Apply for Global Initiative P2P: Challenging Extremism

Deadline: 27 August 2015
Open to: 18-30 years old Bachelor or Master University students from Serbia
Venue: 11 September – 11 December, Belgrade, Serbia

Description

The EdVenture Partners (EVP) and the Youth Education Committee (YEC) with the support from the U.S. Department of State are inviting interested students to participate in a global initiative P2P: Challenging Extremism. They will have an opportunity to build social campaign to counter online extremism and to win trip to Washington D.C. in January 2016.

EVP program is a pathway for young people, social networks and engaged communities to help counter violent extremist messaging and recruitment. By enlisting tech-savvy, digitally aware students from throughout the world, real progress with social impact can be realized. Students will create and implement culturally relevant and credible digital campaigns to engage civic minded university students and uncommitted populations. In the EVP program, university students in marketing, communications, digital media, security and peace studies as well as other fields relevant to the assignment, become a semester-long communications agency that uses social media to motivate uncommitted youth to speak up against violent extremism through the creation of credible content, counter narratives and alternative messaging.

All activities are organized in Belgrade at the American Corner except the presentation of the winning teams which will be hosted in Washington D.C. USA in January 2016.

Eligibility

Bachelor or Master University students who study in Serbia and hold a Serbian citizenship, aged between 18 to 30 years.

Costs

Admission fee for the program is EUR 20 in local currency. All costs related to the program are covered by the organizer which include: tuition, development of the camping, local travel costs and materials. No accommodation will be provided, however for students outside of Belgrade the bus or train costs will be reimbursed.

How to apply?

To apply you should send your CV and application form to [email protected] no later than 27 August  2015.

For more information, please check the official web page.

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