tolerance in the society.

Through the project „Don’t judge me“ young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia will be given a chance to exchange their ideas, opinions and to get familiar with different points of view for this problem. They will learn how activism is made in developed societies and how it can be implemented it in Bosnian and Macedonian societies.

That’s why you are invited to participate in essay contest on the topic „Build non-tolerance, forget society“. Describe your point of view about the etnic (non-)tolerance in your society, its influence on youth, on the future of the country etc.


The best eight participants in the essay contest will be part of a three days workshop starting on 1st of October, in Skopje. Participation fee for the workshop is 7€. All other cost will be covered, and travel expenses will be refunded.


Young people aged 18-25 from Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina are encouraged to apply.


Send your essays to [email protected] until 15 September 2011. After you send your essay, you’ll receive an application which you’ll have to fill up with your general data.

Essays can be written on English, Macedonian or Bosnian language. The workshop will be on English, so participants should be able to discuss (not necessarily fluently) on this language.

The Official Webpage (on Facebook)

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