Call: Youth exchange in Kosovo

Call for participants!

Youth exchange: Mitrovica Urban Garden

Permaculture as a Path to Peace

25th of May – 2nd of June 2018, Mitrovica (Kosovo)

This Spring, in Mitrovica, GAIA and friends will organize a youth exchange about urban permaculture, with the focus on gardening and food production. The Youth Exchange will gather 25 young people from Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Kosovo, what means that this call is open only for young people who are residents of those countries (we are sorry for those who are not) and applying through organizations which are partners for this exchange: PVN Albania, VCV Serbia, VUK Croatia, CVS Bulgaria and GAIA Kosovo. It will take place from 25th of May until 2nd of June and will be organized in partnership with Down Syndrome Kosova in Mitrovica and the City Museum.

Why permaculture?

Permaculture is a design system that uses ecological principles, which can be applied to organisations, communities and economies to create a more harmonious and sustainable system of relationships. Based on the ethical foundation of care for the earth, care for the people and fair share, permaculture shows us a way, inspired by ecological understanding and principles, to create beneficial relationships and work with nature to regenerate and restore land, communities and our relationship to both. With learning about permaculture and gaining practical and theoretical knowledge about its principles and designing, which are inspired by natural systems, we can learn about social connections and ways of creating sustainable, resilient societies.

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CALL for 8-month long EVS in Kuterevo Bear Refuge

Kuterevo Bear Refuge is looking for 3 volunteers to join us for 8 months, starting from March of April.

The volunteers will be focused on celebration of 40 years of Kuterevo Spirit and 40 years since Velebit Mountain has been proclaimed as UNESCO MAB reserve. The volunteers will also support creation of publication which will include stories from volunteers, and especially EVS which were one of the main foundation of the volunteering program in Kuterevo in the last 10 years.

Interested volunteers should fill in the online application form available HERE and to send specific motivation letter and CV to kuterevo.evs@gmail.com ideally before 15th of February.

General conditions:

  • age from 17 until 30
  • preferably from German speaking area or coming from a program country of Erasmus+ program
  • good will and availability 🙂

More information about this EVS can be found in call for volunteers and about the project at this page.

NOTE: call for short-term group EVS will be published soon 🙂

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