NATURE THAT (re)CONNECTS US The Youth Exchange in Brezovica, Kosovo 1st – 10th November 2015

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From 1st to 10th November this year, 25 young people coming from Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina will gather in the mountain village of Brezovica, in the south of Kosovo.

 

 

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During these 10 days, we will

…learn and share about nature conservation, sustainable resource use, bioregionalism, deep ecology and living with seasons,

…explore the meaning and practise of coexistence with nature in rural areas,

…get to know the local community, customs, tradition and lifestyle,

…explore biodiversity of Shar mountain and benefits of cultural and natural diversity

…visit inspiring natural and cultural places around,

…learn about and from wilderness,

…reflect on our role in this world,

…enjoy, have fun and much more :)

Program will be diverse and intensive, since we will be having sessions in the morning and afternoon, but also evening activities.

 

LOCATION

Brezovica (Municipality of Strpce) is a small mountain village, with around 400 inhabitants, situated in the north-eastern part of the Shar Mountains in Kosovo, which is also protected as National park. Shar Mountains is the habitat of the lynx, bear, chamois, wolf, roe deer, wild boar, vultures and many plant species among which many are endemic and relict. The group will be accommodated in a motel, with warm hosts, tasty domestic (vegetarian :) food and magic views on the mountain and relaxing sound of a stream…

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS:

Each partner organisation will choose 6 participants, among wh
ich one will be a group leader. Previous experience in international youth gatherings (exchanges, seminars, workcamps…) is not required nor advantage, but here are several points which will be taken into account:

o    be interested in topics and willing to get prepared before the youth exchange

o    be willing to disconnected virtually, but connected naturally

o    be willing to live sustainably and in an international community in a remote place for 10 days

o    be ready for active participation and contribution

o    be in the age between 18 and 30 (few exceptions possible for young people under 18)

PRACTICAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

o    accommodation and food will be covered through the project

o    travel costs (only environmentally friendly means of transport) will be reimbursed after ALL ORIGINAL  tickets are received

o    visa costs will be fully covered

o    internet will not be available, except for urgent (really urgent and important cases), so if you are supposed towrite your theses or cannot survive without Facebook, please do not consider applying 

If you are interested in taking part in Youth exchange Nature that (re)connects us,
send your application to office@volontiraj.rs before the 25th of September 2015