EU EECA European Voluntary Service Project on Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity

EVS project in EU (Austria, Italy) and EECA countries (Lithuania, Poland, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine)

14 long-term volunteer placements from February 2008 to November 2008

The main project aims were to promote dialogue and foster partnership building between youth voluntary service NGO’s and institutions/centres working in the field of social inclusion. The young volunteers engaged in a variety of local hosting projects, ranging from youth clubs, disabled care and refugee centres to community development and social work projects. The involvement of international volunteers in these projects increased awareness about the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 and stimulated discussions about cultural diversity and social inclusion.