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.