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Start date: 01 Dec 2012,

The “EVS IN PORTUGAL AND IN SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE” will take place in Portugal and in São Tomé and Príncipe and has as main themes: European Awareness and Youth Unemployment.The main objectives are: promotes young people’s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular; develops solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the European Union; fosters mutual understanding between young people in different countries; contributes to developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organisations in the youth field; promotes European cooperation in the youth field.This project is composed by 3 EVS activities that will occur between January 2012 and November 2013. In this application we will consider long term activities with duration of 9 months. The project will be coordinated by ProAtlântico – Associação Juvenil, involving 2 sending organisations, 3 hosting organisations and 3 volunteers from Portugal, Italy and Spain.The main aims of the project are: gain skills and competences based on non formal and informal learning that contribute to increase the chances of employability of young people specially with fewer opportunities and at the same time stimulate active participation in the society among young people.In order to accomplish these aims, will be used non-formal education methods like: database of youth opportunities (jobs, trainings, seminars), workshops about ways to improve employability and awareness about volunteering as learning tool, presentations in schools and Universities about EVS and other Youth in Action opportunities, etc.
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