Preparing for Parliamentary Elections: Build a Strong Candidate Profile!

Call for Applications

“Preparing for Parliamentary Elections: Build a Strong Candidate Profile!” series of seminars

The Robert Schuman Institute (RSI) in cooperation with the Eduardo Frei Foundation (EFF) and the Hans Seidel Foundation (HSS) is organizing a series of seminars titled “Preparing for Parliamentary Elections: Build a Strong Candidate Profile!” designed to build capacity and advance relevant knowledge and skill of up to 15 potential candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to be delegated by their respective EPP sister parties in BiH. 

Dates:

… I.

3 working days as follows

13-15 May, 2022 (Brcko, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Arrival: Thursday, May 12 (evening) for those staying at the hotel, or before 9am on Friday, May 13. Departure: Sunday, 15 May (after lunch)

… II.

3 working days as follows

3-5 June, 2022 (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Arrival: Thursday, June 2 (evening) for those staying at the hotel, or before 9am on Friday, June 3. Departure: Sunday, June 5 (after lunch).

Goals and objectives

This program is designed to contribute to the positive change within the local political environment of BiH, empowerment and rejuvenation of the local political forces, as well as to provide assistance in acknowledging the similarity of challenges, identifying common priorities, building trust and laying foundation for efficient future cooperation and coalition building among sister parties. We will bring together members of the five EPP sister parties of BiH, providing a safe and productive environment for them to freely exchange ideas, hold constructive discussions, and improve mutual understanding.

The overarching goal of the proposed initiative is to prepare potential candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections in BiH (Federation, RS, and canton level) by exposing them to the best regional and international practices, and helping them to assemble fundamental knowledge and skills related to political communication, self-branding, public speaking, establishing connection with the electorate and application of new media tools and platforms for campaigning, mobilization and awareness raising purposes. Additionally, the attendees will have a chance to strengthen their expertise in various policy fields addressing unemployment, curbing corruption, resuscitating ailing economies and creating opportunities for those families who see their future in BiH. Participation in the program will help the selected party members to reflect upon and re-assess their personal and professional values and objectives, outline a roadmap for further advancement and strengthening of their candidate profile, and last but not least, help to further expand professional networks through direct contacts with the peers and invited experts.

Target group: the program is intended for up to 15 young members, delegates of 5 EPP sister parties (SDA, PDP, SDS, HDZ BiH, HDZ 1990) who are preparing to stand as candidates in the upcoming 2022 elections in BiH.  Female activists are highly encouraged to apply for participation, and their applications will be given preference during the selection process.

Participation criteria:

  • Applicants are between 18-35 y.o.
  • Reference by an EPP member party or partner organization
  • Working language: English (high oral and written proficiency is required) and B-H-S

IMPORTANT: Full attendance and active participation in both modules of the series is a MUST!

Application process: please fill the form:

https://forms.gle/qN1XdDX3qExCwnwi9

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday 22nd of April, 2022, EoB

 

For further details please contact our team:  

 

Evgenia JARABIK Project Manager // evgenia.jarabik@schuman-institute.eu

Imre RIMOCZI Project Coordinator // imre.rimoczi@schuman-institute.eu