Project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U_tnNrcrQ0
Project review: [pdf]
Programme and action: Erasmus+ KA1 youth exchange
Dates: 16-24 October, 2016
Venue: Palmse, Estonia
Number of participants: 51
Participating countries: Austria, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Turkey
Project description: According to the statistics there are
22% of Europeans aged over 15 years are engaged in voluntary work.
As you can see there is still big percentage of people that do not
recognize voluntarism as an efficient tool for self-development and
development of local communities, when actually this is no different
from any other areas of human endeavour that play important roles in
the functioning of societies. We want to promote volunteering, to
empower youth to take an active role in their society and increase
their sense of belonging to local community, as well as bring
together young people from different areas of Europe with
high/medium/low percentage of people's engagement with voluntarism
for exchanging good practices. One of the challenges that people
find in volunteering is lack of information (where, what, how and
why), therefore in cooperation of 10 partners we will create an
informative brochure giving details on volunteering possibilities in
our countries and endless possibilities within ERASMUS+ programme.
We believe that this youth exchange will help us to reach more people with the main message that volunteering is a great way to get work experience, broaden your perspectives, train 'soft skills', enlarge contacts and build professional network, increase self-confidence - all leading to finding employment and having stronger position on labour market.
Aim: Reshape the perceptions of young multipliers in order to improve the access and participation rates of young people in volunteering projects and community programs.
- Increased sense of belonging to local community
- Motivation for professional self-development
- Improved career prospects, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship