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International Summer School of Bioethics and Human Rights

August 9 - August 15

The World Youth Alliance (WYA) is happy to announce that this August we are holding the first-ever “International Summer School of Bioethics and Human Rights“. After three successful local versions of this project which gathered more than 120 young people from 2018 to 2020, WYA Croatia is now opening the door to young people all over Europe to join them in Šibenik, Croatia from the 9th to 15th of August. In collaboration with WYA Europe and supported by the Stiftung Ja Zum Leben, this project will host 40 young participants, aged 18 to 30 from various parts of Europe, and renowned experts in the field of bioethics and human rights.

The aim of the project is to offer an educational program on the important bioethical issues that potentially endanger human dignity and empower young people to respond to those challenges. Topics will be covered by interactive lectures from renowned international experts in the field of medicine, law, and philosophy. With the analysis of medical research, legal verdicts and the philosophical principles, the participants will acquire a broad knowledge on the topics and will have a chance to articulate it in debates and workshops, thus practicing argumentation and strengthening their public speaking and advocacy skills. In their free time, participants will have the opportunity to visit the sights of the city of Šibenik and enjoy the beauties of the Croatian coast together.

Who can apply? Young people between the ages of 18 and 30 with a good level of English and a personal interest in the areas of bioethics and human rights.

Date: August 9 – 15, 2021

Catholic Primary School Hall & Mihovil rooms and apartments
Ulica Velimira Škorpika 8
22 000, Šibenik, Croatia

Price of participation: Thanks to the donations of our supporters, the cost of participation is lower than the full total cost and amounts to 150 EUROS for students and unemployed youth or 250 EUROS for employed youth.

The price includes accommodation for 7 days (6 nights), 3 meals a day, working materials and transportation in Šibenik for joint visits to Šibenik fortresses, the old town and trips to the beach in the free time.

We also provide the possibility of a full scholarship for a certain number of young people in need – if you want to apply for a scholarship, you will be able to mark this option in the application form.

Transportation to Šibenik, Croatia: the participants provide and pay independently.
We will be at your disposal for any questions related to travel, border crossing and arrival.

How to apply? You should submit the Online Application Form. All received applications will go through the selection process. The deadline for submitting the application is June 13th, 2021. You can expect information on whether you have been accepted by June 20th, 2021 at the latest.

Important note: We are aware of potential challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year’s experience showed us that it is possible to maintain a successful summer school in person by respecting all epidemiological measures. In person gatherings increase the quality of the educational process and enable participants to gain experience, friendships and lifetime memories, which will empower them personally and professionally. Therefore, we ask that only those who are willing to come to Šibenik, Croatia apply.

About the organizer: The organizer is World Youth Alliance Croatia in cooperation with World Youth Alliance Europe and with the support of Stiftung Ja zum leben. World Youth Alliance Croatia (WYA Croatia) is a non-profit organization that brings together young people from different fields of interest aged 18 to 30 years. WYA Croatia is a large community of friends who strive to live the experience of human dignity and bring that experience to society through active engagement for the good of others. WYA Croatia wants to create a stimulating environment for the full development of the human person and create content that will enable the formation of young people in intellectual, psychological, social and spiritual aspects and enable them to take responsibility for common good and build civilization in accordance with fundamental human values. At the heart of our activities is the promotion and protection of human rights based on inalienable human dignity through numerous educational and cultural projects and advocacy activities.




Application Deadline: June 13th, 2021 (Sunday)



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World Youth Alliance Europe
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Catholic Primary School Hall & Mihovil rooms and apartments
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