Youth Alliance - Krusevo
Pirot e Publika
4. Youth Council Kluc, Bosnia and Herzegovina https://www.facebook.com/vijecemladih.kljuc 5. Udruga Trokut Mladih Kaštela's, Croatia https://www.facebook.com/tmkastela 6. Anima Vita, Slovenia http://animavita.si/ 7. ESRA - University of Audiovisual Arts, European Film Academy, ESRA Paris - Skopje - New York http://www.esra.com.mk/english.html
The project is focusing on raising awareness about the existing Yugonostalgic phenomenon, through different generations and nationalities of the ex-YU countries, as process of maturation and integration in another union, this time EU. For this purpose, a video reporting caravan and a public debate will be implemented in order to create documentary film about the international understanding between people in the Yugosphere, that will promote Balkan as a “must have” in the European Venn diagrams.
Ex Yugoslavia region (Western Balkan)
We live in time of unprecedented social, economic, and technological dynamic, with nationalism and separatism that bring thoughts about the past ‘utopian’ time. Hereby, the Yugonostalgia is emerged on the Balkans, involving youth, who do not remember Yugoslavia, but are perceiving ex-YU countries as “our” countries. This demonstrates that people in the region are craving for unity, interdependence and tolerance and we aim to utilize this motivation for regional networking towards EU integration.
The project aims to raise awareness about existing Yugonostalgia in ex-YU countries and its meaning for EU integration of the region. It will enable different generations and nationalities to express the views for the Yugosphere as a part of Eurosphere. As outcome, various stakeholders will debate on why the Yugonostalgia exits and its role in EU integration. Finally the film will highlight the need for unity and interdependence, as roots of Yugosphere, and its importance for European cohesion.
•Video reporting caravan, implemented by youth teams in each country, with a task to document how nowadays different generations, nations and cultures of Yugosphere,consider and handle the meaning of Yugonostalgia.
•Public debate, within the 14th International Youth Conference “European Values for the future of SEE countries” (www.krusevoconference.org.mk). Diversity of relevant stakeholders, and 58 active young leaders from 16 SEE countries, involving young leaders from Germany, will discuss the role of the Yugonostalgia for achieving EU integration of this region
•“From Yugosphere to Eurosphere” documentary, that will include reportages, created by the teams of young people, as well as conclusions from the debate and reflections on the whole experience shared directly by participants
Different project phases are targeting different groups:
•Young people from all ex-YU republics will be responsible for the video reportages. The interviewing will involve young/middle aged/older people with different background, ethnicity and nationality, as actors in the documentary;
•Active young leaders from 16 countries (MK, AL, BiH, BG, HR, EL, KV, ME, IT, RO, RS, SL, TR, DE, FR & PL) who already made an impact towards European cohesion;
•Wide audience in Balkan and Europe general.
Sending good news from the Balkan,makes the idea different from others. Moreover, film production by interviewing ordinary people about “our” countries; our “Serbo-Croatian” language; ex-YU oriented economy; ex-YU Eurovision voting; youth “mania” for ex-YU festivals, makes the idea unconventional and surprising. Finally, most special about our idea is the settled challenge for EU lobbing to absorb this region because of the common values, cooperational spirit and shared visions in “our sphere”.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
1. Office expenses 1,000.00 € 2. Travel costs 12,000.00 € 3. Accommodation and subsistence 10,000.00 € 4. Event costs 5,000.00 € 5. Fees and honoraria’s 8,000.00 € 6. Public relations 10,000.00 € 7. Unforeseen and others 2,000.00 € B. Personnel Costs 11,000.00€
•We sincerely hope that this project will not provoke a debate on returning the old Yugoslavia, but in contrary to initiate constructive discussion about Yugosphere and Neo-Yugonostalgia, and its use as a solid ground for EU integration of the Balkans; •It will be very productive if we receive feedback from the young people across whole Europe about how they perceive the “Yugosphere” and give further ideas and advise for general support of the project through mutual actions.