With ConneXt - Building My Stage we want to walk the talk. Together, we will learn how to build structures with natural materials and talk about possibilities to connect art and nature, culture and the countryside.
Are there compost toilets that don't stink? Houses made of clay and straw that don't burn? An artists' residence in the forest?
If you like to meet a new culture and get in touch with different viewpoints, stories and ideas, if you like to be part of a new network of alternative entrepreneurs from Serbia and Switzerland, this youth exchange is for you!
Place On the edge of the Fruška Gora National Park near Novi Sad, Serbia
August 02 - 07 2022
Who can apply & No. of participants:
We are looking for 15 participants from Switzerland and 15 participants from Serbia between 13 and 30 years of age.
Costs Participation fee:
ConneXt is free of charge.
Covered by organisers:
Travel costs, all meals, tent accommodation on the private camping area, outside showers and eco-toilets, internet
Covered by participants:
Sleeping bags, pocket money.
The official language:
English; while Serbian, Italian, French and German translation is available.
Sneak Peak into the Program
With the Building Units, different building systems of sustainable architecture such as compost toilets or clay stoves are discussed and put into practice. These workshops are accompanied by the expert engineer Lehel Horvat as well as the architects Dragana Kojicic and Andrea Sabo.
In the Culture Points we want to explore with you how it is possible to combine nature with art and create a cultural centre in the countryside.
The Group Games are the playful bonding agent of the two program points. Next to games from the theatre world or Capture The Flag matches in the forest we will encounter the cultural differences and similarities of both countries.
Re-Creative Islands round off the offer. Here, the adjacent forest, the nearby lake, or the easily accessible city of Novi Sad are of importance. This time can be freely arranged in creative, recreational and social terms.
July 15 2022
This time we go take first, get first!
Creative Network Panonika is an association that works in the fields of culture and arts, education, development of mental and physical health, tourism and environmental protection.
Next to various cultural events, Panonika has a long history of organising international Volunteer Camps, Summer Universities and Festivals in Serbia.
With ConneXt 2019 and the international theatre festival HAJDE! they began a fruitful collaboration with the Swiss Compagnie Digestif.
For years, Compagnie Digestif have enriched cultural life in the most various ways. - from satire, clown numbers, animations to contemporary performances.
With a lot of empathy and professionalism they take on various assignments in the pedagogical field as well. It is characterised by its adaptability and its courage to realise even impossible assignments. Challenges represent a true enrichment of their artistic, pedagogical and cultural work.