Building Bridges 2016-17
Start date: May 1, 2016,
End date: Dec 31, 2017
9 young volunteers from 5 different countries in Europe (Spain, Germany, Ukrain, Armenia and Greece will arrive in Denmark to be involved in 6 host activities with different themes. 4volunteers will gain experiences and skills from working with children and young people. 2 volunteers assisting teachers in classes or in social and sport activities, and with mainfocus on achieving new skills and experience in teaching in the Danish Efterskole system. Two volunteers will be working in a kindergarten, given theoppotunity to learn about life in kindergardens in Denmark, taking part in the daily activities with the children. 4 volunteers will work with invironment. Two volunteers working in a marine center, helping with the daily flow in the fishkitchen, mainteaneces and in time participate in the feedings/trainingsessions of the animals. One volunteer working in marine research center, assisting in daily research sessions and training sessions with the seals, cormorants and turtles. The volunteer will assist in the daily animal care and husbandry of the animals, assist in cleaning and maitenance of the animal areas and facilties. The volunteers will be put through a training regime in learning animal behaviour, behaviour modification and animal training. Finally one volunteer will be part of international organisation, working with invironment education. the volunteers will be engaged in a broad array of work areas such as external and internal communications, designing and planning activities for programmes and projects, participating in a various types of meetings as well as ongoing administrative tasks in the office.1 volunteer will gain new skills and experiences working with disabled and socially disadvantaged adults, assisting in workshops, and learn about the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner's principels.All volunteers will integrate into the local culture and population, learn the local language and adjust as well as they can to habits and traditions. The main objectives of the project are to promote youth mobility, intercultural exchange and active citizenship amongst young Europeans.The volunteers' learning process will be supported by practical training whenever needed, formal and informal discussions as well as weekly or monthly planning and sum-up meetings and furthermore by working with the Youthpass.Moreover, the volunteers will participate in the trainings and evaluation meetings offered by the Danish National Agency and camps/seminars arranged by Dansk ICYE. The project will be coordinated by Dansk ICYE, working in close cooperation with the host organisations.The volunteers will have an opportunity to use all his\her experience from the project, to create the active way of participation and develop competences which are important both as for personal as professional future. Moreover the volunteers will be offered a Youthpass Certificate which is recognized by the European countries and a useful contribution to the volunteer’s socialization and professional life. The ones in contact with the volunteer will learn about his/her culture of origin and thus raise awareness of cultural differences, as well as similarities and common challenges and possibilities within Europe promoting a European identity. This is for colleagues, host families and their friends, the children, youth and the clients the volunteers will meet at the projects as well as personal contacts and friendships the volunteer will make during his/her stay. The volunteers will contribute as an extra source of practical support and inspiration in the everyday projects, tasks and initiavtives, which will further develope the activities and the organisations.Each participant will dissiminate the achieved experience in his /her own personal network. The volunteer will also serve as an ambassador for not only the Erasmus + Programme, but also the European Union itself.
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