Delfin – Center for support and development of civil society, Pakrac, Croatia, EU
Miramida Centar – Regional Peacebuilding Exchange, Grožnjan-Grisignana, Croatia, EU
INVITATION FOR VOLUNTEERS
for the 4th International Volunteers Youth Camp – Pakrac, Croatia 2016 Pakrac, July 9th to 16th 2016
“ Why are immigrants & minorities seen as a threat and how to change it ? ” Tribute to Volunteer Project Pakrac 1993 – 1997 – Pioneering Peacebuilding Effort & toward establishment of International Cultural Centre in Pakrac We are happy to invite you to join us this summer at our 4th Camp – if you are between 18 and 35 yrs, fluent in English, interested in human rights, nonviolence, peace-building learning and meeting other cultures.
This year’s Camp is dedicated to issues of xenophobia, human security, human solidarity, importance of ethnic and other minorities, prevention of wars and all kind of violence. We offer opportunity to contribute building sustainable peace in town which was heavily destroyed by war 1991 – 1995 but was also place of pioneering peace-building efforts under UN umbrella including Volunteer Project Pakrac. 1993 – 1997 with over 400 international volunteers from over 30 countries.
Volunteers will participate in community work, some phyisical activities, visiting and assisting ethnic minorities’ associations in and around Pakrac.There will be educational parts for volunteers about peace-building, significance of minorities in democratic societies and issues of needs and fears of ‘others’. Volunteers will have opportunity to speak about their experiences, prepare presentations and workshops.This is internal call for network of former volunteers of Volunteer Project Pakrac but is free for circulation. Official Call is coming in May with full list of co-organisers and detailed programme.
Participation fee for volunteers is 250 EUR and covers costs of 7 full board ( 3 meals a day, accommodation in double bed room in Hotel Pakrac http://hotel-pakrac.com/)
We are looking for group not bigger than 12 volunteers. Volunteers are responsible for travel arrengenments and costs. Arrival, Saturday July 9th 2016 1 pm (or upon agreement) Departure, Saturday July 16th 11 am Please, send your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com