BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA – Previous work camps

2018

  • Location

Potocari (Srebrenica), in the International Forum of Solidarity-Emmaus‘ group (IFS-Emmaus)

  • Period

10-24 July 2018

  • Project

Association “HO International forum of solidarity-EMMAUS” started organizing Youth Work Camps in 2006. Following the program scope of the Emmaus International Network in accordance to which youth camps are being organized around the world, IFS-EMMAUS -the only Emmaus International group member based in a non-EU state-, proposed in 2006 to introduce youth camps in BH, as youth events that will be consistently organized to promote tolerance, joint living and equality of all in a post-war country such as BH. Having the above in mind, Srebrenica was chosen as a place to start at.

Since then, the camp is held regularly every year, and the interest of young people to participate is growing year after year. The camps gather a large number of young people and volunteers from BH and Europe, who contribute to the development and improvement of the living conditions of the population in the area of Srebrenica. This project was created with the aim of helping minority returnees and socially excluded population. At the same time the project helps young people from rural and ethnically divided areas, teaching them reconciliation, equality, opportunities and the importance of joint action, creating preconditions for their future social inclusion and action.

  • Activities

The list of activities that will be implemented during the camp is decided in cooperation with the municipality of Srebrenica and in accordance with the projects of IFS-EMMAUS. Working activities include renovation of schools and roads, renovation of houses, water supply and distribution networks, providing help to population in need, rehabilitation of city parks, restoration of cultural sites and monuments, cleaning rivers and lakes, etc. In addition to working activities through various educational, entertainment and sports activities, the camp is focused on acquiring knowledge of peace reconciliation and peace building processes. Through these activities, we promote tolerance and dialogue as a basic tool for the development and preservation of peace in order to strengthen the active participation of young people in the community.

 

2017

12th Emmaus – International youth working camp

  • Location

Potocari (Srebrenica), in the International Forum of Solidarity-Emmaus‘ group (IFS-Emmaus)

  • Period

10-24 July 2017

  • Programme

List of the activities that will be implemented during the camp is formed in cooperation with the municipality of Srebrenica and in accordance with the projects of IFS-EMMAUS. Working activities include renovation of schools and roads, renovating houses, water supply and distribution networks, providing help to population that is in need, rehabilitation of city parks, restoration of cultural sites and monuments, cleaning rivers and lakes, etc.

In addition to working activities through various educational, entertainment and sports activities, the camp is focused on acquiring knowledge of peace reconciliation and peacebuilding processes. Through these activities will promote tolerance and dialogue as a basic tool for the development and preservation of peace and strengthening the active participation of young people in the community.

  • Contact

Mirela Ahmetbegovic at: mladi@mfs-emmaus.ba,  +387 62 151 481

 

2016

11th Emmaus – International youth working camp

  • Location

Potocari (Srebrenica), in the International Forum of Solidarity-Emmaus‘ group

  • Period

10-26 July 2016

  • Programme

Take part in building and renovating housing for the returnee families. Working in farm and jam factory.  Also in the program, visits to Sarajevo, Lake Perucac and the Drina river, as well as sports and intercultural activities.
The goal is to contribute to the development of the Municipality of Srebrenica with the aim of building a better future for the local population with working, educational and entertainment activities. At the camp in Srebrenica every year more than 100 people from around the world takes participation, be one of them!

  • Contact

mladi@mfs-emmaus.ba
sabiha.mujkic@mfs-emmaus.ba

 

2015

2015 Information sheet

 

2014

Feedback on the 2014 solidarity work camp (only available in French)

2014 Information sheet (only available in French)

 

2013

Feedback on the 2013 solidarity work camp (only available in French)

2013 Information sheet (only available in French)