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Connecting experiences, events and volunteers in solidarity and action, focusing on current refugee and humanitarian situation in the Balkan region and Europe.

Call for participants: GET UP – Crossing Borders Youth Exchange (2 – 9 November 2018, Donji Tavankut, Serbia)

*Call is open only for German, French and Serbian participants!* After the first trilateral youth exchange that took place in Germany in November 2017, we continue to tackle the topic of migration - but this time in Donji Tavankut in... Continue Reading →

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A Day at the Workshop

On the occasion of its first anniversary and to help promote their fundraising, we set out to Belgrade to visit the "Workshop", a place where asylum seekers can come to learn a variety of subjects, from Languages to Math or... Continue Reading →

“LJUBAV I ŽIVOT”: Stories Of War, Kafana Love and Remembrance [Part II]

Nina is a student of journalism, an active citizen and was a participant in the Youth Exchange “Get up – crossing borders” in Klösterbuch devoted to the current refugee situation in Europe, financed by OFAJ and organized by the Volunteers’... Continue Reading →

Sarajevo: Local volunteers are heroes, but institutional help is urgently needed

In the framework of my European Voluntary Service “People BeyONd Borders”, I attended the Mid-Term Training in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 24th to 28th of April. It was an occasion to revisit the first six months... Continue Reading →

“Stop building walls, start building bridges”: Building Bridges work camps in Europe and the world

Building Bridges, the Service Civil International (SCI) campaign in the frame of which the Balkan Steps project and this blog were born, is much more than a tool to raise awareness and stimulate the reflection about the current refugee crisis... Continue Reading →

LJUBAV I ŽIVOT: Stories Of War, Kafana Love and Remembrance

Nina is a student of journalism, a active citizen and was a participant in the Youth Exchange “Get up – crossing borders” in Klösterbuch devoted to the current refugee situation in Europe, financed by OFAJ and organized by the Volunteers’... Continue Reading →

Community Vegan Dinner at the Youth Center CK 13 in support of Rigardu, Escuela con Alma and BelgrAid

On the 4th of April, VCV in cooperation with the Youth Center CK13, held a Community Vegan Dinner in support of three organizations helping refugees in Subotica, namely Rigardu, Escuela con Alma and BelgrAid, who help 150 people seeking refuge,... Continue Reading →

A Crisis of Care – Refugees’ Mental Health is often the last priority

Who cares when no one cares? When it seems impossible to care? The world of helping patients with depression and other mental health issues is not an easy one. This sector of health care is often an underfunded and undervalued... Continue Reading →

Adel Albaghdadi: (Re)Claiming the labels

Refugees might have disappeared from our screens and news feed, but they are present and active in our society. This is another story of integration, special because it contradicts the myths and the labels put on most refugees that have... Continue Reading →

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