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Call for volunteers at the WBAA Communication Department

Call for volunteers at the WBAA Communication Department

Get involved!

Deadline for Applications: April 29th, 2018.

About WBAA

The Western Balkans Alumni Association (WBAA) is a regional association of alumni who have spent part of their studies abroad, funded by EU education and training programmes such as Erasmus+ and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.
Officially launched in March 2018, WBAA was born from the EU’s Western Balkans Platform on Education and Training in 2014, where the Ministers of Education of the Western Balkan countries agreed on the need to establish a regional network of alumni.

Already at the beginning, WBAA would like to give an opportunity to the proactive alumni to get involved in its activities, in particular at the following positions:

 

2 Web Content Developers
1 Social Media Editor
3 Newsletter Copywriters

 

Volunteering at the Communication Department will provide an opportunity to improve the quality of WBAA activities, develop communication skills, and enlarge your professional and personal network. The mandate will include a period of six months (from May 2018 to October 2018).

 

Your application will be accepted provided that you fulfill with the following eligibility criteria:

  • You are from the Western Balkans and have you spent part of your university studies abroad supported by EU education and training programmes (e.g. Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus Joint Degrees, Erasmus Mundus – Action 2 Programmes and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions);
  • You are registered as a member of the Western Balkans Alumni Association (https://www.western-balkans-alumni.eu/membership/);

 

Desired qualifications:

  • Very good oral and written English language skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Knowledge of WBAA structure and activities;
  • Active participation at WBAA activities (e.g. at the WBAA kick off meeting, or at the activities organized by the National Chapters, etc.);
  • Motivation to further develop the WBAA.

 

Expected tasks:

  • Promotion of the WBAA via web page;
  • Promotion of the WBAA via social media profiles (Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter);
  • Promotion of the WBAA and higher education developments in the Western Balkans and Europe via monthly newsletter.

How to apply?

Motivated individuals are invited to submit their applications for the above mentioned positions by sending their CV and statement of interest at info@western-balkans-alumni.eu by April 29th, 2018. Please specify in the subject of your email the name of the position for which you are applying for.

 

 

The Western Balkans Alumni Association goes live!

WBAA - Balkan Confluence kickoff

The Western Balkans Alumni Association goes live!

Last week, Ohrid hosted the official kick-off meeting of the Western Balkans Alumni Association to make sure that the young people’s voices in the region are heard loud and clear.

The Western Balkans Alumni Association (WBAA for short) is a regional association of alumni who have spent part of their studies and training abroad, funded by EU programmes such as Erasmus+, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions or the EU Young Civil Servant Scheme.

Officially launched in March 2018, WBAA was born from DG EAC’s Western Balkans Platform on Education and Training in 2015, where the Ministers of Education of the 6 Western Balkan countries agreed on the need to establish a regional network of alumni.

The official kick-off event was opened by Ms Renata Deskoska, Minister of Education and Science of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, together with Ms Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Director for Innovation, International Cooperation and Sport at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

The event brought together around 300 higher education stakeholders, including students and alumni, representatives from Ministries, university rectors and student unions, as well as EU officials and business representatives. It included inspirational testimonies, lively panel discussions, various workshops and cultural activities, helping WBAA recruit new members and shape its future work programme and activities.

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WBAA at the Connecting Youth Conference in Trieste

Western Balkans Alumni Association (WBAA) participated at the Connecting Youth Conference in Trieste, held on 11-12 July 2017. All six National Chapters sent a representative and WBAA had a privilege to address the participants before the opening of the official dinner on the first day of the conference.
Furthermore, the representatives of the WBAA covered four working groups that were discussing different topics among which were mobility, exchanges, entrepreneurship, inclusion and political participation. The representatives successfully managed to develop a network with CSO and NGO representatives from the region, head of offices of the National Erasmus+ Offices and stakeholders, as well as very friendly European Commission staff.
If interested for more information, please contact the volunteers (Marjola Memaj, Jovana Vukcevic, Hristina Ambaroska, Sabahudin Mujkic, Arber Hajrizaj and Stefan Ubiparipovic). In addition, a short report and conclusions from the conference can be accessed at the following link: EU-WB Youth Forum Trieste 2017 – Conclusions of Working Groups.

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