Youth and the Environment

EVS project in EU and Asia

17 long-term volunteer placements from September 2008 to June 2009

The objective of this project was to make a worthwhile contribution to environmental efforts in the respective host communities and to foster environmental awareness of young people in different EU and Asian countries. Both the host organisations as well as the EVS volunteers, benefited from the intercultural exchange as well as possibility to exchange opinions and share experiences regarding environment policies and regulations, pollution prevention and control, biodiversity protection, climate change, sustainable production and consumption, capacity construction, model projects, environmental technology and environmental industries.

Project Documentation

Youth and Children’s Rights

EVS project in EU and Africa

19 long-term volunteer placements from September 2008 to June 200

The objective of this project was to foster awareness and protection of Children and Youth Rights by involving young volunteers from different African and European countries in projects dealing with youth and children at risk as well as in projects dealing with young people of disadvantaged background / with less opportunities, such as SOS Children villages, child care centers, after school activities, and youth volunteering organizations.  Joint preparatory training and final evaluation meetings enabled the group of volunteers to meet and share experiences, as well as to engage in thematic discussions and intercultural dialogue alongside the volunteering experience. This project furthermore fostered exchange of good practice, enhanced networking and capacity building.

Project Documentation

Youth United Against Violence

EVS project in EU and Latin America

13 long-term volunteer placements from September 2008 to June 2009

This EU – LA multilateral EVS Project, which stemmed from the training seminar “Youth United against Violence” held in Quito, Guatemala, February 2007, aimed at supporting youth organisations and institutions by involving young volunteers in running educational, cultural and social activities with youth at risk. The young volunteers engaged in a variety of local hosting projects, ranging from youth clubs and youth initiated networks to community development and social work projects. The involvement of international volunteers in these projects stimulated the debate on youth violence prevention and further enhanced the interest of local host communities around volunteerism and its benefits for social development.