The main aim for this project is to raise the quality of EVS projects and set higher quality standards within the network for personal and professional orientation for youth through mobility.
Implementing several activities we are intending to reach the following objectives:
- To share good practices with the organizations we are cooperating with and we will cooperate in future, together revising the EVS charter and promoting the new “Hopscotch to Quality in EVS –Handbook”
- To provide high quality EVS projects for young people with fewer opportunities within Erasmus+ program
- To build capacity of the organizations for work with the EVS program, increasing organizational staff competences
- To promote the Erasmus+ Programme and the European Voluntery Service on European level.
Reaching the objectives we are going to improve the level of key competences and skills of young people involved in this project and its outcomes, at the same time promoting participation in democratic life and active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion, strengthening the links between the organizations in the youth field and improving the quality on European Level.
Seminar (Activity.1) – “Raising the Bar” planned for July in 2015
Feasibility Visit (Activity.2) – “Time to Act!” planned for September in 2015
Job Shadowing (Activity.3) – “Sharing is Caring” planned for September in 2015
Training Course (Activity.4) – “EvsMOTIONS”
European Voluntary Service (Activity.5) – “EVS in CGE” planned for Oktober in 2015 – September in 2016
Evaluation Meeting (Activity.6)- “VGE – EVALUATION” planned for April 2017
The methodology used within this project will be based on European non-formal education principles that we share as well– i.e. learner-centeredness, cooperative learning (learning with a group, from the group and in a group), voluntary participation, interactive methods, balance between theory and practice, flexible and with structured aims and objectives, respect experiential learning cycle, self reflection, learning in social context, etc.. In this case the methodology serves not just to transmit the message, but also represents the underlying values of the training (equality, respecting differences, intercultural exchanges, multiculturalism, personal responsibilities, etc.).
Number and profile of involved participatns: 169 Youth Workers, Youth Leaders, President of Youth Organizations and Fondations, Project Managers, EVS Mentors/Tutors/Facilitators, Volunteers.
Countries involved: Germany, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary, France and Iceland.
Results and Impact:
This project is going to create new EVS vacancies for young people with fewer opportunities and to improve the quality work of organizations working with EVS.
The project will be supported by