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13th of August

Certificates are ready

7th of July

Registration closed

2nd of July

Herald 5th edition published

19th of June

Trainers team page opened

12th of June

Support team members page opened

25th of May

Herald 4th edition published

15th of May

Final registration is open
If you have paid your participant fee and the money has been received by EFIL your registration will be set to a status where you can enter your workshop wishes and travel details. Just go to MySummit and logon!

7th of May

Info about airport buses from VSS venue to Sarajevo available
Regarding your departure after the VSS we have added some information about buses from the venue to Sarajevo airport on the info page.

28th of April

Herald 3rd edition published

1st of April

First registration is open
We have received many approvals from national AFS organizations, so if you are amongst them go on with your registration by setting your needs for accommodation and many other details.

20th of March

Herald 2nd edition published

15th of February

Application is open

Call for Participants

13th of February

Herald 1st edition published

12th of February

VSS Twitter is open

22nd of January

Call for Trainers
The call for trainers is now out to the EPOT, and the deadline is 17th of February. If you are interested in applying or if you have questions regarding criteria, contact
Frederik in the EFIL office

15th of January

VSS Facebook is open

Airport buses from VSS venue to Sarajevo

We have gotten the question when the first bus will leave the venue after the VSS. The schedule for the buses is not ready yet but will hopefully be published in the next coming weeks.

For those who are booking flights now we would recommend in general to book afternoon flights because of distance from the venue to the airport. The first bus will most likely leave early in the morning and be at the airport around noon, meaning not book flights before 12am. If needed to book flights before that time please contact Frederik at frederik.jensen@afs.org or Inga at inga.menke@afs.org.

We of course also recommend, if possible to take couple of days to discover Sarajevo and the beautiful countryside of Bosnia and Herzegovina which you can find information about in last and coming Heralds.


Participants will cover travel costs themselves. Please note that this year unfortunately there will be no VSS bus.

As a participant you have to arrive either before 17:00 local time in Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ), where we have busses going to the venue, or at the venue before 20:00 on the 21st July. If you think of coming by plane, we recommend that you buy your ticket as soon as possible following the before-mentioned times.

If you are going by plane, and it is not possible for you to be in the airport before 17:00 local time, please contact Frederik Jensen.

Another alternative to the plane is to take a bus. Sarajevo is well-connected to Europe through Eurolines (link this to: https://www.eurolines.com/en/countries/bosnia-herzegovina/) which offers great and cheap fares.

Participation Fee

The fees are set according to the table below. Be aware that you will have to pay them in advance to the event and that, by doing so, you agree to the cancellation policy.

Lodgings type Fee (EUR)
Morebed room with bathroom in hallway 255
Double room 280
Single room 350
Add-on for volunteers of AFS organizations outside EFIL 50
(applies to all categories)
(All fees are calculated per person. No early/late application fee applies.)

Cancellation Policy

In case you cannot go to the VSS or decide to withdraw your registration, you will need to cancel your registration by sending an e-mail to Frederik Jensen. Please note that these cancellation fees will be charged:
  • If you cancel after the application deadline (15th of April 2014) will require a 50 Euro fee.
  • If you cancel after the 15th of May 2014 you will be charged 50% of the registration fee.
  • If you cancel after the payment deadline (15th of June 2014), there will be no reimbursement.
Please inform us if you wish to cancel your application. Once you register on the website, we assume that you will be a participant and accept the terms and therefore the cancellation policy.


This year’s VSS will take place in the the national park Sutjeska of Bosnia and Herzegovina at Hotel Mladost. Information about the venue and pictures of the place can be found at the following link: http://www.npsutjeska.net/stranica.php?id=48&jez=en.


  Start End
Participants' Application 15-Feb 15-Apr
1st confirmation 15-Mar 1-Apr
2nd confirmation (for those who applied after the 1st confirmation) 15-Apr 30-Apr
Registration Part I (rooms etc.) 1-Apr 1-Jun
Payment 1-Apr 15-Jun
Final registration (workshops, travel) 15-May 30-Jun
Final confirmation 1-Jul  

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