News archive - [Call Announcement] OSCE Call for Applications - Dialogue Academy for Young Women 2022

The OSCE invites you to apply for the OSCE Dialogue Academy for Young Women, which will take place from 16 to 25 September 2022 in Austria. Twenty-four successful applicants from Prishtinë/Priština and Belgrade who meet the qualification criteria will be selected to participate in the Academy.

Please send your application by midnight, 26 June 2022.

About the OSCE Dialogue Academy
Since 2015, the OSCE Mission in Kosovo and the OSCE Mission to Serbia have actively supported the OSCE Dialogue Academy for Young Women (DA) gathering participants from their two respective areas of responsibility. Every year, 24 young women from Prishtinë/Priština and Belgrade are selected to convene for an intensive ten-day programme to learn and discuss on the topics of women in politics, dialogue and peacebuilding. Participants are presented with distinguished speakers and internationally recognized experts, who motivate and foster participants' personal and professional development through thought-provoking discussions and experience-sharing sessions. To date, seven DA editions were
implemented and in total, 160 young women participated.

Upon completion of the DA, participants join the DA Alumnae Network. The Network has been active in organizing a range of activities across both societies with the objective to promote peace, confidence-building, solidarity, women's empowerment and dialogue. Since 2015, Alumnae have implemented more than 15 small-scale projects, participated in 11 Alumnae exchange meetings, and contributed to different events in close co-operation with the OSCE.

The DA builds upon the values and the ideas enshrined in the process known as the “Follow Us” Initiative. Established in 2012 by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo and the OSCE Mission to Serbia, the “Follow Us” Initiative gathered prominent women from Prishtinë/Priština and Belgrade, to foster contact and dialogue between the two societies focusing on joint issues of concern, such as women in politics, dialogue and mediation, gender equality and women's empowerment.

For more information, please visit the source page

Geographical focus
  • Kosovo*
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Admin on June 9, 2022
Modified on June 9, 2022