Coordinated in partnership with the Novi Sad School of Journalism and funded by the European Commission, the project focused on preparing young women for active involvement in democratic changes in the Balkan region, especially in relation to the sensitive issues of post-conflict and post-authoritarianism – a legacy inherited from an era in which politics was solely dictated by men. .
Its purpose was to empower young women in West Balkan countries and help them overcome obstacles to political participation and activism due to gender barriers in schools, CSOs and local communities. The project demonstrated how this could be achieved through collaboration between CSOs and the media, and by interregional cooperation. It involved teaching eighteen high school-aged girls how to turn their ideas into concrete initiatives, thus preparing them for taking on decision-making roles in the reconciliation process.
The project included educational workshops, study visits, and training in television and radio broadcasting. In this framework, Symbiosis conducted a workshop in cooperation with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Thessaloniki.