The Mission of Belgrade Summer School is to enhance international communication through socialising of young people. With references to other summer schools throughout the world, the BSS project is conceived to contribute to a high-level improvement of its participants in their professional, cultural and social sense.
The main goals of Belgrade Summer School are as follows:
- Enabling members of the Serbian Diaspora to participate in the programme for learning their mother tongue during the summer, and enhance their knowledge of their own culture, customs and history.
- Bringing together young people from abroad who will get a chance to get to know our country and the locals alike, and make long-lasting relationships with other participants.
- Introducing vocational trainings for young people for who the knowledge of foreign languages is a prerequisite for a successful career.
The project is being implemented by the International Communication Fundation from Belgrade with the support of the Ministry for Diaspora of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade City Hall, Tourist Organisation of Belgrade, Concord Language School and many other organisations and companies.
Belgrade Summer School is an event gathering students and young people from the Serbian Diaspora and the whole world around, with the aim of getting to know Belgrade and Serbia, places of great cultural and historical heritage, as well as enhancing communicational skills in one of the 10 languages we offer.
The social part of BSS is extremely important. It comprises of full-day and half-day guided tours within the territory of Belgrade and Serbia, with an organised programme through which participants will get familiar with the history and culture of our country.
The Vision of BSS is to become a recognizable educational, cultural and social event during the summer in Belgrade. This implies being recognized by its citizens, the country itself and its economy as an important aspect of Belgrade’s life. The Vision of BSS also depicts Belgrade as a regional centre of South-Eastern Europe and a city that is a leader in the field of education, communication and tourism.