MINELRES: Reminder: CfA: ToT in Advocacy and Minority Rights, 26 June - 3 July 2005, Sarajevo, BiH

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Mon May 9 18:22:25 2005

Original sender: Snjezana Bokulic <mrg3.bud@tla.hu>

Training of Trainers in Advocacy and Minority Rights
26 June - 3 July 2005, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Southeast Europe Diversity and Democracy Partnership Programme
Minority Rights Group International

Deadline for application: 11 May 2005, 12 noon CET

Consideration will be given to eligible candidates from Albania, Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia
and Montenegro only.

Programme  Description

The Training of Trainers (ToT) in Minority Rights and Advocacy is part
of Minority Rights Group International and partners' ongoing work to
protect minority rights and promote interethnic dialogue in Southeast

The Training of Trainers is intended for individuals affiliated with
NGOs and other institutions from Southeast Europe working on minority
and human rights who wish to acquire or enhance their skills in training
on minority rights and advocacy. Eligible countries and entities include
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo/a,
Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

The training will be held from 26 June to 3 July 2005, which are the
expected arrival and departure dates for participants. The event will
take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The programme is coordinated by a ToT Steering Group made up of MRG
staff and experienced trainers and minority rights advocates from
Southeast Europe.  It is co-organized by MRG and Independent, Bosnia and
Herzegovina. The training is co-developed by MRG and Partners Foundation
for Local Development, Romania.

Goal of the ToT

The overall goal of the ToT is to build sustainable capacity in training
in minority rights and advocacy in Southeast Europe by strengthening the
training skills of NGO personnel involved in training activities.

The objectives are:

- To develop a pool of trainers on minority rights and advocacy in
Southeast Europe, who will conduct issue based training for NGOs,
community leaders, governmental officials and other relevant
stakeholders in-country and regionally.
- To develop user-friendly training materials on minority rights and
- To facilitate interpersonal and interorganizational links at the
national and regional levels.

Participants in the ToT

The ToT is intended for individuals with knowledge and experience in
human or minority rights protection and advocacy in their country who
are committed to training others in minority rights.

24 participants will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

1) knowledge of the international and national mechanisms and
instruments for the protection of minority rights;
2) previous work on minority rights and advocacy on human and minority
3) demonstrated commitment to multiplying gained knowledge;
4) affiliation with organization working in the field of minority
protection that can support the prospective trainer's future work;
5) sufficient knowledge of English both spoken and written to actively
participate in the training activities.

Participants will be selected on the basis of the application form and
the above selection criteria. We will endeavour to have at least two
thirds of participants from minority communities and will aim to ensure
gender balance, as well as a balance between countries and communities

ToT Content and Methodology

The Training of Trainers will focus on imparting methodology for
delivering trainings on minority rights and advocacy. Based on a
participatory approach, the ToT will combine presentations and lectures
with role play and group work.

Prior to the event, selected candidates will be given an assignment
related to the topic of the training which they are expected to complete
before the start of the event.

Financial conditions

- Accommodation costs will be covered by the organisers;
- Travel expenses, subsistence costs and visa expenses will be fully
reimbursed to all participants;
- The reimbursement of costs and award of certificate of attendance are
contingent upon full attendance and participation in the training.

Procedure for applications

All candidates must apply using the enclosed application form. The
application pack is also available at

Filled-out application forms should be returned by e-mail to
mrg3.bud@tla.hu by 11 May 2005 at 12 noon CET.

Shortlisted candidates may be contacted for a telephone interview
between 16-17 May. Successful candidates will be informed by 18 May 2005
and are expected to confirm their participation by no later than 23 May

Candidates are expected to take their time to fill out the application
form accurately and throuroughly. Each application should be original,
specific to the applying candidate and the training event. Group
applications will not be given consideration.