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Start date: May 2, 2016, End date: Aug 1, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The EVS “between cultures” will take place in Maracena (Granada-Andalusia-Spain). The main objective is to promote the European culture and the intercultural learning based on the diversity, helping the young people from Maracena to integrate traditional customs, new languages…etc from the volunteers who are willing to participate in this experience. Thus, the future citizens will understand the European diversity not as a problem but as the answer to achieve better society.We want the volunteers to be able to enrich their selves through the activities that will be carried out during their service. They will be related to the information, animation and training of youth people and carried out both indoors and outdoors, promoting values such as health habits, participative democracy and cultural and mutual understanding, with the aim of acquire and improve the European key competences. Those competences are essential in the current society and can help us to adapt ourselves in the constant evolution of a world which is characterized by a developing interconnection.Those competences are at the same time an essential factor of innovation, efficiency, competitiveness, and they can contribute to the motivation and satisfaction of the volunteers as European citizens, as well as to their quality work.Thisis what we want to transmit to our volunteers as a hosting organization, and together encourage to the youth people from Maracena to think about the importance of the European projects and Europe in their daily lives. We hope that the presence of the volunteers encourages our youths to get involved both in our community and in Europe, becoming more enterprising, being aware of their possibilities, and taking the role that as youth people have in the development of a new and better future. That is the importance of the volunteers that we host participate actively with our youngsters in activities such as summer camps, exchanges, sport events, learning workshops, European events… and in summary, in our city.The activities planning has been created by different responsibles of the EVS in Maracena in cooperation with the youth associations which are going to collaborate in the project, and bearing in mind the contributions of social entities, always basing on our previous experiences and analyzing needs, weak and strong points.Furthermore, we have to highlight as main activities the following ones:- Participation in the Summer camps (Colonias municipales 2016)- Development of the Erasmus+ program- Workshops related to corresponsability and prevention against Gender violence between children and youngsters- Cultural, educative, social and sportive activitiesVolunteers will live an educative experience full of feelings and will discover a new country and a new city which will greet them with open arms. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to integrate within our community and know how we live here, being able to collaborate in the city development as well, showing their language, their customs…We are completely involved in the projection of our community to Europe and we agree with the belief of it as a learning environment which can offer not only the opportunity to spread out competences but improve the local, national and European politicies.

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