Beyond Borders Academy

Thank you for your interest in the BBA program. Our goal is to prepare an active community of young people from Ukraine, Belarus and Poland to build relations and form new opportunities for cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe. 

Important deadlines: 

  1. Application deadline: April 5, 2023 
  2. Publication of the list of people accepted to the BBA: May, 2023  
  3. The ceremonial inauguration of Beyond Borders Academy (online): May 24, 2023  
  4. Leadership and Cooperation Workshop + study visit to Gorajec: June 4 - 10, 2023  
  5. Workshop (online): August 2, 2023  
  6. Collaboration, project, leadership in practice Workshop + study visit in Krasnogruda: September 10 - 16, 2023  
  7. Meetings with the tutor: four during study visits, one in July/August (online), and one at the end of the project in December 2023 (online) 
  8. Mini-project competition: September - December 2023  

Considering the length and intensity of the Program, make sure you will be able to attend all the events before you apply. Make sure the Program's schedule of meetings and activities suits you so that you will be able to attend the live meetings in Poland, as well as the meetings held online.  

Participation in the Program is free of charge. All costs of participation in the program are covered by the organizers. 

Fill out the form in English.

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Application form
The recommendation should have a current date and the signature of the person who wrote it. It should contain information about the candidate for the program — what kind of leader he/she is, a description of his/her cooperation skills, and what distinguishes him/her from other people. Recommendations can be written by people who have worked with you and saw you in leadership roles. These are the only elements of a recommendation we require. Please provide us with the kind of content that will help you get into the program. It is dedicated to leaders — people who lead action, bring important change, work for their local community, or a socially relevant cause.
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Projekt jest finansowany w ramach Programu „Fundusz   pomocowy   dla   organizacji   pozarządowych   oraz   inicjatyw   obywatelskich   2020”, utworzonego przez Polsko-Amerykańską Fundację Wolności, realizowanego przez Fundację Edukacja dla Demokracji.