Public Call for Enrolment of the Seventh Generation of Students of the Žarana Papić School of Feminism in 2023

Sarajevo Open Centre announces


for enrolment of the seventh generation of students of the Žarana Papić School of Feminism in 2023

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, in the fields of women’s and marginalized groups’ human rights, and gender equality. The School consists of three obligatory theoretical-practical modules that the students will be attending from September till November 2023.

Lecturers and modules: The teaching staff consists of professors in various scientific fields, activists, and the representatives of the institutions and organisations. The first module is called Introduction to Feminism: History, Terminology, Theory. Introduction to Anti-Gender Movement, the second module is called Strategies and Methods of Action of the Anti-Gender Movement, while the third module is Practical work – Defense of Feminism.

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 CV and letter of motivation (in the form of an essay, up to 200 words). It is expected from the candidates to be highly motivated for the School.

Lectures: The lectures will be held in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language, from September till November (11 weeks), once a week (mostly Saturdays) 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 texts and preparing for lectures. The classes will take place at Sarajevo Open Centre premises, address: Podgaj 14, 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 the topics related to women’s rights, human rights of LGBTI persons and generally marginalized groups in BiH.

Deadline for applying: 26 July 2023

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, the activities of the Sarajevo Open Centre, on

Žarana Papić School of Feminism is supported by Sweden.