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logo     Project overview: The current project looks at strengthening the Youth Empowerment Network-YEN by means of the development of thematic clusters of excellence in EVS, sharing best practice in youth work and needs analysis in terms of capacity to handle and manage EVS projects that brings the European, global, national and local dimension together.
    The strategic and political objectives are: a. to learn more about the EVS opportunities, needs and risks in Latin America, Africa and the EU; b. to develop EVS Country Guidelines for all countries involved; c. to promote the EVS at the local/regional/national level according to the capacity of the organization; d. to build on the expertise of youth workers to deliver technical assistance in EVS management; e. to give visibility to international youth work in Latin America and Africa; f. to strengthen the trans-continental EVS network.

    Donor:  European Commission through the Educational, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency Executive Agency, 'Youth in Action' Programme, Action 3.2 Youth in the World: Cooperation with countries other than the neighbouring countries of the European Union, Call for Proposals EACEA/11/10

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Summary

  The project geography is defined at two levels: regional (at the level where participating organizations from Sierra Leone, Argentina, Peru, Camerun, Romania, Sweden, UK operate) and interantional (in Romania, UK and Sweden).

  There are 464 participants out of which 420 are youth workers and 44 are trainers, facilitators and staffers.

As for the tangible results we expect to achieve:

- 7 regional Conferences on EVS in 7 Latin America, Africa and EU
- 1 International Conference in Brussels, Belgium
- 24 job shadowing in Latin America, Africa and EU
- 24 youth workers trained on needs analysis and risk assessment in EVS projects
- 7 Country Reports on Opportunities in EVS
- 1 KIT on Needs Analysis and Risk Assessment in EVS
- at least 3 group EVS projects
- 7 post job shadowing assessments

As for the project impact, by the end of the project we expect to:

- have fully prepared youth workers in assisting and managing EVS projects, being able to transfer their knowledge
- have increased capacity of partner organizations to avoid risks and to build projects that respond to the community needs
- have built the capacity for long term structured approach to EVS development at the global level
- have increased the awareness of the particularities of youth work in the participating countries
- have stimulated tolerance and solidarity in youth work at the global level
- have increased the capacity of youth structures in managing European Voluntary Service programmes
- promote and boost participation in the European Voluntary Service in Latin America, Africa and the EU
- have fostered regional/national partnerships in order to increase access to the trans-national volunteering programme
- have strengthened collaboration and long term sustainability in between the participating organizations
- have exchanged of best practices in the realm of youth work.

 

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Social Campaign in TG JIU, 20th - 26th June 2011
The Regional Association for Rural Development will organize between 20th - 26th of June 2011 a social campaign "SMILE FOR TOMORROW", in TG Jiu...read more
Working Meeting, Act Now, 2nd-6th of February
The partner in the Youth Empowerment Network, from Peru, started in January a series of actions with the purpose of promoting YEP and EVS among organizations working in the youth field. Jovenes de Buena Voluntad had a structured and consistent work, unfolding until March in the region of Ventanilla-Lima, as following...read more
Promoting YEP and EVS in Peru
The partner in the Youth Empowerment Network, from Peru, started in January a series of actions with the purpose of promoting YEP and EVS among organizations working in the youth field. Jovenes de Buena Voluntad had a structured and consistent work, unfolding until March in the region of Ventanilla-Lima, as following...read more
 
 Meet a volunteer 


Hello, my name is Justina, I am 24 years old, I came from Druskininkai, Lithuania. I volunteered in NGO Lietuvos Atgaja and worked as journalist before EVS. And now I came in Romania, Gorj county to be part of W.A.V.E.2 project. I live in very small Musetesti community (there are only 2000 people, but they are so friendly and open-minded). I would never change this place in any other. Other here I work with different age kids (from 4 to 16): teach them English language, different kids of painting, we are playing, acting and more other. And this is only start of project, but I know that this experience will change my life
 
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