EVS IMPACT- PRESENT-PAST-FUTURE
Start date: Feb 1, 2015,
End date: Mar 31, 2016
The main activity of the project: "EVS IMPACT: Past-Present-Future" is a 7 day seminar in Santander, bringing together a group of 40 volunteers from 13 organizations and 12 countries. All young people from Armenia, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Norway, Turkey and Spain have participated in EVS projects coordinated by Asociación Ser Joven from Spain (coordinating organization) or where this organization was a partner.
The main objective of the project is to analyse the impact of learning in EVS on personal and profesional life of former volunteers who participated in EVS projects (under different EU programs) between 2002 and 2013 and the evolution of the approach towards the recognition of this learning.
Moreover, the project is an opportunity to exchange best practices and is a showcase of good hosting projects running in Cantabria to give more recognition and visibility to local institutions hosting EVS volunteers. In order to obtain the broadest possible view of the impact of EVS over the years, ex-volunteers will be selected according to the dates of their projects and are a total of 40.
Activity in all its phases will be based on the methodology of non-formal education (using dynamics to facilitate peer learning, group learning), participative learning (participants will star and play an active role not only during the activities but also in the development of the tangible results of the project) and focused on the participants and their needs and based on their experience.
The project aims at giving visibility to the European Voluntary Service in the city of Santander and also in the town of Colindres.
The set of experiences and reflections will be included in the publication, which will also contain the results of the study previous to the seminar, seminar report and proposals of useful tools for future EVS volunteers and their support structures. To facilitate the dissemination and exploitation of the publication information will be provided in Castilian, English and sometimes in native languages of the coauthors of the publication. To disseminate the publication available on the project website among other channels we will use a visual social media campaign based on very short video-spots to capture people's attention.
The website created on the occasion of this project will serve as a platform for exchange of best practices and tools among participating organizations of the project and perhaps more organizations in the future. This project can be a first step towards a strategic partnership.
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