PAST PROGRAMS

MSYP is a free, non-profit summer educational program that takes place in the city of Mostar and is open to all youth aged 14 to 19. The program is organised and staffed by volunteers from across Bosnia and Herzegovina and the world.

MSYP 2019

Courses

  • Chemistry
  • Community Theater and Peacebuilding
  • Cryptography
  • Economics and Entrepreneurship
  • Feminism and Literature
  • Film Theory and Practice
  • Global Politics
  • Law 101: Theory, Philosophy, Practice
  • Living with Building: Architecture and Urban Theory
  • Oral History and Podcast-Making
  • Psychology

Extracurricular activities

  • Mental Health Workshop, Vlatka Lucic
  • Legal Simulation Workshop, Davor Petric
  • Talk on EU Membership, Davor Petric
  • Zine Making Workshop, Anja Jerkovic
  • Public Speaking Workshop, Selena Susic
  • Arts Workshop, Maja Rubinic
  • Identity Development Workshop, Adela Ramovic
  • Visit to UDB Laboratory
  • Visit to Partisan Memorial
  • Cyber Bullying Workshop, Nena Mocnik
  • Sustainable Development Workshop, Freya Nowell
  • MUN Debate
  • Stereotypes Workshop, Nena Mocnik and Dilia Zwart
  • Trip to Blidinje Nature Park
  • Creative Writing Workshop, Sylvie Vidan Gallagher
  • Business Challenge Event, Intera Technology Park
Staff

  • Becca Brady
  • Hana Čičević
  • Ivona Cvitić
  • Marie Detjen
  • Anja Kresojević
  • Dario Lončarević
  • Vlatka Lučić
  • Kendra McLaughlin
  • Emina Mehić
  • Nena Močnik
  • Freya Nowell
  • Davor Petrić
  • Lejla Šoše
  • Selena Suša
  • Mandula van den Berg
  • Dilia Zwart

MSYP 2018

Courses

  • An Introduction to International Relations
  • Business Development
  • Decolonising Nature: Politics of Landscape Representation
  • Logic and Problem-solving
  • Number Systems through History
  • Politics and Feminism
  • Psychology of the Personality from the perspectives of Freud, Jung, and Maslo
  • Rethinking Fairytales
  • Social Oppression in Historical Perspective
  • Speculative design: Expressing Yourself with Digital Content Creation
  • Trash is a Myth
Extracurricular activities

  • Talk on Social Activism, Anja Jerković
  • Understanding Europe Workshop, European Youth Parliament
  • Street Art Tour, Street Arts Festival Mostar (Marina)
  • Art Workshop, Maja Rubinić
  • Multicultural Understanding Workshop
  • Ordinary Heroes Workshop, Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC)
  • Debate Skills Workshop
  • Civic Engagement and Activism Workshop, Darija Sesar
  • Spontaneous Public Speaking Workshop
  • Local Politics and Elections Talk, local political party representatives
  • Applying Due Diligence in Peacebuilding and Development, Dilia Zwart
  • LGBTQ+ rights – LibertaMo (Ružica)
  • Workshop on Gender Identity and Violence, Nena Mocnik
  • Mediation and Communication Skills Workshop
  • Theatre Performance – Dok nas smrt (ne) rastavi, Zenica youth theatre group
  • Sarajevo trip, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), International Organization for Migration (IOM), European Youth Olympics Festival (EYOF) and Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC)
  • Business Challenge Event, Intera Technology Park
  • Boračko Jezero trip
  • Film screening, OKC Abrašević
  • Flea market event, OKC Abrašević in aid of Naša Djeca
  • Erasmus+ information session at Mostar EU info center
Staff

  • Becca Brady
  • Ivona Cvitić
  • Ana Gvozdić
  • Dario Lončarević
  • Anja Kresojević
  • Vlatka Lučić
  • Anes Mačić
  • Alina Mateos Horrisberger
  • Nena Mocnik
  • Freya Nowell
  • Sheila O’Brien
  • Emina Pelja
  • Elizabeth Shores
  • Bruno Stojčić
  • Russ Wiltshire
  • Selma Zuljević
  • Dilia Zwart

MSYP 2017

Courses

  • Anthropological and historical linguistics
  • Business development
  • From ethics to bioethics
  • Feminism in the arts
  • Logic: where mathematics meetings philosophy
  • Human rights and social justice
  • Literature and the power of storytelling
  • Global Politics
  • Site-specific art: public space/less
  • Social issues and activism
  • Social media and PR
  • Software skills
  • Sustainability and environmental awareness
  • The history and institutions of the European Union

Extracurricular activities

  • Mental Health Workshop, Nada ElRafih
  • Public Speaking Workshop, Jasmine Passa
  • Social Media and Blog Content Creation Workshop
  • Effective Altruism Workshop, Anita Lunic
  • Jazz Music Workshop, Jusuf Šarančić
  • Political Corruption Workshop, Transparency International
  • Fleamarket event in aid of Naša Djeca
  • Volunteering Action at Kuca na Pola Puta, Naša Djeca
  • Project Planning Workshop, AISEC
  • Workshop on the Anthropology of Balkan Languages, Kevin Kenjar
  • Everyday Sustainability Workshop, Christina Hasenhüttl and Ana Gvozdić
  • Talk on the ‘alternative’ Histories of the Balkans, Dženan Hakalović
  • Gender Identity and Stereotypes Workshop, Budi Muško Klub Mostar
  • European Youth Parliament Simulation
  • Trip to Ruiste, including a hike and arts and crafts activities
  • Business Challenge Event, Intera Technology Park
  • Site-specific Art Workshop, Ružica Ivanović
Staff

  • Becca Brady
  • Paula Chappel
  • Nada ElRafih
  • Christina Hasenhüttl
  • Ružica Ivanović
  • Kevin Kenjar
  • Sara Khalifeh
  • Anja Kresojević
  • Dario Lončarević
  • Anita Lunic
  • Adi Maksumić
  • Alina Mateos Horrisberger
  • Freya Nowell
  • Jusuf Šarančić
  • Dilia Zwart
  • Russ Wiltshire

MSYP 2016

Courses

  • A Love Letter to Mostar – Spoken Word Poetry
  • Architecture and Urban Development
  • Business Development and Economics
  • Gender and Feminism in Contemporary BiH
  • Human Rights
  • Introduction to Investigative Reporting
  • Literature and Identity
  • Media Studies, Media and Politics
  • Narrating Your City
  • Natural Disaster Response and Recovery
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Social Activism and Civic Engagement
  • Spectacles, on Stage and Screen: Introduction to Theater and Film
  • Stories from Mostar – Multimedia Storytelling
  • Teamwork and Leadership
Extracurricular activities

  • Team Building Games, Youth Power
  • Languages of the Balkans, Kevin Kenjar, Linguist Anthropologist
  • Narrating Your City, Aida Murtić, Architect
  • Guided Tour of Mostar: Culture, History and Architecture, Vlatka Lučić and Slavica Kraljević
  • Presentations by local NGOs: Animals Because We Care and Red Cross
  • Volunteering Action, Naša Djeca
  • European Youth Parliament Debate
  • Music/Jazz Workshop, Jusuf Šarančić
  • Body Expression Workshop, Kendra and Melisande McLaughlin
  • Storytelling and Creative Writing Workshop, Alina Mateos Horrisberger
  • Art Workshop at OKC Abrašević, Maja Rubinić and Adnan Gološ
  • Business Start-up Challenge, Intera Technology Park
  • Global Warming and Sustainable Development Workshop, Paula Roetscher
  • Literary Activism, Maida Salkanović
  • Project Grant Writing, Jelena and Sanja, Schuler Helfen Leben BiH
  • Film Screening “19 Days” and panel discussion, Asha Siad
  • Theatre Performance and Improvisation Workshop, Forum Theatre
  • Mediation, Louis Santander
  • Presentation of Documentaries for Change programme, Eliana Trinaistic
  • “My City Youth City” Workshop, Senada Demirović Habibija, Centar ADA
  • Day Trip to Hutovo Blato Nature Park
  • Young Entrepreneurs Workshop, Alma Hadžidedić
  • Trip to a performance of Ajmo na Fuka at the Croatian National Theatre
  • LGBT Workshop, Ružica, Liberta Mo (held at Nansen Dialog Center)
  • Human Rights in BiH, Elma Mahmutović, UWC Mostar
  • Zajedno Stvaramo community action event, in partnership with Schuler Helfen Leben BiH
Staff

  • Marko Barišić
  • Ivona Cvitić
  • Sarah Freeman-Woolpert
  • Bethann Grella
  • Sho Igawa
  • Aleksandra Kuljanin
  • Vlatka Lučić
  • Adi Maksumić
  • Alina Mateos Horrisberger
  • Kendra McLaughlin
  • Melisande McLaughlin
  • Aida Murtić
  • Freya Nowell
  • Asia Odum
  • Sanja Pandža
  • Asha Said
  • Maida Salkanović
  • Jusuf Šarančić
  • Russ Wiltshire
  • Dilia Zwart

MSYP 2015

Courses

  • Artifacts and Art History
  • English and American Literature
  • Globalism, Modern Culture and Media
  • International Relations
  • Youth Education Policy of the EU
  • Ethnographic Techniques for Inter-Cultural Understanding
  • Figurative Language
  • Study Skills
  • Tourism in Mostar and BiH
  • Business Development
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Economics and Development
  • Ethics
  • Human Rights
  • Social Project Designing and Resources
  • Strategies for Relationships, Groups and Organisations
  • Success Attributes
Extracurricular activities

  • Team-building games, Youth Power
  • Hiking trip, Blidinje National Park
  • Business challenge day, Intera Technology Park
  • Arts Festival, OKC Abrasevic
  • Sports Night, Egipatsko Selo
  • Guided Tour of Mostar: Culture, History and Architecture
  • Marija’s Story: A Young Entrepreneur from Mostar
  • Workshop on Journalism, Andrijana Copf, Local Journalist
  • Introduction to Higher Education Workshop, Stefan Minic
  • Talk on Constitutional Reform, K-143
  • Gender and Identity Workshop, Bosana Foundation
  • Theory of Knowledge Workshop
  • Talk on Working for International Organisations
Staff

  • Snježana Blagojević
  • Alisa Burzić
  • Ljubica Drača
  • Ildiko Gelencser
  • Xochilt Exué Hernández Leiva
  • Sho Igawa
  • Sanela Kukrica
  • Jelena Milojević
  • Stefan Minic
  • Freya Nowell
  • Kenichi Nozaki
  • Mia Slavik
  • Bede Thompson
  • Jacqueline Vrdoljak
  • Russell Wiltshire
  • Mehmet Yavuz
  • Dilia Zwart

MSYP 2014

Courses

  • Creative Language and Idioms
  • Sustainable Tourism and Urban Planning
  • Empowerment and Innovation Through Social Media
  • Essay and Personal Statement Writing
  • Rap Music, Beauty and Consumerism
  • Living in a Multicultural Society
  • Northeast Asian Relations in Practice
  • Story Time
  • TED Talk 101: Effective Public Speaking
  • Event Planning
  • Issues in the Media and Social Learning
  • Making Your Ideas Grow
  • The Power of Music
  • Living and Working Abroad
  • Debate
Extracurricular activities

  • Games Night, Youth Power
  • Student Exchange and Community Volunteering, Doboj
  • Volunteering Action, Nasa Djeca
  • Poetry Night, Mirko Bozic
  • Japanese Culture Day, Sho Igawa/Japanese Embassy
  • Workshop, Perpetuum Mobile
  • Event Planning Class Night
  • Employment Opportunities, Unicredit/Youth Power
  • Sports Night, Egipatsko Selo
  • Workshop, Bosana Foundation
Staff

  • Omri Beeri
  • Snježana Blagojević
  • Danielle Bonner
  • Ljubica Drača
  • Majna Dukić
  • Lejla Duraković
  • Ena Hasimbegović
  • Sho Igawa
  • Vlatka Lucić
  • Milena Mihaljević
  • Jelena Milojević
  • Freya Nowell
  • Ivan Pejić
  • Russell Wiltshire
  • Dilia Zwart