TACSO Call for Participants: Leadership Workshop for Rights-based Civil Society Organisations

Deadline: 20 January 2017

The Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations (TACSO) is seeking applications for its “Leadership Workshop for Rights-based CSOs”.

The workshop aims to:

  • Nurture, support and strengthen the leadership capacity and resilience of CSO representatives and activists who are operating in changing and/or volatile circumstances
  • Bring together CSOs and activists working in the fields of human rights, LGBTIQ rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, minority rights and other rights based focus, from the Western Balkans and Turkey to share experiences working in various contexts
  • To share and develop tactics and strategies for defending rights in challenging contexts

Eligibility Criteria

CSO representatives or human rights activists fitting the following criteria are invited to apply:

  • The CSO of an applicant must be registered/working in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia or Turkey.
  • The CSO/activist must be active in the areas of human rights protection either through advocacy, litigation, capacity building, mediation or community mobilisation.
  • The CSO representative/activist must have at least 3 years experience working in the field of human rights and must currently be engaged in human rights related issues impacting the country.
  • The CSO representative must be supported by the organisation to participate in this study visit, with concrete commitment to integrate lessons learnt into their work.
  • The CSO representative must be able to participate in the entire workshop
  • A good command of English is an advantage but not strict requirement. Interpretation from Turkish/Kurdish and B/H/S languages may be provided if necessary.
  • Please note that:
    • One CSO can propose only one candidate.
    • The ratio between CSO representatives and CS activists as potential participants will be decided by TACSO.
    • In exceptional circumstances, some participants may be nominated by their local EUD to participate in this workshop.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia or Turkey.

For more information, please visit TACSO Call for Participants.

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