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Get involved with ICSW 2019!

If you are over 18, you live in Belgrade, speak English, have a good will and free time this is the right invitation for you!

International Civil Society Week (ICSW) is a global gathering for civil society to connect, debate and create shared solutions. For the first time this year, this global gathering takes place in Serbia, from 6 to 12 April 2019, organized by CIVICUS and Civic Initiatives. The event will begin with a two-day (6-7 April) Youth Assembly for ICSW delegates in Novi Sad, the European Youth Capital for 2019, before moving to Belgrade for the main event (8-12 April). We expect up to 1000 people from all over the world to participate in the event, and the sessions will be held by more than 30 partner organizations. This event is based on the values of equality, tolerance, inclusion, sustainability, transparency and diversity.

The three-day ICSW 2019 program will consist of three interconnected tracks:

Bridges: the aim of this track is connecting participants and building alliances
Streets: the aim of this track is to explore what are the sources and forces of civic action
Stairs: the aim of this track is to share tools, resources and skills that enhance citizens’ participation


  • Get free ticket for ICSW 2019 and plug in the most inspiring discussions for civil society worldwide
  • Learn about how to run  a co-created event with 30+ content partners
  • Meet and network with hundreds of civil society leaders from all around the globe
  • Get a free conference t-shirt!
  • Get a certificate of volunteering

Volunteering at ICSW 2019 will be divided in 2 shifts of 4-5 hours, distributed over 6 days, and it will include onboarding training.


Are you talkative and good with people? – help us with greeting and ushering

Are you quiet and good with hardware? – help us set up or break down the display
Are you especially interested in safety? – help us “sheepdog” during city walks or site visits
Are you great with details? – help us move tables and chairs to create space for best sessions

Previous experience is great, but not essential.

After this experience, we’re fully expecting the chosen candidate to strip off and run naked through the streets of Belgrade shouting loudly about all their dreams coming true 🙂

Registration is done by completing the questionnaire. Deadline for application is February 28, 2019.

For any additional information you can write to us at

You can find more information about the whole event HERE.