HERE U GO FOR 64
Start date: May 1, 2016,
End date: Aug 31, 2017
The project "HERE U GO FOR 64 '' is an EVS long-term project that aims to provide the encounter with Europe, its cultural and linguistic diversity through the partaking of young Europeans in the département Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64), a rural and frontier department, which consists of two regions: the Basque country in the West and the Béarn in the East with the main town Pau."HERE U GO FOR 64 '' brings together 7 partner organisations by the receiving of three European volunteers (United Kingdom, Austria, Greece) at two local partner organisations of Pistes-Solidaires on the Basque Coast: the city of Hendaye and the institution Louis Edouard Cestac in Anglet, and the receiving of a volunteer (United Kingdom) at Pistes-Solidaires in Pau, for periods of 10 and 12 months. One of the hosting organisations will host a volunteer for the first time and the second one will start again with EVS projects, a dynamic that was started a few years ago.The partnership gathers different hosting organisations, which ensures important exchanges regarding experiences and working methods: youth service from a city hall, an institution helping youngsters facing family problems and being hosted full time there and a European NGO, Pistes-Solidaires, developing as many activities possible at local level to bring Europe closer to the citizens and promote European mobility.The volunteers of this project will develop animations for European citizenship education, mainly for youngsters: information, promotion of European mobility, awareness, games, cultural and sports animations, animations on Europe in schools, language cafés, events on Europe... These activities will take their methodology from participatory methods of non-formal education within the framework of an educational process of skills development.The objectives of the project "HERE U GO FOR 64 '' include:-1) Add value and express European citizenship: This project aims to highlight the cultural diversity of Europe. Participants will contribute to the awareness of their own culture in another country (and vice versa). We want to facilitate the dialogue and exchange between citizens, regardless of the country they originate.- 2) Encourage entrepreneurship and promote volunteers' initiatives: Participation, creativity and entrepreneurship are key words for this project, to the extent that the participants will have the opportunity to join the existing activities at the host organizations as well as to take initiatives and to propose own activities.- 3) promote educational mobility in the département Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64): Continue the dynamics that we began to develop locally around EVS, so that the receiving of European volunteers will be a vector of development of European mobility and the civic engagement of our local youth.This project fits into a dynamic that is developed on a whole territory and is linked with the hosting of other volunteers. It gives the opportunity to the coordinated organisations to benefit from the high experience from another organisation that is used to hosting volunteers.
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