CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS Youth Exchange 07-17.of August 2024

Revitalizing Rural Communities is a 11-day youth exchange (including arrival and departure day) which aims to introduce ecological, social, cultural and economical ways of revitalising rural places and explore them as a great opportunities for slow and low impact lifestyle, preservation and improvement of biodiversity and care for traditional heritage and development of young people. It aims to provide participants with the practical and theoretical inputs with the goal to give knowledge and experience so that young people will understand how to transform places where they live, while taking care about themselves, other beings and earth.


– You are from 18 – 30 years old and coming from Spain, Serbia, Croatia, Greece and France.

– Your English level is good enough to participate in the program without obstacles.

– You are commiting to participate in the entire project.

– You are interested in living and experiencing slow and low impact rural life.

– You want to learn how to understand, support and regenerate biodiversity and its wild life.

– You are interested in exploring different ways of regenerating rural areas in its ecological, social, cultural and economical aspects.


– Arrival day of the Youth Exchange is on 7th of August of 2024.until 20:00 and departure day is on 17th of August till 12:00.

– Participants will be hosted in simple and lovely Jara household in village Rocevici in Serbia.

– Participants will sleep in tents, use outdoor showers and dry compost toilets. We kindly ask participants to bring their own tents if possible, as well as their matress and the sleeping bag. We will provide extra blankets if needed.

– Meals will be vegetarian and we will try to provide special diets if needed.


– The project is funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme which means that travel, food, accomoation and participation costs are fully covered.

– To reduce the project’s envioronmental footprint, all participants are kindly asked to avoid flying for travelling to and from the YE. Please make sure that you are comfortable with this condition.

– The tickets will be reimbursed up to a maximum amount that depends on the country of residency.

– Participants have to attend full duration of the YE in order to be refunded.



Serbia 23 / Croatia 210 / Greece 210 / France 320 / Spain 410


– If you feel the call to join us in this journey, please, fill in the following link until 31th of May of 2024.

– The selections results will be published until 15th of June of 2024.

– If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer on the following adress:

Irena Radovanovic

This project is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU.

– It is also part of Yes to Sustainability network, a group of people organizing different Youth Exchanges and Trainings in Europe with aim to bring young people to the ecovillages, sustainable itnitiatives and rural projects. Yes to Sustainability is a partner of the NextGEN – youth of Global Ecovillage Network of Europe.

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