Visualizza dettagli : POTTERY CAPITAL, UZICE (VSS30)

  • 28/06/2019
  • 08/07/2019
  • 18 - 30
  • Progetto di breve durata

  • Serbia
  • Pozega
  • Belgrade (Beograd)
  • 3M - 2F
  • 10
  • 30.00  (f)
  • Picture can be from other project


  • Zlakusa is tourist village in Western Serbia well known because of rural tourism, Ethno park Terzica avlija, old pottery craft, monument of nature Potpecka cave (with biggest cave entrance on the Balkans). Ethno park Terzica avlija is one of the most successful and most beautiful village tourist household in Serbia visited by over a 7000 tourist per year ( Until now Ethno park Terzica avlija ( and Ethno association Zavicaj have organized seven workcamps ( with many volunteers from different continents. Aim of these camps is cleaning all rivers banks and springs in the village and removing illegal dumping from forest and fields, so that Zlakusa can be the first “clean” tourist village in Western Serbia.
  • This year the goal is to decorate, tide up and arrange entrance to the village in year of jubilee – celebration of 15th anniversary of rural tourism, and to arrange place for cottages for next volunteers and paint marks for hiking trails to help organising national trekking league in 2020. Organizer’s vision is to promote Zlakusa as the prime ecological and touristic village in Serbia and capital of pottery on the Balkans. Volunteers will work on removing and cleaning dumps, cleaning forests and river coast from garbage, including the disposal of the building material, paint the bridge over the river and memorial in the centre of the village from the WWII. Study part: Volunteers will have organized pottery class and presentation (an international pottery festival is held for already 22 years in this village) so volunteers will have chance to try to make something, also they will have presentation how Serbian traditional costumes were made and they will have chance to learn Serbian traditional songs and dances and have performance on local manifestation “Zlakusa in song and dance” in front of local audience wearing local traditional clothes. Also they will have touristic trips around Zlatibor Mountain most famous touristic centre in Serbia.
  • in tents, please bring your sleeping bag. If you want, you can bring your own tent. The traditional Serbian food would be prepared by the host. Volunteers will have the possibility to cook their national meals in the evenings.
  • Village Zlakusa is nearby Uzice (14km) in west part of the Serbia. The village Zlakusa finds its place between the beautiful mountains of Zlatibor and Tara. It is famous for its pottery, 60km of marked hiking paths through stunning nature, rivers rich in salmons, trumpet players and well preserved ethno villages presenting the highest form of rural tourism to its guests. Zlakusa, ranked as the most successful point of rural tourism in Serbia, will host this workcamp for the eight year. Volunteers will visit important cultural and historical spots in the area, Potpecka cave, museum part of ethno village, pottery households with presentation of craft work and chance to make pots by themselves. They will also see local festival dedicated to old craft of Zlakusa pottery.
  • Volunteers should love nature and culture; they should bring flag of their own country which will stay in museum part of Ethno Park. During the camp is forbidden to drink alcoholic drinks.

Voluntary Service of Serbia (VSS) is a volunteer exchange service center founded in 1990 as one of the sectors of Young Researches of Serbia (YRS).

Today VSS is volunteer exchange reference point for this part of Europe, having most experience and the highest number of organised programmes and exchanged volunteers. In 2008 almost 600 volunteers from Serbia participated in international voluntary workcamps all around the world. In the last 18 years through VSS passed more then 4500 Serbian volunteers who went abroad and 2000 of foreign ones who came to more then 150 camps in Serbia.

VSS has been accredited as the sending and hosting organisation for the European Voluntary Service, one of the actions of Youth in Action programme of the European Commission. Since 2002 we have sent 15 long-term EVS volunteers abroad and 18 volunteers on other long-term projects (LTV/MTV programme, Long-Term and Medium-Term Volunteering). Since 2000 five volunteers did their EVS projects in our office (from France, Austria, Spain and Poland) and ten volunteers were there as well, but following different long-term projects (from Denmark, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Switzerland and France).


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