The aim of European Voluntary Service (EVS) is to help young people to develop their sense of solidarity by participating, either individually or in group, in non-profit, unpaid full-time voluntary activities abroad.

This year, the KERIC team started the Christmas party already in the afternoon by a not-at-all-Christmas-like squash tournament. Afterwards - feeling pleasantly tired, we had Christmas dinner in the Caribic restaurant :) followed by an exciting and funny opening of presents (brought by Ježiško, of course...:).

After a two-year-break, we finally had "real" winter in Slovakia with lots of snow and were thus able to renew our tradition of the spring sailing down the river Kysuca . On Wednesday 8 April 2009, we enjoyed the early spring sun, warm wind a good water waves on rafts from Cadca (right from in front of KERIC) as far as Ochodnica.

Having experienced several "gulas parties" during the summer, Rodolfo and Giovanna decided that it could be great to repeat this experience again - in spring. Staying in a cottage in the mountains, cooking gulas and enjoying the time together sounded like a brilliant idea to the whole KERIC team.

This year, the annual Christmas party in KERIC took place on an unsual date - 28th October. The reasons were several. First of all, Ivka's expecting a baby at the beginning of November so she'll be busy looking after her first-born during the "official" Christmas time.

This Youth exchange took place in Berlin from the 29th of September 2012 to 8th of October 2012.This youth exchange brought together young people from different EU countries and 

In late June 2009, four young people from Čadca under the leadership of Slávka Špiláková went to the Youth Exchange PHOTO TALK II to Latvia, which was also attended by young people from France, the Netherlands, Latvia and Italy.

In June 2009 the international youth exchange S-LAPORA IV. successfully took place. Young people from Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Norway and Slovakia took part in it. They lived in LTC Stará Bystrica and visited Čadca, Žilina, Strečno, Open-air museum in Vychylovka, went on tour to Veľká Rača and during 3 days they participated in "Social soccer cup" in Austria.


Four girls from KERIC - Andrea, Kristína, Barbora a Dominika - under the leadership of Rodolfo - will take part in youth exchange in Italy in Altamura from 27.4. till 8.5. The main topic is photograph and everything connected with it.

The preparation for the youth exchange S-LAROPA 4 is in full swing. The Slovak group has already fullfilled their first task – that is to agree what are in their view the 5 highlights of Slovakia, that should be known by all foreign visitors. This weekend, they are planning to team-up at Lucka's mountain cottage and work on a media presentation of these 5 highlights. You can have a closer view of the weekend happening and the preparation of the whole exchange at Also, the other partner groups will update the news about their preparation on this website.