Hostellling International Slovenia
Gosposvetska cesta 86
2000 Maribor, Slovenia

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Hostelling International Slovenia

We are a non-governmental organization with the aim of promoting peace through travel and cultural exchange. Our target group are young people, especially those who want to experience nature and foreign cultures through travel. We believe that this will lead to more understanding and therefore to a more peaceful world.

We are based in Maribor and run 30 youth hostels across Slovenia. The hostels are very different, but all of them target young people in particular. We explicitly see our hostels as meeting places for young people of different nationalities, skin colours, religions, genders, classes or political backgrounds. We promote the mobility of young people through local, regional, national, European and international projects and motivate them to strive for a different, educational way of travelling. We try to establish travel as a way of non-formal learning, whereby young people gain personal experience that contributes to their personal development. We also organize activities, projects and sustainability initiatives to help shape a better future for all of us.

We are also a part of the international HI Connect programme for volunteer and staff exchange. Together with other hostel organizations, we are creating opportunities for our volunteers and staff to increase their skills and competence on an international level. HI Connect was created by Hostelling International with the purpose of providing people with a unique opportunity to experience life and work in another country; to enhance life skills and confidence; to embrace the culture and environment of the host country; to enhance their ability to learn another language; to create new friendships and promote mobility of people across international boundaries.

We are especially proud of our monthly Globetrotter online magazine. The content is created by our volunteers who share their stories and adventures with our readers. It is sent to more than 11,000 e mail accounts all over the world and is daily visited by 2,000 people. Our readers can read travelogues, information about discounts, introductions to new hostels and so much more.

Our team
Anja Žepič
Anja Žepič

JANUN Hannover e.V.
Fröbelstraße 5
30451 Hannover, Germany

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JANUN Hannover e.V.

Here at JANUN Hannover e.V., we have been active in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for over 30 years, especially in the sense of non-formal education and peer-to-peer learning. There are currently two active peer-to-peer teams that offer various workshops on the topics of climate change and sustainable consumption. As a rule, we conduct around 120–150 workshops for young people, mainly for school classes, in Hannover and the surrounding area every year. Two of these peer-to-peer educational projects have already been recognized by UNESCO.

We have been organizing international youth exchange programmes since 1994 and have carried out over 170 programmes together with partner organizations in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Norway, England, Greenland, Serbia, Turkey, North Macedonia, Italy, Palestine, Israel, the United States, Canada, and West Papua. This way, we dedicate ourselves intensively to the topics of travel, tourism, sustainable mobility, intercultural learning and international co-operation.

Through this, we have acquired a great deal of competence in the planning and implementation of sustainable youth travel over the years and have built up a large international network that should also benefit from the know-how of this project. At JANUN, we have already carried out several international educational projects. Achim Riemann, JANUN’s project manager, was also involved in the management of a seminar house (ideenHOF e.V.) for six years, which means that he is also familiar with the operation of group accommodation.

Our team
Achim Riemann
Achim Riemann

Jochen Dallmer
Jochen Dallmer