Borjan Tanevski Award
FOR DEVELOPMENT OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY IN SOUTH-EASTERN
The main focus of Brave New Europe was (and
remains) to stress the impact of the developments in Europe
that are bringing people closer together and further away from
fighting for ancient causes and poverty. It was established as
a meeting that would inspire a Vision and host a dialogue on
the topics relevant to the emerging community. That it would
reverberate not only among the growing numbers of Brave New
Europeans, but also to be spread in their communities. Borjan
Tanevski was a person most disposed to share the message and
implement its implications. Unfortunately, Brave New Europe
2002 was one of the last significant and joyful events in his
short life. Shortly after attending, he fell ill with a rare
form of bone cancer and had lost to the disease. The loss of
Borjan is not only a tragedy for his family and friends, but
also a loss for Macedonia and South-eastern Europe.
Borjan Tanevski (27. 04. 1980 - 22. 03. 2003) was a
participant at the first Brave New Europe Summer University
titled Redefining Coexistence. His beliefs and ideas of peace
and cooperation in South-eastern Europe were resonant among
the people who knew him. Described as inspiring, as having a
great sense of humor, charm and being very intelligent, he was
an outstanding and cosmopolitan person (he spoke French,
English, Greek and also some Arabic). He had studied at the
American College of Thessaloniki, where he graduated with
honors and received a full fellowship from the College Of
Europe in Natolin. His goals were to contribute bringing
Macedonia and the wider region closer to EU. Sadly, his path
was abruptly ended and many chapters are now missing from his
book of life.
The main goal of the Borjan Tanevski Award is to give a small
incentive to South-eastern European Youth to think and act for
a significant goal of which results would remain. To write and
produce ideas, projects and art that would share and inspire
the sentiment of positive change in South-eastern Europe. The
Award shall be given to an outstanding contributor by JEF
Slovenia and International Relations Student Association
(IRSA) in the form of a tuition waiver, fully covered travel
expenses and a symbolic reward.
The Award is open only to participants coming from
South-eastern Europe (SEE).
This year's key topics for the Award: SEE and Youth
- What are the most significant changes that have taken
place in SEE in the last five years?
- What are the major challenges, obstacles or opportunities
that SEE Youth faces?
- What is the role of youth in tackling these changes and
- How did/can you personally contribute to your community?
The winning contribution would connect the individual
experience with a global or a regional one. We are looking for
your own inspiring stories of positive changes, how you or a
person from your community led to improvement. Essays may be
accompanied in the following forms: power point presentation,
video and/or photography. Send it along with the participation
application to our e-mail address
Your contributions should reach our Inbox by April 15th, 2004.
If you want to know more about Borjan and his life, please
Faculty of Social Sciences
Embassy of the United States of
Student Organisation of
University in Ljubljana