Training “InMediAct”

“InMediAct” Skills Development
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dates: 13 – 19/05/2019 (13 and 19 are travel dates)
Hosting organization: MV International (MVI)

MV International (MVI) is a network of 37 European NGOs (one per Country and with members in each of 27 Countries of UE), 8 associate organizations from Africa (Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal and Uganda), Latin America (Argentina and Peru) and Asia (India and China) aimed at promoting participatory planning between NGOs fostering the exchange of knowledge among professionals in the field of European design. The European Non Governmental Organization [ENGO] MV International [MVI] is a non profit “association of organisations” that cultivates social involvement, initiates (training) events and directs community building activities towards inclusive, sustainable and reflective societies. The ENGO promotes participatory planning aligned to the 2020 priorities of the European Union (or thematic programmes of the United Nations) as well as related knowledge and best-practices exchange among professionals in the field of Social Innovation.

 About the project

“InMediAct” (IMA) is a 6 day International Skills Development activity based on Non Formal Education (NFE), which will take place in Novo Sarajevo (Bosnia Herzegovina). The audience of participants will be composed of 20 youth workers aged 18-30 from 20 member organizations of the MVI network.

IMA will provide participating youth operators with the knowledge, skills and methodologies of NFE to foster youngsters’ critical thinking in approaching mainstream mass-media narratives, with a particular focus on the issues of migrants, migration and cultural diversity. The focus of the activity will be therefore placed on contrasting the dynamics of stereotyping and de-humanization against migrants/refugees and individuals of cultural minorities (i.e. Roma) stimulated by phenomena of shallowness and sensationalism at the level of mainstream media.

Project Venue: Sarajevo

The city of Sarajevo comprises four municipalities Centar, Novi Grad, Novo Sarajevo, and Stari Grad. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Sarajevo metropolitan area, including Sarajevo Canton, East Sarajevo and nearby municipalities, is home to 555,210 inhabitants. Nestled within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of the Balkans.  Sarajevo is the political, social and cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a prominent center of culture in the Balkans, with its region-wide influence in entertainment, media, fashion, and the arts.

Due to its long and rich history of religious and cultural diversity, Sarajevo is sometimes called the “Jerusalem of Europe” or “Jerusalem of the Balkans”. It is one of only a few major European cities which have a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church and synagogue in the same neighbourhood.

Although settlement in the area stretches back to prehistoric times, the modern city arose as an Ottoman stronghold in the 15th century. Sarajevo has attracted international attention several times throughout its history. In 1885, Sarajevo was the first city in Europe and the second city in the world to have a full-time electric tram network running through the city, following San Francisco. In 1914, it was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by local Young Bosnia activist Gavrilo Princip that sparked World War I, which also ended Austro-Hungarian rule in Bosnia and resulted in the creation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Later, after World War II, the establishment of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina within the Second Yugoslavia led to a massive expansion of Sarajevo, the constituent republic’s capital, which culminated with the hosting of the 1984 Winter Olympics marking a prosperous era for the city. However, after the start of the Yugoslav Wars, for 1,425 days, from April 1992 to February 1996, the city suffered the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare, during the Bosnian War and the breakup of Yugoslavia. In 2011, Sarajevo was nominated to be the European Capital of Culture in 2014 and will be hosting the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2019.


Pijačna 2, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The hotel is located on the main road between the city center and the smaller down city center called Ilidža, has parking for guests, and two tram stops are only a couple of minutes away. Whether it’s about individuals or entire families, the hotel offers tourists comfort and quality service, and business customers can even rent an office or business premises for several days as needed.

Hotel BM International apartments have separate bedrooms, separate kitchen with dining area, mini-bar, bathroom with toilet. Cable TV, telephone and free internet access over wireless network are just few of the details included in this offer.

Hotel BM International apartments have separate bedrooms, separate kitchen with dining area, mini-bar, bathroom with toilet. Cable TV, telephone and free internet access over wireless network are just few of the details included in this offer.
The immediate vicinity of Sarajevo International Airport is certainly another in a series of benefits and advantages of staying in BM Hotels. We are just couple of miles away from the airport. You will be here in no time. Entrust us the comfort of staying in Sarajevo


What to bring with you?

1) Information about refugees, migrants and migrant crisis in your country

2) Materials of your organization

3) Good mood

4) Medicines and insurance;

5) Original travel e-tickets and invoices like train tickets, bus tickets etc.

6) We are planning to bring you to the Swimming Pool and SPA, so bring SWIMMING SUIT.


Chefs of the hotel are preparing meals from 16 different kitchens. So every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner you will have opportunity to choose various meals in the main dining area.

To apply

Fill in the Application_Local participants_activity abroad and send it to with the subject “InMediAct”

The project is funded by the Council of Europe
Number of participants from SEAL CYPRUS: 1