Serbia

Serbia continues to grapple with the various legacies of the nineties, notably the collapse of Yugoslavia and the subsequent wars in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and, more recently, Kosovo, which declared its independence in 2008.

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GCCT members from Serbia

1) Jump

Jump was established with the aim of strengthening the skills of young people, whilst opening their minds and horizons, mainly in the town of Prijepolje, Serbia and elsewhere. Jump provides young people with an opportunity to get actively involved in developing their own community. Jump’s strategy is based upon upholding human rights, peacebuilding, environmental protection and increasing mobility. All Jump’s programs are developed on the principles, values and methodology of non formal education. Read more…

 

2) Youth Dialogue Programme

The Youth Dialogue Program Serbia – Kosovo, has emerged from the initiative of young people from Serbia and Kosovo at the beginning of 2005, with the aim of reviving the interrupted cooperation between young Serbs and Albanians after the conflicts in 1999. As this is necessarily a lengthy process, investment in youth involvement is a decidedly constructive approach. Furthermore, the fact the founding initiative came from groups of young people, their first-hand knowledge of the problems facing young people can be readily applied in re-establishing mutual cooperation. Read more…

 

Scenes from Belgrade, Serbia, by Matt Lutton

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