Interkultura was founded in 2008 by former programme participants from the times when AFS programmes existed in former Yugoslavia. It was recognised that young people in Serbia needed more opportunities for international mobility and a group of experts from the field of education put their forces together and started running international student exchanges in Serbia.

Interkultura is a non-profit association based on membership, whose members are volunteers who work on the accomplishment of the mission of the organization. Interkultura’s office is based in Belgrade and it provides administrative support to the activities of the members.

Over the past decade, the number of members and areas of the country involved has increased significantly, and they are now active in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Gornji Milanovac, Arandjelovac, Ivanjica, Kikinda, Novi Becej, Subotica, Sabac, Veliko Gradiste, Zajecar. So far hundreds of students, families, teachers and volunteers have taken part in Interkultura’s activities at the national and international level. International student exchange was done with AFS organizations from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA.

Interkultura has official written support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Progress, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia.


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Partnership with UNESCO

“There is a clear relevance of AFS’ work to the current programmes and activities of UNESCO, particularly in the fields of education, youth, and intercultural dialogue. Indeed, cooperation between UNESCO and AFS has a solid foundation based on many areas of common interest, synergies and pervious collaborations, as witnessed by the organization at UNESCO Headquarters in Novemer 2014, under UNESCO’s patronage, of the AFS Global Intercultural Education Symposium.” (Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO)



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