Start date: Jul 1, 2014,
End date: Mar 1, 2015
In modern society such concepts as globalization and world citizenship are often met and become more and more popular but frequently radical cultural differences and different understanding of them promote stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination and misunderstanding between people with different cultural and historical roots. Today and in future young people more than before will have to face and solve issues created by globalization wherewith the meaning of social and civil competences will increase. Organizations which promote youth development play important role in these problem solving. Those organizations which participate in this project are convinced that European Voluntary Service (EVS) can serve as successful tool in personality development, undermine above mentioned risks and develop needed competences.
The aims of the Euro(EVS)Med Learning project is to raise awareness of youth workers about leaning process in EVS projects as important factor in young person’s development in this multicultural society as well to create chance for youth workers to develop necessary competences for setting up qualitative EVS projects within EuroMed framework. The activity of the project is training course which will be in Latvia from 7th (arrival) – 15th (departure) November 2014. There are partner organizations from 13 countries in the project which work in voluntary service in local and/or international level (6 Mediterranean neighbour countries: Morocco, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan and 7 European Union countries: Latvia, Italy, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Hungary, France, Croatia). Training course is planned for youth workers and project coordinators who work or are going to work with EVS projects in nearest future. Training course will be based on non-formal education methods taking into account basic principles and approaches of non-formal education. In result participants will develop skills of intercultural cooperation and dialog within EuroMed framework, will obtain and develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes for organizing qualitative EVS projects with Mediterranean countries, will develop tools which will help youth workers to prepare young people for EVS projects within EuroMed and will set up EVS projects partnership platform.