Youth Volunteering and Social Inclusion

EVS project in EU, CIS and SEE countries (Austria, Finland, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Armenia, Moldova, Russian Federation)

14 long-term volunteer placements from March 2005 to  December 2006

The objective of these multilateral EVS projects was to enhance youth mobility in CIS and SEE countries, offering mobility and voluntary service opportunities in projects dealing with young people of disadvantaged background / with less opportunities. By enabling meetings between volunteers from EU, CIS and SEE countries the project created synergies and fostered cross-regional cooperation between the three regions.

Training Course for youth workers in EU and SEE countries

Training course for youth workers in EU and SEE countries/Chisinau, Moldova/07-13 December 2006

The aims of this training were twofold: on one hand to enable partner organisations in EU and in EECA countries to improve the quality of youth mobility activities, especially in relation to the management of volunteers under the EVS programme scheme, and on the other to share knowledge and expertise on how to recruit, retain and recognize volunteers within their distinct national/local structures and contexts. The programme included inputs by experts, transfer of know-how, discussion groups and workshops as well as project visits to two EVS host organisations: a child care centre (Small Group Home) and to a refugee centre (Main Direction of Refugees), providing first hand information by the respective volunteers and hosts and multiple learning opportunities for the participants