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EVS in Denmark at Campus Kujalleq (Greenland) and AFS Interkultur
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Jul 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

With this project we invite three volunteers (age 21-27) to be a part of Campus Kujalleq's and AFS Interkultur's work in Denmark and Greenland. One volunteer from Belgium will spend 12 months, living at a hostfamily in Copenhagen and working at AFS Interkultur's office at Frederiksberg. Two volunteers from Germany and France will spend 12 months at the project Campus Kujalleq in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Campus Kujalleq is a highschool and the volunteers will live in houses connected to the school. They will work half the time with tasks related to the students and everyday life at Campus Kujalleq, and half the time with tasks related to AFS Interkultur's work at Greenland.The volunteers will have a hostfamily or a contact family in the local area and thus integrate more easily into the local culture and population, learn the local language and adjust as good as they can to habits and traditions.The volunteers will work among youth and comitted staff and be part of a vibrant social life at their work. All volunteers will be part of the local AFS chapter and meet other volunteers and exchange students at webinars, seminars or meetings arranged by AFS, sharing their experiences, points of view, information on both their host country as well as their countries of origin.In this project AFS Interkultur will be the coordinating organisation and we have a lot of experience with this. But in this project AFS Interkultur will also be hosting an EVS volunteer for the first time. Campus Kujalleq was selected to host EVS volunteers by AFS Interkultur, and Campus Kujalleq will also be hosting on the EVS program for the first time.The volunteers have been recruited partly through our existing sending partners, partly through the Youth network portal. The sending organisations are primarily organisations with whom we have a long-term and succesful cooperation. By putting the entire AFS volunteer network in Denmark at the disposal of the parties of this project we aim to make the project a rewarding learning experience for all.In terms of results and impact envisaged, it is our aim that through the volunteer work and the development of their intercultural competencies the participants will improve their employability and develop their social capital enabling them to become active participants in society and in the development of the European community. The desired long term benefits are that both the volunteers, the hosting projects, the host family and the local community will get a better understanding of the diversity within the EU but also of the similarities between the EU countries. In this way we aim to bring the European Union and the entire idea and thought behind the European Union to the various local communities, and this time also to Greenland. These are places where the EU in general have been very diffuse and far from their everyday life. However, through this project the European Union and the ideas behind the EU becomes tangible for their everyday lives.
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