The science of boomerang

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.

Learning outcomes:
- Increased sense of belonging to local community
- Motivation for professional self-development
- Improved career prospects, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship