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The gathering of the staffers below has as main goal to advance the quality and sustainability of community youth development agenda by means of the European Voluntary Service. Additionally, they work to make sure that an increasing number of organizations get involved in the EVS action.

Type: EVS GROUP

EI Ref: 2007- RO - 2

Duration of Service: 6 Months

Period of EVS Service: January 15th, 2008 – July 15th, 2009

Number of Volunteers: 15

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A.C.T.Y.V.E is a Group EVS project implemented in 11 communities from Gorj County – South West Romania and it has gathered 15 young volunteers from Program and Neighboring Partner countries.
The project aims both towards volunteer social and personal development, providing them with opportunities for intercultural learning, new skills and abilities development, multilinguism and European Awareness as well as organizational and community development – encouraging youngsters participation in local communities, promoting European Active Citizenship and encouraging local and international partnership.
The project is structured in three main phases: the Preparation phase, EVS service and the Valorization and Evaluation Phase.

Theme: Community Development and European Active Participation and Citizenship

- Stimulate the intercultural learning process and enhance the European Awareness and Active Participation within the hosting communities from Gorj County.
- Provide the context and the opportunities for all volunteers to develop both personally as well as socially by acquiring and improving new skills and competences as well as boost their self confidence.
- Increase tolerance towards different cultures by learning and accepting the cultural differences.
- Contribute to the community development by boosting the participation and active involvement of young people in their local communities.
- Encourage the participation of youngsters with fewer opportunities
- Widen and strengthen the partnership and co-operation relation in between all project promoters.

Hosting communities: Bustuchin, Rovinari, Ţicleni, Târgu Cărbuneşti, Hurezani, Novaci, Muşeteşti, Bumbeşti Jiu

1.Grenzelos Austria

2.AIPC-Pandora – Spain

3.Allianssi Youth Exchanges Finland

4.VJF - Germany

5.CESIE Onlus Italy

6.InCo - Interculturalità & Comunicazione – Italy

7.Itineraire International France

8.DGO Alliance - Ukraine

9.FYCA Armenia

10.Civil Society Institute Armenia

11.International Association Civitas Georgica Georgia

12.Youth Association DRONI Georgia


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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