Are you a part of a Civil Society Organization (CSO) or a community-based service provider? Are you passionate about leveraging sports to create impactful change within your community? If yes, we invite you to join our interactive 2-day workshop designed to explore the dynamic role of sports in countering and preventing violent extremism (VE).

About the Workshop:

This 15-hour workshop, spread across two days, is meticulously structured to provide participants with a deep understanding of how sports activities can be a potent tool for engaging youth and mitigating the allure of violent extremism. Rooted in the Needs-Based Service Delivery Model, our training program aims to fortify the capacity of CSO staff and community-based service providers, empowering them to initiate and lead sports-based interventions within their communities.

Key Features of the Workshop:

  • Interactive Learning: Embrace the opportunity to learn through a participatory approach, utilizing adult education principles and practices. Our sessions are designed to be immersive, encouraging active engagement and personal contribution from each participant.
  • Diverse Methodologies: Prepare to engage in a variety of learning methods, including group discussions, role-playing, and case studies. These activities are aimed at fostering a deeper comprehension of the subject matter and enhancing problem-solving skills.
  • Practical Application: Beyond theoretical understanding, the workshop emphasizes the practical application of concepts learned. Participants will have the chance to design sports programs tailored to counter and prevent VE, leveraging the unique needs and contexts of their communities.
  • Networking Opportunity: This workshop serves as a platform for participants to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations. It’s an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, share best practices, and build lasting partnerships.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is specifically designed for individuals working with CSOs and community-based service providers who are actively involved or interested in using sports as a mechanism to foster positive youth engagement and prevent violent extremism. Whether you’re an educator, a sports coordinator, or a community leader, if you share our vision of creating resilient communities through sports, this workshop is for you.

Workshop Details:

  • Duration: 2 days (15 hours in total)
  • Location: Kumanovo
  • Date: January – February

How to Apply:

Interested participants are requested to fill out the registration form available HERE.

The deadline for registration is 05.01.2024. Selected participants will be notified by 10.01.2024 with further details about the workshop venue and agenda.

Join us for this transformative experience to learn, share, and innovate as we explore the power of sports in building peace and preventing violence. Your participation could make a significant difference in your community and beyond.