March 23, 2014

ISWiB 2014

Are you communicative? Are you outgiong? Are you young and interested in contemporary social problems? Are you motivated to make a change? Do you want to share your opinion and ideas for a better world? Are you willing to spend seven days with other young people from all over the globe and work with them on a variety of problems? Do you want to present your country, its culture and customs to other participants? Do you want to have an amazing and unforgettable summer of 2014? Are you ready for a life-time experience?
If your answer is yes, then you are the person we are looking for!

The 8th International Student Week in Belgrade (ISWiB) will be held from July 13th to 20th 2014, under the theme “Synergy for Change”. With more than 150 participants from all over the world, the festival represents one of the largest student conferences in Southeastern Europe.

This year, students can participate in one of 9 different workshops. Each workshop will analyze one crucial global problem, present not only in a specific country, but in every part of the world. This year, our mission is to increase awareness of those problems and, by actively participating in the workshops, offer possible solutions for solving.

You can participate in one of the workshops (please, have in mind that in the application form you will be asked to select top 3 workshops you would like to participate in):
  • 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: Anticorruption
  • 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

Who can participate?
International Student Week in Belgrade targets all European students and those from other continents who are studying in Europe at the moment. All fields of study are welcome, since we will be dealing with different problems from different areas of science, culture and society. Recently graduated students are also encouraged to apply.

Participation fee
The participation fee for foreign students is 100 EUR and it includes accommodation (in a student dormitory), food (3 meals per day) and all workshop expenses.
For domestic students, the fee is 40 EUR and it includes food and all workshops expences.
Students currently studying in Serbia can be accommodated in the student dormitory as well (if they want to). The participation fee for those who want to stay in the dormitorty is 100 EUR. It includes accommodation and food as well as all workshop expenses.

Travelling to Belgrade
Travel costs of participants are NOT covered with the participation fee and ISWiB will not make any reimbursement of these costs. Participants are free to arange their route to Belgrade as they like and they will cover their own costs of travel tickets.

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.

You can apply HERE.

Deadline for applications is April 1st 2014 23:59 GMT.

Let us make a change, let us create synergy!

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