EVS project in Eastern Europe ( Estonia, Latvia, Poland and the Russian Federation)

long-term volunteer placements from  January 2001 to  September 2001

Similar to the project Eastlinks III again 20 young Western Europeans participated in this 8 months European Voluntary Service involving host projects in four Central and Eastern European countries. ICYE’ s partners in this project were SWALLOWS and the Fund Social Initiative from the Russian Federation, the Estonian organisation EstYes, EJAM Latvia and SPPO Poland. The volunteers worked in a variety of fields, with children, elderly and socially disadvantaged persons as well as in environment protection organisations and youth clubs.

Euro – African Voluntary Service

EVS project in Africa (Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo and Uganda)

Long-term volunteer placements from  January 2001 to July 2001

This EVS multilateral project aimed at providing opportunities of long-term voluntary service to young Europeans in five African countries. The project consisted of a variety of voluntary service organizations working with abandoned children, disabled children and youth, displaced people, and others carrying out programs of local development and was realized in cooperation with ICYE Nigeria, the Mpumalanga Youth Commission, AJUDE of Mozambique, Uganda Volunteers for Peace (UVP) and the Togo-based ATNU (Association Togolaise pour les Nations Unies).

EVS Multilateral Euro – Latin America 2001

EVS project in Latin America

Long-term volunteer placements from  January 2001 to July 2001

Through this project, a number of voluntary service opportunities have been offered to young European volunteers such as working in an income generating project in underprivileged communities in Ecuador, assisting in a Contemporary Art association in Quito, supporting street children in Puebla, Mexico, working in a housing estate of low income families in Mexico City and work camp organisation in Mexico etc. SIIJUVE – ICYE Mexico and “The Experiment in International Living Ecuador” as our partners in this EVS project greatly contributed to make this a successful experience for both volunteers and local communities involved.


EVS project in Eastern Europe (Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine)

Long-term volunteer placements from September 2000 to May 2001

Acknowledging the great need for East-West exchanges between Youth on a grassroots level and encouraged by two earlier EVS activities involving Eastern Central and Eastern Europe the ICYE Federation together with our partners DEINEITA and AUSTEIJA from Lithuania, LYVS from Belarus and the Ukrainian organisation ALTERNATIVE-V gave 20 young Western Europeans the opportunity to commit themselves to a long-term European Voluntary Service project in Eastern Europe.


Youth Volunteering In Social Welfare

EVS project in EU (Germany, Italy, Spain) and EECA Countries (Moldova, Russian Federation)

8 long-term volunteer placements from March 2009 to February 2010

This project aimed at fostering intercultural dialogue and contributing to a better understanding between the EU and its neighboring regions, particularly with and among the countries of Eastern Europe involving 5 young people from EU countries social welfare institutions in Moldova and the Russian Federation, and 3 young people from these countries in social inclusion projects in Germany, Italy and Spain. The involvement of international volunteers in these projects increased awareness about the European Union and fostered the exchange of experiences around cultural diversity and social inclusion.