Open call for 6 participants for Youth Exchange in Sarajevo, B&H

  • Name of the project: Youth Exchange “Connectowns2U 
  • Date of Project:  04.08. – 16.08.2024. 
  • Hosting Organization: “BRAVO” 
  • Place: Sarajevo, B&H 
  • Participants age: 16-30 
  • The number of participants: 6 
  • Working language: English 
  • Deadline for applying: 15.07.2024.

This project is supported and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It means that your travel costs, accommodation, and food will be fully covered if you get selected for the project. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission nor EACEA can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


This project seeks to create citizen mobilization and inter-European links through participatory activities to develop relations between truly cosmopolitan cities and European capitals, enjoying the worldwide impact of the Olympic Games and other major visibility milestones, to promote European values and engage citizens in the life of their territory through sport, culture and youth engagement. The relevance of the project is based on important cultural rapprochements between Paris, Sarajevo, Timisoara, Valencia and Gdansk concerning the enrichment of European youth, volunteering, culture, sport, and environmental matters that allow to develop a positive cooperation between the citizens.

We want to give participants the opportunity to discover the cultural diversity of the European Union through cultural events such as exhibitions, festivals, and exchanges to make them aware that European values and cultural heritage constitute the foundation for a common future, reinforcing mutual understanding and friendship between European citizens. The involvement of such capitals (national or thematic) and the highlight of the Olympics promotes peaceful relations between Europeans and beyond, and favor their active participation at local level. This project also encourages cooperation between municipalities, through the concrete embroiling of local civil society actors, as well as exchanges of youth, and the exchange of best practices through thematic conferences recognizing their entitled label as European capitals of youth, environment, volunteering or culture. In one word, benefiting already vibrant territories, we want to make sure to fully “Europeanize” the activities and local mobilization already existing, through this project.


A key aspect of the project involves offering participants the opportunity to explore the rich cultural diversity within the European Union through activities of the Youth Exchange. These activities aim to raise awareness about European values and cultural heritage, emphasizing their importance as the bedrock for a shared future.

The primary aim of the Connectowns2U project is to enhance cultural dialogue and promote a strong sense of European belonging through active civic engagement. Youth participants in the project will gain invaluable insights into themselves and others, learning to adapt to new cultures and environments while developing a sense of European identity and solidarity. They will also contribute to project addressing contemporary challenges, thereby making a meaningful impact on their communities. The youth exchange program in Sarajevo exemplifies this mission, providing a platform for young Europeans to unite, share their experiences, and collaborate towards common goals. This Youth Exchange will not only encourage civic engagement but also foster unity and cooperation across Europe, aligning with the project’s commitment to peace, human rights, and environmental sustainability.


The Connectowns2U project aims to strengthen cultural exchanges and the European spirit of belonging through active civic engagement. By participating in this youth exchange, young people will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others.
  • Adapt to new cultures and environments.
  • Develop a sense of European identity and solidarity.
  • Contribute to meaningful projects that address contemporary challenges.

The youth exchange in Sarajevo, as part of the project Connectowns2U, represents a unique opportunity for young Europeans to come together, share experiences, and work towards common goals. This initiative not only promotes civic engagement but also fosters a sense of unity and cooperation across Europe, reflecting the project’s commitment to peace, human rights, and environmental sustainability.


  • 16-30 years old (no upper age limit for leaders)
  • Interested in the topic of the project
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Participants must commit to participate in all stages of the project (preparation, mobility, and follow-up, including dissemination of project results)

It is important to pay special attention to the motivation in your application, because it is the most important to us, and we are not interested in your education, previous experience, diplomas, religion, nation, skin color and the like. We are looking for young, highly motivated people who want to contribute to this project and our activities.


– You’ll be accommodated in double or triple rooms.
– We will use a conference room and outdoor facilities for our activities.
– The hotel will provide us with three meals per day and coffee breaks.

**BM International Hotel**

– Address: Pijačna 2, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
– Located on the main road between the city centre and the smaller downtown called Ilidža, with two tram stops just a few minutes away.
– More information about the hotel: http://www.hotelibm.com/bs/hotel-bm-international.htm


Fully funded!

How to apply?

Click here to open BRAVO – Application form

  1. Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM with in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
  2. Deadline for applying: 15.07.2024.
  3. Selection results: 20.07.2024.
  5. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at: office@bravo-bih.com

Preuzeto sa: BRAVO