In partnership with Syri and Vizionit from Peja and the Association of Teachers and Students of English SOL from Sabac, NSHC implemented this project from July 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. The project was funded by the Regional Office for Youth Cooperation (RYCO).

Ethnic and cultural diversity is the historical heritage of our region and we wanted to promote and use it in this project as a resource for young people and their intercultural acquisition of knowledge.

The idea for the project was was to gather young people from several municipalities and cities in the region (Sabac, Vladicin Han, Surdulica, Apatin, Kula, Novi Sad, Peja, Prizren, Gjakova), give them the opportunity to meet, improve their intercultural competencies and establish a basis for better understanding and good neighborly relations.

The overall goal of the project was to contribute to reconciliation in the Western Balkans through an increased youth mobility, activism and cooperation. The specific objectives were:

– Improved intercultural dialogue and understanding in the region, and increased knowledge of young people on tolerance, dialogue, cooperation and intercultural exchange;

– Promotion of intercultural competencies as a tool for increasing youth activism and employment, especially in the areas of communication, youth activism and tourism – promoting the places from which these young people come.

The project staff organised a six-day training for young people to become promoters (“greeters”) in their local communities. The first part of the training was held in Peja and the second part in Sabac. There was also a training for future trainers held in Sabac. At the end of the project, a one-day conference was held in Novi Sad to present the project results.

You can find more details about this project and the impressions of the participants in the brochure “Youth Promoters” printed in three languages.