What is the project about?
The project „Different, but equally important – DIVERSIDAD“ is a 6-day Youth Exchange (+2 travel days), with intercultural learning and promoting mobility as the main subject. During the exchange, each day we will create vlog and short blog, also. In the vlog, participants will share their experience from that day, which will be recorded and edited in 3-minute video, with reflection from that day. The blog will be a transcript of the vlog, in order to include all the young people (visually impaired, with hearing problems, etc). On the last day of the exchange, we will organize an event in Pozega, and we will invite representatives from local, regional, and national organizations, and local governments from Pozega, Cacak, Loznica and Obrenovac. The participants will have the chance to present their countries, cultures, and the final movie from this exchange, also. The movie will be played in the Cultural Center of Pozega. The exchange is made in that way, so that the number of the working days corresponds to the number of the participating countries. In the first half of each working day, we will go through variety of topics, such as differences in education, economic status of each country, employment, opportunities, life of young people, opportunities for young people, etc. The other half of the working day is reserved for the countries, with an emphasis on food and culture. At the beginning of the exchange, the participants will talk about their previous knowledge or prejudices / attitudes related to the participants’ country, their opinion on what is youth policy, what they expect from this exchange, etc.
The participating countries are: Greece, Italy, Lithuania, and Serbia.
Who can participate?
The participants will be young people 15-25 years old, who don’t have experience in youth policy, have a minimal or no volunteering experience, young people who, due to economic issues, didn’t have a chance to travel abroad and meet people from other countries.
Each of the partners will choose the participants based on the above mentioned criteria. Each partner is responsible for the selection of the participants from their own country, and responsible for their preparation before the exchange.
Ideal participant is:
- 15-25 years old;
- with no experience in international projects (main criterion!);
- ready to come to Serbia, have fun, and work on the topics;
- have at least basic English knowledge;
- be able to stay during the whole exchange
Travel, accomodation, materials are covered by FORCA.
Each participant can spend up to 275 EUR for travel costs.
This costs will be reimbursed to participants or group leaders after we receive all original travel documents (boarding cards, tickets, invoices etc.)
Details about travel plan will be sent to selected participants.
Electricity in Serbia is 220V, 50Hz. Continental Europe (Schuko) plugs are used.
Tap water is safe to drink in Pozega, Serbia.
Important phone numbers:
Fire service: 193
Medical emergency: 194
If you want to call your home you can use the cabins in the post office. In the post office you can buy also telephone cards. We will have phone at venue, in case that you need to call home urgently.
If you have SIM FREE phone, you can buy SIM card (We suggest TELENOR)
You can buy TELENOR (As well as cards from other operators) SIM card in almost every newsstand, or in Telenor shops.
There is internet connection in school and dormitory. Every caffe in Pozega have free wifi, also there is free WiFi in city center (MTS network).
About Pozega (Požega)
Pozega is located in western Serbia in Zlatibor district. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Serbia. It is located about 170km from Belgrade, 25km from Uzice, and 50km from Zlatibor.
Pozega has the most beautiful square in Serbia, and the region. City full of bars, restaurants, fountains, places to go out and have fun, but also to relax and enjoy the nature.
For more info, you can check our TOURIST ORGANIZATION website 🙂
Venue and accommodation
The project will be organized in the Agricultural High School in Pozega.
All participants will be in school dormitory, in single or double bedrooms, with own bathrooms, internet…
The food is domestic, and prepared with high quality standards (HACCP, etc).
Also, you will be able to use all indoor and outdoor sport fields. Check all details in the video.
The school is 10 minutes away walking from the city center, and 1 minute away from the nearest shop.
How to apply?
Since you are already at this page, you got the information from our partner organization in your country. In order to apply, you should contact them. The application deadline depends on your organization, but it cannot be later than 1st of July, 2017.
Here is a list of the partner organizations and their contact e-mails:
Greece: United Societies of Balknas ASTIKI ETIREIA / firstname.lastname@example.org
Lithuania: Europos savanoriu tarnybos asociacija Saltes / email@example.com
Italy: AlmaMUN Society / firstname.lastname@example.org
Still thinking? Check out this video to see how it was on our previous Youth Exchange organized at the same place.