Exchange Program “Our Future Europe” in Serbia and the Netherlands

Deadline: 1 July 2014
Open to: students 18-25 years old  from the Netherlands, Kosovo and Serbia
Venue: 11-15 August 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia/ 11-18 October in Ommen, the Netherlands


“Our Future Europe” is a challenging and exciting exchange program established in 2003 by a partnership of three non-governmental organizations: Integra (Kosovo), Youth Education Committee (Serbia) and  Linking Europe (the Netherlands).

Every year it brings together young motivated people from Serbia, Kosovo and the Netherlands( six per country). It offers a  unique  opportunity  to  explore political  and  social  issues  faced  by  people  and communities in these countries, in relation to the process EU integration. Coming from different national, educational and personal backgrounds and living in an increasingly diverse world, it is of great worth to understand each other’s perspective.

The program combines official and expert meetings with peer education. A visit to Belgrade, Serbia (August 2014) and an exchange in the Netherlands (October 2014) provide an intense experience.

During the program participants look at conflict and diversity at various levels: from the individual to the community; and from the policy maker to the citizen. Several topics relating to the overall theme (Conflict and Diversity in European Societies) will be discussed during the program in a way that multiple perspectives are covered.


  • Citizenship or permanent residence in the Netherlands, Kosovo or Serbia;
  • Students between 18-25 years old;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Good writing skills;
  • Having the motivation to successfully participate and complete the program including organizing three peer-to-peer activities;
  • Having a particular interest in European societies and/or the Balkan region;
  • Regular Internet connection and access;
  • Having a valid passport and travel insurance to visit Serbia/the Netherlands.


The organisers will cover accommodation, food and drinks during the visit in Belgrade and the exchange week in the Netherlands. Dutch participants are required to contribute a participation fee of €60 and additionally the travel costs to and from Belgrade (estimated between €150-200). The participation fee for students from Kosovo and Serbia is €20 for the entire program.


Application deadline is 1 July 2014. To apply fill in the application form (available HERE) and send it by email to:

  • Kushtrim Koliqi:  (participants from Kosovo)
  • Theresa Song Loong: (participants from the Netherlands)
  • Neda Živanović: (participants from Serbia)

For more information please check out the official call here.

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