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Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are max 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th January 2019

SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.

General Description

Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives…

Then this partnership building activity is for you! We would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects, but many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs.

We believe that social economy organisations, with the necessary structures in place to support volunteers from disavantaged background in their activities, could become the perfect hosting place for these young people.

Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity. We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with inclusion, youth and volunteering fields to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having an European Volunteer.

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social economy and the Youth and Vocational Education Forum 2018 (hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice), social economy organisations have been identified as often having projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support their work, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures – such as the European Solidarity Corps. This partnership-building activity is a follow-up of the training course under the same topic taking place in Glasgow 10-14 December 2018.

This 3-day activity will take place in Ankara from 30th April (arrival day) to 4th May (departure) 2019 and it will be a unique opportunity to find partners to create inclusive volunteering projects in the framework of ESC. Although the programme also covers jobs and traineeships opportunities, this activity will only focus on quality volunteering projects.

General aim:

To introduce European volunteering projects to social economy organisations and encourage partnerships with inclusion, youth and volunteering organisations for quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:

– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under European Solidarity Corps
– To share different practices on how to involve volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To motivate social economy organisations to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To foster partnership building of potential hosting/supporting organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:

– Staff members/volunteers of social economy and volunteering organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Staff members/volunteers involved in inclusion organisations
– Able to work in (international) English
– From ESC programme countries
– Former participants of the TC held in Glasgow (December 2018) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project.

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC

Co-organiser:

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@salto-youth.net

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

Leeds

Training Course Impact+: Seminar for Vocational Education & Training

Dates: 8-9 October 2018

Venue: The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 24th August 2018

The seminar will equip participants with the skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities. Participants will learn how to use the Impact+ Exercise to explore, understand, prioritise and disseminate the impact of their activities.

General Description

The seminar aims to contribute to the evidence-based analysis of project results. It will do this by equipping participants with the skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities.

Ultimately, this will improve the quality of the evidence base for Erasmus+. Content will focus on learning how to use the UK NAs Impact+ Exercise.

The main objectives are:
• To help beneficiaries understand the concept of impact assessment.
• To train beneficiaries so that they are able to identify their project impact and outcomes, develop suitable indicators, and identify suitable data sources.
• To help beneficiaries use impact evidence in their dissemination by identifying relevant audiences, stakeholders and communication mechanisms.

The seminar will include a number of practical group exercises designed to familiarise participants with
(i) the stages of the Impact+ Exercise and
(ii) identifying and targeting relevant stakeholders.

Participants will not complete the Impact+ Exercise for their project during the seminar. The seminar will provide them with the skills to facilitate a discussion and complete the Exercise with their project partners.

We intend to offer a short 1-2-1 support session to participants after the seminar to discuss individual project questions. This may involve advice or comments on work done to date by the project.

Participants will also be contacted 4-6 months after the seminar to participate in a research project about the impact of the seminar on individual and project impact assessment.

The seminar targets current KA2 VET (Vocational Education & Training) beneficiaries funded under the 2018 Call. Previous experience has shown that the workshop is most useful when introduced early in a project lifecycle. Participants should be new or relatively inexperienced in impact assessment / evaluation.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

UK NA at Ecorys UK will cover the cost of accommodation in a single room for one night (or two if necessary), all planned meals, cultural activities and materials for the seminar.

Any additional nights accommodation should be arranged and paid for by the participants themselves.

Travel costs to be covered by the sending NA

Application

Organizer:

Ecorys UK – National Agency

Phone: 07772 201 006

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Catherine Lecavalier

E-Mail: Catherine.Lacavalier@ecorys.com

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Conference: Towards Collaborative Practice 2018 – Forum on the environmental dimension of social entrepreneurship

Dates: 27 November – 1 December 2018

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 80 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 16th September 2018 

“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sector event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship among young people.

General Description

The “Towards Collaborative Practice” (TCP) Community has been growing and inspiring the field of social entrepreneurship and innovation since the first conference burst out of Malmö, Sweden in 2015. The second edition of the TCP Forum, focusing on social innovation and entrepreneurship, took place in the beautiful city of Lecce Italy in 2016. The third chapter followed in Liverpool United Kingdom, at the beginning of 2018, which sought to grow and collaborate further by sharing ideas across the Youth and Vocational Education sectors.

Now it’s your turn to join the community in the fourth TCP Forum to take place in Budapest Hungary. This edition’s focus will be environmental consciousness in social entrepreneurship. The whole event is influenced by its theme, environmental awareness – including site selection, menu compilation, coffee breaks and the materials we use. We believe it is important to show that there is always an opportunity to select an environmentally friendly option.

Aim and approach of the TCP Project:
The aim of the TCP project is to build an international network of like-minded people, projects, ideas and experiences of social entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on Erasmus+ opportunities. The TCP Forum is an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social entrepreneurship, explore new opportunities and build a cross-sectoral platform for cooperation on innovative projects and initiatives.

The upcoming Forum will be a meeting and exchange, encouraging cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership building between Erasmus+ formal and non-formal sectors as well as (social) business on everything related to social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial learning, with a particular focus on environment and ecology.

Based on non-formal learning approaches which encourage your active participation with room for sharing good practice and expressing yourself, the forum will be an exciting mix of expert inputs, interactive workshops, group coaching sessions, field visits and many more.

A novelty of this chapter of the TCP Forum is the introduction of the group coaching method. This session offers you unlimited opportunities to discover the social entrepreneur in you. Professional group coaches will support your real individual development with the help of others on given topics will be appearing on the conference in the moment by you.

More information about the project and previous editions can be found here.

Objectives of the TCP 2018 Forum Hungary:
1. To encourage cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership building among the actors of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem;
2. To raise awareness of and promote the environmental dimension of social entrepreneurship;
3. To offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices;
4. To use social enterprise as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurial life skills;
5. To encourage creativity, innovation, participation, diversity and social inclusion of young people;
6. To provide information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social entrepreneurship.

Venue and duration
The event will take place at the European Youth Centre in Budapest Hungary, from 28 to 30 November 2018 (three full working days).
Participants will need to arrive on 27 November in the afternoon and depart in the morning of 1 December.

Target group
We are looking for 80 participants with the following professional backgrounds: associations of cooperatives; employment, entrepreneurship and social innovation support services (Chambers of Commerce, incubators, accelerators, banks, social venture capitalists etc.); formal education representatives; foundations; local and regional administration representatives; policy-makers; researchers; (social) entrepreneurs; youth workers.

Participation costs will be covered by your Erasmus+ National Agency.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.

Info for sending NAs: All costs for this activity should be financed by TCA 2018

Application

 

Organizer:

Hungarian NA for ERASMUS+ Youth – Tempus Public Foundation – National Agency

Agenzia nazionale per i giovani – NA Italy

Agencia Nacional Espanola de la Juventud (INJUVE) – NA Spain

Ecorys UK – NA UK

European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) – NA Malta

The Centre for European Union Education and Youth Programmes – NA Turkey

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme TCP Forum.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCP Forum Hungary team

E-Mail: info@tcpforum.hu

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Seminar: Social Entrepreneurship, Youth and Vocational Education Forum: Towards Collaborative Practice 2018

Dates: 27-30 March 2018

Venue: Liverpool, United Kingdom  

Eligible are 80 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 4th December 2017

A cross-sector event exploring the potential of youth work, vocational education and training (VET) and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship among young people.

Description

The Towards Collaborative Practice Youth Community has been growing and inspiring the field of social entrepreneurship and innovation since the first conference burst out of Malmö, Sweden in 2015.

A forum on social innovation and entrepreneurship, it grew in 2016 in the beautiful city of Lecce, Italy and introduced more participants from ever more countries to the ideas, impact and ingenuity that international social entrepreneurs are creating.

Now it’s your turn to join the community in this next chapter of the forum, which seeks to grow and collaborate even further by sharing ideas across the Youth and Vocational Education sectors.

The 2018 forum, taking place in Liverpool, UK will be a meeting and exchange, encouraging cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership building between Erasmus+ formal and non-formal sectors on everything related to social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial learning.

The conference will provide Youth and Vocational Education practitioners working within the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship with the opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practice, especially focusing on using social enterprise as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurship life skills.

Exploring information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities that foster social entrepreneurship, the forum will also encourage creativity, innovation, participation, diversity and social inclusion of young people who participate in the Erasmus+ programme across the VET and Youth sectors.

More than this, the event is but a starting point leading to development of an international community of projects, ideas and experiences of social entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on Erasmus+ opportunities.

The forum will be an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social entrepreneurship, explore new opportunities and build a platform for cooperation on innovative projects and initiatives.

Based on non-formal learning approaches which encourage your active participation with room for sharing good practice and expressing yourself , the forum will be an exciting mix of presentationsworkshops and field visits.

More information about the project and previous editions can be found at

Objectives:
1. To encourage cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership building between Erasmus+ formal and non-formal sectors;
2. To offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practice;
3. To use social enterprise as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurship life skills;
4. To present information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social entrepreneurship;
5. To encourage creativity, innovation, participation, diversity and social inclusion of young people who participate in the Erasmus+ programme across VET and Youth sectors.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.

Information for NA’s: this project is funded from the 2017 budget.

Application

 

Co-organizers:

SALTO-YOUTH Participation and SALTO-YOUTH Cultural Diversity

Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education

Agenzia nazionale per i giovani

Yia-Es – Agencia Nacional Española De La Juventud – Injuve

Phone: (+44) 0121 212 8854

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Erasmusplus TCA UK Team

E-Mail: erasmusplustca@ecorys.com

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

Seminar: Re-engaging People with Educational Barriers in Non-Formal and Formal Learning

Dates: 19-22 June 2017

Venue: Leeds, United Kingdom

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 30th April 2017

A four-day cross-sectoral seminar to share and develop best practices, methods and approaches, that re-engage excluded groups towards tackling educational barriers, with a view to ultimately widen participation in formal and non-formal learning.

General Description

The seminar will include elements of contact making, study-visit and training, and will consider the subject of people re-engaging with formal and non-formal education and the methodologies which can be used to support their development. Participants will be invited to share ideas and network with a view to learn from each other, build cross-sectoral partnerships, and begin the development of Erasmus+ projects.

This project follows on and incorporates recommendations from the successful 2016 project of the same name that was hosted by the UK National Agency for Erasmus+.

Project Objectives

– To stimulate TCA cross-sectoral cooperation between Youth, Vocational Education, Higher Education and Schools;

– To provide learning and development opportunities to beneficiaries and provide space for sharing of good practices, particularly looking at each sector’s unique approach;

– To explore case studies and undertake field visits addressing Educational Barriers to consider transferability

– To explore how such projects can be realised through a European dimension, particularly through Erasmus+

Through active attendance participants will:

– Increase their awareness of how different sectors re-engage people with educational barriers

– Be enriched by good practices from different sectors and countries

– Take back practical tools, methodologies and approaches that can be transferred between different sectors

– Increase their knowledge of Erasmus+ and how it can be applied in engaging and supporting young people with educational barriers

– Know how to better address Erasmus+ programme priorities at application stage

– Be provided with the opportunity to network with cross-sectoral organisations to create new partnerships

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

This project is funded under the 2016 TCA Call Year.

Application

 

Organizer:

UK National Agency for Erasmus+ (Ecorys UK) – National Agency

Co-organizer:

National Agency of Turkey

Phone: +44 (0)

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alexander Scott

E-Mail: alex@ashacentre.org

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

VocTEL 2015

Conference: VocTEL. Case Studies and Tools in Practice

Dates: 17-18 June 2015

Venue: Athens, Greece

All conference participants and authors should register through the form below until the 15th of June.

Application deadline: 15th June 2015

Goals of the conference

The Vocational Technology Enhanced Learning Conference is an international, research and practice conference funded by the European Union: Leonardo Da Vinci Agency. It is the first conference which aims to bridge the gap between real market demands for training and academic research. The conference focuses on case studies, tools and methods that improve vocational training and learning technologies.

Learning Objectives

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss recent developments with international academics and vocational trainers
Participants will be aware of technology enhanced learning methodologies for training and case studies.
Participants will see and use tools and innovative technologies for learning
Target Audience

The VocTEL conference will be well supported by academics, practitioners, HR managers, and learning technologists interested in contributing to and hearing about research and praxis.

Topics
The scope of VocTEL 2015 includes the following topics:

Experiences & Case Studies in Vocational Technology Enhanced Learning

• New Business Projects in TEL Training
• Real World Applications, Platforms and Software
• Case Studies of Vocational Lifelong Training
• Experiences in Games and Gamification
• Best Practice in Virtual Reality and 3D Worlds
• Case Studies in Advanced Facilitation Methodologies
• Curriculum Design And Innovation (Pedagogy And Methods)

Training and Education Methodologies
• Collaborative Learning and Team Management In E-Learning Courses
• Adult Learning Theories in Voctel
• Trainers’ & Students’ Coaching
• Human Resource Development
• Curriculum Design and Innovation
• Personal Learning Environments (Ples)
• Virtual Learning Environments (Vles)
• Social Media in Vocational Training
• Designing TEL Programs with Common Competencies
• Engaging Learners in VocTEL
• Establishing an Effective Traineeship/Apprenticeship Model
• Technologies: Practical Issues and Demonstration of New Tools

E-Learning and M-Learning
• Blended Learning Tools
• New Tools and Contexts for TEL
• Serious Game Platforms and Gamification Elements
• Quality Assurance, Performance & Analytics

Best Practice Contributions in Quality Assurance and Analytics
• Quality Standards at National and International Level
• Workplace Rich Assessments/ Performance Measurement
• Using Data Software to Improve Retention and Performance
• Learning Analytics
• Accreditation

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Fees & Registration
All conference participants and authors should register through the form below until the 15th of June.

Registration Form

The conference fees are funded by EU Life-Long Learning program and priority is given to the successful abstract submission from UK, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Sweden.

Application

 

Organizer:

VocTEL 2015 Organising Committee

Conference: VocTEL. Case Studies and Tools in Practice

If you wish to contact the Committee, please send an e-mail to:

VocTEL 2015 Organising Committee: coordinator@voctelconference.eu
VocTEL 2015 Technical Support: support@voctelconference.eu

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Split

Training Course. Training of trainers for youth employment and entrepreneurship. Split, Croatia

Split

Training Course: Training of trainers for youth employment and entrepreneurship

Dates: 2-11 December 2014

Venue:  Split, Croatia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, FYROM, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 9th November 2014

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Focus of the training course (TC) is to empower youth trainers to be able to develop and lead quality NFE programmes on youth employment and entrepreneurship in order to combat youth unemployment and exclusion.

Employment, adequate social conditions and well-being are among the greatest concerns for young people. Youth all over Europe is at high risk of social exclusion and poverty, especially during the transition from education to employment. The non-formal education (NFE), vocational training and guidance can be very important in smoothing the transition between education and employment for youth, as well as the key importance of employers recognising the competences that young people acquire through NFE and volunteering in youth organisations. The entrepreneurship NFE can have great relevance in fostering the employability of young people.

Focus of the training course (TC) is to empower youth trainers to be able to develop and lead quality NFE programmes on youth employment and entrepreneurship in order to combat youth unemployment and exclusion. This project will allow focusing the efforts of organization on the urgency of providing necessary competences to young people who were never employed and becoming a space where those who recently lost employment can maintain their competences and use them in the civic life.

The core activity of the project is – 9 days long training course. It will be organised in the youth hostel in Split, from 2nd till 11th December. Project will gather 30 participants, trainers and staff from 13 organisations and 10 countries (Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, FYROM and Turkey).

Objectives:
• To reflect and exchange opinions about the youth unemployment and entrepreneurship in different European countries (tendencies and influencing factors, specifications of the target group, focuses etc) and existing youth work programmes dealing with it
• To discuss how non-formal education can positively influence better youth employability and employment and to share examples of good practices combating youth unemployment
• To empower participants for active promotion of youth employment and entrepreneurship and for work on raising youth employability skills
• To empower youth workers to become quality youth trainers of non-formal education activities for the (unemployed) youth in our communities
• To encourage the development of different education programmes for empowerment of unemployed youth in local communities, with special accent being put on developing their self-directed learning skills, entrepreneurship skills and business plan development
• To present the Erasmus+ programme and to encourage the creation of future projects with unemployed youngsters

 

 

 

 

Costs:

 

 

Full board and lodging will be covered by organisers. Participants will be accommodated in hostel in centre of the city and will have 3 meals and 2 coffee breaks per day.

70% of travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets (although in Erasmus Plus travel costs are differently calculated, we will reimburse to all participants )

Visa costs:
100% of visa costs will be reimbursed for participants from Turkey by bank transfer together with the travel costs after you return home.

Participation fee: NONE!

 

Organizer:

Udruga Ostvarenje / Association Realization

Contact for questions:

Antonija Lelas

E-Mail: ostvarenje@gmail.com

Phone: 00385 95 848 0513

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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