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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.

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Learning About Good Practices of Integration

Sometimes many events combine together, giving us the perfect opportunity to publish a new text. Three weeks ago marked the presentation of the exhibition Colours of a Journey in Porto (Portugal), as well as the unveiling of the Playing Cards... Continue Reading →

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Big problem, my friend !

In South and North America, migrants and refugees are being left stranded at the borders. In vivid images, we witness the same at the borders of European Union, this time in Bosnia & Herzegovina. This is a first hand account... Continue Reading →

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

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’ Center of Vojvodina, Treibhaus and Le Petit Graine. Nina was always willing to contribute, share […]

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 →

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 →

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