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Start date: 01 Aug 2016, End date: 31 Jan 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

One of the main objective of our project is to involve Roma youth from Örkő area of Sfantu Gheorghe, an area separated by a long wall, where more than 3ooo Roma people live and also Roma youth from Valea Crisului into youth activities through non-formal education methods; to support Roma community development with the involvement of EVS volunteers; to promote cultural diversity and to develop cooperation with other civic youth organizations; to promote voluntarism and Eramus+ and EVS program among Roma and non Roma youth; to fight against discrimination of Roma people.In the frame of this EVS project 5 volunteers will be hosted from 5 different countries (Hungary, Armenia, Estonia, Italy and Turkey) for 8 months in Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania.The main aim of our project is to raise the level of information and to increase awareness about the importance of cooperation between different cultures.Objectives of the project:1. To involve Roma youth from Örkő area of Sfantu Gheorghe and Valea Crisului into youth activities through non-formal education methods2. To support Roma community development with the involvement of EVS volunteers3. To promote cultural diversity and fight against discrimination of Roma people4. To develop cooperation with other civic youth organizations5. To promote voluntarism, EVS and Eramus+ program among Roma and non-Roma youthRegarding to the project objectives the project activities are the following:1. Informational workshops with volunteers to inform about the developement of the project and the working methods provided in the project2. Non-formal workshops with Roma and non-Roma young people3. Intercultural evenings in 4 cities of Covasna county: Sfantu Gheorghe, Covasna, Targu Secuiesc and Baraolt.4. EVS Caravan, promotion of voluntarism, EVS and Erasmus+ program in 4 cities of Covasna county: Sfantu Gheorghe, Covasna, Targu Secuiesc and Baraolt.5. Round table discussions about the future cooperation between Roma and non-Roma young people with other civic youth organizations 6. Preparing and implementing NO HATE campaign for/with the locals to raise awareness about the diversity and the importance of tolerance in order to live together in equality by organizing Human LibraryBeneficiaries of the projects (1430): 5 EVS volunteers from Hungary, Armenia, Estonia, Italy and Turkey; 25 volunteers of our association; 50 Roma young people (25 from Sfantu Gheorghe, 25 from Valea Crisului); 50 non-Roma young people (25 from Sfantu Gheorghe, 25 from Valea Crisului); 250 young people informed about the voluntarism, EVS and Erasmus+ program, 600 blog readers (EVS volunteers blog), 250 participants in the Intercultural evening, 200 participants in the NO HATE campaing (Human Library)By hosting EVS volunteers we can bring closer our community to some cultures and we can take their attentions to the international youth project in the frame of the Erasmus Plus program. This will have a good influence on the local youngsters and will raise awareness about the importance of volunteering, and it may bring the mood of local youngsters to be a part of an EVS project.By the participation of international volunteers in such kind of projects, will take the local community's attention and will make them understand better the importance of this kind of activities for promoting diversity and to raise awareness about the importance of equality.
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