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  • Brune Bušića 42, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
  • areyousyrious@gmail.com
  • Brune Bušića 42, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
  • areyousyrious@gmail.com

Are You Syrious? is an NGO dedicated to helping the refugees, founded in September 2015. It represents an innovation in the world of civil society – in less than a year it grew from a small community initative based in Zagreb, Croatia into a globally recognized organization with a high reach and many relevant tangible results. Our is completely voluntary, although the organization sets high quality standards for its activities – we gather around 200 volunteers with different profiles and background from across EU, Western Balkans, Turkey, Middle East and US. Special strength of AYS is its very diversified structure of volunteer body that brings diversified competencies and social capital – international, multilingual volunteers of different professional profiles. Our volunteers are teachers, business people, unemployed, nurses, journalists, students, activists, translators, writers, performing artists, agricultural workers, lawyers, musicians, drivers, athletes, chemists – one of aims is to mobilize ordinary citizens to support refugees, thereby promoting social justice, solidarity and diversity as a part of European identity.