Project Description


About the organizer

The Central Council of Serbs in Germany eV (ZSD) invites all interested Serbian applicants of about 750,000 from all parts of former Yugoslavia who are living in the Federal Republic of Germany to discuss about socio-political issues, the situation of Serbs abroad and to formulate positions and develops solutions for all problems and Life situations.

At the same time the ZSD continues the preservation of the Serbian language, Culture and the Serbian tradition among the Serbian immigrants in Germany as an essential condition for the creation of a multicultural society.

Most Serbs immigrated to Germany as “guest workers”. They already live here in second or third generation. From the very beginning Serbian migrants have started organizing different Serbian organizations and associations.

Some of these associations existed for 40 years. During the civil wars of the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia, most Serbian associations withdrew from public life and they did not succeed to enter into a dialogue with the majority of the society.

ZSD Foundation in Hamburg tries to overcome the absence and to make the Serbs feel perceptible again in Germany. The biggest responsibility of ZSD is to encourage the Serbian migrant organizations in the years of reconstruction and empower the local structures of the majority society to work together.

Furthermore, ZSD attempt to the generational change in the Serbian to accompany migrant organizations and intercultural in the associations for more Opening referencing. The construction is still ongoing at national, regional and local levels.


“Youth Academy2017” is a training course which has take place from 30th March to 7th April 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The project “Youth Academy2017” aims to support the quality development of non-formal education activities in the youth work through the development of competences of youth workers for preparing and implementing workshops, trainings, seminars and similar activities organized for youth on local and international level with special focus on human rights and minority issues.

With this project, we expect youth workers to be able to initiate, develop, prepare, run and evaluate an independent non-formal education youth activity and be able to include in it specific target group of young people with minority backgrounds.

Training trainers is important for capacity of organizations and their programs, taking in consideration that trainers are people with experience in certain field with competences to share that experience with other people.

Training youth workers to become trainers is raising capacity not only of individuals, but their organizations, communities and society in general.

The objective of this training course is to provide learning opportunity in an intercultural setting for youth workers interested to gain competences for being trainers in workshops, trainings, seminars and similar activities organized for youth on local and international level on various topics according to the specific needs of their target groups of youngsters and needs of community and society in general.

>In cooperation with our partners, based on needs of youth organizations across Europe, we will share our knowledge and experiences on cooperative learning and its techniques and structures and adapt it into youth work with our diverse target groups in order to provide innovative, efficient and effective youth non-formal education activities on competence, knowledge and attitudes development.

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