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Summer School for Young People from Belarus

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The Heinrich Böll Foundation is pleased to announce the call for applications for its fourth „Summer School for Young People from Belarus” that will take place in Berlin from 7-19 August, 2012.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is a part of the Green political movement that has developed worldwide as a response to the traditional politics of socialism, liberalism, and conservatism. Its main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. The Heinrich Boell Foundation is a green think tank and an international policy network.

The Summer School and the associated alumni network is closely coordinated with four Belarusian civil society organizations: Environmental Fellowship "Green Alliance", International Consortium “EuroBelarus”, Belarusian association of journalists and Alternative Youth Platform.

12 young people from Belarus are provided with an opportunity to learn about current political and social decision-making processes in Germany in various policy fields from local to regional, national and European level. A series of environmental, social and cultural projects will be presented and discussed, giving the participants an overview of opportunities and challenges for civil society organisations in Germany and beyond. Young Belarusians encounter new tools, ideas and contacts to initiate projects and promote active citizenship in their country.

Does that sound attractive for you? Don’t hesitate to apply!

Eligible for application are residents of Belarus in the age of 19 - 28 with a profound knowledge of English (working language of the Summer School). The programme addresses young people already volunteering or working in civil society organisations and social, environmental or youth movements.

Participation is free of charge. The Heinrich Böll Foundation covers visa and programme costs, as well as travel expenses, board and accommodation during the Summer School.

To apply, please submit the attached application form and a Curriculum Vitae (maximum two pages) in English and send the documents by e-mail to Heinrich Böll Foundation, Kiew office:

If you have any further questions, please contact Anna Preis:

Deadline for applications is March 30th, 2012.

» Call for Applications: Summer School for Young People from Belarus (PDF)
» Application form „Summer School for Young People from Belarus” 2012 - Please use no other than this form for your application and fill in electronically!

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