Call for participants from Serbia: Youth Exchange “YOUth for EU Green Deal”

Environment Engineering Group is opening the call for participants from Serbia (age 18-30) for an international youth exchange “YOUth for EU Green Deal”.

You can apply for participation here, no later than June 5th. Priority will be given to early-bird applications.


About the exchange

The activity of this youth exchange will take place in village Jazak that is located on slopes of the National park Fruska Gora mountain in the north region of Serbia. From June 24th until July 2nd  2022. this youth exchange will gather 30 young people from 5 countries, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Croatia, Romania, and Serbia in CERUDA (Center for rural development and applied to learn) in order to find out why is EU Green Deal important for the future of Europe and the whole world, and more ways for us individually to participate in achieving its goals.

The participants will improve their knowledge about the EU Green Deal, its objectives and policy areas, how to adopt and implement that information in their everyday life and motivate them to become active citizens and support them to share their experience with peers and locals in order to tackle climate change issue by learning more about the importance of rich biodiversity, reasons why to maintain healthy ecosystems and necessity to protect them at all cost. Visiting a second large city in Serbia, Novi Sad will give participants an overview of how tremendously important our habits are and how they are reflected in our environment.

By using non-formal and informal education, young people will understand how important it is to transfer the information with different sources of social media and media in general as well by sharing their own experiences in order to bring positive changes to the world that needs us to repay for all the benefits that we consumed for these two centuries.


Profile of the participants

Young people (18-30) from Serbia, interested in environment protection topics. You don’t need to be fluent in English, but be able to communicate. Motivation to participate is more valued than previous experience and knowledge.


Accommodation, food, work and safety

Youth Exchange will be organized in Center for rural development and applied learning – CERUDA, in village Jazak on the Fruska Gora mountain in Vojvodina, north part of Serbia.

The village of Jazak is situated on the southern slopes of the mountain ridge of Fruška Gora, 30 km from  Novi Sad and 60 km from Belgrade airport. Jazak is a small village with around 800 inhabitants. We choose this venue because of the possibility to work in the open space with the adequate respect of the epidemiological measure’s which will guarantee safety of all the participants. 

Participants will be accommodated in shared rooms.

The organizers will cover 100% of food and accommodation costs, and provide all the working materials. There is no participation fee for youth exchange. Active participation in all activities is obligatory for all participants and youth leaders.

Breakfast will be served in the CERUDA center kitchen as a buffet. There will also be a possibility for eating outside on the terrace for every meal. Catering will everyday bring fresh and prepared food for lunch and dinner. Food will be prepared locally and part of responsibility for food preparation will be on participants during their national evenings.

We will work in the premises of CERUDA but also, we will have activities outside. During the youth exchange, we will follow all the current Covid19 prevention protocols.