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Get inspired in a rural community!
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Get inspired in a rural community! EVS project react on the needs of the society regarding rural connection and reflect on sortage area. We also look for solutions, opportunities to the questions regarding the rural lifestyle aspect of ecology, community, culture and heritage preservation. We would like to inspire the local community and also the volunteers. We hope they have effect to each other. Ecograf Association as coordinating and hosting organisation host 3 volunteers from Spain, Turkey and Romania for 8 month between September 2016 and April 2017 in the rural diadvantaged area in Szaporca. On the spot 3 collegaue of us working with the volunteers: 1 inside mentor, 1 outside mentor, 1 coordinator and we also involve the local volunteers and community to the work. We planned together the project with the partnerorganisations and the volunteers.The main aim of the project is the community development, rural development, cultural heritage, environmental protection, ecological thinking, sustainable development, new sustainable economic solutions, make stronget the local agriculture, local products, make better the lifestyle of the locals, develop their skills, contact, cultural exchange, receive new knowledge from the everyday life.We expected applications from youngsters who are interested to the rural lifestyle. During the project they will participate in different workshops, learn new methods, they discover different cultures, thinking, future, involve in the local community, help their opportunities and knowledge.In the community place called "Cifraház" we focus on community development, environmental protection, ecological and traditional local culture, trying the rural lifestyle.We support the volunteers own project. The volunteers will write blog post about their experiences, and make photos, videos, graphics about the activities. As we do any communication materials we share it with our partnerorganisations, partners, stakeholders and the media.After the successfully closing of the project we could say, valuable knowledge and sustainable contacts come out from a small village the world. This project can be a good example for the whole country, even in the whole Europe because the volunteers are the main participant of it. The volunteers can bring this new contacts, knowledge and aware of local values and dicover their rural areas.We expect that the volunteers after returning home they will able to live according to a sustainable lifestyle and use the knowledge, skills, experiences what they learnt during the project. With the help of the sending organisation they can share their learning outcomes in their local communities.
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