EVS in Salzburg II
Start date: Jun 1, 2016,
End date: Dec 31, 2017
"EVS in Salzburg II" is a project that involves 3 EVS activities: Insel/Haus der Jugend would like to host Leonhard Topel, an 18 years old student from Germany and Evşen Ayçiçek, a 23 years old student from Turkey from September 2016 - August 2017 (11,5 months). The volunteers assist with serving the meals at lunchtime, supporting children with learning and doing homeworks and offering playing programs (creative, sports, leisure). Both volunteers have the opportunitiy to bring in their own interests and decide on their own if they prefer playing with the younger or the older children or if the prefer doing handicrafts, sports or other activities. Mark Freizeit Kultur would like to host Josephine Sornsena, a 20 years old volunteer from Denmark from August 2016 - February 2017 (6 months). The volunteer will support the team of Mark with organizational and office work, organizing different events and taking care of the guests. As Mark offers a lot of different possibilities (like cooking for the vegan potluck, helping in the bike repair workshop, open wardrobe, printing workshops, and so on) Josephine will have the chance to create a part of her EVS according to her own interests. Radiofabrik would like to host Kawtar El Moutawakil, a 21 years old student from Italy from July 2016 - June 2017 (12 months). She will have the chance to get to know all departments in a public radiostation, like organisation and administration to radio workshops and she will also have the possibility to create and publish her own radio program. Even though the topics of these EVS projects are different (children, events, media) the objectives are the same. By hosting European volunteers we would like to develop solidarity and to fasciliate understanding and tolerance. The experience of an EVS will influence not only the volunteers themselves but also the staff in the hosting organisations and the people (children, youth, audience, other clients) they work with, but also their family and friends. The volunteers who are doing their EVS in Salzburg are mainly together with up to twelve other volunteers from different European countries and Europan partner countries. Mostly they do also meet once a month at akzente at our so-called „EVS breakfast“ or at freetime activities. As they meet each other regulary they can spend time with each other, talk to each other, and like this identify common values with other young people from different countries in spite of their cultural differences. Also in the host organizations themselves the volunteers have the possibility to get to know people form other countries – Austrians as well as people from other parts of the world. Because of this the volunteers are also stimulated to reflect on the essential characteristics of European society. As all of them have the possibilities to start own projects within the host organizations they also learn to be creative and active and understand that they play an active role - in their projects, in their communities and in society. As all of the host organizations are open minded and eager to host a volunteer from another European country they do not only discover Europe but also aim to build a common Europe.
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