Training course "D.I.S.C.O.V.E.R." in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia

The international Erasmus+ training course “D.I.S.C.O.V.E.R.” took place in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia from 10th to 15th of November 2019.  The official title of the training is “DiverSE COmmunities have ValuablE Resources”


Aims and objectives of the training course:

  • Providing youth workers, other professionals and volunteers with the opportunity to gather and exchange experiences, best practices and constraints about working with young asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants in countries which used to be transit ones and are only recently becoming a destination or a forced destination for this population
  • Supporting participants in learning and understanding facts and figures about the current situation in the participating countries as well as in the Western Balkans region as well as the interconnections between the same when it comes to migrations and forced migration flows
  • Exploring the role and potential of the presence of migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees in contributing to the development of the new hosting societies into more intercultural, tolerant and diverse communities
  • Supporting participants in assessing the changing needs of migrants and refugee young people and communities
  • Providing participants with competencies to design, implement and evaluate activities, programmes and projects based on NFE

Bellow you can read about the experience of a Greek participant who took part in this training course.


“When we say Serbia, what are the first things that come to your mind? Maybe your answer will be rakija (Slivovitza), Vampires and Paprika, Pirot Kilim (carpet) or Tesla or even their traditional food!!! But for us it has a different meaning!!


Serbia: a journey, an experience, a dream…

…We will remember for the rest of our lives…


When someone asks us how was our experience in Serbia, thousands of images, feelings, moments and experiences overflow our mind… it's a life experience that we believe everyone should try!


The village where we stayed, Sremski Karlovci, was a huge hug full of warm and kind people, willing to help you with anything you needed. This trip gave us the opportunity to think like as an immigrant, and improve our knowledge in intercultural education. Also, we met people from different countries. It was a journey that we can only remember well, even though the hardships. With Erasmus+ programs/projects you could learn how to be and become independent by living in a foreign country, you become a stronger person, and you gain academic and life skills!


The overall experience at the end made us have the most beautiful memories, giving us the motivation to participate other programs or projects, either in Serbia or in other countries!"




This project was co-funded by European Union, the Erasmus+ Program