Deadline: 30 April 2014 (extended deadline)
Open to: students with at least 18 years old registered at one of the European educational institutions
Venue: 13 – 20 July 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia
The International Student Week in Belgrade (ISWiB) is a one-week student festival which has been traditionally held every year since 2006 in the city of Belgrade, Serbia. The Festival is open for students from all universities in Europe. Every year, ISWiB gathers over 200 young people, including participants, moderators and volunteers.
The idea of the festival is binding young people through work in several different workshops created so that every workshop covers a significant field of our society which we live in. Through workshops, close communication and cooperation, interactive lectures and various open activities, students will be able to gain new knowledge and exchange ideas. Students will also have an opportunity to establish professional contacts with eminent professors and professionals from different sectors and develop and create new projects by themselves.
ISWiB motivates young people to gather their energy and to make a change together! Students from all over Europe will be invited to participate in various interactive workshops, lectures, discussions, cultural events and parties. ISWiB does its best every year to encourage young people to change the future by actively participating in the present. Every participant will be educated about contemporary global social problems. They will have to come up with possible and sustainable solutions for them and finally, present them during the festival and in their home countries. This final step represents the core of the festival. Applicants have nine workshops to choose:
- Big City Trouble. Problem: Urban (City) Problems;
- I Can Do it. Problem: Youth Unemployment;
- CSI: Case Study Investigation. Problem: Corporate & Business Issues;
- Redesigning Humanity. Problem: Children without parental care;
- Creative Lobbying. Problem: Anti-corruption;
- Sex (in)tolerance. Problem: Sex & Gender Issues;
- Play Against the Hate. Problem: Hate Speech VS Free Speech;
- Capture the Smile. Problem: Vulnerable Groups;
- Bio-Hacking. Problem: Organic Food, GMO, Guerilla Gardening.
All European students and all students from non-European countries, but studying in Europe at the moment of application, are eligible to apply for ISWiB 2014. All fields of study are welcome. All who apply for ISWiB have to be 18 years old by the time the festival begins, as well as registered students at one of the European educational institutions.
In addition, they must have a fairly good command of both oral and written English. The official language of ISWiB is English. You do not need any certificate stating your knowledge level of English, but you must be able to understand and speak in English during the workshops.
The participation fee is 100€ for foreign participants (food, accommodation and workshop materials). For participants from Serbia, the participation fee is 40€ (food and workshop materials). Travel, visa and personal expenses must be covered by participants themselves. ISWiB 2014 may not provide any travel reimbursement or financial support.
The deadline for applications is 30 April 2014 (extended deadline). Online application form is available here.
For further information, please visit the official website.