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Poziv za omladinsku razmenu na Šar planini / Call for participants – Youth Exchange in the Sharr Mountain

During these 10 days, we will:

…learn and share about nature conservation

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


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

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

… visit inspiring and protected natural and cultural places (monasteries, mosques, roman sites)

… learn about and from wilderness (herbs, other pants, animals, relations, fungi, human impact etc.)

…reflect on our role in this world (lifestyle, activism, ignorance…)

… experience living in a big diverse group in the mountains,

…enjoy, have fun and much more


Program will be diverse, intensive and very much up to participants and we will be having sessions in the morning and afternoon, but also evening activities.

Frame of the program will be prepared by the group leaders, but participants are expected to contribute with their own ideas, skills, questions, suggestions, games, movies etc.

The main topic of the YE will be wilderness and our relation with it… It will be explored in different ways. At the end, we will work in small groups, which will be organized according to interest and ideas, ideally creating something very concrete for the end (a short video, exhibition, installation, blog…). We are expected to be as sustainable as possible, so food will be vegan with vegetarian option and mostly from local and seasonal products.


The Youth Exchange will take place high in the mountains, in a motel situated in ski resort Brezovica, at 1750m above the sea level.

The village of Brezovica (Municipality of Strpce) is a small, with around 400 inhabitants, and is situated in the north-eastern part of the Sharr Mountains.

Sharr Mountains is oldest National park in Kosovo, and provides habitat for the lynx, bear, chamois, wolf, roe deer, wild boar, vultures and many plant species among which many are endemic and relict.


Each partner organisation will choose 5 participants, among which one will be a group leader (which can be older than 30). 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:


If you are interested in taking part in this Youth exchange send your application to office@volontiraj.rs  before the 10th of July 2016.

Application form can be downloaded from application-form .

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