Citizenship for Change: Empowering Volunteer Activ..
Citizenship for Change: Empowering Volunteer Activism
Start date: Dec 1, 2013,
Volunteering and activism are both motivated by the desire for change in local communities. Citizenship for Change: Empowering Volunteer Activism (CCEVA) aims therefore to deepen, widen and sustain youth participation in socio-political processes of democratic society dealing with social inclusion and equality of opportunity and thus contributing to social change. This project achieves its aims by fostering creativity and opening up new and diverse opportunities that reinforce volunteering programmes and volunteer action. The Activities: I. Kick Off, Stockholm, SwedenII. International Activism Training-Seminar, Madrid, SpainIII. Volunteer-activist campaigns in 19 countries worldwideIV. "The Volunteer-Activist" web portalV. Evaluation Conference, Lima, PeruTangible Results: 1. Global network of Volunteer-Activists from 9 European, 3 Latin American, 2 African and 3 Asian countries collaborating on activist campaigns2. International activism training-seminar for 33 youth workers and volunteers3. Volunteer-Activist campaigns in 17 countries worldwide 4. ‘The Volunteer Activist’ web portal reaching out to over 8000 young people in 17 countries worldwide. This portal enables the presentation of the 17 national campaigns and serve as a space for creativity, where young activist worldwide interact, exchange ideas and together build activist campaigns in the future.The project will impact on three segments in 17 countries: volunteers, civil society & volunteering organisations and local communities:a) Raising awareness and sensitizing on urgent social concerns;b) Strengthening participation of youth in democratic society;c) Exchange between cultures through volunteers and non-formal educational activities and campaigns; d) Transfer of good practice between partners on volunteer management practices and networking by promoting capacity building and future cooperation;e) Enhanced skills, employability of youth through hands-on training that fosters self-confidence, leadership, creativity and responsibility.
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