EVS Experiences in Luxemburg

Between 8th of May 2013 and 25th of May 2013, Adelina Chicinas, Bianca Carc and Razvan Bondalici took part in an EVS project in Luxembourg – ” Food For Your Senses”.

The projects was funded by the European Comission through Youth In Action Programme – European Voluntary Service.

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They shared with us a little part of their experience:

464112_460473200697667_16970956_o“For us this was a unique experience ,and we learned a lot from it and also met a lot of great people. It was very fun visiting another country and also see what happens behind the stage at a big festival.

 We were 10 European volunteers and we were divided in 4 departments. For example, the first few days, the two of us had to work in the “Senses area” which was an art exhibition. There we had to prepare everything from painting chairs, panels to installing them, it was a bit hard but also it was a lot of fun. The next days we got moved to the kitchen where we helped the catering staff with the cooking and serving the food, which was also really fun because the people there were really nice, and because during the 3 days of the festival the artist were eating there and we got to talk to some of them. After the festival we had to help with the build-off of the festival and cleaning the site.

 We had to work 8 hours a day, but during the festival we only worked for 6 hours, in shifts, so we could enjoy the festival and have some fun. We also had 3 days off , and we visited Luxembourg and a few other villages nearby.

 The other volunteers were really nice and we all got along really well, had a few parties and during the festival we stayed together. Five of them were from Spain which was awesome because we improved our Spanish. Also, the luxembourgish volunteers and organizers took really good care of us so that we had everything we needed.

 For us this was a really fun experience that we would gladly repeat if we had the chance. We learned a lot about the luxembourgish culture, we saw what goes behind the stage and the fences at a festival (which was really awesome) and it was really nice to be involved in this.

We met some really great people there made some new friends that we still keep in touch with.

 We made some beautiful memories and we will remember fondly the people we worked with and the time we spent there.”

 

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BIBLIOTECA VIE / HUMAN LIBRARY

CITITOR IN BIBLIOTECA VIE!

Romi –lenesi, hoti

Persoane cu dizabilitati – fara vise

Fost consumator de droguri – infractor  

Musulman – religios, terorist

Voluntar strain – consuma fonduri europene pe degeaba

Rocker – murdar, alcoolic

Etc

Asociatia YMCA Baia Mare si Federatia YMCA Romania organizeaza prima editie a Bibliotecii Vii in Baia Mare, in data de 17 mai la Biblioteca Judeteana “Petre Dulfu” – Salonul Artelor,  de la ora 16:00. Aceasta editie a Bibliotecii Vii se desfasoara in cadrul Saptamanii Nationale a Voluntariatului (13-19 mai)

11 CARTI VII (rrom, persoana cu dizabilitati, fost consumator de droguri, musulman, orfan, politist, voluntar strain, persoana de culoare, activist de mediu, rocker, gadgetist)  va asteapta sa veniti intr-un numar cat mai mare sa intrati in dialog cu ele si sa le cunoasteti povestile care se ascund in paginile lor. Oare sunt ei asa cum ii caracterizam noi?

Biblioteca Vie isi propune sa promoveze respectul pentru drepturile omului si demnitatea umana, sa atraga atentia asupra diversitatii in toate formele ei, sa stimuleze dialogul intre oameni.

Biblioteca vie functioneaza ca o biblioteca obisnuita- dumneavoastra, ca cititor, puteti imprumuta o carte pentru o perioada limitata de timp (20 minute). Exista insa doua aspecte importante: CARTILE sunt FIINTE UMANE si intra intr-un dialog personal cu cititorul.

Biblioteca Vie reuneste pe rafturile sale carti dintre cele mai intersante care va asteapta sa pasiti in lumea lor fascinanta si sa le cunoasteti mai bine. Vino si Ia-ti permis la Biblioteca Vie!

*Biblioteca Vie este organizata in totalitate de catre voluntarii locali si straini ai Asociatiei YMCA Baia Mare si Federatia YMCA Romania, veniti prin intermediul Serviciului European de Voluntariat, Programul Tineret in Actiune.

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EVS in Armenia – LET’S DO ICL OUTDOORS

Short-Term EVS project – LET’S DO ICL OUTDOORS

EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE

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  • Period: 1 July – 31 August 2013
  • Place: Yerevan, Armenia
  • For youth aged 18-30
  • 3 places available
  • 90% of the travel costs are reimbursed to the participant 
  • valid passport required
  • no visa needed
  • medical insurance, accomodation, food and pocket money is provided by the hosting organization

The host organisation is: International Centre for Intercultural Research, Learning and Dialogue  – WWW.ICIRLD.net

TASKS & ACTIVITIES OF THE VOLUNTEER:
 Preparing promotional materials: posters, etc.
 Spreading the project call of the educational summer camps through various social
media, posters, etc.
 Designing detailed daily activities (project programme) for summer camps and seeing
which activities they can do during the camp and preparing for them
 Developing team-building activities, games
 Preparing a presentation about EVS to be presented in the camp
 Preparation for presenting their cultures during the camps
 Preparing tents and sleeping bags (outdoor equipments)
 Taking part in the selection process of summer camp participants

 Hiking in nature and to the historical monuments
 Team-building activities
 Educational training modules on intercultural learning, culture of peace, EVS, concept of culture
 Intercultural evening
 Interactive discussions around a bon-fire

There will be held 4 camps for 3 days during the following dates:
 2-4 August — Garni, (30 km from Yerevan)
 9-11 August — Stepanavan (140 km from Yerevan),
 16-18 August — Jermuk (170 km from Yerevan)
 23-25 August — Ijevan (170 km from Yerevan)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE INFO LETTER HERE: EVS ARMENIA Info Pack

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL 1st of JUNE 2013 at office@y4u.ro – EVS APPLICATION FORM

More about Armenia here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_6YtWYfynE

 

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Youth Exchange in Slovakia

THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP  

Organization PRELES together with its partners has prepared for you a week full of great activities, interesting people and exciting experiences!

Discover  active citizenship in its most attractive form – the form that you give it! Together, we will discover hiddenareas that active citizenship offers – enjoying nature and caring for its beauty, getting to know people around us and inviting them to create a world full of fun, influencing big stuff, or preparing a great surprise for the town of Zilina!

WHERE?  ZILINA-SLOVAKIA

WHEN? 19-27 JULY 2013

FOR WHO?  YOUTH AGED 15-25 YEARS OLD

COUNTRIES INVOLVED:  Slovakia, Romania, Czech Republic, Greece, Netherlands or Hungary

For Romania there are 5 places available + 1 group leader.

COSTS:  50EUR participation fee

70% of the travel costs are reimbursed to each participant

Accomodation and 3 meals/day are included.

FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE READ THE INFOLETTER HERE: Infoletter_Great Adventure of Active Citizenship

APPLICATION:  To apply for this youth exchange, please contact Roxana at:  roxana.pascan@gmail.com no later than JULY 10th!

The Youth exchange is funded by the Youth In Action Programme through the European Commission.

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Goodbye!

EVS project “Breaking The Walls” is slowly finishing. Last volunteer, Sonia from France, went home today! Hakan from Turkey left one month ago!

Thank you for choosing this project, for your commitment, for all the funny times spent at the office and not only, for all your hard work, for simply being who you are!

We will miss you guys!!

Pe curand!

 

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