Summer school in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Deadline: 15 April 2013
Open to: Students from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia
Venue:10 June to 22 June 2013, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Buskerud university in Norway, in cooperation with Nansen dialogue center, Dzemal Bijedic university of Mostar are organising an International summer school in Mostar with two courses.

The first course is Human rights

Course contents:

  •  Basic philosophical ideas and theories that the modern international regime for human right has come to rest upon
  •  Description and analysis of the Universal Declaration of Human rights
  •  Analysis of the major human rights conventions and their monitoring mechanisms that has been adapted in the post second world war period.

Participants will consider both the UN system as well as the European human rights regime. After the conclusion of this course, the students will be able to understand and give meaning to such human rights mechanisms as The Human Rights council, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Framework Convention on National Minorities, the European Torture Convention etc.  We conclude with examples of the implementation of human rights obligations in national politics.  The lectures will be presented by Associate Professor Dr. Lars Petter Soltvedt

The second course is Economics and Social entrepreneurship

  1. Discovery – In this first part of the course the student learns/is trained to discover social business opportunities. We define business opportunities in this respect as opportunities for social wealth creation, market investigation, idea generation and verification.
  2. Develop –  Teach the student techniques to analyse and prioritize product functions and to name the quality of the product by correlating functions against market requirements and technical specifications. The team process requires focus on team cultivation and knowledge development through self-studies and tutor guiding.
  3. Realize –  The student is given an overview of how to develop an industry on an extensive scale on the basis of the product idea. Good product ideas reach its potential through an adapted Business Model. In this part of the course the student is given an overview of various Social Business Models that could suite the very idea that the students have come up with in previous parts of the course. In this final part of the course students are trained to express their ideas and solution orally as well as in writing. The written statement should take form of a business plan.
  4. The lectures will be presented by Associate Professor Arnt Farbu

How to apply

Interested applicants should send a motivation letter in English to  and also address all questions they might have.  The motivation letter should show the applicants interest into the topic, their previous experience in this topic, how they could contribute to the realization, how they would use the knowledge gained and what are the main reasons for applying. (Note: Motivation letter has to be in English). In the email please state: What you study and in which year , where you are from, what topic of the two interests you.

Students will, after successfully ending the course with a knowledge test, get 7.5 ECTS. A large number of textbooks will be available (for free).


There is no tuition fee. Travel costs will be reimbursed (if the cheapest way of travel is used eg bus, train). There is a possibility of getting overed accommodation costs, for a small number of excellent applicants .

4 thoughts on “Summer school in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1. Dear Ola,

      The opportunity is opened to students from Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, however you can again check with the responsible contact persons. All along, you can check for other trainings and conferences available at our website and see if you are eligible for something else as well.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  1. Dear Sir or Madam,
    I am a little bit confused – are we supposed to choose between the two of these courses, or the applicants are meant to attend both of them?
    Best regards

    1. Dear Nina,

      If you cannot depict the idea from the information provided here, please contact and direct your questions and concerns to the responsible contact person.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

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