Public call for enrollment of the sixth generation of students in the Žarana Papić School of Feminism in 2020

Sarajevo Open Centre



For enrollment of the sixth generation of students

in the Žarana Papić School of Feminism in 2020

Through the Žarana Papić School of Feminism, the Sarajevo Open Centre has, since 2015, continued the Women’s Studies Programme „Žarana Papić“, that was launched and led by the Association Žene ženama in 1998, as the first study programme about women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

About the School: This year as well, the Žarana Papić School of Feminism offers the academic-activist educational programme, with the aim to provide the students with the feminist education about the practices, theories and concepts needed for the professional and critical public work and activism in the national, international governmental and non-governmental organisations. The School consists of three obligatory theoretical-practical modules that the students will be attending from April to June.

Lecturers and modules: The teaching Staff is made of professors in various scientific fields, activists, and the representatives of the institutions and organisations. The first module is called Introduction to Feminism: History, Terms, Theory. Selected topics, the second module is called The State, Law and Public Policies, while the third module is Gender and Labour in Contemporary Perspectives.

Application process: Every adult person who lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is interested in gaining new knowledge and developing critical thinking that can help them in creating social changes through the advocacy activities, activism or through different science and art work, can apply for the school. Everyone is welcome: students of humanities, social sciences, technical sciences, natural sciences or the arts, as well as all those who do not study. We also welcome the persons who have business careers, who work in private or public sector, in the civil society organisations, or who do not work at all.

In order to apply for the school, you need to send a CV and a letter of motivation (in the form of an essay, length up to 200 words) attached. It is expected from the candidates that they are highly motivated for the School and that they have a good and active knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and English language. Everyone who gets short-listed will be invited to an interview that will take place by the end of March/ beginning of April.

Lectures: The lectures will be held in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language, from April to June (11 weeks), once a week (Saturday) for four hours, from 10 AM to 2 PM. It is expected that the students attend min. 75% of all the classes. In the scope of every module, the students will have reading assignments – reading the texts and preparing for the lectures. The classes will take place at the premises of the Sarajevo Open Centre, address: Čekaluša 16, Sarajevo.

All students of the School who meet the attendance criteria will get certificate of participation at the end of the School, and the most interested participants will be invited to work with Sarajevo Open Centre and other organizations on advocating for the topics related to women’s rights, human rights of minorities and marginalized groups in BiH.

Deadline for applying: 20 March 2020

Applications should be sent to e-mail [email protected]. All interested individuals can also get all the additional information about the School via this e-mail or via telephone number 033/551 000. You can find more about the last-year’s School of Feminism, as well as, generally, about the activities of the Sarajevo Open Centre, on


Žarana Papić School of Feminism is supported by Swedish government through the Swedish agency for international development and cooperation (Sida).