BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA – Solidarity work camps

 

  • 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.

  • Registration

Online registration

The number of participants is limited.

Deadline for applications: June 5th; answers to applications will be given before June 20th.

  • Contact

For additional information, doubts or questions feel free to contact Mirela Ahmetbegovic at: mladi@mfs-emmaus.ba  or call: +387 62 151 481

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