EVS in Environmental Education

Posted on January 19th, 2017 in VolunteeringRespond to this post »

Deadline: 25 January 2017 Open to: candidates aged 18-30 with motivation to work with children and live in the rural environment Venue: May – October 2017, Reggio Emilia, Italy


Ostello dei Balocchi is looking for two volunteers. The two volunteers will be involved in environmental education activities within the hosting organization:

Assist in the creation of eco-sustainable touristic path for visitors, with the goal of widening the offer for foreign visitors; Assist in the preparation and implementation of didactic workshops for primary school students; Design and implement didactic workshops proposed by themselves; Provide assistance during excursions with donkeys, trekking and summer camps; Provide assistance to the staff for daily activities: welcoming of the guests, in particular foreign ones, cleaning of the hostel and of the... Read More »

EVS: True Stories Behind the Scenes – Part 2

Posted on January 4th, 2017 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

This is a continuation of the short series of true EVS stories. The idea behind this series is for young people to understand what EVS actually is, and to hear that there is information that is actually hidden behind the official statistics.

Story 2 «I woke up dizzy and without memory of what actually happened…»

«2.7. Risk and conflict management.

The volunteer must not act in any way that could put others or her/himself at risk of being injured. If a conflict situation arises, the volunteer may ask her/his mentor to facilitate communication between the volunteer and the local environment or Receiving Organization.

The mentor should be able to provide an independent... Read More »

Short term EVS in Zagreb

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 in Volunteering, We RecommendRespond to this post »

Deadline: 20 January 2017 Open to: applicants from Italy, Macedonia, Estonia, Lithuania or Latvia Costs: pocket money 90 EUR, food money 150 EUR, travel expanses reimbursed, accommodation provided


This project will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, and it will consist of 2 short-term EVS activities that will last one month each. The volunteer can choose and participate only in one of the activities. The first short term EVS, “Syncro EVS Reloading”, will happen from 1st April 2017 to 30st April 2017 and will gather 10 volunteers from Italy, Macedonia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. This first project is focused on the promotion of ERASMUS+ opportunities and non-formal education.

The second activity,”Syncro EVS reloading 2.0” will be from 2nd May 2017 to... Read More »

EVS: True Stories Behind the Scenes – Part 1

Posted on December 26th, 2016 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

Voluntary activities play an important role in Europe. The best-known Programme helping young people to volunteer abroad is the European Voluntary Service (EVS), which is a part of the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020). Started as a pilot action in 1996, EVS celebrates 20 years in 2016. Just imagine, close to 100,000 young people have taken part in international volunteering through EVS! To make this experience possible for everyone, Programme covers volunteer’s travel and living costs, pocket money, insurance and a discount card. And there is only one requirement: you must be between 17 and 30 years of age. No school grades, university degree or minimum TOEFL scores. You don’t even have to speak the host country’s language.

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EVS Volunteers 2017: The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation

Posted on December 26th, 2016 in VolunteeringRespond to this post »

Deadline: 8 January 2017 Open to: young people between 18 and 30 years, legally residing in one of the Program or Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU Costs: Erasmus+ EVS project (accommodation, insurance, local transportation, travel reimbursement and pocket money)


The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation is looking for volunteers, who would like to join our Erasmus+ EVS project in 2017. The Foundation cooperates with 5 different receiving organizations:

Polish Robert Schuman Foundation in Warsaw: 2 volunteers / 12 months (starting date: September 2017); European Integration Club at the School Complex in Wojkowice: 2 volunteers / 10 months (starting date: October 2017); Special Kindergarten No 213 in Warsaw:2 volunteers / 10 months (starting date: September 2017) + 1 volunteer / 8 months (starting date: November 2017); Special Kindergarten No... Read More »

What Being an EVS Volunteer Means to Me

Posted on December 21st, 2016 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

It’s already been six months since I moved from a city of 3 million to a town of 3 thousand people in the middle of nowhere. I changed my active busy life that I had in Kyiv, Ukraine, to a slow-motion way of living in Góis, Portugal. This is all because of my European Voluntary Service (EVS) placement in an organization with a name nobody-can-pronounce – RAIZVANGUARDA – Associação Cultural.

I live in an old house together with another volunteer Claire from London, a tiny snail in the bathroom and a gray mouse under my bed. We are working in an Old Primary School in Bordeiro on top of a hill. By “we” I mean Claire and... Read More »

Partner Organizations and Supporters

Posted on November 30th, 2016 in MOOC, Partner Organisations and SupportersRespond to this post »

The MOOC is part of a youth-strategic partnership project titled “Cease Cowering: Youth Empower Action Here!” (CC: YEAH) supported by the National Agency for European Educational Programmes and Mobility (Национална агенција за европски образовни програми и мобилност) and programme Erasmus + .

The project is based on the partnership between the Association for Education Mladiinfo International from Macedonia, Mladiinfo Slovensko (Slovakia), The Global Experience (Germany) and iversity (Germany).

You can find the MOOC brochure HERE.

The project “Cease Cowering: Youth Empower Action Here!” (CC: YEAH) consists of multiple steps and therefore different activities have been realised within its duration.

Video Shooting

As a part of the project, the course content was developed, the video shooting was organized in... Read More »

Media Literacy Through Erasmus +: Learning While Having Fun

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 in Articles, EventsRespond to this post »

The most recent political developments around the world, among which Brexit and Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president stand out, have proved the existence of deep divisions in many societies. These events have also proved that information is the new gold. Given that the amount of new digital content produced in 2011, for example, amounts to several million times the combined contents of every book written in history, the ability to access, process, evaluate, and interpret claims, messages, and numbers is more needed than ever before. If we are to find our way in what some have termed the age of “post-truth politics”, in which “truth is not falsified or contested, but of secondary importance,” we need to... Read More »

Online Course: Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth

Posted on October 12th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: the course starts 31 October 2016 Open to: anyone interested in developing youth exchange and volunteering projects, youth worker training activities and you participation projects Course track: badge confirming the participation of the course

About this course

This Massive Open Online Course on “Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth” will equip you with the basic knowledge and understanding of how to use various funding opportunities and fulfill the funding requirements for international youth exchanges, European voluntary service, mobility of youth workers, and structured dialogue projects funded through Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

You will also learn how to start developing youth exchange and volunteering projects, youth worker training activities and you participation projects. You will discover good practice examples, tips and hints... Read More »

“Project Instruments for Erasmus+” in Florina, Greece

Posted on September 20th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 22 September 2016 Open to: youth workers and project managers coming from Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Sweden Venue: 12-18 October 2016, Florina, Greece


Development Assistance Center and its partners are looking for participants interested to take part in the training course “Project Instruments for Erasmus+” that will take place in Florina, Greece between 12-18 October 2016 (travel days included).

The training course will provide the participants with instruments and work procedures for the successful implementation of their Erasmus+ KA2 in the field of youth projects.

The objectives of the training courses are:

Reflect upon the process of project management and the benefits of managing projects with the help of dedicated instruments; Explore the quality elements and project management needs of more complex... Read More »