Intercultural Mediators’ Training

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The Work in Progress NGO will organize an intercultural mediators’ training in Novi Sad in June and July 2015. It is a part of the international VET4 Mediation with Roma project implemented in Spain, Belgium, Italy, Romania and Serbia with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and in partnership with the Provincial Protector of Citizens – Ombudsman, the Roma Inclusion Office of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and the PGF Instrument (Project generation facility, Making the Most of EU Fund for Roma) of the Open Society Foundation that has co-financed the project.

The aim of this project is strengthening mediation and capacity building of mediators, contributing to empowerment of Roma women and men and their certfication in mediation in order to facilitate engagement of intercultural mediators in local communities, particularly those with a significant proportion of Roma.

The training implies three meetings in Novi Sad from 24 June till 28 July, as well as 13 hours of online learning meanwhile. The training will be organized in the premise of the Know-How Centre, (Bulevar Jovana Dučića 25) in Novi Sad. The participants are women and men, prospective intercultural mediators. Advantage during their selection will be given to Roma women at first and men. A pink quota was created with the purpose to favour the involvement of women, particularly Roma.

All interested should send their e-mail application by 21st June to It should state the name, phone No, e-mail, the place of living, and have a motivation letter (of up to 500 words) on his/her experience in working with Roma communities, aka an intercultural setting, as well as what motivates you to participate in the training. shortlisted candidates will be contacted after this date and get further instructions.

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