Start date: Aug 7, 2016,
End date: Jun 6, 2017
The origin of this project supports the implementation of the objectives of the European Youth Strategy and the Erasmus + programme and is as follows.· to provide more and equal opportunities for young people in education and in the job market· to encourage young people to actively participate in society including volunteering opportunities for young people and social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities.The objective of this particular EVS project is to develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the European Union and East European countries, to enhance youth mobility in Ireland, Youth participation in Europe offering opportunities for development of skills and competence while volunteering in the host organisations dealing with children and youth with fewer opportunities in the host countries. The volunteers will be engaged in 5 different centres in Ballyfermot. The centres provide a variety of projects which are described below in more detail but will involve: working with children . The volunteers will learn about using group work and non formal learning experiences.The project is a result of three young people doing short term EVS in Macedonia and our youth exchanges with Finland and their awareness of new opportunities for their education and life being switched on. the volunteers coming to ireland have all being involved in youth exchanges with Ireland and know our organization very well. . The longer term benefits are more fully rounded citizens of Europe and being able to fully participate in society.
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