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Polish EVS Volunteers for Citizens of Europe
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: May 1, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The aim of the project is to promote active citizenship of young people, in particular, European citizenship and attitudes of tolerance, openness and deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between young people from different countries. In addition, through the participation of young Europeans in international volunteering their potential will be constructed. Young people will gain new competencies, skills and knowledge desirable in the European labor market. The project consists of 3 activities (short-term and long-term voluntery service and planning visit), and focuses on three target groups: - 18 volunteers from Poland (10 for 2 moths, 6 for 12 months, 2 for 10 months); - 4 partner organizations: 2 in Greece, 1 in Spain and 1 Polish sending organization (which is also the coordinating organization); - the local community of Santander, Xylokastro and Chios. Most volunteers work will characterize the diversity and the possibility to try themselves in the selected activities, among others in: - work with children and youth in Chios and Xylokastro (Greece) and Santander (Spain), - work with people with visual diorders (Spain) - work with youth information and media in Chios and Xylokastro (Greece) and Santander (Spain). The result of the project will be the development of individual volunteers from Poland, of local communities and organizations involved in the project. What is more, there will be more interest and participation of young people in the local and international community activities, increasing their sense of agency and desire to create the surrounding reality. Those involved directly and indirectly in activities through contact with people from other countries will broaden their horizons, become more tolerant and open to dialogue and international cooperation. European Volunteers acquire new skills and knowledge that will be useful later in their personal and professional development

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