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Grow together, learn together
Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Venue: Vienna, Austria | Activity Dates: 1st September 2015- 30th June 2016 | Volunteers involved: 3 |Coordinating Organization: Grenzenlos-Inter-Cultural Exchanges Involved countries: Austria, France, Germany, Hungary Organizations involved: Grenzenlos, Brest Information Jeunesses France, JugendLeben UG Germany, Messzelàtò Egyesület Hungary Within the project “Grow together – learn together” 2 after school cares (Kiriku and StudentInnenkinderhort) are connected with1 alternative school (ÄTSCH Schule) in Vienna. Through the cooperation within the project we hope to support the connection between school eductaion and after school care as well as the different possibilities on how to involve an EVS volunteer within similiar volunteering contexts. The main objectives for all involved organizations: + get new inputs on how to involve EVS volunteers + broaden the organisational horizon + receive intercultural and foreign language input through hosting an European volunteer + Stregthen partnerships through a concrete EVS activity + to strengthen partnerships among the involved organisations +create a joyful learning space for children and volunteers + support and give recognition to child care institutions +promote volunteering as an added value within society The general learning outcomes for the volunteers of the project are + to develop Social and Civic competences, such as team work, empathy, especially competences related with the relation with other people, about living together, about discovering themselves in different context. + to promote cultural awareness through international exchange and through the exchange with other EVS volunteers + to discover the educational system in Austria through volunteering in child care institutions and in cooperation with schools +to develop own “Learning to learn” competences. + Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own ideas into their host projects as well as to the MELANGE activities. They will have to create, plan and evaluate an activity on their own, so they will also have the chance to develop “Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship”. + Living in Austria with the support of the German classes will give the participants the chance to increase their competences in foreign languages, specially German, but also the languages of other volunteers, the clients of the projects and English. +to improve their organizational and teamwork skills as a result of a close co-operation with the team members and being part of team meetings + to gain a better geographical, political and social knowledge ofAustria and Vienna specifically The project is coordinated by Grenzenlos within the frame of the MELANGE Programme. The MELANGE program is the EVS in Vienna in close cooperation with wienXtra in behalf of the city of Vienna. Within the program the volunteers and host projects are supported and connected in order to get to know each other, share experiences and - simply - to have an enriching time. Within Melange several free time activities and cultural events for current and former EVS volunteers are organized by Grenzenlos

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