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Start date: Mar 1, 2016, End date: Jul 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

P60, a citizen's initiative , is the independent music and cultural center in Amstelveen (near Amsterdam airport). Openend in 2001, P60 measures 2090 m2 and consists of a concert hall with a capacity of 600 people (standing), a foyer, a cafe/restaurant and band rehearsal rooms. Each year around 45.000 people attent concerts, club nights and participate in talent development workshops/projects, all of which occur in the multidisciplinary building. Wit a team of 12 people (8 fte), four European volunteers (EVS) and more than 70 local volunteers, P60 is deeply rooted in the local community. P60 offers the visitors a mix of established acts and new talent from different disciplines. This makes the venue a unique location in the region to discover music, culture and to develop talent. We also coordinate the annual city festival in september. Tor this we work together with all the local cultural organisations and schools. P60 is a member of Trans Europe Halles, the international network of independent cultural centers.Within this network we exchange knowledge, culture, resources and projects. Aim is to improve social, communication and technical skills from participants. Also EVS volunteers take benefit from the activities of this network. Our target group is young adults (age 16-30).Since 2005 we are hosting EVS volunteers. The live together in the EVS house (private room, common facilities). All of them have a personel mentor (for wellbeing) and a task mentor (for learning skills). There is one administrative mentor for all EVS volunteers (for allowance and foodmoney). EVS volunteers are working the first three months together with our local volunteers with general tasks. The last 9 months they also have their own projects (lightdesign, graphic design, bar, visual arts, exchange projects. With peer to peer method we learn them to take responsibility for their project. We take care for good communication with our sending partners. Also we promote the benefit of EVS on our website (English), in local papers, in our annual reports and in the regular meetings in the city hall about international projects.Our experience is that EVS has a huge impact on the volunteers. Their basic skills turned into professional skills. Working with our local volunteers in teams makes them less shy and more assertive. Since 2015 we also send volunteers. This application is for 2 long term EVS volunteers period: 1 starting 01-03-16 (12 months) and 1 starting 01-05-16 (10 months)
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