Youth in Action

EVS multilateral project in EU (Lithuania, Spain) and LA countries (Colombia, Honduras, Mexico)

8 long-term volunteer placements from June 2005 to March 2006

The main project aim was to enhance young people’s participation, leadership skills and their engagement in civil society in European and Latin American countries by involving as host and sending organisations both youth associations and public institutions running youth participation and civic education programmes. The young volunteers engaged in local hosting projects dealing with youth civic education and active citizenship programmes, ranging from youth clubs and youth initiated networks to community development and social work projects, offering a rich sample of civil society where volunteerism definitely brought an added value to the respective local communities.