“To sum it up… I’m speechless”

Hidden in the Velebit mountain range, the Kuterevo Bear Refuge (Croatia) welcomed us – a group of 20 volunteers coming from different countries (Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Greece, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Germany and France) – for the Kuterevo Camp Coordinator Training. Through this training, our awesome trainers Đurđica Valadžija and Nevena Sićević prepared us to coordinate international…

“Balkan Steps” – Alessandra story

In the last weeks we had the chance to have a glance at the hardness of the reality that the refugees here are forced to face every day and to try to understand it better. All of them keep trying the so called “Game”, a nice name to describe the never ending attempts at crossing…

Balkan Myth Busters

During ten days in March, a group of 28 youngsters from Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria and Germany has gathered in Velika Hoca, Kosovo for a Youth Exchange that is part of the 2 years long Balkan Myth Busters project coordinated by VCV Serbia and GAIA Kosovo supported by Erasmus+. The project is aiming to…

Isolated, but in Europe – why volunteers are needed in Kosovo

Geographically, Kosovo is part of Europe, but politically there are many obstacles to feel like that. More than half of Kosovo’s populations are young people who are enthusiastic and interested to learn more, to explore other cultures, to volunteer abroad and to feel free, but visa regime is making it very complicated. Visa regime is…

SCI Workcamp “Bear the Peace”

In this short story of my first workcamp you will found something about bears, nature, peace and my experience in Kuterevo bear refuge. Velebit Association Kuterevo Velebit Association Kuterevo is a small local organization which was founded in 1995 and since then is active in fields of preservation of natural and cultural heritage. The main activities of…