Salvatore Luongo, Tsvetomira Minkova, Chiara Silvestri, Marika Giudici, Valeria Baiocchi, Marjus Ceveli, Filippoamato Agostino, Elisa Verde, Cristiana Sartore and Lucrezia Giordano

Zdravo!

We are the 10 volunteers for FOSDI – 9 Italians, 1 Bulgarian, 7 girls, 3 boys, 5 in Uzice and 5 in Belgrade. The Uzice group is working in the facilities of Regional Development agency for Zlatibor region, as the Belgrade group is in the office of FOSDI.

We are here thanks to the project Corpi Civili di Pace – a Peace Civil Corps initiative, created to support peaceful conflict resolution and financed by the Italian government.

More about the project

Corpi Civili di Pace is part of Italian Civil Service, which started as an alternative to the obligatory (in the past) military service in Italy. Currently there are around 130 volunteers enrolled in this project in different countries around the world.

What we will do here?

During our stay in Serbia, we will be working on projects related to environmental protection, regional development and resolution of post-war community conflicts. Our first projects were related to organization of sports competition in Zemun municipality and ecology camp in the border areas with Bosnia and Montenegro. The call for the application was for the project Western Balkan fund, and we are waiting for approval.

In February we will be writing project proposal for Cross-border cooperation with Montenegro, so more information coming soon!

Another activities we organize are workshops and presentations about opportunities to study and volunteer abroad. The article for the first presentation in Uzice and a short video will be published in the next days.

About the blog

On this blog we will be presenting our work in the next 9 months. You can see funny videos, interesting articles, and useful presentations.

In January you will be able to learn something about us,  to see more information about the activities we did in the past two months, and what awaits us next!

We are starting with the presentation of each one of us, and our impressions from the life in Uzice and Belgrade.

Stay updated!