Start date: Jan 4, 2016,
End date: Aug 3, 2016
In February/March 2016 in Vecpiebalga county there was happening something new, unprecedented. Instead of the snow we are used to, there was "International snowfall", which haven't make so many differences in nature, but in European volunteers' and local people's lives. To Vecpiebalga county there arrived 10 volunteers form 5 different European countries (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria and Hungary) to help to make international month for local youth, children and people in general. The volunteers visited different institutions in Vecpiebalga county, meet local youth and children, they was involved in different activities, international evenings and most important - were creators of event "International Talent show 2016".The main themes of the project was Rural development and urbanization, Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy) and Creativity and culture.The main aim to carry out this project was to change geographical and social isolation of young people from Vecpiebalga county to the active participation based on opporunities. The mission of the project - with support of European volunteers make an international month for local youth in Vecpiebalga county.The main objectives of the project: to promote local youth involvement in different non-formal activities, workshops and the event "International Talent show"; to make the event "International Talent show" happen; to promote initiatives of local youth; to promote cultural diversity and interaction with youth from different countries; to develop use and understanding of non-formal education activities, programme "ERASMUS+" and European values and cultures in Vecpiebalga county by visiting different institutions of municipality; to promote volunteers self-development, to provide voluntary work and both side learning process.The project had positive impact to local society, and especially to youth, by creating different activities and workshops, sharing experiences, opening minds for different cultures, traditions and views, breaking stereotypes and experience differences and similarities between different countries. It was opportunity for European volunteers and youth from Vecpiebalga county share their views about Europe, European Union, European citizenship, European values and cultures.The volunteers stayed in Latvia for 1 month.
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